Proton has recently announced that their Proton Prevé has managed to be awarded a 5-Star rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) after it had completed three crash tests that included a frontal offset, side and pole impacts; all of which were conducted by an independent laboratory in Australia in order to determine the safety levels of the Prevé.
If you are not familiar to the world of Formula One, then you might have seen his face testing out the new Proton Preve. Yes, he is the famous Formula One legend Jean Alesi. The Frenchman basked in the fame of the high-speed motorsport back in the 1989-2001 period where his career was in its peak, racing for a number of famous names like Jordan, Prost, Tyrell, Benetton, Sauber, and even Ferrari. And after spending most of his life living on the fast lane, he finally decides to pull down the curtains on his racing career.
Two Proton Satria Neo race-prepped cars numbered 27 for the boys and 18 for the ladies. Now that the stage was set, Red Bull’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ was ready to to take on the gruelling 9 hour race at the S1K (Sepang 1,000km) last weekend, where the boys managed to outpace the ladies by 6 laps when the chequered flag fell.
The Satria Neo CPS is undeniably one of Proton’s most popular models in their whole lineup. Realizing the potential that this two-door hatchback holds, it did not only performed well with numerous wins around its belt, but Proton themselves also decided to make a much more serious version of this car; the Satria Neo R3.
Our very own automotive manufacturer, Proton has just launched two vehicles in their model line-up specifically for Thailand’s market by PROTON Holdings Berhad Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Lukman Ibrahim at the 2012 Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok, and they are the Proton Prevé and Exora Prime along with Phranakorn Auto Sales Managing Director, Mr. Thawatchai Jungsanguanpornsuk. Phranakorn Auto Sales is the sole distributor for Proton vehicles in Thailand.
Finally Malaysians will be able to enjoy the similar magic and joy that Xzibit and the auto-pimping crew of West Coast Customs once brought to countless car owners in the States as our own MTV Pimp My Ride Malaysia will soon go on air! Premiering this 30th November over at Astro’s Channel 713, make sure to tune in at 10pm as our local rapper Altimet and MTV VJ Richard Herrera will take you through the journey of pimping out the old and rusty rides that lurks in our streets.
Round 5 of the Malaysian Super Series (MSS) is about to take place and although the title may have already been claimed by Malaysian Touring Car (MTC) Class 2 champions Syafiq Ali and James Veerapan of Proton R3 Motorsports, they’re looking to bag themselves a double victory come this weekend.
If Proton were to establish a partnership with a Japanese auto manufacturer, the most possible candidate for such a move would probably be with Mitsubishi as they had come a long way in working together. Even the first Proton to roll down the streets, the Saga, was rebadged from Mitsubishi’s own Lancer Fiore. So when Proton recently announced that they are partnering up with Honda, many were taken aback.
The last APRC (Asia Pacific Rally Championship) race of the season took place in China (Rally of Longyou) over the weekend and was where the Proton R3 Motorsports team emerged doubly victorious with Alister McRae and Juho-Salo finishing first and third respectively in their Proton Satria Neo S2000 rally car.
PROTON has gone to the “Land Down Unda” and PROTON Holdings Berhad Executive Chairman, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil with PROTON Cars Australia’s Chief Operating Officer, Kaye Amies, has unveiled the Prevé and Exora as two new models for the consideration of the Aussies at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show, with the Prevé available for bookings and Exora scheduled to go on sale sometime in mid-2013.