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Proton Putra WRC - The Malaysian rally prince with lots of potential

Before you cry out to Proton for yet another sad state of historic concepts and rally legends, let me just say that the Proton Putra WRC is under capable hands. So, please put down your keyboard gently and stop preparing a rant to Geely in the comments section. Let me tell you a tale of the wild Malaysian rally car that could’ve fought with the likes of Colin McRae and Tommi Makinen in their Imprezas and Lancer Evos. We’ve written an article featuring Proton’s PERT cars a while back and just to

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Aug 8, 2020

Ini kisah Proton Putra Rali! Siapa kata Proton buang sejarah?

PROTON PUTRA WRC. Sebuah model yang sentiasa menjadi bualan setiap lapisan masyarakat umum. Pelbagai kisah yang berbeza, khabar angin serta gambar-gambar berkenaan dengan model ini telah tersebar di rangkaian internet. Model ini telah dibina bagi memenuhi piawai undang-undang baharu yang diperkenalkan oleh FIA pada tahun 1997 berkenaan dengan World Rally Championship (WRC). Undang-undang baharu bagi WRC ini adalah bertujuan untuk menggantikan Kumpulan A. Lebih istimewanya, ia juga telah dirangka


Aug 8, 2020

Proton Putra, Satria GTI dan Wira 1.8 EXI – tiga jaguh Malaysia suatu ketika dahulu

Minggu lepas Proton baru saja melancarkan Proton Saga Edisi 35 Tahun bagi meraikan Proton Saga pertama yang dikeluarkan pada tahun 1985. Ada yang sukakannya, dan macam biasa ada saja ‘haters’ tegar Proton yang tak cukup jari mengutuk Proton dek kerana rasakan Saga Edisi 35 Tahun hanyalah ‘diubahsuai’ dengan aksesori tambahan yang boleh dibeli di kedai 'Abang' (Brother’s). Kami tak kata kami setuju seratus peratus, tetapi kalau anda rajin mengikuti perkembangan Proton sejak awal penubuhannya, mer

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Jul 17, 2020

The Proton Putra, Satria GTI and Wira 1.8 EXI - once marvels of Malaysian motoring

Just last week, we saw the 2020 Proton Saga Anniversary Edition made to celebrate the first Saga launched way back in 1985. Some liked it, but there also were critics that poked fun at Proton - thinking that the Saga is merely a cheap cash grab. Whether or not you liked it is another question, but it’s a fact that Proton had even hotter cars in their 37-year history, namely the Proton Putra, Satria GTI and Wira 1.8 Exi LE. Put side-by-side, each of them makes the Saga Anniversary edition look fa


Jul 19, 2020

2020 Proton Saga Anniversary Edition - all 1,100 units sold out in 5 days!

Compared to our recent scoops on past Proton specials, the 2020 Proton Saga Anniversary Edition has had much better fate - all 1,100 units have sold out within 5 days. Introduced to commemorate Proton’s 35th Anniversary, the Anniversary Edition was priced at RM 39,300 (0% SST). It included yellow highlights on the exterior and interior. Oh well, those who missed it might wait for something come Proton’s 40-year anniversary in 2025. Who knows, it could be a throwback to Proton’s high-performance


Jul 24, 2020

Comparison: Proton Iriz R5 vs Satria Neo S2000, which local rally car would you take back?

The Proton Iriz R5 is a little rally-machine that was built to fit under FIA homologation rally specifications. It made waves at the infamous Goodwood Hillclimb a few years back and competed in a few British rallies last year. But if you ever wanted to own one, Mellors Elliot Motorsport (MEM) has released a sales brochure for the Iriz R5. That means you can now own one of these cool Malaysian rally cars and it only starts from 140,000. British pound sterling. If we convert that to Malaysian ring

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Aug 20, 2020

Proton EVs for sale - including Proton EMAS and Saga EV!

Remember Proton's electric vehicle (EV) project? Today, we found out that Proton was putting up models such as the Proton Saga EV, Proton Iriz EV, and even the Proton EMAS concept car up for auction. This following last week's auction of historic concepts and prototypes. UPDATE: The Proton EMAS concept car has been withdrawn from the auction. Thumbs up to Proton! It's impossible for a manufacturer to keep every protoype/concept car, but the EMAS deserves a spot in the museum. Today's auction was

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Jul 22, 2020

The evolution of extreme Proton rally cars – Does rallying have a future in Malaysia?

Malaysia is home to the Sepang international Circuit, Pasir Gudang circuit, and Dato’ Sagor circuit. We even used to have a racing circuit in Batu Tiga that was once used to film the Jackie Chan film, “Thunderbolt”. We love motorsports and have gone to great lengths to make it more accessible. While track racing may be a little more popular, one motorsport that we absolutely love is rallying. We may not have winter stages and tall pine trees, but that hasn’t stopped us from enjoying the sport. T


Nov 2, 2020

Pros and Cons: Proton Exora Premium – Wait, why are you still on sale?

Back in 2009, when the MPV craze hit Malaysia, Proton and Perodua both added a 7-seater MPV into their line-up. Here we are in 2020 and both the Proton Exora and Perodua Alza are still on sale. Interestingly, both models were given an update in 2019 and there seem to be no signs of replacement for the Perodua Alza. This time, let's focus on what is seen as the best value-for-money C-segment MPV, the Exora. We'll talk about the Alza some other time. Throughout the 11 years on sale, the Exora has

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Sep 8, 2020

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 Proton Sembilu, Malaysia’s homemade Lancer Evo with 4G63T and AWD

In 1994, Proton successfully asserted its dominance as the best-selling carmaker in Malaysia thanks to the immediate success of the fairly new Proton Wira. However, for those who wished the Wira could have a bit more oomph as it was based on the Mitsubishi Lancer, Edaran Otomobil Nasional (EON) had just the solution. At its headquarters in Shah Alam 27 years ago, EON debuted the Proton Sembilu to the media and it was a truly exquisite-looking Wira. EON enhanced the style by adding a sporty front

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Jan 16, 2021

Evolusi kereta rali lasak Proton – Bolehkah sukan rali bertahan di Malaysia?

Malaysia ada Litar Antarabangsa Sepang, litar Pasir Gudang, dan litar Dato’ Sagor. Kita pernah ada litar lumba di Batu Tiga yang pernah digunakan untuk pembikinan filem Jackie Chan iaitu “Thunderbolt”. Rakyat Malaysia memang gemarkan sukan permotoran dan kita telah cuba sedaya-upaya untuk membuatkannya lebih mudah untuk disertai. Walaupun lumba trek terbukti lebih popular, satu sukan permotoran yang juga sangat diminati ialah sukan rali. Walaupun kita tak ada peringkat musim salji dan pokok pain


Nov 13, 2020

Pablo Escobar’s 1974 Porsche 911 RSR is up for sale for $2.2 million

If you haven’t heard of Pablo Escobar, then here’s a quick history lesson. Escobar is the wealthiest criminal in history and was viewed as a Robin Hood-like figure by residents in his town. With that amount of wealth, you can expect the man to have a stable full of epic cars. One of those cars, a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC race car, is on sale. The asking price of the car? An eye-watering $2.2 million! As its name suggests, the 911 was used in the now-defunct International Race of Cha


Mar 17, 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


作为一个国家(明确的说,是纳税人)投资了超过35年的汽车品牌,仅仅提到Proton这个名字,都会引起大马各界人士的强烈回应。对于Proton,人们有许多不同的看法,有些是正面的,也有一些是负面的。 不过可以确定的一点是,当前Proton的现有车型,也就是从吉利派生而来的Proton X50和Proton X70,是真正的世界级产品。从产品线的角度来看,Proton现在比以往的任何时候都要繁荣。凭借着优秀的产品,Proton很自然地将市场份额和利润都收入囊中。 我们尽可以探讨Proton在大马的神圣地位,或者争论它还能不能被称为国有汽车企业,但这些都不是我们今天这篇文章的主题。 相反,我们要做的是庆祝Proton走过了35年的历史。如同所有的人生一样,Proton经历过低谷,也有过鼎盛的时期。即使在吉利到来之前,Proton也已经证明过自己是有能力制造出好车的,问题在于这常常出现偏差。 在我们向更光明的未来进发之前,我们要先清除掉负面的东西,所以我们会先从Proton的低谷开始说起。 吉利时代之前,Proton最差的5款车 1. Proton Tiara Proton Tiara的血统可


Nov 22, 2020

What are the 5 Best (and 5 worst) pre-Geely era Protons?

As a brand that the nation (specifically tax payers) have invested more than 35 years into, the mere mention of the name Proton will naturally elicit strong response from Malaysians of all walks of life. We all have our opinions on Proton, some good, others less so. But what is certain is that the current generation Proton cars, namely the Geely-derived Proton X50 and Proton X70, are truly world-class products. From the product line-up point of view, Proton is now stronger than ever and with str


Sep 18, 2020

2020 Geely Preface goes on sale in China, will it be the platform of a new Proton?

After many previews, a global debut at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show, and an eyebrow-raising video, the 2020 Geely Preface is now officially on sale in China. In China, the Preface will be known as the Geely Xing Rui, the sedan will come in 4 flavours for China customers to make their pick. Prices will start from RMB 113,700 (RM 70,600) and tops off at RMB 149,700 (RM 93,000). The Preface is the second car built on Geely’s CMA platform after the Geely Xing Yue/ Tugella coupe SUV launched in 2019. M


Nov 2, 2020

Perbandingan: Proton Iriz R5 vs Satria Neo 2000, kereta rali manakah yang anda pilih ?

Proton Iriz R5 ialah kereta rali yang dihasilkan untuk mematuhi spesifikasi homologasi rally dibawah Federation of International Automobile (FIA). Beberapa tahun yang lalu, ia membuat kemunculan di pesta Goodwood Hillclimb yang terkenal dan telah bersaing dalam beberapa siri perlumbaan rally di negara Britain tahun lepas. Sekiranya anda ingin memiliki salah satu daripada kereta rally buatan Malaysia yang hebat ini, Mellors Elliot Motorsport (MEM) telah memaparkan lampiran penjualan untuk Iriz R5


Aug 24, 2020

35 years of Proton – Could Proton have achieved more at 35?

Proton is an abbreviation or Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional. It’s a national car. That was the intention and it is something we should be proud of. Germany has Volkswagen, Japan has Toyota, and Korea has Hyundai. Other famous brands have been left out in favour of those that cater to the masses with “people’s cars”. Proton is 35 years old (We’ll take the Saga launch as its birthday). Toyota and Volkswagen are 83 years old while Hyundai is 53 years old. Proton is young in comparison to these compan


Aug 2, 2020

Volkswagen Malaysia holds a 12.12 sale on Instagram. Say what?

The concept of buying a car on Lazada is still foreign to most of us, but now Volkswagen Malaysia has taken yet another unconventional step with an Instagram-exclusive car sale in conjunction with the 12.12 sale. 12 units of the VW Polo with JOIN accessories and 12 units of the VW Beetle with free spoiler and VW Tint will be up on sale on Volkswagen Malaysia’s Instagram profile with a RM 12,000 discount. Like the 12.12 sales on online shopping websites, VW’s 12.12 sales only run for 24 hours, st


Dec 11, 2019

Older vehicles most popular among thieves - Proton, Perodua and Toyota commonly stolen

According to the Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia’s (VTREC) Industry Vehicle Theft Statistics for Q3 2019, the Proton Wira topped the list, followed by the Proton Iswara and Toyota Hilux. Cheras district police chief ACP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon told Bernama that old Malaysian cars are ‘hot items’ among thieves due to their spare parts and ubiquity. Luxury vehicles are also targeted due to their overseas appeal. A total of 132 car theft and 264 motorcycle theft cases were reported


Jul 27, 2020

Volvo XC90 T5 Formally Enters Malaysian Market - Only Sale For RM 373,888!

Volvo XC90 T5 AWD Momentum, a more affordable entry-level model, has been launched in Malaysia. As the most entry-level model in the XC90 series, the XC90 T5 abandons the previous version T8's hybrid combination and adopts the power configuration of the pure gasoline engine, which further reduces the price to RM373,888 with lower price threshold for customers to purchase. In terms of appearance, XC90 T5 is basically similar to the T8 version, except that the water tank cover has a different colo


Jul 22, 2019

Honda extends 12.12 City sale until 31-Dec!

If you haven’t decided on getting a brand-new Honda City from Honda’s 12.12 sale, then you’re in luck. Honda Malaysia has announced that it is extending its All-New City 12.12 Special Sale to 31-December 2020! This sale entitles customers to get a rebate worth RM 2,000 by booking and registering their new City by 31-December. This special rebate only applies to the S and E variants of the City. Honda has stated that there have been 11,000 bookings received for the all-new City and 5,800 units ha

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Dec 11, 2020

Should you wait for the Perodua D55L or book a Proton X50?

I hope you’re not feeling too queasy for more coverage of the Proton X50 because well, here’s another one. Unlike others that churn out plenty of bite-sized visual information on the hottest car to come out from the Malaysian Tiger in a day, we decided to put the spotlight on another highly anticipated Malaysian SUV, the Perodua D55L. The battle of two Ps Historically, Proton and Perodua were never meant to be rivals as both carmakers were catered to different demographics. Perodua focused on ch

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Oct 2, 2020


作为这个国家(特别是纳税人)贡献超过35年的品牌,只要提起Proton这个名字,自然就会引起马来西亚各行各业人们的强烈反响。我们对Proton都有自己不同的看法,有些是好的,有些则不是。 不过可以肯定的是,现在这一代的Proton汽车,即源于Geely的Proton X50和Proton X70,都是真正的世界级产品。从产品阵容的角度来看,现在的Proton比以前任何时候都更强大,凭借着具有强大竞争力的产品,其市场领先地位和利润自然会随之而来。 我们可以因为Proton的身份,甚至是它是否应该继续把自己称作“国民汽车品牌”而争论不休,但这不是本文的目的。 相反,我们想庆祝Proton的35年历史。像人的一生那样,这段历史中曾有低谷,也曾有高潮。即便是在Geely入局之前,Proton就已经证明了它具备打造真正优秀汽车的能力,只是在这期间,成功和失败的案例都曾经出现过。 我们先从那些不怎么好的车型着手盘点,只有以史为鉴,方能更好地朝着光明的未来前进。 Geely时代前Proton制造过的最糟糕的5款汽车 1. Proton Tiara Citroen AX绝对不是一款不好的车,只是它太普

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Oct 20, 2020

Proton exports 2020 Proton X70 to Brunei; First CBU market for updated X70

Barely a year after the Proton X70’s debut in the Kingdom of Brunei, Proton has already introduced an update. Brunei will be the first to import the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 launched in Malaysia earlier this year. Though the Proton X70 has only been on sale for a few months in Brunei, it quickly made its way to rank as the top three SUV in its segment. To recap, the CKD Proton X70 was updated in 2020. The SUV now comes with new stiffer suspension, a new 7-speed DCT along with a new col


Sep 10, 2020

The best Malaysian cars of all time

Perodua and Proton has been producing cars in Malaysia since the 80s and 90s and both brands also exported certain models overseas. Though most of our national cars of that era are known for their mediore quality and lacklustre engines, a few models left a lasting legacy. Here are the best cars that both Malaysian brands have ever rolled out. Perodua Kelisa If the VW Beetle is the people’s car in Germany, then the Perodua Kelisa is the people’s car in Malaysia before the Perodua Myvi came along.


Apr 22, 2020

RM 2,000 rebate for 2020 Honda City E and S variants during Honda’s 12.12 sale

Yes, you read right, Honda Malaysia is having a special 12.12 sale for the fifth-generation all-new 2020 Honda City E and S variants. From 1 to 12 December 2020, customers who put in a booking for a Honda City E or S variant will receive a rebate worth RM 2,000. Known as the All-New City 12.12 Special sales, customers who placed their booking within the first 12 days of the month will have until 31 December to fulfil the booking and registration requirements at any Honda authorised dealerships n


Dec 1, 2020

The upcoming Proton X50 is worth waiting for

Following the success of the Proton X70, the company is expected to continue its momentum with the introduction of a smaller SUV based on the Geely Binyue. The upcoming model will be positioned below the X70, and it logically, could adopt the X50 name. Proton has also registered the X50 name with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, further cementing the possibility of the name being used on the new model. Unlike the larger Proton X70, the newer Geely Binyue/Proton X50 is built on


Nov 8, 2019

At RM 99k, Proton X70 Standard 2WD is the most value for money X70

Since the introduction of the Proton X70, all the love and attention were given to the range-topping X70 Premium 2WD and for good reason. By now you should be well aware of the “Hi Proton” Intelligent Voice Command function that allows you to operate some key functions of the car. Although, it is worth noting that controlling the windows using voice command is only available on the X70 Premium as the other Proton models do not come with the hardware to support it. Not only that, but the X70 Prem

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Oct 21, 2019