20 May 2024

  • All-new racer based on Proton’s class leading S70 will take part in the S1K race
  • Exclusive promotion at autoshow rewards test drives with Proton merchandise


Serdang, 20 May 2024 –National carmaker PROTON will unveil the PROTON S70 R3 racing car developed by its motorsport arm, R3 Motorsports at the 2024 Malaysia Autoshow, held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Selangor (MAEPS). The Proton S70 R3 marks Proton R3's first all-new racing car since the Proton Saga R3 in 2019, heralding the brand's return to the S1K race since that year. With five wins under its belt, more than any other team, Proton R3 achieved a remarkable feat by securing victory for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019.

This all-new racing machine is an extension of Proton's enduring racing legacy, tracing back to its pre-R3 era when the company competed in rallies and circuit competitions with the original Proton Saga. Currently in development by R3, the show car displayed at the Malaysia Autoshow features the latest evolution of the aerodynamic package tailored for the racer. PROTON is set to campaign two units of the new car at this year's Sepang 1,000km endurance race.

“PROTON has a long history in motorsports, starting with the original Proton Saga and our involvement was ramped up with the inception of Proton R3 in 2003. Since then, we have competed and won in various competitions up to a global level with models as varied as the Proton Satria, Waja, Suprima S, Iriz, and the latest version of the Saga. Now with the Proton S70 R3, we are adding another milestone to our legacy, marking not only the return of the Proton name to the S1K event but also the first racing car based on a model jointly developed by Proton and Geely,” said Roslan Abdullah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, PROTON.

Exciting offers from PROTON at the Malaysia Autoshow 2024

Buyers and visitors can enhance their visit to the Malaysia Autoshow 2024 with exclusive promotions and rewards from PROTON during the event. Attendees who book their Proton models on the spot will receive exclusive gifts such as sunshades, toll readers, and wireless chargers for certain models. A special promo is also being offered that is exclusive to bookings placed at the Autoshow with registration by 30 June 2024. It includes two years of free service maintenance for the X50, X70, and X90 models as well as RM500 cash voucher for the PROTON S70, Saga, and Persona. There is also a Test Drive Lucky Spin where participants can earn a lucky spin to win exclusive Proton merchandise after test driving a Proton model.