Mercedes-Benz and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group establish new joint-venture to handle smart brand globally

Mercedes-Benz AG and China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have formally established a global joint venture company to handle the German carmaker’s smart brand. Pending regulatory approvals, the company will have its global headquarters in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo with operational sales functions in both China and Germany. The total registered capital of the joint venture will […]

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Proton X70

First Made-in-Malaysia Proton X70 officially rolls out at Tg. Malim factory

At long last, locally-made versions of the Proton X70 are now being released, one year and one day after it was launched in Malaysia as the first joint product of the DRB-HICOM partnership in the Malaysian carmaker. Until today, Proton has been making the X70 in China and bringing the SUV in as a completely […]

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Proton 4S Sabah

Proton opens first flagship 4S centre in Malaysia

The beginning of the Malaysian car industry can be considered to have started in the mid-1960s when the government introduced its first policy for the automotive industry. The policy set a strategic direction with the implementation of preferential tariffs for carmakers that assembled their vehicles locally, as well as used parts obtained in Malaysia. It […]

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Proton now has the largest 3S/4S network in the country

Every car company wants to sell as many vehicles as possible and each year, there is the expectation that there will be more deliveries than the year before. However, as some companies have discovered to their regret, the pursuit of more and more sales without equal attention to expanding the aftersales network – especially authorised […]

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Lotus Evija Revealed! Facts & Figures + Video of the world’s most powerful series production road car

♦ The Evija (pronounced ‘E-vi-ya’) means ‘the first in existence’ or ‘the living one’. Each car will have a starting price of around £1.7 million (equivalent to about RM8.7 million in the UK). To book one, you need to pay a deposit of £250,000 (RM1.27 million). ♦ The first hypercar from Lotus and the company’s first model […]

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Proton In 2018: Part 11 – Ensuring Aftersales Improves & Geely Moves Up 76 Places in Global Fortune 500 [+Video]

The Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has announced that the company has moved up a whopping 76 places in the Global Fortune 500 ranking, after posting revenues in excess of US$41.1 billion in 2017. This is the 7th year in the row that Geely has been listed in the prestigious Global Fortune 500, and for full […]

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Vote For The Name Of Proton’s First SUV & Win Prizes Worth More Than RM100,000!

First national carmaker PROTON has launched an online poll, inviting the public to vote for the name of its first SUV. The online poll will run for one month on the official PROTON Facebook page ( and is open to all Malaysians with no purchase conditions attached. “We would like to share this significant milestone […]

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