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Old January 26th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #121
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Why dont malaysia constructor goes to arab countries?
A lot of people would be happy to buy their cars,specially if they are low priced and reliable.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 08:52 AM   #123
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Naza eyes higher exports for economies of scale
By Zuraimi Abdullah
January 27 2007
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NAZA Group hopes exports will make up 60 per cent of the company's total sales within five years, to achieve greater economies of scale.

The automotive group yesterday shipped its first batch of Sutera and 206 Bestari models to Nepal, its maiden export market.

Naza Corp Sdn Bhd head of operations SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin said other potential export markets include Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mauritius, Madagascar and South Africa.

"The Malaysian market is small compared with other countries. If we just concentrate on the local market, we will not get economies of scale," he told reporters at the maiden export ceremony in Port Klang yesterday.

The Naza group produces and sells vehicles under the Naza and Kia brands.

It plans to export 5,000 units this year, while local sales are expected to hit 55,000 units.

The group nearly doubled sales of vehicles under the Naza brand last year, selling 31,763 units compared with 17,665 units in 2005.

It is now the country's fourth largest motor company by sales, up from sixth in 2005, with a 6.5 per cent share of the Malaysian car market.

Naza also sold 7,941 units of Kia vehicles last year.

Nasarudin said the export potential was expected to improve with the completion of its Bertam plant in Penang in 2008 and the introduction of more new models.

Bangladesh will be the second overseas destination as Naza plans to make its first shipment there next month.

On Naza's plan to set up a plant in India, Nasarudin said the group is in talks with a state government there, and expects to see positive development sometime next month.

The initial shipment to Nepal involved 50 units of the Sutera and 206 Bestari models, and Naza aims to sell 500 units there through Alpine Motors Co Ltd.

Alpine Motors has its own finance company called Union Finance Ltd, which leases and provides loan facilities trough Union Money Transfer Co Ltd.

The company, which would have two showrooms in Nepal, is also the first automotive retailer in the country to have credit card facilities.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 08:56 AM   #124
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Naza Group of Companies is a well known motor trading and property development company, which began operations in 1974 in Malaysia. Naza Group is the franchise holder for South Korea's Kia vehicles in Malaysia. Naza have rebadged Kia's Carnival and Carens vehicles as Naza Ria and Citra respectively for Malaysian market. The group is led by Nasimuddin Amin who is also the founder the company.

The newly developed Naza Sutera (based on Hafei Lobo) was launched in April 2006, and it was joined by a Naza-badged version of the Peugeot 206 called the Naza 206 Bestari in May 2006, and a Naza-badged version of the Kia Picanto in November 2006.
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Naza targets to make Indian debut by 1H07
By Surin Murugiah, 26 Jan 2007 7:47 PM
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Naza group will make its debut in South India by the middle of this year as it moves ahead to capture the export market, Naza Corporation Sdn Bhd head of operations and administration SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin said.

He said it had been in talks with a South Indian state and was targeting to conclude an agreement by end-June. He declined to say if it would be acquiring an assembly plant there.

Nasarudin said Naza was targeting to export 60% of its cars to markets abroad in five years as the domestic demand for cars was beginning to saturate.

“We are also looking towards the export market for reasons of economies of scale,” he said.

Naza's Gurun plant with a capacity of 50,000 units per annum is operating at maximum level, while its Bertam plant which is expected to be ready in 2008 will be able to produce 100,000 cars a year.

“Export potential will improve with the completion of the Bertam plant and the introduction of new models,” he told reporters in Klang on Jan 26 after flagging off the first batch of Naza Sutera and Bestari cars to Nepal.

He said Naza was targeting to sell 500 units of its cars in Nepal this year, and was preparing to export cars to Bangladesh next month.

Nasarudin said Naza expected to export 5,000 units of cars this year, with up to 80% of the total comprising its Sutera range, adding that the conservative figure was due to production constraint and local demand.

He said Naza was also vetting applications for dealerships in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Madagascar.

On its Nepal venture, Nasarudin said Naza would support its dealer there, Alpine Motors Co Ltd with sales and service training in Malaysia and offer warranty and spare parts backup.

He said Alpine Motors had its own finance company that leases and provides loan facilities.

The dealer will have two showrooms in Nepal, and is also the first automotive retailer in Nepal to have credit card facilities, he said.

On the pricing of its export models, Nasarudin said it would be “competitive”.
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Govt looking into incentives to encourage car exports
By Joyce Goh, 26 Jan 2007 10:03 PM
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The government is looking at ways and potential incentives to rectify the slowdown in the automotive industry by encouraging export of new and second hand cars, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Ahmad Husni.

He said the local market, like those in surrounding countries, had contracted causing a "stock overhang" situation.

“In Malaysia, roughly about 70% of buyers are changing cars. Only 30% are new buyers. The second hand market is important.

"As the price of second hand car is cheaper, there hasn’t been turnover. That is one reason and various other reasons. Prices of petrol is another. Plus, banks are quite tight in giving loans in terms of margin,” he said.

“The government is trying rectify that and one way is to encourage export,” Ahmad Husni said.

He said there were available funds for the automotive industry through the Ninth Malaysia Plan and companies could utilise that to enhance their business.

“There is the automotive fund which is about RM500 million and the industrial adjustment fund allocated for automotive industry is RM70 million. That is for this year under the 9th Malaysia Plan,” he added.

He was speaking to reporters at the presentation of ISO/TS 16949:2002 certification ceremony to Permintex Sanko Technologies Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur on Jan 26.

Permintex Sanko Technologies Sdn Bhd, sole supplier of plastic-injected dashboards for Perodua, received the ISO/TS 16949:2002 certificate from Vehicle Certification Agency, UK.

With the internationally recognised certificate, Permintex is looking to venture out of Malaysian shores.

“Whilst we continue to strengthen our position locally, we need to go beyond our own shores to expand our business.

"The ISO/TS accreditation that we have just received will obviously be very crucial for us in this pursuit as it is testimony of our world class standards,” said Permintex’s group managing director Datuk Haji Mohd Zin Baharom.

“We are now in the midst of discussing with certain parties to look at the possibilities of setting up a joint venture company to tap into the huge European market,” he said, adding that the JV talks were still in the early stage.

To a question on when the JV talks can be finalised, Mohd Zin said it was waiting to see the "direction of Proton."

Permintex also supplies instrument panel for Proton and is a major supplier of wire harnesses for Proton, Perodua as well as Modenas.
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Naza to launch gas-powered Citra and Ria
By Zuraimi Abdullah
January 30 2007
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NAZA Group plans to market its Naza Citra and Ria multi-purpose vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) for commercial and private use.

The group previewed its Citra and Ria NGVs (natural gas vehicles) yesterday, but did not disclose information on the expected launch date, investment and prices.

However, it is learnt that Naza plans to initially produce 250 units of the NGV vehicles.

A local company has been identified to help Naza convert the Citra and Ria produced at Naza's plant in Gurun in Kedah into NGVs, insiders said.

It is also learnt that prices of these NGVs should be about RM8,000 higher than the normal Citra and Ria, which sell at about RM80,000 and RM100,000 respectively. The bulk of the extra cost is for the installation of two to three cylinder tanks containing CNG.

Naza Automotive Manufacturing Sdn Bhd manager Mohamad Shalan Hassan said NGVs are more economical than typical vehicles.

The price of CNG (compressed natural gas) is half the price of unleaded petrol, Shalan told reporters at the preview of the Citra and Ria NGVs in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

Naza may be the second OEM (original equipment manufacturer) to introduce NGVs in a big scale.

The only OEM operating on the road currently is the Enviro 2000 (linked to Petronas) with its NGV taxis. There are also a few units of the NGV Mercedes Vito in operation.

Malaysia was an early starter in the NGV industry. While it has a well-established CNG taxi market, with more than 14,000 vehicles and about 40 refuelling sites run by Petronas, the country has yet to make significant inroads into other classes of vehicles.

The Cabinet is aiming for a possible expansion of target markets to public transport, heavy vehicle and private cars.

Government support for NGV development is reflected by the exemption of duty on the sale of CNG, hence making its price 50 per cent lower than petrol.
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INTRODUCING THE NEW NAZA CITRA

CITRA is redefining MPV in a whole new class through technological breakthroughs. The sleek vehicle houses a powerful 2.0 Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) which marks true craftsmanship and technology. The engine delivers an impressive output of 138ps @ 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 174.6N.m @ 4,500 rpm. CITRA is also fitted with a front-engine / front-wheel-drive configuration for maximum traction – ideal for wet and slippery driving. To maintain a high degree of driving excellence, CITRA is equipped with gas filled dampers and coil springs that delivers superior and precision handling.

CITRA is manufactured at the Naza Automotive Manufacturing (NAM) in Gurun, Kedah. The plant covers a massive 140 acres and vision to emerge an Asean's biggest automotive manufacturer. Since establishment, the plant was tasked to assembled Ria and continues to play an important role in heightening the local automotive industry leading towards becoming a key player in the South-East Asia Region.



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Local Automotive Industry Gearing To Compete Regionally


KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- The number of new makes and models entering the regional and global markets at competitive prices and of reasonable quality acts as a threat to the local automotive industry, according to the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA).

To overcome this situation, domestic component manufacturers have upgraded their engineering and technological capabilities through mergers, joint ventures and other forms of collaboration to compete in the industry, MIDA said in the "Performance of the Manufacturing and Services Sector 2006" report released Tuesday.

Component manufacturers, it added, were also leveraging on the global networks of their respective principals to penetrate the export market.

While market opening has threatened the operations of some companies, many domestic automotive component manufacturers have also capitalised on trade liberalisation measures by increasing efficiency, productivity and consequently capacities, MIDA said.

"They have adopted disciplines that have created higher productivity and generated an even stronger focus on export," it said.

Malaysia remained the largest market for passenger cars in Asean, accounting for almost 50 percent (366,738 units) of the market last year.

For the commercial vehicle segment, Thailand constituted the largest market in Asean, accounting for 48 percent (490,398 units).

In 2006, a total of 51 projects were approved in the local automotive industry with investments of RM536.3 million compared with 52 projects approved in 2005 with investments of RM1.1 billion, MIDA said.

Of of the 51 projects, 33 projects with investments of RM318.9 million were new ones while 18 projects with investments of RM217.4 million were expansion/diversification projects.

Domestic investments amounted to RM370.4 million while foreign investments totalled RM165.9 million.

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Newly launched Perodua Viva!

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Old July 31st, 2007, 07:50 AM   #132
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Car sales in Malaysia tipped to pick up in Q3
By Kamarul Yunus
July 31 2007


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A positive sign is that for the first time this year, car sales and registrations have exceeded more than 40,000 units in June, says Perodua managing directo
CAR sales are expected to pick up in the third quarter this year, after slipping 12 per cent in the first half, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) managing director Datuk Hafiz Syed Abu Bakar said yesterday.

He said one of the positive signs supporting this optimistic outlook is the increase in sales and registration of cars for June this year against the previous month.

"For the first time this year, car sales and registrations have exceeded more than 40,000 units in June.

"This has also exceeded the total sales volume posted in June last year," he said at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Bank Rakyat and Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd, and Takaful Ikhlas Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur.

The MoU is to provide financing and insurance coverage for Bank Rakyat's members to purchase Perodua's Viva car.

For Perodua alone, Hafiz said, the company in June sold a total of 16,831 units, capturing a market share of 39 per cent.

"We have been able to capture a market share of 34.2 per cent in the first six months this year, up from last year's 31.7 per cent," he said.

Hafiz also said he expects sales to pick up in July, August and September, especially with the coming of Hari Raya in October and introduction of new models by Proton Holdings and Toyota as well as Bank Rakyat's financing scheme.

"We expect car sales in the third quarter to be the highest quarter for this year. But it would still be a challenging period for the industry in the fourth quarter," he said.

Under Bank Rakyat's financing scheme alone, Hafiz said, Perodua expects to sell some 10,000 units of Viva cars worth RM370 million during the three-month period.

The financing scheme was launched on July 24 and ends October 24 2007.

Bank Rakyat managing director Datuk Kamaruzaman Che Mat said the financing scheme, which is part of the bank's promotions to celebrate the country's 50th anniversary, would enable cooperative members to buy affordable cars.

In fact, he said financing to buy Perodua's cars accounted for more than 50 per cent of Bank Rakyat's total automotive financing portfolio.

Under this financing scheme, he said, Bank Rakyat is offering to its members, who are mostly government servants and staff of government-linked companies, two types of schemes - Annaqlu 1 and Annaqlu 2.

For Annaqlu 1, the bank provides financing up to 90 per cent, with financing rate of between 3.3 per cent and 3.75 per cent, while for Annaqlu 2, the bank offers 100 per cent financing with financing rate of between 4.05 per cent and 4.25 per cent.

On top of this, customers are entitled to individual insurance coverage worth RM100,000 for three years provided by Takaful Ikhlas for free.
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* Proton Saga was the first Proton model, based on the Mitsubishi Lancer Fiore. It rolled off the Shah Alam assembly line for the first time in September 1985. The 100,000th Proton Saga was produced in January 1989. It remains the top-selling model even though newer, more advanced models have been launched.[1] There have been a few other face-lifted models: Proton Knight, Proton CARES and Iswara Aeroback, Iswara Limited Edition (painted in light purple with power steering and sporty exhaust note). This model is extremely popular with taxi drivers in Kuala Lumpur who repaint the vehicles red and white.

* Proton Saga Iswara, is a face-lifted version of the Proton Saga; originally launched way-back in 1992 and is still one of the top selling models for Proton in 2004 because of its low price. In past decades, this model had been well known for its low fuel consumption. However, with the advancement of technology Iswara has lost in this field. Sometime in 2005, the Saga Iswara was facelifted again and renamed back to the Proton Saga. This new version featured remodeled headlamps both front and rear. It also had an Audi TT-inspired dashboard and 1st generation Lotus Elise-derived dashboard display. In 2006, the Saga was facelifted yet again to include a new wau grille to match the rest of the family.

* Proton Wira (also known as the Proton Persona in Europe and some other international markets) was introduced in 1993 and is based on Mitsubishi Lancer/Colt. More than 220,000 units were sold between 1996 and 1998 [2]. This car was, and still is, very popular in Malaysia. The word Wira translates into English as "Hero" but instead of using this as the name in English-speaking countries, Proton chose to use the word Persona. However, from about 2001 onwards, the car has been sold as the Wira in the United Kingdom, whilst in 2002 the Wira was put into production in Iran by Zagross Khodro.

* Proton Wira Aeroback
* Proton Wira SE

* Proton Satria, (also called Proton Compact in the UK) a sporty 3-door hatchback based on the Mitsubishi Mirage / Mitsubishi Colt. Proton gained a lot of valuable engineering knowledge from its takeover of Lotus which ultimately led to a special Lotus badged version of the Satria being produced.

* Proton Satria GTi is a 3-door sports hatchback. This was Proton's attempt at the sporty, performance hatchback market. Very popular in Malaysia and has a large following in Australia. Powered by a 4-cylinder 1,800 cc DOHC engine and featured Lotus-tuned suspension, it was one of the best Protons ever built.

* Proton Satria R3 is a limited edition road-legal race-spec Satria with only 150 units in production. It features a double seam-welded lightened chassis and a tweaked engine with more aggressive cam timing.

* Proton Satria SE is the last batch of Proton Satrias to roll out. Featuring Proton Arena sports rims and grille, and many extras in the interior similar to the Proton Wira SE, this would be the last of the Satrias before the long-awaited SRM (Satria Replacement Model) rolls out.

* Proton Satria Neo is the replacement model of the previous Satria variants, using all-new design, chassis and powerplant. Launched on 16 June 2006, the Satria Neo is available in 1.6L and 1.3L variants, where both variants are powered by Campro engine.

* Proton Putra, a 2-door sporty coupe based on the Mitsubishi Mirage. Considered by many as one of the better looking of the Mitsubishi-based models, the Putra was well-received and commands good second-hand value.
* Proton Perdana, based on the Mitsubishi Eterna, first produced in 1994, intended for the higher-end market.

* Proton Perdana V6 was the facelifted version of the Perdana, featuring a more powerful V6 engine and new front and rear look. It was later facelifted to include the Alfa-Romeo-inspired grille that earned it the nickname Alfa-dana among enthusiasts.

* Proton Tiara was a compact car based on the Citroën AX, built under licence by Proton from 1996 to 2000. Faced numerous problems due to Proton not supporting the model after it was discontinued.
* Proton Juara, MPV based on the Mitsubishi Town Box Wide. This model was the first batch being totally CKD models from Japan. The external appearance of the car, which was a modification of the original Town Box, was criticized and received negatively, leading to its poor sales. It was very economical in fuel consumption and was very versatile. It is also one of the best-equipped Mitsubishi-based models, as it was based on a current model Mitsubishi. It featured keyless entry, auto-dim lights, safety lock for gear, child locks for doors and a digital odometer which was later used in other Proton models. It was also the first Malaysian car to offer Mercedes-Benz-style wing mirror-mounted signal indicators.
* Proton Waja (Proton Impian in Europe) is the first Proton to be designed and styled in-house. However, the car's chassis and engine were sourced and adapted from Mitsubishi (except for the 1,800 cc variant, which was powered by a Renault engine). The word Waja translates into English as "steel" while Impian translates into "dreams" or "ambition". The name Impian was chosen as it was considered to be a more pleasant sounding word for the international market. In January 2006, the car was fitted with a CamPro engine which has been re-tuned to boost the horsepower to 86 kW (115 bhp) and 155 N-m of torque. This made it go full-circle, as the CamPro was originally developed for the Waja, but was deemed not ready for production when the Waja was launched, hence debuting in the Proton Gen-2. The facelifted 2007 Proton Waja was launched on 19 January 2007 with the new grille nearly identical to the Proton Savvy.

* Proton Chancellor is a variant of the Waja for the executive market with a longer base, larger interior space and luxury features.
* Proton Waja R3 MME Edition

* Proton Arena (Called Proton Jumbuck in UK and Australia), a coupe utility vehicle. Based on the Wira platform, Proton engineers managed to develop a vehicle that would cater for those who have an active lifestyle and also those who need a small and economical utility vehicle as opposed to a commercial truck. 1200 units were sold in Australia in its first year. The Arena comes in 3 bodystyles.
* Proton Gen.2 is the first fully Malaysian-developed (including chassis and engine) Proton car and the replacement model for the Proton Wira; launched on February 8, 2004. It featured a modern sleek shape, with original design cues like crop-circle rear lamps and concave tail. The interior was very modern and minimalist, with a cool meter cluster. Proton still continued to sell the Wira after the Gen.2 was launched, due to having a huge supply of the vehicle still in stock. The Gen.2 is considered by many to be the best-looking Proton. It has a minimalist and modern interior that was designed with the help of Lotus. However, it did face problems with the quality of the interior and therefore sought the help of TUV of Germany for quality control, with results clearly visible from the Savvy onwards. The Gen.2 was the first to receive the CamPro engine which needed high revs to obtain full power, and this was sorted out with the re-tuning of later units of the car.

* Proton Gen-2 R3 MME Edition
* Proton Gen-2 EVE Hybrid is a hybrid concept version of the Gen-2, revealed during the 2007 Geneva Auto Show. It retains the S4PH Campro engine coupled together with a 30 kW, 144 V electric motor.

* Proton Savvy was launched on June 8, 2005. The 1,200 cc 5-door supermini car is the replacement model for the Proton Tiara. The car is fitted with an engine and a gearbox sourced from Renault. In an official on-road test made by Proton in mid-2006, Proton Savvy recorded the fuel consumption rate of about 24 km/L (or about RM0.08/km of fuel), making the car as the most fuel-efficient Malaysian car as verified by Malaysian Book of Records.

* Proton Savvy R3 Zerokit was based on the Proton Savvy R3 prototype and could be added to a Savvy purchase for an additional RM3000. It featured a roof spoiler, front and rear lips and side skirting.

* Proton PERT (Petronas-EON Racing Team), a near-identical copy of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. The current model resembles the Evolution VII and participates in the production class of the World Rally Championship.
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What?! Malaysia has CARS?
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PROTON cars are manufactured by Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (Proton), based in Malaysia.

Timeline
1980s
1981 Joint venture proposed with Mitsubishi to build a Malaysian car.
1982 National Car Project given cabinet approval.
Heavy Industries Corporation of Malaysia (HICOM) signs agreement with Mitsubishi.
1983 Proton established on 7 May.
Proton factory established in HICOM area.
1984 Prototype model on test.
Edaran Otomobil Nasional Sendirian Berhad (EON) Privatised.
First car named Proton Saga.
1985 Saga launched.
1986 Saga exported to Bangladesh.
1987 Production reaches 50,000 cars.
Agreement to sell Proton cars in UK.
1988 Saga wins 2 gold medals and 1 bronze medal at International Exhibition in Birmingham (UK).
1989 Local engine plant opens.
Production reaches 150,000.

1990s
1990 Saga wins 2 more gold medals at Birmingham International Exhibition (UK).
Production reaches 200,000,
Saga enters Thailand Rally and ended as winners.
1991 What Car awards Saga "Best Purchase" accolade.
12 valve engine released in the UK.
300,000 cars produced.
Transmission and Engine Facility opened by the then-Prime Minister - Mahathir bin Mohamad.
1992 Robotic upgrade to the Proton factory.
Saga variant, Proton Iswara launched.
Proton's hat-trick. 2 gold medals at the Birmingham Exhibition for the 3rd consecutive year.
En Adzmi Abdul Wahab appointed Managing Director of EON.
1993 Proton R&D facility opens.
Proton Wira launched.
Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh appointed Managing Director of Proton.
Production reaches 500,000 cars.
Proton finishes 2nd in Rally of Dubai.
1994 Proton Satria launched.
Agreement to export cars to Indonesia signed.
1995 Proton Perdana launched by the Prime Minister at Putra World Trade Center.
A more sporty Proton Wira called Wira Aeroback was launched.
In June 1995 proton launched in Australia with the Wira sedan.
1996 Production of Proton Tiara begins.
Proton now exporting to 31 countries.
Proton Wira 400 Series launched in Zagreb, Croatia.
1997 YB Dato' Saleh Sulong becomes Chairman of Proton.
Production of Lotus Elise begins.
1998 Proton gains ISO 9002 certification.
Satria GTi and Perdana V6 launched.
1999 Perdana V6 and Satria GTi launched in Singapore and Brunei.


2000s
2000 Launch of Proton Juara mini-MPV.
2001 Proton Waja launched.
2002 Launch of Proton Arena and Waja 1.8.
2003 Sponsorship of Norwich City Football Club begins.
2004 Proton Gen-2 launched.
2005 Launch of Proton Savvy.
2005 Syed Zainal Abidin Tahir appointed the new MD.
2006 Launch of Waja Campro 1.6 DOHC
2006 Proton reduced car prices in Malaysia along with several other car manufacturers in a move by the government to lower car prices.
2006 Proton holds talks with sources in Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Thailand, and China.
2006 Launch of Satria Neo.
2006 15/sept Launched in Pakistan.
2007 Proton Gen-2 EVE Hybrid concept car was revealed during the 2007 Geneva Auto Show.
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PERODUA, acronym of Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Berhad (in English, Second Automobile Manufacturer Limited Corporation) is Malaysia's second automobile manufacturer after Proton. It was established in 1993 and launched their first car, the Perodua Kancil in late 1994.
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That's amazing. A small country like Malaysia with 2 domestic automakers. Canada produced cars right from the auto industry's earliest days over 100 years ago, but still has no domestic automaker. They were all bought by American firms.

Congratulations, those cars look great......perhaps Canada will get its own automaker within the next 100 years.
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