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More About: Proton.

The Malaysian owned and based company is a relatively small player in the Australian automotive market .  It came about thanks to the vision of the then Malaysian Prime Minister in 1979, Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. His idea of a national car came to fruition after an approach to Japanese car company Mitsubishi resulted in a manufacturing deal being brokered.

‘PROTON’ is a Malaysian acronym for Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional (National Automobile Company).

The cars were based on existing Mitsubishi products with the first car, the Proton Saga, being released in mid 1985. Based on a 1983 Lancer, the vehicle was powered by a 1.3L petrol engine.

Soon after, the company had hit a 64% market share position in its home country and started to expand its boundaries by entering the UK market in 1989.

1992 saw the release of the Saga Iswara. Based on the existing Saga platform it had bespoke Proton sheetmetal and interior. Proton continued its Mitsubishi sourcing with the release of the Wira which used the 1991 fourth generation Lancer as its base design.

1996 will go down in history as a landmark year for Proton as they took a controlling stake in renowned and historic British brand Lotus. 2003 had Proton take complete ownership of Lotus, which develops and engineers suspension and handling components of Proton cars including the Satria GTi, a car that has garnered much acclaim for its road-holding prowess.

Proton’s first “own” car, the Waja, was released in 2000.