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Proton is Malaysia's automotive contribution to the international market, founded in 1983 with no competition until 10 years later. It wasn't until 1995 when the Proton Persona was launched in Australia, where it is still on sale today. This has grown to the six cars available to the Australian market ranging between sedans, hatches and a pick-up. Proton is a brand on the move and with the launch of the S16, it aims to capture younger buyers looking for their first car.
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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?

Proton Suprima S Review : GXR

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

Proton Exora Review

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

Proton Suprima S Review

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

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Proton News

China's Geely takes majority stake in Lotus, shares in Proton

China's largest privately-owned automotive group, Zhejiang Geely Holding, has agreed to a deal that will hand it the majority stake in famed British sports-car brand Lotus. The Chinese group - which also owns Volvo Cars and the London Taxi Company - will also take a 49.9 per cent share in Lotus' current parent, Malaysian company Proton...

Geely withdraws Proton/Lotus bid, leaving Peugeot parent as only suitor

Geely has withdrawn its bid to enter into a partnership with Proton, leaving the PSA Group, parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, as the Malaysian national car maker's only remaining partner candidate. An Conghui, Geely's president, confirmed the news to the South China Morning Post, although he didn't tell the newspaper why Geely decided to withdraw from the bidding process...

Geely, PSA to bid for Proton and Lotus takeover this week - report

Malaysian car maker Proton and its subsidiary Lotus were reported last year to be up for sale, with a number of car makers said to be keen on a purchase. In September, business paper Reuters reported Peugeot and Citroen parent PSA Group as one suitor, while Renault and Suzuki were also believed to be considering bids of their own...

Proton, Lotus up for sale; Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Suzuki interested - report

Proton and Lotus, both owned by Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom, are reportedly being shopped around to rival automakers. Insider sources have told Reuters that DRB-Hicom has recently sent out partnership proposals to 20 automakers. So far, three car companies have shown interest: Renault, Suzuki, and the PSA Group, which consists of Peugeot, Citroen and DS...

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Proton Owner Reviews

2013 Proton Prevé GX Review

Fixed price servicing at 15,000km intervals with a 5 year/175,000km warranty and a purchase price under $14,000 my GX CVT Prevé is affordable. With most components sourced from BOSCH such as timing belt, filters, discs, pads etc it is a mainstream vehicle. The CVT transmission is from Punch International who supply Holden commodore autos, and are likely to be Commodore's new owner...

2014 Proton Exora Gxr Review

I'm in the final stages of a lease of this car so not an actual owner. I decided to lease this after being impressed with the amount of room it has with both rear rows folded down, nice and flat. Never seen an official figure but it must be well over 2000 litres of space for a weekend trip to Bunnings. It has been generally comfortable, reliable, and a great everyday drive...


I think people are too caught up with performance they can't use. Who has confirmed their 0-100 times? If you do then you just thrashed the daylights out of your machine. As far as style, no worse than the squashed snake look that everyone copies, even the newest toyota. You need a finder's guide to see what car you are looking at...

2011 PROTON S16 Review

With the trade on my car, I paid $7000 for this Proton S16 GX. $7000, with 17 kilometres on the clock, 12 months registration, insurance and that warranty. If you need a cheap car that is worry free for three years, then this is the car for you. Yes, the only heart its going to win is yours but in saying that, you are the only person who is in the car the most...

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