Proton Cars

Proton Car is the national car brand of Malaysia. The brand was established in the early 1980’s at the behest of the Malaysian government, and later reverted to semi-private ownership under DRB Hicom. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group purchased 49.9% of Proton Cars.

Proton was born in Malaysia, but quickly became a recognized global brand with exports across Europe, South East Asia, Latin America and Russia.

In May 2017, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and DRB-Hicom signed a deal that will see Zhejiang Geely Holding Group buy a 49.9% stake in Proton Cars. Under this deal, Geely Holding Group is committed to seeing a full revival of Proton Cars to being the number one Malaysian domestic brand and the leading brand in South East Asia.

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For further details on Proton Cars please refer to their official global website at

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