Seremban, 4 May 2019 – Setia Auto Drive Sdn Bhd (Setia Auto Drive) officially opened as PROTON 3S dealer outlet which features the Company’s new Corporate Identity (CI) colours. The event was jointly officiated by Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON, and Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Aminuddin Harun, the Chief Minister of Negeri Sembilan. Directors of Setia Auto Drive and senior management members of PROTON were also present for the launch ceremony.
Subang Jaya, 3 May 2019 – PROTON has continued its upward momentum in 2019 by achieving sales figures that put the Company in second place for the month of April. 7,011 units were sold last month, which is an increase of 14.1% over March and a 75% improvement over April 2018. This was achieved despite a downturn in TIV that contracted by 6.2% month-on-month making PROTON the only automotive brand ranked in the top five to record positive growth. This fact is also reflected in overall sales growing by 50.2% so far this year.
PROTON today awarded 258 employees from PROTON Shah Alam and Tanjung Malim with the Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) Level 3. The graduation ceremony was graced by Dr Mohd Rashid Buyong Hamzah, Deputy Director General of the Department of Skills Development and Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of PROTON.
Beijing, China, 26 April 2019 – PROTON exchanged documents with two different parties in Beijing to help power the Company’s expansion plans for the future. The first exchange was with ALHAJ Automobile (ALHAJ) from Pakistan and was a Licensing and Technical Assistance Agreement related to the building of a manufacturing plant in Karachi to assemble Proton cars for the Pakistani market. The second document exchange was with China Construction Bank (CCB) for banking facilities totalling RM1.88b.
Serdang, 11 April 2019 – The covers have finally been taken off the 2019 Proton Iriz and Proton Persona as both updated models made their public debut at the Malaysia Autoshow in Serdang today. Unveiling the cars was the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, who was accompanied by Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar, Chairman of PROTON and Dr. Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON.
Kuala Lumpur, 9 April 2019 – Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (PROTON) today extended their partnership with PETRONAS Lubricants Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PLMM), a subsidiary of PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) and PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) for a period of ten years, to develop, supply and deliver lubricant products and functional fluids, effective 1 January 2019.
Subang Jaya, 5 April 2019 – On 26 February 2019, nine units of Malaysia’s first intelligent SUV, the Proton X70, departed from PROTON’s Centre of Excellence (COE) on an overland journey to China. Organised by Borneo Automobile Leisure Touring and Kunming Scenery-Customer International Travel Co., the PROTON X70 Malaysia-China Amazing Trip 2019 (Amazing Trip 2019) was supported by PROTON and covered more than13,000km in 33 days over four countries.
Subang Jaya, 1 April 2019 – The first quarter of 2019 ended with more record setting numbers for PROTON as the Company continued its excellent start to the year. Registrations for March totalled 6,145 units representing a market share of 11%, an improvement of 2.6% compared to the same month in 2018.
Kuala Lumpur, 28 March 2019 – Just 100 days after its official launch, the 8,500th unit of the Proton X70 was delivered to Malaysian law firm Lee Allen Hishammuddin & Gledhill (LHAG). The achievement means PROTON’s first SUV has broken all previous records for delivery numbers in its segment, simultaneously establishing the national automotive brand as one of the leaders in Malaysia’s SUV market.