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Proton to assemble vehicles in Pakistan

26 March 2019

Proton Holdings has entered into a partnership with Pakistan's Alhaj Automotive to assemble its vehicles in the South-Asian country, according to local reports in Malaysia.


Proton sales up 3% in February 2019

7 March 2019


Proton launches Geely-based X70 SUV

14 December 2018

Malaysian national carmaker Proton this week officially launched its first SUV, based on a model already on sale in China by its new strategic partner Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely).


Proton sells 4,524 units in September 2018

3 October 2018


Proton hopes revived with new Geely SUV

25 September 2018

Malaysia’s Proton Holdings announced at the weekend it has already pre-sold over 5,000 units of its new X70, just a week after it opened the order book for the model.


Proton unveils X70 its first SUV in Malaysia

10 September 2018


Proton sells 9,501 units in August 2018

4 September 2018


Geely and Proton eye new energy vehicle JV

21 August 2018

Malaysia’s Proton Holdings and its strategic shareholder Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) have signed a preliminary agreement to establish a new joint venture focused on new energy vehicles, according to reports in China.


Proton sells 8,102 units in July 2018

6 August 2018


Proton under Geely - the future models

19 July 2018

The final Geely group brand to have its current future passenger vehicles assessed is Proton. Due to unremarkable cars, a home nation where the annual market remains well below three quarters of a million vehicles and poor marketing in the few countries it has tried to export to, the formerly state-run firm is a lacklustre operation. Could a cash infusion and a management shake-up transform the firm?


Proton resumes exports, revamps domestic network

17 July 2018

Malaysia’s Proton Holdings has resumed exports to markets in the Middle East, with a shipment of 450 cars destined for the Jordanian city of Aqaba having left Port Klang this week.


Proton sells 6,173 units in June 2018

9 July 2018


Malaysia's new prime minister mulls new national car

11 June 2018

Newly elected Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said his office would explore opportunities to establish a new national car project in his country.


Proton sells 4,783 units in January 2018

9 February 2018


Proton sells 70,991 cars in 2017

8 January 2018


Proton November 2017 sales up 2%

5 December 2017


Geely/DRB-Hicom announce Proton Holdings board structure

2 October 2017


Geely to appoint new Proton CEO

19 September 2017

Proton Holdings’ current CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali will step down from his post at the end of September, parent company DRB-Hicom announced in a formal statement to the Malaysian stock exchange.


Proton to produce first Geely-based model by 2019

1 August 2017

Malaysian automaker Proton plans to launch its first passenger vehicle based on a Geely model in early 2019 at the latest, according to local reports citing international trade and industry minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan.


COMMENT - Lotus and a new beginning. Again?

28 June 2017

The deal is done. DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity stake in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton). DRB also sold its stake in Lotus to ZGH (with a minority held by Etika Automotive). Ian Adcock considers the future for Lotus.


Geely acquires Proton stake and all of Lotus

23 June 2017

DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton). DRB also sold its entire stake in Lotus Advance Technology to ZGH and Etika Automotive. The signing came 30 days after both parties signed a heads of agreement on the deal in Putrajaya.


Proton presents improved Iriz

6 June 2017

Proton Holdings has rolled out its Proton Iriz model, which was earlier displayed at the DRB-HICOM Autofest last month.


Geely strikes agreement to acquire Proton and Lotus

24 May 2017

Zhejiang Geely says it has reached a binding heads of agreement with Proton owner DRB-Hicom to acquire the Malaysia-based automotive group.


Geely to withdraw Proton bid

23 March 2017

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has decided to withdraw its bid to acquire Malaysia's first national carmaker Proton, according to reports in China.


Geely reconsiders Proton bid

3 March 2017

Shares of Malaysia’s DRB-Hicom fell sharply in late trading on Friday as investors reacted to news that Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is re-evaluating its recent bid for Proton Holdings.


PSA and Geely bid for Proton - reports

21 February 2017

PSA Group and China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have reportedly submitted bids to buy a stake in loss-making Proton.


Will Geely take control of Proton?

13 February 2017

Shares in Proton Holding’s main shareholder, DRB-Hicom Bhd, rose to a three-month high last week as speculation mounted that China’s Geely Automobile Holdings is the front-runner to take control of Malaysia's first national car company.


Proton appoints new chief executive officer

3 February 2017


Proton Ertiga launched in Malaysia

24 November 2016


Proton strategic partnership expected in March 2017

18 November 2016

Proton Holdings, Malaysia’s privately-owned first national car company, is expected to sign a new strategic partnership with a foreign vehicle manufacturer at the end of March 2017, a government official told local reporters this week.

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Proton news

Proton to assemble vehicles in Pakistan

26 March 2019

Proton Holdings has entered into a partnership with Pakistan's Alhaj Automotive to assemble i...


just-auto Plus only Proton sales up 3% in February 2019

7 March 2019

Proton continued its excellent start to 2019 as registrations for February 2019 totalled 5,283 un...


Proton launches Geely-based X70 SUV

14 December 2018

Malaysian national carmaker Proton this week officially launched its first SUV, based on a model...


just-auto Plus only Proton sells 4,524 units in September 2018

3 October 2018

After three consecutive months of posting record numbers in 2018, car sales in Malaysia shrank fo...


Proton hopes revived with new Geely SUV

25 September 2018

Malaysia's Proton Holdings announced at the weekend it has already pre-sold over 5,000 units of i...


just-auto Plus only Proton unveils X70 its first SUV in Malaysia

10 September 2018

The long wait for an up close and personal look at Proton’s highly anticipated SUV finally...



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