Geely acquiring majority stake in Lotus, 49% of Proton

May 24, 2017

The parent company of Volvo, China’s Geely, is set to acquire a majority stake of Lotus Cars as well as its current parent, Malaysia’s Proton. A 49.9 percent share of Proton and a 51 per...

Proton planning WRC return in 2018 with Iriz R5

May 19, 2017

Malaysian car manufacturer Proton will be returning to the World Rally Championship next year, following four years hiatus. Set to be revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month, the Iriz R5 has been...

Top 10 cheapest 7-seaters on sale in Australia for 2017

Apr 24, 2017

So here you are. You find yourself in need of a conveyance with seven seats and that means either go used or pay for an expensive new car, right? Wrong. For less than $30,000 you...

Proton reveals interesting pickup ute concept at Alami Carnival

Oct 06, 2015

Proton has revealed a surprising dual-cab pickup ute concept at the 2015 Alami Proton Carnival in Malaysia, giving us a possible glimpse into the company’s future direction. These photos, taken by, show the passenger...

2014 Proton Preve GXR on sale in Australia from $23,990

Dec 09, 2013

The Proton Preve GXR, the Malaysian carmaker’s “most technologically advanced four-door model”, is now on sale in Australia. The sporty GXR features a turbocharged engine and uses a seven-speed CVT transmission as standard, with a...

Volkswagen thinking of buying Proton; Lotus – report

Jul 26, 2012

Volkswagen Group really is an automotive giant. It currently owns nine passenger vehicle brands, including 19.99 per cent of Suzuki. Volkswagen is now apparently thinking of taking over Proton, and Proton-owned sports car brand, Lotus....