Here we go again. People started speculating about the Proton Perdana replacement since 8 years ago. Reports after reports suggested the flagship Proton would have been based on Volkswagen Passat, then Rover 75, then Renault Laguna, then Mitsubishi Galant, then Infiniti M-Series… And now the latest report claims Proton registered the name Suprima for its [...]
Remember the Proton Arena (or the Proton Jumbuck in the United Kingdom, Taiwan and Australia)? Well before Proton retires the Gen2/Persona, why not utilised that platform and make the second generation coupé utility. For my renderings, I’ve added plastic bits here and there, new front fascia and headlights, raised ground clearance, and completely new body [...]
Soon after the Mitsubishi Mirage was launched in Malaysia, I’ve receive emails and suggestions to rebadge the Mirage as a Proton; much like how the Lancer is “borrowed” officially as Proton Inspira. If you are among them hoping for more Proton-badged Mitusbishi, you’d be disappointed. Cars Bikes Trucks confirmed with Ryujiro Kobashi, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s vice corporate general [...]
Read from Paul Tan’s blog that Proton Holdings has entered into a collaboration agreement with Honda Motor Co. The deal was signed earlier today in Japan. More of the report here. So here I imagine the Acura (Honda) being rebadged as Proton, just for the fun of it.
Another set of Putra renderings. Check out the previous Inspira/Lancer-based Putra renderings here.
Volkswagen labor representatives would not back any further acquisitions by the carmaker, especially of Malaysian firm Proton, VW’s works council chief told a German newspaper. “We already have 12 brands and we first have to stabilize the group,” Bernd Osterloh told the Handelsblatt in an interview published on Monday. Read more here. I’ve prepared renderings [...]
Here’s the estate variant of the Prevé. As a global model for Proton, the estate could increase Proton’s internation sales. Just a thought. You can view the hatchback variant here, and even the Malaysian taxi version. The Prevé Wagon is slightly longer than the sedan, I’ve extended the rear overhang.
I have a strange fascination with supermini-based vans. I’ve already did the Perodua MyVan last year. Hope you guys like this too, the Satria Van
This should interest Proton Persona and Gen2 fans. At the recent Beijing Auto Show, Youngman-Lotus gave the L3 a mild facelift, with new grille and front bumper. More pictures available here. China Car Times also commented on the facelifted L3, “Only minor changes, including an uglier looking bumper and more unoriginal tail lights.”
Something fun to start the work week. Zoom in on the stickers. Anyway the utilitarian taxi variant of the Prevé looses color-coated side mirror housings and bumpers. Gone too are the fog lamps and alloy wheels.