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2011 Proton Inspira officially launched in Malaysia

Proton has just released images and details of the new Mitsubishi Lancer-based 2011 Proton Inspira, which has just been launched in Malaysia. The car comes in three different variants, two of which use a 1.8-litre engine - available in either auto or manual form - and also a 2.0-litre version - only available with an automatic CVT gearbox...

2011 Proton Inspira launched and based on Mitsubishi Lancer

Proton has just released the 2011 Proton Inspira in Malaysia which replaces the since-ceased Proton Waja. Proton will launch the car on an international scale next month. It's not hard to tell that yes, the Inspira is based on the current Mitsubishi Lancer. The car will come in three different variants, two of which will use a 1...

Proton Australia offers drive away pricing across the range

Proton Cars Australia is currently offering drive away pricing across its entire range in an attempt to resurrect dwindling sales of many of its models in the highly competitive light and small car segments. The offer is officially “available at participating Proton dealers while stocks last on new Proton vehicles ordered and delivered before June 30, 2010”, but Proton Cars Australia today confirmed that the offer is likely to remain in place while stocks last...

Renault targets Ssangyong, Volkswagen-Proton talks end

Renault, in partnership with Nissan and Renault Samsung, has submitted a letter of intent to purchase South Korean manufacturer Ssangyong. Renault is among a group of six bidders being considered by the struggling SUV maker which includes Indian utility manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra...

Volkswagen and Proton partnership?

Volkswagen is on a buying spree as of late. With plans to beat Toyota to become the world's largest car maker by 2018, the German company has in recent months taken a 19.9 percent stake in Suzuki as well as a 90 percent firm hold of Italdesign. It also happens to own Skoda, SEAT, Bugatti, Porsche, Lamborghini and of course Audi...

Proton announce new pricing, new models for 2010

Effective this month, Proton has announced a number of pricing changes to its existing model lineup as it prepares to offer several new models in the later half of 2010. Already offering the cheapest sedan in Australia, Proton has maintained the price of its bargain S16 model (pictured above) at $11,990*...

Proton Emas concept - Geneva 2010

The micro-sized Proton Emas, designed by Italdesign Giugiaro and engineered by Lotus, has made its global debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. With many of the details revealed prior to the premiere, much of the Motor Show attention has been directed towards the vehicles’ styling and ergonomics...

Proton, Lotus, Italdesign Giugiaro combine for hybrid city car concept

Proton, in partnership with Lotus and Italdesign Giugiaro, is set to unveil an all-new hybrid city car at next week’s Geneva Motor Show that claims to break new ground in automotive design. Italdesign Giugiaro chairman, Giorgetto Giugiaro, said the unnamed concept is the outcome of several years of development and study by the trio...

New models bring Proton financial, sales success

Proton Holdings Berhad has posted another consolidated before-tax profit of $33 million in the second quarter of the Malaysian financial year. The positive result was 58 per cent above the April-June quarter and takes total profits before tax to around $55 million...

Proton Satria Neo, McRae get first podium finish

Alister McRae came third in the Rally of Scotland driving a Proton Satria. This is a first ever podium finish for Proton in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Now living in Perth Western Australia McRae recently returned to his native Perth shire in Scotland to race the Proton Satria Neo to its best ever result...

Proton S16 'cheapest car' to be launched in December

Read: Proton S16 Review. The Proton S16 sedan will become Australia’s cheapest car when it goes on sale in December for $11,990 drive away. The four-door sedan is powered by a 1.6-litre twin cam petrol engine, producing 82kW and averaging 6.3 litres/100km. Proton Cars Australia general manager of sales and operations Billy Falconer says the S16 is a unique prospect and offers great value for Australian motorists...