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. 



1 NOV 2019

Subang Jaya, 1 November 2019 – Sales for PROTON continue to rise this year as the national carmaker kicked off the final quarter of 2019 with 9,503 sales in October. The cumulative total for the first 10 months of the year now stands at 79,833 (domestic + export) units, a growth rate of 46% and a remarkable achievement given that Total-Industry-Volume (TIV) has shrunk by 1.3%. Market share for the year is estimated at 16%, which is a healthy 5.2% increase over the previous year. The Company also strengthened its hold on second place in the overall sales table, a position it is confident of maintaining to the end of 2019.

21 OCT 2019

Kota Kinabalu, 20 October 2019 – Shirba Auto World Sdn Bhd (Shirba Auto) officially opened its new PROTON 3S outlet in Kota Kinabalu. The event was jointly officiated by YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry and Yusri Bin Yusuf, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, PROTON.

10 OCT 2019
Making road trips fun for families

Everybody needs an outlet to escape from the pressures of work and for most people, going on a trip with family members is the perfect way to relax and unwind. With the end of the school year fast approaching, the time to start planning that trip has arrived but that also brings up another issue; traveling expenses. Flying to somewhere exotic for a holiday can be expensive, but there are alternatives.