Over 10,000 Proton vehicles delivered in September as market starts to revive

Proton, like other carmakers in Malaysia, has been seeing a steady sales growth since the government allowed businesses to start operating again from the middle of August. While there were only two weeks of operations in August and many sales outlets also had to prepare their premises to meet SOPs, September was a full month […]

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1989 Proton Saga Black Knight at Hagerty event

1989 Proton Saga wins Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional in the UK

Proton began exporting cars to the UK in 1988 and at its first display at the British Motor Show in Birmingham that year, the young Malaysian brand won three awards for its Proton Saga. 33 years later, that same model can still win awards in the UK as the winner of the 2021 Hagerty Concours […]

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Another month of sales increases for Proton

With continued high demand, Proton reports that its total sales volume increased again for the month of April, the third consecutive month of growth. 15,017 units (including exports) were delivered, and the company’s cumulative volume after the first 4 months of 2021 reached 47,843 units. This is more than double the number for the same […]

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Latest Proton Saga launched in Pakistan

Proton’s quest to become more export-oriented continues with the addition of another international market for the Proton Saga which is Pakistan. The latest model of the brand’s bestseller made its debut in Pakistan earlier this month, the eighth overseas market where it is offered besides Brunei, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritius and Nepal. The Proton […]

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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 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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Proton sees surge in June sales with tax-exemption Incentives

After suffering loss of production and sales in March, April and May this year due to the Movement Control Order suspending most commercial activities, a rebound has been evident in new vehicle  sales. With the sales tax-exemption incentives provided by the government, which will last till the end of the year, June sales are expected […]

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Proton’s annual sales crossed the 100,000 level in 2019, first time since 2015

Since 2015, the total annual sales of Proton vehicles have been below 100,000 units but 2019 saw it cross the 100,000 mark again to record a total sales volume of 100,821 units (including exports). The achievement was helped by a boost in December which were the highest for the whole of 2019 – 11,117 units […]

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FEATURE – Teamwork, cars and drivers are all important for success in motorsports

It’s a Sunday night and you’re out with friends at your friendly neighbourhood mamak stall and on the screen is a Formula 1 race. You then think to yourself: “It’s just a matter of driving fast. Anyone can do it.” Think again. Like other intense sports, motorsports requires its athletes to undergo constant training and be […]

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