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Proton launches updated 2019 Saga in Malaysia

8 August 2019


Proton sells 8,590 units in July 2019

2 August 2019


Proton and Lotus future models

8 July 2019

After first taking a look at the Geely and Geometry brands and then Lynk & Co, this third feature in a five part series examining the divisions of ZGH turns the focus to Proton and Lotus.


Proton sales up 23% in June 2019

4 July 2019


Proton sales up 51.3% in May 2019

14 June 2019


Proton partners with Altel and ECarX to develop car connectivity technology

14 June 2019


DRB-Hicom in connected car services JV with Altel, Ecarx

13 June 2019

DRB-Hicom, the majority owner of Malaysia's first national carmaker Proton Holdings, is joining forces with local company Altel Communications and China's Ecarx (Hubei) Technology to provide connected car services in Malaysia.


Geely sets high targets for Proton as Q1 sales jump

1 May 2019

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) has provided an update on its plans for one of its recent acquisitions, Proton Holdings.


Proton launches 2019 Iriz and Persona in Malaysia

26 April 2019


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.

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Proton news

just-auto Plus only Proton launches updated 2019 Saga in Malaysia

8 August 2019

Proton has launched the 2019 Saga during an event held at the Malaysia International Trade and Ex...


just-auto Plus only Proton sells 8,590 units in July 2019

2 August 2019

After a gap of 40 months, Proton has returned to second in total sales for Malaysia’s autom...


Proton and Lotus future models

8 July 2019

After first taking a look at the Geely and Geometry brands and then Lynk & Co, this third fea...


just-auto Plus only Proton sales up 23% in June 2019

4 July 2019

One month after setting a sales high in May, Proton continued its upward surge in 2019 by recordi...


just-auto Plus only Proton sales up 51.3% in May 2019

14 June 2019

May 2019 was a landmark month for Proton as the national carmaker posted its highest sales figure...


just-auto Plus only Proton partners with Altel and ECarX

14 June 2019

China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, the Honourable Mr Miao Wei, arrive...



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