Taking the Road Less Travelled – A photo story

Below is a photo story from the group of enthusiast who is drove to China from Malaysia using their brand new Proton X70. When we think about going on a holiday, we usually spend hours looking for the right flight…

BUSINESS: Geely Auto Half Year Report Released, Revenue Up 118% to 39.424 Billion RMB

  Things seem to be looking up for Geely Auto who has just released its half year financial report which showed very strong revenue growth in the first half of 2017, with revenue reaching 39.424 billion RMB, up 118% from…

Proton & Geely Holding Ink Historic Agreement Today

DRB-HICOM and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) today signed the definitive agreement for the Chinese automotive group to acquire 49.9% share of DRB’s Proton and 51% shares of luxury sports car brand Lotus. ZGH purchased Proton’s share for RM460.3 million, of…

Proton Hari Raya Safety Campaign Returns With Free 20-Point Safety Inspection

In preparing for the upcoming Aidil Fitri festivities and holidays, Proton is offering its customers a complimentary 20-point safety inspection at all its authorised service centres in the month of June. As in the previous festive seasons, Proton is collaborating with…

2017 Proton Iriz Now Available in Malaysia! From RM43k to RM58k

Proton has officially rolled out the facelift Proton Iriz today. The refined model is now available in all Proton showrooms nationwide. “When we launched the new Persona in August 2016 with much improved Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and better fuel…

Proton Previews Facelift Iriz Ahead Of Official Launch [+Photo Gallery]

Three years after it entered the Malaysian market, the Proton Iriz compact hatchback has received a number of improvements in response to customer’s feedback from the current model. Prior to its official launch, Proton invited AF for a preview of…

Geely Beli 49% Saham Proton dan 51% Saham Lotus

DRB-HICOM Berhad (DRB-HICOM) telah mencapai persetujuan dengan syarikat China, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd (Geely Holding) bagi membolehkan syarikat tersebut membeli sebanyak 49.9% saham Proton. Proton juga akan menjual keseluruhan pegangan ekuitinya dalam syarikat pembuat kereta dari Britain, Lotus, kepada…

Geely Buys Proton and Lotus

DRB-HICOM Berhad (DRB-HICOM) has reached an agreement with China-based Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd (Geely Holding) for the Chinese automotive group to acquire 49.9% equity in Proton Holdings Berhad. The deal will also see Proton sell its entire equity…

Proton Saga Wins The Compact Sedan Of The Year Award

The third-generation Proton Saga has recently won the Compact Sedan of the Year Award. The awards event, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, was hosted by local website “Drive Safe and Fast” and Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad. “We are truly…

Proton-Bank Muamalat “Jom Kayuh Mesra Alam” Cycling Event

About 1,500 cycling enthusiasts, health conscious and environmentalist Malaysians participated in the inaugural “Jom Kayuh Mesra Alam” cycling event recently. The event was jointly organised by Proton and Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd (BMMB) held at Proton City, Tanjung Malim, Perak Darul…

Proton Perdana Awarded The “Malaysia Good Design Mark”

The all-new Proton Perdana has been awarded with the “Malaysia Good Design Mark” accredited by the Malaysia Design Council. The award was accorded to the Perdana under the Public Areas and Transportation Products category. The award was presented by YB…

All Proton FSP Bidders Still In The Running

DRB-HICOM, Proton’s parent company has released an official statement, stating that the search for a foreign strategic partner (FSP) for Proton is still on-going and as previously mentioned, the company aim to complete the process by the end of the second…

Geely Withdraws Its Bid For Proton

Geely has withdrawn its bid to acquire a controlling stake in Proton, An Conghui, Geely’s president told South China Morning Post. Although he didn’t elaborate the reason why the company decided to withdraw from the bidding process, Geely’s Chairman,  Li Shufu, had previously indicated that Proton had…

Proton Kicks Off “Experience the Drive Contest”

Proton has launched the Experience the Drive Contest to encourage its customers to test drive its cars. From 1st March until 31st May 2017, customers who test drive a Proton at any Proton showroom nationwide will be eligible to participate in their weekly and…

PSA’s purchase of Opel could have domino effect on the industry

PSA recently purchase Opel and Vauxhall from GM for a hefty sum of $2.33 billion. This move could see a domino effect on the automotive industry as companies start looking for new partners. Carlos Tavares, boss of PSA told Autonews, “Ask…

Geely could withdraw from Proton partnership, cites DRB uncertainties

Those expecting Geely to become Proton’s foreign strategic partner may be in for a shock, as a news report from The Star claimed that Geely could pull out from the potential partnership. Geely’s boss Li Shufu told Bloomberg that DRB-Hicom kept…

PSA Group plans to set up development base in Malaysia if selected as Proton’s partner

One of the two companies that have shown interest in Proton is the PSA Group, responsible for both Peugeot and Citroen cars. Bernama quoted an industry source that said that the PSA Group wants to open a research and development…

2017 Proton Iriz lineup rumoured to feature only 3 variants

The Proton Iriz made a debut way back in November 2014, spanning across 8 variants. From what we gathered, it appears that Proton could be slimming down the Iriz lineup when the facelift arrives. For 2017, it seems that Proton…

Majority stake in Proton for sale untrue – MITI

The Second Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan has denied talks of Proton selling 51% of its shares to its foreign strategic partner. He said that the decision has yet to be concluded. “The Government is not relinquishing…

Proton Iriz Enters Indonesian Market

Proton via its subsidiary in Indonesia, PT Proton Edar Indonesia (PEI) has officially launched the Proton Iriz at the FX Sudirman Mall in Senayan today. Following the Iriz media preview and test drive on Thursday, 9 February 2017 in Sentul, Bogor,…

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