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just-auto Plus only Proton Motor Power Systems : New Order

26 January 2021


Proton steps up overseas expansion

14 December 2020

Proton Holdings said it expected to announce the start of vehicle assembly in Kenya and Pakistan with local partners this month, as it continues to strengthen its presence in overseas markets.


Malaysia sales rise 5% in October

23 November 2020

Malaysia’s new vehicle market continued to recover in October 2020, by over 5% to 56,670 units from 53,870 units in the same month of last year, based on registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Proton launches online used car trade in service

16 November 2020

Malaysian national car company Proton Holdings has launched a nationwide used car website to help improve the efficiency of its customer trade in operations.


Proton launches X50 small SUV

30 October 2020

Malaysian national car company Proton Holdings this week officially began selling its new X50 small SUV, following a six-week publicity campaign which began when the first model rolled off the production line at the company’s Tanjung Malim plant in mid-September.


Malaysia sales jump 26% in September

20 October 2020

Malaysia's new vehicle market jumped by over 26% to 56,444 units in September 2020 from weak year earlier sales of 44,666 units, based on registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Lotus gets UK Gov funding for BEV architecture

2 October 2020

An engineering partnership led by Lotus has won UK Government support and funding to develop anew next-generation Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) architecture.


Proton begins production of X50 small SUV

16 September 2020

Malaysia's first national car company Proton Holdings launched production of a second SUV model this week, the X50, to tap into growing demand for SUVs in its core markets.


just-auto Plus only Proton strengthens further with investment into production, reveals new X50 model

16 September 2020


Proton sales jump 25% in August

4 September 2020

Malaysia's first national car company Proton Holdings reported an almost 25% year on year sales increase to 11,378 units in August, the second highest monthly sales total of 2020.


Geely eyes BMA platform for Proton

10 August 2020

Geely plans to use a platform developed with input from Volvo to build new models in Malaysia for its partly owned Proton brand, a media report said.


Malaysia sales rise 5% in June

27 July 2020

New vehicle sales in Malaysia increased by almost 5% to 44,695 units in June 2020 from weak year earlier sales of 42,586 units, based on registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), as the government continued to ease restrictions put in place under its first Movement Control Order (MCO) in March to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


Geely fortifies Proton and Lotus for growth

4 June 2020

Many were the sceptics when Li Shufu became the latest owner and part owner of Lotus Cars and Proton respectively. So far, and that includes the COVID-19 crisis, progress could be rated OK and excellent. Geely's boss continues to invest in both, tasking the CEOs of these car makers to show him a pathway to sustainable profits.


Proton reports strong sales in February

18 March 2020

Malaysian national car company Proton Holdings said its sales increased by around 80% year on year to 9,974 units in February, despite growing concerns over the COVID19 coronavirus outbreak.


Malaysia sales continue recovery in October

27 November 2019

Malaysia's new vehicle market expanded to 14% to 53,870 units in October from 47,273 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Proton reports rising sales following launch of Saga small car

3 October 2019

Malaysia's first national car company Proton Holdings reported a sharp sales rise globally in the first nine months of 2019, driven by new models, recent investments to upgrade its dealer network in its home market and promotional activity.


just-auto Plus only Proton sells 9,127 units in August 2019

11 September 2019


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

8 August 2019


just-auto Plus only 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.


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

4 July 2019


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

14 June 2019


just-auto Plus only 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.


just-auto Plus only 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.


just-auto Plus only 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).


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

3 October 2018

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just-auto Plus only Proton Motor Power Systems : New Order

26 January 2021

Proton Motor Power Systems plc, the designer, developer and producer of fuel cells and fuel cell...


Proton steps up overseas expansion

14 December 2020

Proton Holdings said it expected to announce the start of vehicle assembly in Kenya and Pakistan...


Malaysia sales rise 5% in October

23 November 2020

Malaysia's new vehicle market continued to recover in October 2020, by over 5% to 56,670 units fr...


Proton launches online used car trade in service

16 November 2020

Malaysian national car company Proton Holdings has launched a nationwide used car website to help...


Proton launches X50 small SUV

30 October 2020

Malaysian national car company Proton Holdings this week officially began selling its new X50 sma...


Malaysia sales jump 26% in September

20 October 2020

Malaysia's new vehicle market jumped by over 26% to 56,444 units in September 2020 from weak...



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