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

22 JUL 2021
PROTON X70 SPECIAL EDITION LAUNCHED

PROTON today added a new variant to the Proton X70 line-up, further strengthening the appeal for the best-selling C-segment SUV in Malaysia. Limited to 2,000 units, the Proton X70 Special Edition, positioned at the top of Proton’s range, has been given new luxury features and a special colour.

12 JUL 2021
PROTON BEGINS VACCINATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

PROTON today began a vaccination programme for all employees. Staff from the company’s base of operations in Tanjung Malim and Shah Alam who are not yet vaccinated were notified of their appointments via the MySejahtera app, which will be spread out over several days to ensure everyone who opted-in for the vaccine receives their first dose.

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.