The deal that many Malaysians look forward to is called off. Volkswagen and Proton’s collaboration has been called off the second since we first heard of such possibility. This is rather abit of disappointing as we would expect the the collaboration would happen, Proton will have greater technology exchange learned from Volkswagen. Thus, indirectly we would get better Protons.
According a statement by Proton, Volkswagen parties had other priorities right now and would not pursuing any possibility tie-up with Proton. However this does not mean Proton’s aim to continuously improve themselves and their cars stop here. Proton will continue it’s Asean Multi-Local OEM strategy, which includes the Proton Emas project and more new models coming up. As well as certain product collaboration with it’s old partner – Mitsubishi. Proton is also working towards expanding in China with Youngman.