Proton has been providing the humble denizens of Malaysia with quality rides for the past 3 decades. The brainchild of our PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Proton was conceptualised to show the world what Malaysia had to offer – while simultaneously boosting our industrial capabilities!
What’s in the name?
Proton is short for Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional, which roughly translates to national automotive enterprise/company.
Source: Malaysia Gazette
Making a Cameo in Mr Bean
Did you know that the Proton Iswara was prominently featured in Mr Bean? Check out this scene where Mr Bean gets a golf ball stuck in the Proton’s exhaust pipe:
Car testing in the North and South Pole
Proton succeeded extreme heat and cold tests in Oman deserts and the North and South Poles. This proves that Proton cars have the extraordinary ability to perform under extreme temperatures!
Egypt has the world’s largest Proton Persona Fan Club
Yes, you heard us right. Proton Persona! The car is beloved in Egypt and members gather to form motorcades on a semi-regular basis.
There is a Malaysian man named Proton Saga Kelambu!
Proton Saga was born in a village in Perak to proud parents Kelambu and Jamilah, around 30+ years ago when our country was about to roll out our first manufactured car, the Proton Saga (of course!). If you think this was surprising, this “Saga” gets a completely new turn – Proton Saga later named his first born child ‘Viva’!
Source: Sinar Harian
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