Proton Perdana

Proton Perdana News in Malaysia

  • Not the Accord, this Aussie-built Mitsubishi was supposed to replace the original Proton Perdana

    The association between Proton and Mitsubishi has been fundamental throughout most of the first half of the Malaysian tiger’s existence. While the likes of the Mitsubishi Lancer, Colt, Mirage Asti, Galant Eterna, and Town Box were given the Proton rebadge treatment, there were a few Three Diamond models that only remained in boardroom discussions. One of those proposed rebadges involved a Mitsubishi that was developed solely for the Australian market. If you imagine Australian carmakers, chances

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    Apr 27, 2023

  • PM Anwar's official car turns out to be a Proton Perdana Limousine, not a black Camry

    The last-gen Proton Perdana might be a Honda Accord underneath but it exudes an air of prestige especially since it was mainly used as the official car for government ministries and the Prime Minister himself. Well, the last two PMs chose a breadbox on wheels instead, but it seems that PM number 10 is returning to the Malaysian tiger for his choice of wheels. On Friday (2-Dec), Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim arrived at Istana Negara in a black Proton Perdana Limousine (VED 4008) as evidenced by va

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    Dec 5, 2022

  • Owner Review: The poor man BMW E60? My 2015 Proton Perdana 2.0

    ** This article is published on WapCar Community, representing the opinion of users. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia Basic information of my car: Proton perdana 2.0 A 2015 . Bought it last september Reasons why I bought this car As a family car for 5 but its not there yet. On hindsight the Toyota Estima as my dearest constantly reminds would have been much much better. But when did we ever listen especially on Matters that thri


    Nov 1, 2022

  • Owner review:  Nationalism, Patriotism, and Loyalty - My 2017 Proton Perdana 2.4L

    ** This article is published on WapCar Community, representing the opinion of users. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia Basic information of my car: 2017 Proton Perdana 2.4L Reasons why I bought this car I’m a very patriotic person. I grew up with national cars. Perdana means “Prime”. And it’s a must for me to have this Prime National car by Proton. And also, I saw our former PMs (Tun Mahathir & DS Najib Razak) Proton Perdana on t


    May 28, 2022

  • As Malaysians rush for Vellfires, the Japanese are turning Honda Accords to Perdanas

    Like that cute girl on the train you swore you'd 'talk to soon' but she left before you could say anything, it turns out that forbidden fruit is always the sweetest. Maybe it's the mysticism of the 'what ifs' that makes it so compelling. That could've been the same aura behind how somewhere along the line of this Honda Accord's life (sold as the Inspire in Japan), its owner decided to see what's life like living with a Proton Perdana. Which is exactly what this 2009 Inspire is all about. Now sit


    Dec 11, 2021

  • MoF: Spanco has created 63 Bumiputera-owned workshops since 1994

    Since 1994, Spanco has managed more than 35,000 vehicles for the Malaysian government and supported the creation of 63 Bumiputera-owned workshops, said Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul on last Thursday’s Dewan Rakyat sitting. “In 1994, Spanco Sdn. Bhd. was appointed as the concessions company to manage and supply the government’s vehicle fleet. Spanco has managed more than 35,000 vehicles since 1994 and has created 63 Bumiputera-owned workshops, as part of the government’s measures to prioritize B


    Nov 22, 2021

  • MoF: Safety and comfort also reasons behind switch from Proton Perdana to Toyota Vellfire

    Safety and comfort were also the other motivating reasons behind the government’s decision to replace its fleet of ageing Proton Perdanas with Toyota Vellfires as its official cars, said Minister of Finance Tengku Zafrul at the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. Zafrul was replying to a question by Bayan Baru’s Member of Parliament Sim Tze Tzin. Zafrul also reiterated his earlier reply that the government can no longer extend its lease for the Proton Perdana because Proton no longer makes the model, and al


    Nov 19, 2021

  • The Mitsubishi Emeraude is the Proton Perdana’s long forgotten coupe twin

    In the 1990s, Proton was dominating the Malaysian car market with models like the Proton Iswara and Wira fighting each other in the sales charts. Then on 26-January 1995, the Proton Perdana was launched and the Malaysian tiger has once again found another segment to dominate. Though the Perdana would later gain a V6 engine and a grille design inspired by Alfa Romeo, we’re not going to focus on Proton’s flagship model of the nineties. Instead, we want to pay attention to the base model of the Per

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    Jul 10, 2021

  • Proton Perdana 'Accordana' for RM 50k; Proton price for Honda reliability?

    Although it feels like the Proton Perdana has been around for a long time, Proton’s flagship sedan has only gone through 2 generation changes. The latest iteration was affectionately nicknamed the ‘Accordana’ and was discontinued back in 2019. The Perdana is now on sale in the used car market for around RM 50,000, should you get this Proton but with Honda reliability? Background The Proton Perdana was the flagship model for Proton for many years, so it sports all the best amenities that were fit


    Apr 11, 2021

  • Can Geely's new Proton Perdana revitalise the D-segment? Or is it too little too late?

    The recent launch of the Geely Preface sedan, coupled with the teaser of two mystery sedan models in Proton’s new product pipeline, has got Malaysians excited over the possible return of the Proton Perdana. Not only could the return of the coolest and most beloved nameplates bring back memories of Proton’s halcyon days, but there is also a chance it could revitalise the flatlining D-segment market. It is no secret that the once de facto choice of uncles has seen better days. Though it is hard to


    Sep 12, 2020

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