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.
Officials of 21 APEC Economies will visit Malaysia throughout 2020 as Committees and Working Groups will deliberate various issues towards regional economic integration. Discussion on liberalising trade and investment is enhanced by addressing issues on embracing digitalisation, increasing human resource development efforts, and strengthening women empowerment, among others.
Due to its status as a national automotive brand, PROTON is a symbol of Malaysia’s industrialization as it moved from a natural resource based economy to a manufacturing and knowledge based economy. The Proton X70, the first vehicle to be launched since PROTON began working together with the Geely Automobile Group, has reinvigorated the brand as it became the fastest-selling SUV in its class.
“PROTON is proud to support Malaysia in hosting the APEC 2020. With its intelligent features, comfortable ride, refined interior and five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, we believe the Proton X70 is perfect for showcasing how cooperation between nations via forums such as APEC can help uplift each other, and thus raise the capabilities of entire industries and supporting ecosystems,” said Dr. Li Chunrong, CEO of PROTON.
“During the year-long programme, PROTON will also maintain the fleet through its industry-leading network of 120 3S/4S outlets that will be in operation by the end of 2019,” added Dr. Li Chunrong.