Malaysian national carmaker Proton has finalized its plan for the Nepalese market and is all set to launch a different variety of cars in the upcoming months. Proton is Malaysia's automotive contribution to the international market, founded in 1983. Now, this company has risen to a level as it exports its cars to more than fifty countries. Proton has achieved this remarkable growth through its research and development facility. Innovative designs and creative engineering methods have been vital to the company's success in recent years. Proton is a brand on the go and aims to appeal to younger buyers looking for their first car.
The three models are currently undergoing field trials and technical evaluation at various sites in South Asia. These models will be introduced in phases, and are expected to hit the Nepalese market early next year. Proton currently sells around 8 cars in Malaysia. These include 3 Sedan, 2 MPV, 2 SUV, and 1 Hatchback. Being a national automobile company, Proton is the second largest auto brand in Malaysia as well as a pioneer in Southeast Asia. Proton’s line up currently comprises six models - Saga sedan, Persona sedan, Perdana sedan, Exora MPV, Iriz hatchback, and X70 SUV. According to last year's sales figures, Proton ranked second after beating Honda and Toyota in Malaysia's top ten automobile brands list.
According to automobile industry sources, Jagadamba Motors Pvt. Ltd which is under Shankar Group is about to import Proton brand in Nepal. Proton cars will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Swift, Dzire and SX4, Hyundai Santro, i10 and Verna, Tata Motors Indica and Indigo and Chevrolet UV-A and Aveo in the Nepalese market. Proton faced stiff competition in its home market and saw its market share diminish. The reason behind the Proton brands that are looking forward to going globally. For more information about auto news in Nepal, please stay tune with us. The Porton brand company headquarters is located in Shah Alam, Selangor, and additional facilities are operated at Proton City, Perak.