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2015 Proton Iriz : First look at new Malaysian city car
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2015 Proton Iriz : First look at new Malaysian city car

The first official image of the Proton Iriz has been released ahead of the all-new city car’s unveiling later this year. CarAdvice pieced together the above image by completing an online scavenger hunt that is part of Proton’s teaser campaign for its pint-sized Savvy successor...


Lotus planning an SUV, large sedan to broaden range - report
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Lotus planning an SUV, large sedan to broaden range - report

Lotus has presented a product plan that involves a drastic expansion of its current range to its owner Proton. According to the government controlled newspaper Utusan Malaysia, Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales has presented a product plan includes an SUV and a D-segment sedan to the board of Proton...


Proton Savvy replacement to feature six airbags and ESC as standard
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Proton Savvy replacement to feature six airbags and ESC as standard

The next-generation Proton global city car - which will be the replacement to the Proton Savvy - will boast the full gamut of safety equipment when it launches in late 2014 or early 2015. Proton's all-new city car - which is currently referred to as P2-30A, though it is expected to revive the Savvy name - has international exports high on its agenda, and as such, safety is a high priority...


2014 Proton Preve Review: GXR
Rating: 5.510 /10
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2014 Proton Preve Review: GXR

It's hard to beat on paper, but how does the Proton Preve shape up on the road?

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$14,990 - $22,990

Proton Suprima S Review : GXR
Rating: 610 /10
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Proton Suprima S Review : GXR

Is Proton's Suprima S small car good enough to entice buyers? Matt Campbell finds out.

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$19,790 - $25,790

Proton Exora Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Proton Exora Review

Proton's Exora is Australia's most affordable seven-seater - so is it a bargain?


Proton global small car spy photos
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Proton global small car spy photos

The Proton global small car, or P2-30A as it's currently being referred to, is undergoing cold weather testing before its expected unveiling later this year. We first saw glimpses of what Proton had in mind with the unveiling of three Proton EMAS concepts at the 2010 Geneva Motorshow. The concepts were designed by Italdesign Giugiaro...


Proton Suprima S : Super Premium to sport up Australian range
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Proton Suprima S : Super Premium to sport up Australian range

The Proton Suprima S Super Premium will sport up the Malaysian car maker's compact hatch range when it arrives in Australian showrooms in the final quarter of this year. The 'race-inspired' Suprima S Super Premium wears seven-spoke grey 17-inch alloy wheels and a black R3 bodykit comprising unique lower front and rear bumpers and side skirts...


Proton: New Cars 2014
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Proton: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Proton Australia's showroom in 2014. Proton Suprima S (January) The Proton Suprima S will be priced from $21,790 driveaway when it goes on sale in Australia in January. The compact Preve-based hatchback will be offered in two specifications – GX and GXR – with the flagship variant priced at $26,590 driveaway...


Proton Prevé GXR: pricing and specifications
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Proton Prevé GXR: pricing and specifications

A sportier version of Proton's small sedan, the Proton Prevé GXR, has launched in Australia from $22,990 driveaway - a price that includes a $1000 cash back bonus. The Proton Preve GXR is powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine found in the seven-seat Proton Exora, developing 103kW at 5000rpm and 205Nm between 2000-4000rpm, and claiming combined cycle fuel consumption of 8...


Proton Exora: Australia's cheapest seven-seater launches from $25,990 driveaway
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Proton Exora: Australia's cheapest seven-seater launches from $25,990 driveaway

The Proton Exora has launched in Australia priced from $25,990 driveaway, confirming its status as the country's cheapest seven-seater. Available in two trim specifications, the entry-level Exora GX and the Exora GXR priced at $27,990 driveaway, the Proton Exora starts $4000 cheaper than the all-new seven-seat Kia Rondo and second-generation Ssangyong Stavic – both currently $29,990 driveaway...


Proton Suprima S Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Proton Suprima S Review

New Malaysian hatchback comes with turbo power, attractive pricing and extended factory backing.

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Proton: "We don't want to be known as cheap"
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Proton: "We don't want to be known as cheap"

Proton Cars Australia says it's going in a new direction to build brand credibility and is moving away from cheap pricing as the brand’s key selling point. Speaking at the local launch of the new Proton Suprima S, Proton Cars Australia sales and marketing general manager Billy Falconer said it was time for the Malaysian brand to shift focus...


Proton to increase exports 2400 per cent by 2018
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Proton to increase exports 2400 per cent by 2018

Proton plans to substantially increase its international sales over the next five years as the Malaysian manufacturer seeks to expand out further from its domestic market. At the Australian launch of the Proton Suprima S in Sydney last night, Proton chief operating officer Hisham Othman and general manager of international sales and export division Dr Badrul Hisham expressed the company’s intentions to boost its exports...


Proton Suprima S priced from $21,790 driveaway
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Proton Suprima S priced from $21,790 driveaway

The Proton Suprima S will be priced from $21,790 driveaway when it goes on sale in Australia in January. The compact Preve-based hatchback will be offered in two specifications – Suprima S GX and Suprima S GXR – with the flagship variant priced at $26,590 driveaway. Proton is also offering $800 cashback to customers who purchase a Suprima S before July 2014...


Proton Exora earns four-star ANCAP safety rating, Suprima S five
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Proton Exora earns four-star ANCAP safety rating, Suprima S five

The Proton Exora has earned only a four-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while its Suprima S stable mate achieved a maximum five stars. Set to become Australia’s most affordable seven-seater once launched in October starting from $25,990, the Proton Exora (pictured top) scored 26.37 out of a possible 37...


Proton to launch Exora, Preve GXR and Suprima S
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Proton to launch Exora, Preve GXR and Suprima S

Proton Australia is set to launch three new models in the next three months in the company's biggest push into the local market to date. The Malaysian company, which started life in Australia in 1995, will launch the Proton Exora, Proton Preve GXR, Proton Suprima S in that order by December...


Proton committed to Australia for the long haul
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Proton committed to Australia for the long haul

Proton Australia will launch three new models in the next three months, and plans to expand its dealership network and increase its market share across the country. Speaking with CarAdvice at a special event in Sydney today, Proton sales and marketing general manager Billy Falconer insisted the company was committed to the Australian market for the long haul...


Proton Suprima S: Preve-based hatch here in November
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Proton Suprima S: Preve-based hatch here in November

The Proton Suprima S has been unveiled at an event in its home country of Malaysia, revealing a sporty hatch set to arrive locally in November. Based on the five-door Preve GXR that’s due here in October, the Proton Suprima S is powered by a 103kW/205Nm turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine...


Proton Prevé price slashed to $15,990 driveaway
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Proton Prevé price slashed to $15,990 driveaway

The price of the Proton Preve has been slashed to $15,990 driveaway, making it one of the cheapest small cars on the market. Originally priced at $18,990 driveaway, the $3000 price cut represents a 16 per cent saving on the five-speed manual Preve. The automatic CVT-equipped Preve is now also $3000 cheaper, down from $20,990 to $17,990 driveaway...