Brunei first export market for Proton X70

Brunei was the first export market for the Proton X70 and now the upgraded units from the Tanjung Malim plant are also being exported there. Launched recently, the X70  is available in Brunei in three variants – Standard, Executive and Premium X. Prices start from BND36,000 (about RM110,000) and as a launch promotion, buyers can […]

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Proton’s cumulative sales volume higher than 2019 in spite of MCO shutdown

When automotive historians look back on 2020, it will be regarded as a dark period for the industry. Factories had to shut down for long periods, along with showrooms, and sales came to a standstill for a couple of months. It was an unprecedented situation; even during the worst recessions, business still continued. However, it […]

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Proton appeals to 717 Perdana owners to bring their cars in for urgent airbag module replacement

Like many other carmakers that had Takata airbag systems installed in their vehicles, Proton has been trying to get owners to bring their cars – restricted only to the Perdana model – to the service centre for a replacement. The Takata airbag issue has been ongoing since 2013 with millions of vehicles recalled worldwide. Replacements […]

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Proton CKD Saga exports to Kenya

Proton sends Saga CKD kits to Kenya for local assembly

Proton is intent on growing its volumes as quickly as possible and while its domestic sales are increasing all the time, it is also giving more attention to sales in other countries. Additionally, it is also in discussions with some business partners in some countries to have its cars assembled locally. Like in Malaysia, there […]

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Proton Commerce campaign for fresh graduates who want their own wheels

Having your own transport can certainly make life a lot easier – no need to get up earlier to catch public transport, more flexibility in daily movements and these days, less worry about crowded buses or coaches where there is a risk of getting infected with COVID-19. For graduates who are just starting to work, […]

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Tax-free incentive helps boost Proton sales to highest volume in over 8 years

2020 will be remembered as a very bad year for the auto industry in Malaysia and other countries. The COVID-19 pandemic stopped sales (and production) leading to unprecedented contraction of markets by nearly 100%. When business was allowed to resume, consumers remained still worried about uncertainties of the future, leading to more cautious spending/ This […]

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Proton Used Car Management division sees increasing business

According to the President of the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), sales of used vehicles saw significant growth during the first 6 months of this year. While sales of all vehicles, new and used, were suspended for some months due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) and closure of businesses, when sales activity resumed, many people […]

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Proton launches special edition model to celebrate 35th anniversary of Saga

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Proton Saga today, the carmaker has produced a special edition and only 1,100 units will be available, each priced at RM39,300 without insurance. While the price is the same as that of the Saga Premium version, there are extra accessories and special aesthetic treatment to make the special […]

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LOOKING BACK – Remembering the birth of the Proton Saga and what it meant to the nation

Although I’ve reported on many cars having anniversaries during the 43 years I’ve been a motoring journalist, the 35th anniversary of the Proton Saga today is one that is special. As a Malaysian, the creation of the first National Car was a significant development in the industry that I have been covering. It took the […]

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