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  • 2023 Proton X50 R3 Concept: Limited to 200 units only, special bodykit, new wheels

    The 2023 Proton X50 R3 Concept has been unveiled to the public at the ongoing Malaysia Autoshow 2023 at MAEPS Serdang. Limited to 200 units only, the hotted-up model is only exclusively bookable through said Autoshow, it's not available in conventional showrooms. Built to commemorate the R3 brand's 20th anniversary, the X50 R3 Concept, based on the X50 Flagship, is fitted with a special aerokit, encapsulating a chin spoiler, extended side skirts and rear diffuser, as well as a roof spoiler in ca


    May 3, 2023

  • Proton sold 14k cars in Feb 2023; 25k YTD, led by Saga, X50, Persona

    National carmaker Proton continued its strong start to the year by selling 52% more vehicles in February compared to the same month last year. With 14,033 units (domestic and export) sold last month, sales volume was 20.1% higher than January while for the first two months of the year, year-to-date (YTD) volume has swelled by 88% to 25,714 units. The company’s market share for the month is estimated to be 22.7%, placing it second in the rankings, and representing a 7.3% increase over February 20


    Mar 3, 2023

  • Atlas OS update for infotainment in Proton X50, X70, Iriz, Exora, Persona, claims to improve performance

    For those who have a Proton X50, X70, Iriz, Persona, or Exora with Proton’s current-generation head unit, the company recommends users to update their software. Proton recently shared a post on their Facebook page, recommending owners of the aforementioned models to update the Atlas OS software on their Infotainment Head Unit (IHU), ensuring that users get a smoother experience. Proton also added that they are gradually migrating to a new cloud server to serve customers better. Said software upd


    Feb 16, 2023

  • Proton X Watch now available, remotely start your Proton X50 for just RM 1,499

    After previewing this watch at last year’s EVM Asia Expo, the Proton X Watch has gone on sale for RM 1,499. This new watch was developed by ACO Tech and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip (SoC). Like any modern-day smartwatch that’s worth its salt, the Proton X Watch features a 1.3-inch AMOLED display that’s protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass DX+. There’s also a stainless-steel case with ceramic bezels for a more upmarket feel. According to ACO Tech, the new Proton X W


    Feb 10, 2023

  • Proton sold 11,681 cars in Jan 2023; Saga, X50 are best sellers, Exora, Iriz left behind

    Twelve months after flood related supply issues suppressed sales at the beginning of 2022, national carmaker Proton enjoyed its best start to a year since 2013. With 11,681 units (domestic and export) sold in January 2023, sales have grown by 162.3% year-on-year, resulting in the company comfortably retaining second place in the sales table. Proton's market share for the month is estimated to be 22.9%, an improvement of more than 12% year-on year and over 3% better than its market share figure o


    Feb 5, 2023

  • Proton is now No.6 in ASEAN, reiterates Top-3 marque in region by 2027 goal

    When Geely took over 49.9 percent of Proton, it stated a bold promise of turning around the ailing Malaysian national car maker into the third biggest car brand in Southeast Asia’s ASEAN trade bloc – which comprises of 10 member countries. Five years into the 10-year plan, Proton finished 2022 with 141,432 cars sold, giving it a 19.6 percent market share in Malaysia. That’s still very far off from the 2027 goal, which calls for 400,000 units. In contrast, Perodua finished 2022 with 282,019 units


    Feb 1, 2023

  • Here's the latest waiting period for 2023 Proton models

    Long waiting period of more than 3 months for popular new car models has become the norm since the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020. Shortage in labour and supply of semiconductor parts post-pandemic, along with unstable logistics, make it difficult to predict when will this problem go away. We’ve already compiled the waiting period for Perodua models here. Now it’s Proton’s turn. The short answer is between 1 to 5 months, which is a lot shorter than Perodua’s 6.5 to 9.5 months for a Perodua Be


    Jan 26, 2023

  • Used Proton X50: Priced from RM 80k, here's what to look out for when buying one

    Since its introduction in October 2020, the Proton X50 has been an immensely popular model for Proton. Last year, Proton sold 40,681 units of the X50, cementing itself as Malaysia’s best-selling SUV. Prices of a new Proton X50 start from RM 86,300. But if that is a bit too expensive for you, fret not, as Carsome has units priced from as low as RM 79k. Also Read: Proton X50 and X70 launched in South Africa after a 10-year hiatus Overview The Proton X50, as some of you know, is based on the Geely


    Jan 20, 2023

  • Proton Saga emerges as best-selling Proton of 2022 but how do the others fare?

    Proton has just posted its best sales performance since 2013 with 141,432 units sold in 2022. This makes it the fourth consecutive year that Malaysia’s first carmaker saw sales growth. However, despite the pair of Proton SUVs getting all the attention, the best-selling Proton car is a lot humbler and basic. 55,878 units of the Saga were sold in 2022 and the total figure includes both domestic and export numbers. This was an increase of 31.1% over the previous year and yet, it only achieved secon

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    Jan 4, 2023

  • 141k Proton cars sold in 2022 as our Malaysian Tiger sees 4th consecutive year of growth

    Proton ended 2022 with a fourth consecutive year of sales growth with 141,432 units sold domestically and overseas. This comes after the Malaysian tiger recorded 14,750 units in December, its fourth-best monthly performance for the year. Compared to 2021, total sales have grown by 23.3% despite the setbacks faced by Proton early in the year which was due to a combination of parts vendors affected by floods as well as acute shortages in the global chip industry. Meanwhile, 5,406 units accounted f

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    Jan 4, 2023

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