Proton holdings are a Malaysian corporation which designs, manufactures, distributes and sells automobiles. The sales of the Proton cars are more in the internal regions of Malaysia. HICOM and Mitsubishi initially had a stake in Proton, and later the company was fully acquired by DRB-HICOM. Majority of the car parts, technical expertise, and vehicle platforms were given by Mitsubishi initially. Proton cars started out to be a great success, and they sold many cars on a domestic level. Their sales increased drastically in the 1990s. But due to the Asian Financial crisis in the year 1997, the sales of vehicles dropped, and there was a significant loss in the company. Proton slowly regained its market in the early 2010s. Brightest Flashlights
The following are some of the top five car models of Proton:
- Proton Gen-2.
- Proton Perdana.
- Proton Saga.
- Proton Satria.
- Proton Savvy.
The Proton Gen-2 was launched in the year 2004 in Malaysia, and it is also called as the Proton Wira Replacement Model (WRM). The car has a 5-door hatchback body style and is a compact car class. The Gen-2 was developed as a part of the Proton city project. The Gen-2 was one of the first cars that were manufactured with an indigenous designed platform and engine. Proton and Lotus developed the Camshaft profiling engine, and this was used in Gen-2.
Perdana has a four-door saloon body type, and it is a mid-size family Class car. The word Perdana is Prime in Malay, and the first generation of the car was launched in the year 1995, and there were about 80,000 cars sold between the years 1995 and 2010. The car as a 2.0L 6A12 engine and the vehicle can hold up to 64liters. The maximum speed Perdana can go about 205 km/h (127 mph). Perdana was mostly sold domestically, but few cars were exported to the United Kingdom.
Proton Saga was the company’s flagship car and is a subcompact class car. Proton saga was manufactured by a joint venture of HICOM and Mitsubishi Motors as these were the two firms which initially had stakes in Proton. Saga is based on the 1983 Lancer Fiore sedan. Saga is a four-door saloon and 5-door hatchback body type. The car is named after the Saga tree which is a national symbol in Malaysia.
The production of Satria cars was done between the years 1994 to 2015. The vehicle is a supermini class and a hatchback automobile. The car was named after a Sanskrit word which means knight. Satria has Hydraulic Power Steering and Ventilated disc brakes.
Savvy is a supermini-class car with a 5-door hatchback body style and was introduced to the market in the year 2005. The car uses a 1.2 L Renault D4F I4 engine it can go up to a maximum speed of 95km/hr. Savvy can hold about 40 liters in its tank.