Proton http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53634/more en 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> Proton Names Former PM Chairman http://wardsauto.com/politics/proton-names-former-pm-chairman <div class="node-body article-body">Observers are split on whether Mahathir Mohamad, seen as a driving force behind Proton since its inception in 1983, will make a good chairman for the automaker.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/proton-names-former-pm-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/proton-names-former-pm-chairman#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Malaysia Proton Management & Strategy Politics Tue, 27 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1028171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad takes reins at Proton.</strong></p> Colorado, CR-V, Protons Shine in ASEAN Safety Tests http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/colorado-cr-v-protons-shine-asean-safety-tests <div class="node-body article-body">The latest addition to the NCAP organizations around the world aims to enhance safety standards, raise consumer awareness and encourage a market for safer vehicles in the Southeast Asia region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/colorado-cr-v-protons-shine-asean-safety-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/colorado-cr-v-protons-shine-asean-safety-tests#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Asia Pacific - Regional Chevrolet Honda Hyundai Isuzu Proton Toyota Airbags Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Safety ASEAN-NCAP Australasian New Car Assessment Program Japan Automobile Research Institute Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research Tue, 06 May 2014 19:01:00 +0000 1012991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Colorado, Isuzu D-Max first pickups tested in ASEAN program.</strong></p> 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 Auto Makers Management & Strategy 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 Auto Makers Plants & Production 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 Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific 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 Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production 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>