Malaysian automaker Proton will release a totally new model by year’s end and wants the government to pay for the vehicle’s R&D costs, Proton Chairman Mahathir Mohamad says. The government’s Bernama news agency quotes him as saying the price of the new model will be lower than any other vehicle in the same segment. "However, it has to go up a little (from where current Proton models reside) as customers are paying for something better,” he says. Mahathir ...

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