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.
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.
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.
Subang Jaya, 3 December 2019 – Sales for PROTON continue to strengthen as 2019 comes to a close. The national carmaker had another strong performance in November as year-on-year sales for the month grew by 100% with 9,643 units sold. The cumulative volume for the year stands at 89,476 units, which marks a 50.1% growth in total year-on-year numbers. Market share has also grown and is estimated to now be at 16.2% for the whole of 2019.
Subang Jaya, 29 November 2019 – The headlines for the recently concluded Sepang 1000km (S1K) race were grabbed by Team Proton R3 (R3) for finishing first and second but the most surprising result of the race was actually claimed by the third R3 entrant. The Proton Saga driven by Leona Chin, Faye Kusairi and Nurul Husna, R3’s three lady drivers, came home a respectable seventh, setting the record for the best result achieved by an all-ladies driver line-up and proving their mettle in what was a very tough race.
Subang Jaya, 24 November 2019 – Team Proton R3 (R3) capped a successful 2019 season yesterday by winning the Sepang 1000km (S1K) race for a third consecutive time. The 2019 Proton Iriz driven by Mitchell Cheah and Fariqe Hairuman dominated proceedings in a tough race that featured a safety car period and inclement weather leading to proceedings ending after nine hours instead of the scheduled 181 laps. There was double joy for R3 as the 2019 Proton Saga driven by Syafiq Ali and Admi Shahrul came home in second place.
Subang Jaya, 1 November 2019 – Sales for PROTON continue to rise this year as the national carmaker kicked off the final quarter of 2019 with 9,503 sales in October. The cumulative total for the first 10 months of the year now stands at 79,833 (domestic + export) units, a growth rate of 46% and a remarkable achievement given that Total-Industry-Volume (TIV) has shrunk by 1.3%. Market share for the year is estimated at 16%, which is a healthy 5.2% increase over the previous year. The Company also strengthened its hold on second place in the overall sales table, a position it is confident of maintaining to the end of 2019.
Kota Kinabalu, 20 October 2019 – Shirba Auto World Sdn Bhd (Shirba Auto) officially opened its new PROTON 3S outlet in Kota Kinabalu. The event was jointly officiated by YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry and Yusri Bin Yusuf, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, PROTON.
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Subang Jaya, 10 October 2019 - The PROTON 1 Tank Adventure concluded with an epic drive that set off from Kota Bharu, the state capital of Kelantan, and ended at Johor Bahru. A total of 710km was covered by 36 finalists comprising of owners and members of the media who undertook the journey in 18 Proton cars, with everyone having to drive at real world speeds and face everyday traffic over a variety of road conditions.