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

24 JAN 2022
PROTON NAMED ONE OF THE OFFICIAL VEHICLES OF THE 19TH ASIAN GAMES HANGZHOU 2022

PROTON is proud to announce that it has been named one of the Official Vehicle brands of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, as part of the brands under the Geely Auto Group – an Official Prestige Partner for the Asian Games.

20 JAN 2022
R3 LAUNCHES PREMIUM GENUINE OIL AND NEW MERCHANDISE LINE

PROTON’s motorsports arm, R3, today launched a new range of lubricants and merchandise to reconnect with fans and expand the reach of the brand. With the brand now parked under Proton Global Services (PGS), a fully owned subsidiary of Proton Edar, the event marked a new direction for R3 to bring its heritage and products closer to the public.

19 JAN 2022
PROTON SIGNS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH SMART AUTOMOBILE

National car maker PROTON today signed a Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) with premium EV brand smart Automobile Company (smart) to work together to introduce the latter’s range of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) into the rapidly growing ASEAN automotive market.