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Program pemasangan CKD untuk Proton X50 memakan belanja RM 1.8 bilion setahun

Sewaktu perasmian Proton X50 pada minggu lalu, ketua pegawai eksekutif Proton berkata bahawa projek pemasangan X50 akan memakan belanja sebanyak RM1.8 bilion. Jumlah ini digunakan untuk sumber bahan dan komponen daripada pembekal tempatan. Beliau turut berkata bahawa perkara ini selari dengan pembangunan industri tempatan yang mungkin terkesan dengan wabak Covid-19 dimana ia telah menganggu sektor pekerjaan dan ekonomi negara. Pada masa yang sama, beliau menjelaskan bahawa kemudahan pemasangan P


Sep 17, 2020

Senarai kilang dan jenama kereta CKD yang ditutup sepanjang PKP 2.0

Memandangkan Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri (MITI) telah membuat keputusan ‘U-turn’ dengan tidak membenarkan kilang-kilang automotif yang terletak di kawasan pelaksanaan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) untuk beroperasi, kilang-kilang dan jenama kereta yang manakah terkesan dengan SOP PKP terbaru ini? Seperti yang anda sedia maklum, kita ada banyak kilang-kilang kereta yang didirikan di sekitar Semenanjung Malaysia dimana kebanyakannya terletak di Kedah, Selangor, dan Pahang.


Jan 15, 2021

Pengilangan kereta tidak dibenarkan, MITI buat keputusan u-turn

Apabila Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) mula-mula diumumkan, Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri (MITI) telah mengeluarkan Senarai Perkhidmatan Perlu bagi menjelaskan industri-industri penting yang masih dibenarkan beroperasi bagi menjaga kestabilan ekonomi negara dan pekerjaan. Namun, kemaskini yang dipercayai dibuat lewat 12 Januari 2020 (Selasa) menunjukkan item kedua di dalam senarai tersebut iaitu bagi industri Automotif telah ditukar kepada hanya ‘Pembaikan dan Penyelenggar


Jan 13, 2021

2020 Proton X50 sasar sekitar 1,300 unit jualan sahaja sebulan. Lebih rendah dari Proton X70?

Proton X50 Proton telah mensasarkan untuk menjual 4,000 unit SUV segmen B Proton X50 dalam tahun 2020. SUV ini masih belum dilancarkan tetapi tempahan sudah pun dibuka sekarang. Sasaran yang ditetapkan agak konservatif. Andai kata model ini dilancarkan pada bulan Oktober, Proton mempunyai sekitar 3 bulan untuk memenuhi target 4,000 unit tersebut. Ini bermakna, purata penjualan bulanan adalah sekitar 1,330 unit. Sebagai perbandingan, purata unit penjualan Proton X70 (model CKD yang dipasang secar


Sep 17, 2020

2020 Proton X50 launch – delayed due to Covid-19?

Proton X50 For those waiting patiently for the highly anticipated Proton X50, you might have to wait a little longer. Back in January, Proton CEO Dr Li Chunrong have announced that the X50 will be launched this year as a completely-knocked down (CKD) model, straight from Proton's Tanjung Malim plant. According to our trusted source, Proton plans to launch the X50 somewhere in mid-2020, but thanks to the worldwide COVID-19 epidemic, it might have impacted Proton’s direct parts supply and demand e

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Mar 20, 2020

Proton X50 - tempahan untuk varian Standard dihentikan sementara waktu, terlalu sedikit

Proton X50 nampaknya masih lagi model terhangat di pasaran dengan tempahan 40,000 unit sejak pelancaran bulan Oktober 2020 hingga Mac 2021. SUV segmen B ini ditawarkan dalam 4 varian dan bakal menyaksikan 1 varian dihentikan tempahan buat sementara waktu. Jurucakap Proton memberitahu portal The Edge, kebanyakan tempahan Proton X50 adalah daripada varian atas iaitu sebanyak 95% untuk varian Executive, Premium dan Flagship. Perbezaan antara varian Standard, Executive dan Premium lebih kepada naik


Apr 16, 2021

CKD Proton X70 – Here’s What We Know So Far

Launched back in December 2018, the Proton X70 is Proton’s first-ever SUV and is currently the most popular SUV on sale in Malaysia right now. Much of its popularity can be owed to the Proton X70’s price tag, which starts from RM 99,800, positioning the much larger X70 against smaller competitors such as the Honda HR-V. However, unlike other Proton models that are locally assembled, the Proton X70 is actually built in Geely’s Ningbo production facility in China. A couple of weeks after the X70 w


Jul 31, 2019

More Proton staff tested positive for Covid-19; Declared the Auto Cluster

We previously reported that an employee in Proton’s Centre of Excellence (COE) in Shah Alam has tested positive for Covid-19. Since then 8 more cases have been discovered forcing the Health Ministry (KKM) to declare it as the Auto Cluster. Cases from the Auto Cluster has been found in the Petaling district, Kuala Langat and Klang. According to KKM’s updates, as of 18 October 2020, a total of 9 cases has been tested positive, fortunately, none are getting treatment in ICU. According to our friend


Oct 19, 2020

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD is ready, but you can’t buy it yet

Proton announced yesterday that the first locally-assembled 2020 Proton X70 (CKD) has rolled off the company’s Tanjung Malim production line. CKD is short for knocked down (CKD) kits, essentially a very complex Lego set, with major components like engine, transmission and body structure coming from China, to be assembled in Malaysia together with other locally-sourced components. Although production of the 2020 Proton X70 CKD has commenced, the model will not go on sale just yet. Proton says the


Dec 14, 2019

Proton X50’s CKD program to buy over RM 1.8b worth of local parts annually

At Tuesday’s line-off ceremony of the soon to be launched Proton X50, the Chairman of Proton Holdings Dato Sri Syed Faisal Albar revealed that the X50 project will purchase about RM 1.8 billion worth of automotive parts from local vendors annually. “As a company that manufactures locally, Proton’s growth means more money is injected into Malaysia’s automotive vendor ecosystem leading to more jobs and wealth creation. This is vital at a time when COVID-19 has significantly hit Malaysia’s economy,


Sep 16, 2020

Booked a Proton X50? Watch how it’s made

The Proton X50 is definitely one of the most exciting cars of 2020. At least in Malaysia. The variants have been revealed, the tech features look exciting, the performance has been impressive, and yet the prices are yet to be announced. Still, that doesn’t faze people from booking the X50 but don’t be deceived by the unofficial price figures. This just shows how hyped the little brother to the X70 really is. The X50 is locally-assembled at Proton’s Tanjung Malim plant and Proton has released a s

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Oct 1, 2020

CKD Proton X70 won’t be here until Q1 2020

If you’re waiting for Proton to introduce the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 soon, don’t hold your breath as it won’t arrive so soon. According to sources familiar with the matter, the CKD version of the Proton X70 has been postponed, possibly until Q1 2020, a slight push-back from the originally scheduled November 2019 timeline. A quick check with several Proton dealers also indicates that many dealers are offering discounts ranging from RM 2,000 up to RM 6,000 for a Proton X70, suggesting


Oct 29, 2019

2020 Proton X50 previewed for Malaysia: Two engines – 150 PS & 177 PS, bookings open 16 Sep

At long last, Proton has released preliminary details of the highly-anticipated Proton X50 to selected members of the media. Here’s a quick low-down on what you need to know about this new SUV. What powertrain do we get? For starters, Proton will offer the X50 with two powertrain options. The first is a 1.5-litre multi-port injection (MPI) turbocharged three-cylinder (not four-cylinder as reported earlier, sorry) petrol engine that does 150 PS and 226 Nm, while the second is a slightly more soph


Sep 15, 2020

Proton Pakistan sedia kilang USD 30 juta untuk pemasangan Proton Saga dan Proton X70!

Proton Holdings Berhad akan memulakan projek CKD di Pakistan seawal suku ketiga tahun 2021. Rakan perniagaan Proton di Pakistan, Al Haj Automotive telah bersedia dengan rancangan CKD pada kilang terbaru mereka seawal Julai 2021. Kilang tersebut dibina di Karachi dan mempunyai kapasiti pengeluaran yang dianggarkan sebanyak 25,000 unit setahun. Sebanyak USD 30 juta telah dilaburkan untuk pembangunan kilang tersebut. Pada awalnya kilang ini sepatutnya beroperasi pada akhir tahun 2020. Walaubagaiman


Apr 12, 2021

Proton to gradually reopen sales and service outlets from 5 May 2020

In light of the announcement made by the Prime Minister on Labour Day, Proton expects to reopen its sales and service outlets on 5 May 2020. However, it should be noted that this applies to outlets situated in green and yellow zones only, which will be based on requirements of all relevant authorities. All premises and personnel will be subjected to strict safety protocols guided by the National Security Council (NSC) of Malaysia to curb the spread of Covid-19. At the time of writing, there are


May 4, 2020

Attention all Proton X70 owners: You can now install N95 cabin filters in your cars

Proton has officially launched the Proton Intelligent Air Purification System (P-IAPS) as standard equipment in all current Proton X70 models, which is now locally assembled at Proton’s Tanjung Malim plant. They are also offering existing Proton X70 owners the chance to install the N95 cabin filters for just RM 79 (excluding labour charges). Just last week, Proton announced a special update for the 2020 Proton X70 air purifier system with N95 cabin filters. The filter will work in tandem with th


May 12, 2020

Spied: Geely Vision S1 crossover in Malaysia, Proton to test 1.4L turbo & CVT?

Since Proton and Geely signed their partnership agreement in 2017, Malaysia has become one of the testing grounds for the Geely Auto group. Previously we’ve seen Lynk & Co models running around on Malaysian roads. Our friends over at Funtasticko broke the story that a Geely Vision S1 was spotted in the compound of an undisclosed Proton facility. You can spot an X70/Boyue in light camouflage in the back background. It’s almost certain that it’s the Vision S1 as told by the C-pillars, the side win

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Apr 2, 2020

Quick Review: 2020 Proton X70 CKD, the devil is in the details

The long-awaited 2020 Proton X70 CKD (locally assembled) is now finally in Malaysia and we were fortunate to spend a short drive in it from KL to Kuantan prior to the official launch. Although brief, the Malaysia-assembled Proton X70 left a lasting positive impression. The Proton X70 was first introduced in Malaysia in the tail-end of 2018 as a fully imported (CBU) unit from China with customer deliveries started in 2019. Between 2019 to January 2020, over 29,000 units of the Proton X70 found ho

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Feb 12, 2020

Proton aims to sell 4,000 units of Proton X50 for 2020, exports earliest by end-2021

Proton is aiming to sell 4,000 units of its B-segment Proton X50 for 2020. The vehicle is yet to be launched and but bookings are now opened. The target set is rather conservative. Assuming that the model is launched in October, that gives Proton about 3 months to meet its 4,000 units target, which translates into an average monthly sales of around 1,330 units. For comparison, sales of the Proton X70 (locally-assembled CKD model) averaged around 1,800 units/month, with 12,732 units delivered as


Sep 16, 2020

2020 Proton X50 launch date confirmed - 27 Oct, livestream via Facebook

At long last, Proton has confirmed the launch date of the highly-anticipated Proton X50. As seen on Proton’s Facebook page, they have confirmed that the X50 will be launched on 27-October at 10:50 am via Facebook livestream. So far, Proton has given the media two previews of the Proton X50 – the first at its Tanjung Malim plant and another round at the Sepang International Circuit. At the same time, Proton has also organized preview sessions for potential buyers across the country. To recap, the


Oct 22, 2020

Negara apa yang hasilkan paling banyak kereta? Malaysia pula tempat keberapa?

Pernahkan anda terfikir negara mana yang paling banyak hasilkan kereta? Dan, di mana pula kedudukan Malaysia antara negara-negara penghasil kereta ini? Pada tahun 2019, Malaysia berada pada kedudukan Top 25 negara yang menghasilka paling banyak kenderaan. Jumlah keseluruhannya bagi tahun itu adalah 571,632 unit. Angka ini kami perolehi daripada statistik produksi yang dikeluarkan oleh International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). Negara Top 25 dalam penghasilan kereta paling


Dec 15, 2020

Geely bakal melaburkan RM 20.5 bilion untuk kilang bateri EV, Proton akan mendapat teknologi ini?

Geely telah mengumumkan bahawa ia akan melabur 30 bilion yuan (4.6 bilion USD/ RM 20.5 bilion) untuk membina kilang bateri EV di China. Kapasiti pengeluaran kilang yang dirancang ialah 42 GWh/tahun, sama dengan kilang yang dirancang oleh Volkswagen di Eropah. Geely kini sedang berbincang dengan Farasis Energy untuk perancangan kilang pengeluaran bateri. Dengan kapasiti pengeluaran 42Gwh/tahun, Geely dikatakan dapat menyediakan bateri yang mencukupi untuk 600,000 kenderaan elektrik setiap tahun.

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Mar 19, 2021

Proton X70 - What features could the CKD version get?

Shortly after introducing the X70, Proton announced their intentions to locally-assemble the X70 by the end of 2019, and they have succeeded in doing so. A couple of months after trials runs started in June 2019, the first few units of the Malaysian-made Proton X70s have started to roll of the new production line in Tanjung Malim. Will it be cheaper? Prices are unlikely to come down compared to its fully-imported counterpart, but you might get more features for the same price. So what’s new? For


Jan 26, 2020

Will the Proton X50 be launched in 2020?

It is no surprise that Proton is working hard on the upcoming X50 – spyshots of the said SUV have been circulating on social media since early this year and the X50 name has been trademarked. Another missing piece to the puzzle is when Proton will launch its new B-segment SUV. According to sources familiar with the matter, we can expect the Proton X50 to be introduced as soon as late-2020. However delays in the introduction of the locally-assembled X70 could push the X50’s launch well into 2021.


Nov 11, 2019

Future locally assembled Proton-Geely models will use Petronas engine oil

The Proton X70 is the first model to be introduced to the local market since the inception of the Proton-Geely era. At present, the Proton X70 is fully imported from China while Proton upgrades its existing Tanjung Malim manufacturing facility. Some of you may not know but currently, the X70’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TGDi engine is fed with Shell-branded engine oil. This raised some eyebrows among consumers as to why Proton did not engage its long-time lubricants partner, Petronas f

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Sep 26, 2019

The Saga continues: Proton Saga, 1.8 million units later

As July 9 looms upon us, we take this opportunity to celebrate an iconic nameplate in Malaysian automotive history. For it was on July 9 1985 that the Proton Saga started rolling off the production lines. An impressive feat, seeing that Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional (Proton) had just been established 2 years prior. And now, here we are, the Saga nameplate still with us, still going strong, still staying true to its humble origins and purpose and ever popular with Malaysian consumers. In fact, the


Jul 7, 2020

New Proton Iriz - Is It Finally A Better Car Than The Perodua Myvi?

The Proton Iriz was conceived back in 2014 as Proton’s effort to counter the ever-popular Perodua Myvi. Back then, the Iriz offered considerably more safety equipment than the Perodua Myvi, but response from the market remained lukewarm at best. Proton updated the Iriz a couple of times, with the latest update being introduced earlier this year. Five variants are available in total, up from the four variants from the 2017 update. Specifications for Proton Iriz 1.3: Engine: 1.3-litre VVT four-cyl


Aug 5, 2019

Proton X70 sudah tiba di Pakistan! Enjin lebih kecil, 1.5L seperti X50

Media Pakistan yang hadir ke acara persembahan media bagi Proton X70 di Karachi semalam ternyata kagum dengan rupa paras dan kelengkapan SUV Proton segmen C itu. Bulan lepas, SUV Proton ini bersama-sama dengan Proton Saga dilihat dipandu-uji di Pakistan. Menurut CarSpiritPK, ada dua unit Proton X70 yang ditayangkan iaitu varian flagship Premium 2WD. Berbeza dengan Proton X70 yang ditawarkan di Malaysia, unit yang diimpot ke Pakistan didatangkan dengan enjin yang lebih kecil iaitu enjin 1.5 liter


Dec 10, 2020

Proton X70 previewed in Pakistan, powered by 1.5L from X50

Previously, we reported on Proton’s plans for a return to the Pakistani market, and right now, that time has come. The Malaysian Tiger’s first model for its Pakistani comeback is the Proton X70 but there is a slight twist. According to CarSpiritPK, there were two units of the Proton X70 shown at the Pakistani media preview. Both units were the flagship Premium 2WD variant. There are 4 variants of the X70 available in Pakistan which are the Standard 2WD. Executive 2WD, Executive 4WD, and Premium

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Dec 17, 2020

Kilang tayar Silverstone bakal ‘pencen’, Toyo akan mengambil alih produksi

Toyo Tire Corporation akan menghentikan operasi kilang tayar buat anak syarikatnya, Silverstone Malaysia Bhd bermula Jun 2021. Keputusan ini akan disusuli dengan pembubaran syarikat Silverstone Malaysia Berhad (SSM) pada 31 Disember ini. Menurut ketua pegawai eksekutif Toyo Tire Corporation, keputusan penutupan kilang pengeluaran tayar Silverstone di Taiping dibuat setelah mengambil kira keupayaan produksi di peringkat global. Keputusan ini bernas memandangkan syarikat itu telah merekod kerugian


Feb 17, 2021