Our story traces back to 1979 where former prime minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad conceived a vision: to create a national car. A monumental challenge even to this day. In 1983, PROTON was formed, laying the foundations to the nation’s pride in the automotive industry.

1985 marked a momentous year in Malaysia’s history. The country’s first national car, the Proton Saga, rolled out to the masses. An elusive dream for most nations, PROTON made it a reality for Malaysia. Since its inception, PROTON has become a key driver of national development as it paves the way forward with technology transfer, strategic partnerships and technical collaborations. Today, with the collaboration of our strategic partner, Geely, PROTON continues to design and build cars as it helps shape the landscape of Malaysia’s automotive industry, while it aims to grow big internationally. 

 

LATEST NEWS

16 JUN 2021
PROTON EXPORT SALES ACHIEVE 98-MONTH HIGH

With Malaysia undergoing a strict lock down to lower Covid-19 infections, retail operations of automotive companies have been curtailed with showrooms required to remain shut. This will affect Total-Industry-Volume (TIV) for the next few months, but PROTON remains optimistic due to the recent performance of its international sales division.

2 JUN 2021
AUTOMOTIVE SALES FALL IN MAY

Following two consecutive months of strong sales, where Total Industry Volume (TIV) averaged over 60,000 units, Malaysia’s automotive industry receded by approximately 20% in May as issues such as chip shortages and a national movement control order took effect. PROTON sold 9,440 units (domestic + export) last month, a reduction of approximately 37.1% compared to April, resulting in a market share of 20.3%. Up to the end of May, total volume stands at 57,283 units with a year-to-date market share of 23.5%, an increase of 2.4% over the previous year.

3 MAY 2021
PROTON SALES GROW FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH

PROTON continued its sales momentum 2021 by posting a third consecutive month of growth in April. The company sold 15,017 units (domestic+export) to kick off the second quarter of the year, which was an increase of 1.8% over the previous month and equivalent to an estimated market share of 26.7%. Overall, PROTON continued to strengthen its hold on second position in the sales rankings table with market share for the year estimated at 24.4% while overall volume now stands at 47,843 units after the first four months of the year.