Proton http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53634/more en Proton Pressing for Malaysian Government Assistance http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/proton-pressing-malaysian-government-assistance <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker reportedly has committed MYR3.8 billion in investments through 2016 but needs more capital to be competitive and realize its turnaround plan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/proton-pressing-malaysian-government-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/proton-pressing-malaysian-government-assistance#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Proton Electric Vehicles Finance Product Development Abdul Harith Abdullah DRB-Hicom Malaysia International Trade and Industry Ministry Mustapa Mohamed Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:02:00 +0000 979671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker rebuffed in initial subsidy request.</strong></p> Malaysia New-Vehicle Deliveries Stumble in January http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/malaysia-new-vehicle-deliveries-stumble-january <div class="node-body article-body">Industry officials predict the February sales level will be on par with January’s 8.7% slide, citing a short working month due to the Chinese New Year holidays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/malaysia-new-vehicle-deliveries-stumble-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/malaysia-new-vehicle-deliveries-stumble-january#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Mitsubishi Perodua Proton Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Kavan Mukhtyar Malaysian Automotive Assn. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 963881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Market leader Perodua&rsquo;s January drop steeper than industrywide rate.</strong></p> Malaysia Seeks Southeast Asia Green-Car Leadership http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/malaysia-seeks-southeast-asia-green-car-leadership <div class="node-body article-body">The new policy’s goals include promoting a competitive and sustainable domestic automotive industry; making Malaysia the regional hub in production of energy-efficient vehicles; and supporting increased exports of vehicles and components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/malaysia-seeks-southeast-asia-green-car-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/malaysia-seeks-southeast-asia-green-car-leadership#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Thailand BMW Proton Alternative Fuels Component Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Globalization Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Trade ASEAN Green Cars Malaysian Automotive Assn. Malaysian Automotive Institute Mustapa Mohamed National Automotive Policy Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:31:00 +0000 936291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New policy strips Proton of protection from foreign competition.</strong></p> Malaysians Snap Up LVs in Record Numbers in 2013 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysians-snap-lvs-record-numbers-2013 <div class="node-body article-body">Industry data shows 2013 production outpaced sales growth, climbing 5.6% to 601,407 units as a 6.7% gain in car output offset a 4.2% drop in the CV build.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysians-snap-lvs-record-numbers-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysians-snap-lvs-record-numbers-2013#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia BMW BMW Ford Mini Perodua Proton Volkswagen Globalization Production Sales Results Gerhard Pils Malaysian Automotive Assn. Paul Tan Sime Darby Soh Weiming Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:42:00 +0000 936111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua retains sales title but growth rate lags industry&rsquo;s.</strong></p> Malaysia LV Sales Expected to Build on 2013 Gains http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-lv-sales-expected-build-2013-gains <div class="node-body article-body">Industry analyst Kavan Mukhtyar says the government’s national automotive policy, expected to be announced in mid-January, will be the catalyst to transform Malaysia into a production hub for energy-efficient vehicles by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-lv-sales-expected-build-2013-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-lv-sales-expected-build-2013-gains#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Honda Nissan Perodua Proton Toyota Emissions Fuel Economy Sales Results Trade Frost & Sullivan Kavan Mukhtyar National Automotive Policy Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:42:00 +0000 927211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua claims one-third of Malaysian market.</strong></p> Malaysian Auto Industry Investment Tops $10 Billion http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-industry-investment-tops-10-billion <div class="node-body article-body">When local automaker Proton was founded, local parts accounted for just 10% of a vehicle, but now it uses between 80% and 90%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-industry-investment-tops-10-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-auto-industry-investment-tops-10-billion#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Proton Employment Finance Local Content Production Trade Vehicle Assembly Hamim Samuri National Automotive Policy Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:44:00 +0000 918421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Proton vehicles use 80%-90% local content.</strong></p> New Proton Perdana Advances D-Segment Development http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-proton-perdana-advances-d-segment-development <div class="node-body article-body">The new Perdana is the product of a joint development program between the Malaysian automaker and Honda.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-proton-perdana-advances-d-segment-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-proton-perdana-advances-d-segment-development#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Honda Proton Sales & Marketing Product Development Production Purchashing DRB-Hicom Khamil Jamil Najib Razak Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:59:00 +0000 916271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New-look Proton Perdana based on eighth-generation Honda Accord.</strong></p> Proton Returns to Australia, Eyes ASEAN Prospects http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/proton-returns-australia-eyes-asean-prospects <div class="node-body article-body">Hisham Othman says he is optimistic about export sales because the Preve and Suprima S are safer, stronger and better than previous Proton models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/proton-returns-australia-eyes-asean-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/proton-returns-australia-eyes-asean-prospects#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Australia Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Proton Globalization Safety Trade ANCAP Brunei Exports Hisham Othman Thailand International Auto Expo Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:15:00 +0000 910681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker expects sales boost from top Australia safety rating.</strong></p> Green Cars Key to Revised Malaysia Automotive Policy http://wardsauto.com/politics/green-cars-key-revised-malaysia-automotive-policy <div class="node-body article-body">International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed says competitiveness and energy efficiency are keys to the revised policy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/green-cars-key-revised-malaysia-automotive-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/green-cars-key-revised-malaysia-automotive-policy#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Perodua Proton Unspecified Companies Hybrid Vehicles Tariffs Trade Vehicles in Operation Malaysia Automotive Institute Malaysian Automotive Assn. Mustapa Mohamed National Automotive Policy Proton Edar Dealers Assn. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:07:00 +0000 891031 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Revised policy could end tax break for imported Jazz Hybrid.</strong></p> Malaysian Government Abandons Automaker Merger Plan http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-government-abandons-automaker-merger-plan <div class="node-body article-body">Since concluding it could not force Perodua and Proton to merge, the government is encouraging the automakers to cooperate in marketing and improving efficiency among parts suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-government-abandons-automaker-merger-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-government-abandons-automaker-merger-plan#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Malaysia Perodua Proton Politics Sales & Marketing OE-Supplier Relations automotive exports Mustapa Mohamed Thu, 03 Oct 2013 08:16:00 +0000 857341 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Government confident in automakers&rsquo; competitiveness.</strong></p>