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. 



27 OCT 2020

PROTON officially launched the PROTON X50, its second SUV offering, via its social media channels, today. The launch was the culmination of a six-week publicity drive that began with the first production units rolling off the production line at Tanjung Malim and, along the way, included media and customer previews held nationwide.

19 OCT 2020

Subsequent to one of its employees testing positive for COVID-19 on 14th October 2020, PROTON confirms 49 others have now been detected. All are from the Engineering Division in Shah Alam, and have been reported to the authorities.

7 OCT 2020

The upcoming launch of the Proton X50 has created a wave of interest amongst Malaysian car buyers. Prelaunch booking numbers have been strong and PROTON would like to thank everybody for their support. However, it has been brought to our attention that some irresponsible parties are seeking to profit from this situation by misrepresenting themselves.