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About Proton

Proton is the Malaysian national carmaker (Malay acronym for PeRusahaan OTOmobil Nasional, 'National Automobile Enterprise'), which was established in 1983 under the direction of the former Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir Mohamad. Proton Holdings Berhad, the holding company, is listed on the Bursa Malaysia.

History

Based on technology and parts from Mitsubishi Motors, production of the first model, the Proton Saga began in September 1985 at its first manufacturing plant in Shah Alam, Selangor. Initially the components of the car were entirely manufactured by Mitsubishi but slowly local parts were being used as technologies were transferred and skills were gained. The 100,000th Proton Saga was produced in January 1989.

Until the end of the 1990s, the car's logo featured the crest from Malaysia's coat of arms, featuring a crescent and a fourteen-pointed star. The new Proton logo features a stylized tiger head. In 1993, a model called Proton Wira was introduced based on the Mitsubishi Lancer/Colt. More than 220,000 units were sold between 1996 and 1998. Proton Perdana, based on the Mitsubishi Galant/Eterna, was first produced in 1995, intended for higher end market.

By 2002 Proton held a market share of over 60% in Malaysia, which was reduced to barely 30% by 2005 and is expected to reduce further in 2008 when AFTA mandates reduce import tariffs to a maximum of 5%.

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S4 12v 1.5L      M-5
66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp  126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft
   

Proton Arena (2003)

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 1468 cm3 / 89.6 cu in / 89.6 cu in, 66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

  
  
S4 12v 1.5L      M-5
67.0 kW / 89.8 hp / 89.8 hp  126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft
   

Proton Arena (2004)

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 1468 cm3 / 89.6 cu in / 89.6 cu in, 67.0 kW / 89.8 hp / 89.8 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

  
  
S4 12v 1.5L      M-5
66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp  126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft
   

Proton Arena (2005)

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 1468 cm3 / 89.6 cu in / 89.6 cu in, 66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

2-door
2-seat
S4 16v 1.5L DOHC M-5
64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp  124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft
8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US  

Proton Arena 1.5 GL (2007)

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1468 cm3 / 89.6 cu in / 89.6 cu in, 64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, 150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph top speed, consumption 8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US

2-door
2-seat
S4 16v 1.5L DOHC M-5
        124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft
8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US  

Proton Arena 1.5 GL (2008)

2-door 2-seater minicar, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1468 cm3 / 89.6 cu in / 89.6 cu in, 124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US

2-door
2-seat
S4 16v 1.5L DOHC M-5
64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp  124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft
8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US  

Proton Arena 1.5i (2007)

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1468 cm3 / 89.6 cu in / 89.6 cu in, 64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, 155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed, consumption 8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US

2-door
2-seat
S4 16v 1.5L DOHC M-5
        124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft
8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US  

Proton Arena 1.5i (2008)

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1468 cm3 / 89.6 cu in / 89.6 cu in, 124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US

2-door
2-seat
S4 16v 1.5L DOHC M-5
64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp  124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft
8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US  

Proton Arena 1.5i GLX (2007)

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1467 cm3 / 89.5 cu in / 89.5 cu in, 64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, 155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed, consumption 8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US

2-door
2-seat
S4 16v 1.5L DOHC M-5
        124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft
8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US  

Proton Arena 1.5i GLX (2008)

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1468 cm3 / 89.6 cu in / 89.6 cu in, 124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US

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