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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...

Proton Goes To China

Proton Motors has announced its plans for China. Cashing in on the Chinese middle-class' desire for cars, the Malaysian manufacturer has today signed agreements with major Chinese automotive companies Youngman Automobile Sales Co. Ltd and Youngman Automobile Group Ltd Co, to sell Proton vehicles and technology in China. 30,000 finished Proton Gen...

Bargains Continue at Proton

First it was the Proton Savvy, and now the Jumbuck is even better value at $16,990 drive away. Previously optional extras including the tray liner and tow bar are now standard which accumulates to a saving of $1,200 on this already inexpensive car...

Proton Savvy now $13,990!

In a move to undercut the market, Malaysian owned Proton has announced run out pricing for the series 1 model Savvy five-door hatch. At just $13,990 driveaway, the Savvy has dropped in price by nearly $2,000! The Proton Savvy is powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine coupled to a five-speed manual transmission or a choice of a five-speed Automatic/Manual clutchless transmission...

Proton in trouble

Malaysian owned car manufacturer Proton has had better days. The troubled manufacturer has recently been in talks with the Volkswagen group to secure some funding for its troubled operations. However the talks ended last week without a resolution. Proton came about in 1983 as the need for a Malaysian manufacturer became evident, the company was setup with help from Mitsubishi, however that partnership ended in 2004...

Proton GEN.2 Hybrid

Remember the Lotus Exige 265E? The Exige powerd by E85 fuel containing 85 percent renewable ethanol alcohol and 15 percent petrol. 0-100 in 3.88 seconds. Not bad for ethanol! It was obvious from that incarnation that Lotus and its parent company Proton were spending some serious money on alternative fuels...

2007 Proton Satria Neo

If your going to the Brisbane Motor Show, make sure you check out the new 2007 Proton Satria Neo three door hatch. The second generation Satria will be launched onto the Australian market in February alongside the Brisbane Motorshow...

Proton Satria 2007

Seems like everything I am posting about today has got something todo with the Australian International Motor Show starting this thursday. One of the less than regular car manufacturers that is returning to the show after a good 7 year absence is Malaysian owned Proton. The Government owned manufacturer (which also owns Lotus) is set to unveil it's new generation Satria three-door hatch in Australia for the first time...

Proton Satria 2007 2006

Proton which is owned by the Malaysian Government, finally showed off the new replacement to the ageing Satria at a special ceremony in Kuala Lumpur. The new car is due to be launched in Australia in the final quarter of this year and follows a number of other new models designed and engineered by Proton, including the GEN.2 hatch and Savvy city car...