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Proton signs up to produce EVs

Proton, in conjunction with Detroit Electric Holdings, have announced a strategic licensing and contract assembly agreement that will allow Detroit Electric to utilise Proton platforms for the production of Electric Vehicles. Under the agreement Proton will license the use of its Persona and Gen2 to Detroit Electric to build its Pure Electric Vehicles (PEV) for the global market...

Mitsubishi teams up with Proton

Mitsubishi and Proton have previously worked in the past with Proton using Mitsubishi engines to power its cars, but last week the two companies signed another deal which will license Malaysia's major automobile manufacturer, Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (PONSB) access to Mitsubishi technology and expertise for the development of an all new PROTON vehicle...

2009 Proton Satria now just $14,990

Proton has announced that it has repositioned its 2009 Satria Neo three door hatch in the market with an even lower entry price. A base model Satria Neo GX manual now starts at just $14,990 while keeping the same level of standard equipment as the current model. This represents a saving of $2,000 for GX manual buyers and $1,000 for the GX automatic which now starts at $16,990...

Proton to enter Indian car market

India's Tata Motors has certainly made an impact on the motoring industry recently, having acquired both Jaguar and Land Rover as well as introducing the ultra affordable Nano. Well the Indian auto giant is about to gain some new competition in its home land, with Malaysian carmaker Proton announcing plans to sell its Savvy, Saga and Persona models to the burgeoning Indian market...

Proton developing high performance & diesel engines

Malaysian car manufacturer Proton has announced plans to develop its own high-performance petrol engines while also gearing up to begin work on a diesel power plant. Recent worries about Proton's future appear to have motivated the company to move to the next phase. Proton is planning to export to a wider range of markets while still battling back home in the ever challenging domestic market...

Proton in tight with A1GP

Car Advice attended a lunch yesterday with Proton Cars Australia Managing Director John Statari and key talent from the A1 Proton Team Malaysia in Sydney. Proton is a major backer of the team and will use this association with A1GP racing, to promote Proton cars around the world. It’s a clever association because I’m here to tell you, that A1GP is here to stay...

Free ATV with Proton Jumbuck

The Proton Jumbuck is already the most economical and most affordable utility in Australia, however it seems Proton are struggling to shift the little workhorse even at the $14,990 sticker price. The solution: Proton is including a free 50cc ATV quad bike with every Jumbuck optioned with $1000 worth of genuine accessories...

2008 Proton Persona

Struggling Malaysian car maker Proton has given Australians a preview of its new four door sedan, the Persona. Destined for Australia in March 2008, the Persona will be the fifth model in Proton's lineup (joining Savvy, Jumbuck , Satria and Gen2). There will be only one variant, a high-spec model that will début at the Melbourne International Motor Show in late February...

Volkswagen and Proton end talks

The Malaysian government and Volkswagen, the world's fourth-largest carmaker, have ended talks without reaching a deal. It marks the second failed attempt by Volkswagen in two years to build up a production base in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile the Malaysian government appears to have had enough, announcing today it would not seek a foreign partner for the ailing Proton for the time being...

Volkswagen in talks with Proton

Proton is suffering worldwide, with sales lower than expected and with stronger local competition in Malaysia, the government owned manufacturer has been seeking a global partner for some time now. So far Volkswagen has been the only one to show interest...

Proton Persona launched

Proton have unveiled their newest addition to their line-up in Malaysia, the Proton Persona. The new Persona is Proton's fifth internally designed and engineered model since the Waja was released in 2000. Previous models were essentially re badged imports such as the Satria which was based on a Mitsubishi Mirage...