Sunday, September 28, 2008

Proton's Latest Model?

Malaysia's Proton Holdings Berhad ("Proton"), the manufacturer of Proton brand cars, is moving into the higher range of motor vehicles sector, the Multi Purpose Vehicle or MPV and could be challenging the likes of Porsche Cayenne S, BMW X6 or Nissan Murano as shown in the picture below.This new Proton model has not been named yet but the prototype MPV model was given the name of Proton MSX. You can't see it in the showrooms yet but lots of people have been invited to see the prototype model.
Proton can't even match the likes of Toyota Wish, Honda CRV or Nissan Grand Livina but now have thought of matching those of the top range. What kind of strategy is this? How much will this car be priced at? If I have RM500,000, I'll rather buy those the imported cars rather than a local model of the same specifications.



Another two blogs by the name of Automotive News and Kereta Dot Info have pictures of Proton's alternative prototype MPV models. Which model will be finally chosen as the Proton MPV that is targetted to be launched in year 2009?

By the way, Proton has not decided on the name for the new MPV model. Proton has set up a competition in naming the MPV model. The grand prize is the said MPV model and followed by two consolation prizes of overseas trips worth RM15,000. Give it a shot.
Tags: Car, Proton, Proton Holdings Berhad, Proton MSX, Proton MPV, Porsche Cayenne S, BMW X6, Nissan Murano, Multi Purpose Vehicle, MPV, Toyota Wish, Honda CRV, Nissan Grand Livina

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6 Comments:

Blogger Borneo Falcon said...

Look impressive. Hope it is reliable

28 September, 2008 14:26  
Anonymous cc of Quaint Melody said...

Interesting, when will it be in the market?

29 September, 2008 00:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnny,
The MSX is a "concept car". It was never meant for production (yet). It was based on Lotus APX. You could google them out.
The new MPV is much more as people's car, not to compete with Cayenne, but more towards competing with the Livina and Wish.
It should be developed and priced affordably.

my 2 sen.

06 October, 2008 14:32  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

borneo - yeah, hopefully

cc - its only in testing mode

anonymous - thanks for the lead

07 October, 2008 09:16  
Blogger Falcon said...

it really does look impressive...

08 October, 2008 23:44  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

falcon - it does look good

09 October, 2008 00:19  

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