Proton http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53634/more en Lotus Eyes Increased Production, Rolls Out New Evora 400 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sports coupe is said to be faster and better handling, with 0-60 mph acceleration that’s a full 6 seconds faster than the previous-generation model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lotus-eyes-increased-production-rolls-out-new-evora-400#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Switzerland Lotus 2015 Geneva Auto Show Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:41:00 +0000 1236401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CEO Gales unveils new Evora 400.</strong></p> Proton Explores Vehicle Development, Manufacturing Partnership in Indonesia http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/proton-explores-vehicle-development-manufacturing-partnership-indonesia <div class="node-body article-body">The exploratory talks with PT. Adiperkasa Citra Lestari could lead to a major change in the ASEAN automotive landscape, says one industry insider.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/proton-explores-vehicle-development-manufacturing-partnership-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/proton-explores-vehicle-development-manufacturing-partnership-indonesia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific Indonesia Malaysia Proton Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:54:00 +0000 1229211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Exploratory deal signed this week links Proton with PT. ACL in Indonesia.</strong></p> Analysts See Malaysia Car Market Improving in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/analysts-see-malaysia-car-market-improving-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">City helps Honda become Malaysia’s biggest non-national automaker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/analysts-see-malaysia-car-market-improving-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/analysts-see-malaysia-car-market-improving-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Honda Perodua Proton Toyota Sales Results Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:33:00 +0000 1195411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>City helps Honda become Malaysia&rsquo;s biggest non-national automaker.</strong></p> Malaysian Automakers Recalculate 2015 Sales Forecast http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automakers-recalculate-2015-sales-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">Malaysian Automotive Institute CEO Madani Sahari says the October forecast of 700,000 sales in 2015 is being revised to reflect fourth-quarter volume and other factors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automakers-recalculate-2015-sales-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automakers-recalculate-2015-sales-forecast#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Proton Sales & Marketing Finance Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:11:00 +0000 1191031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local brands Perodua, Proton seen claiming more than half of market.</strong></p> Malaysia Car Sales Flat, CV Sales Slip in October http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-car-sales-flat-cv-sales-slip-october <div class="node-body article-body">Last month’s result left year-to-date LV sales at 546,492 units, up just 0.6% from year-ago’s 543,048.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-car-sales-flat-cv-sales-slip-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysia-car-sales-flat-cv-sales-slip-october#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Ford Perodua Proton Sales Results Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1164831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Proton Iriz helps October car sales post 14.3% month-over-month gain.</strong></p> Malaysian Automaker Proton Enhancing Honda Hookup http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/malaysian-automaker-proton-enhancing-honda-hookup <div class="node-body article-body">Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed says Proton adopted this collaborative approach because it is more economical. He says developing its own car would have cost the automaker between $500 million and $2 billion. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/malaysian-automaker-proton-enhancing-honda-hookup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/malaysian-automaker-proton-enhancing-honda-hookup#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Malaysia Honda Perodua Proton Globalization Product Development Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:28:00 +0000 1156161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Revived Perdana brand not available to public until 2016.</strong></p> Malaysian Automakers Not Panicked By Sales Slide http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automakers-not-panicked-sales-slide <div class="node-body article-body">An industry group says anticipation of the launch of the locally built Perodua Axia and Proton Iriz curtailed bookings for other models, and stricter requirements for vehicle loans impacted sales, as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automakers-not-panicked-sales-slide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/malaysian-automakers-not-panicked-sales-slide#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Proton Sales Results Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:40:00 +0000 1142271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Showroom traffic slows ahead of Proton Iriz launch.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Proton’s New Iriz Compact Earns Top Safety Rating http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/proton-s-new-iriz-compact-earns-top-safety-rating <div class="node-body article-body">ASEAN auto-safety chief Wong Shaw Voon says he hopes Proton’s achievement will induce automakers in the region to not compromise on safety, especially for entry-level cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/proton-s-new-iriz-compact-earns-top-safety-rating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/proton-s-new-iriz-compact-earns-top-safety-rating#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Proton Sales & Marketing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Product Development Safety Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:15:00 +0000 1127311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker touts Iriz&rsquo;s low price, high tech.</strong></p> Proton Seeks Government Funding to Back New-Model Development http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development <div class="node-body article-body">Proton has been using its own money for R&D, but the government should reimburse it through special incentives, a top official believes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-seeks-government-funding-back-new-model-development#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Malaysia Proton Politics Product Development Vehicles & Technology Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1063501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Saga Executive gets new special-edition monotone body kits and other equipment.</strong></p> Proton Needs to Aim Higher, New Chairman Says http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-needs-aim-higher-new-chairman-says <div class="node-body article-body">The Malaysian automaker wants to “produce cars which are of a world standard,” Mahathir Mohamad says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-needs-aim-higher-new-chairman-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/proton-needs-aim-higher-new-chairman-says#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Malaysia Proton Product Development Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 1036251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Preve good quality, but buyers didn&rsquo;t like price.</strong></p>