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

14 DEC 2019
BUYERS FLOCK TO BOOK PROTON X70 ON SHOPEE

Kuala Lumpur, 14 December 2019 – One year after it was launched in Malaysia, the Proton X70 is raising eyebrows on its first anniversary by becoming a hit on Shopee. Over 200 units were booked in the first few days of the e-commerce platform’s 12.12 Birthday Sale, pointing towards the enduring popularity of PROTON’s premium C-segment SUV and the acceptance of online customers to booking cars via the Internet.

13 DEC 2019
PROTON X70 STARTS TO ROLL OFF PRODUCTION LINE AT TANJUNG MALIM

Tanjung Malim, 13 December 2019 – One year and one day after it was launched in Malaysia, the first Proton X70 to be built at PROTON’s new RM1.2 billion plant extension in Tanjung Malim has rolled off the production line ahead of its highly anticipated market introduction. Among the dignitaries in attendance at the event were YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar, Chairman of PROTON, Mr An Conghui, President and CEO of Geely Auto Group as well as senior management members of PROTON.

11 DEC 2019
PROTON X70 TO FERRY DELEGATES OF APEC 2020

Langkawi, 11 December 2019 – The Proton X70, the most popular premium C-segment SUV in Malaysia has been selected as one of the official vehicles of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2020 or MyAPEC 2020. It will be used to support the year-long forum that promotes economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region.