Proton Australia received 500 pre-launch inquiries and thousands of information
requests for its new Waja sedan after displaying the car at the Sydney Motor Show.

The car’s Down Under introduction will be delayed partly by an increase
in Malaysian demand and partly because Proton Australia has specified a 1.8
litre Renault engine that will not be available until the second quarter of

The car is set to undergo final hot weather and shock absorber confirmation
testing in Australia`s outback next month. Proton will introduce its own engine
for the Waja by March 2002.