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Proton and Lotus future models

8 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

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 hopes revived with new Geely SUV

25 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

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 under Geely - the future models

19 Jul 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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?


Will Geely take control of Proton?

13 Feb 2017 | Staff reporter

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.


Time is running out for Proton - Analysis

28 Sep 2016 | Staff reporter

Malaysia’s DRB-Hicom has stepped up its efforts to find a strategic partner for its struggling car subsidiary Proton, just four years after it acquired a controlling stake in the country’s first national car company.


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Malaysia sales plunge 34% in June

19 Jul 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Malaysia's new vehicle market plunged by 34% to 42,526 units in June 2019 from 64,465 units in the same month last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Malaysia vehicle sales up strongly in May

20 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

Malaysia’s new vehicle market jumped by over 41% to 60,780 units in May from 42,983 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


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

13 Jun 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

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.


Malaysia sales up again in April

21 May 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Malaysia's new vehicle market continued to expand in April 2019, by 6.2% to 49,964 units from 47,047 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Geely sets high targets for Proton as Q1 sales jump

1 May 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

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


Malaysia sales jump in March

18 Apr 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Malaysia's new vehicle market expanded by 9.6% to 54,776 units in March from 49,987 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Proton to assemble vehicles in Pakistan

26 Mar 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

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.


Malaysia sales fall 2% in February

21 Mar 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Malaysia's new vehicle market fell by 1.8% to 39,838 units in February from 40,563 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Malaysia vehicle sales rise 9% in January

21 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Malaysia’s new vehicle market expanded by 8.7% to 48,450 units in January from 44,560 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


DRB-Hicom agrees JV with Jiangsu Xinquan Automotive Trim

4 Feb 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

DRB-Hicom has agreed to establish a component production joint venture in Malaysia with China's Jiangsu Xinquan Automotive Trim Co Ltd, according to local reports.



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