About Proton Cars
PROTON is a Malaysian automotive company and automobile corporation, boasting excellence in automobile design, manufacturing, distribution and sales of PROTON vehicles.
In 2017, the purchase of a 49.9% stake in PROTON took place by the Zhejiang GEELY Holding Group; a Fortune 500 company which owns VOLVO and Lotus. The PROTON brand was transformed through its additional finance, technical expertise and products.
2022 marks the year that PROTON launched into South Africa and with that, the launch of the PROTON X50 and PROTON X70. Although the brand has been heard of before, it has never before been experienced under its ownership of GEELY, pairing class-leading design and a powertrain co-developed between Geely and Volvo.
The new PROTON models are right-hand drive versions of GEELY vehicles sold in left-hand markets around the world. The new PROTON X50 and PROTON X70 benefit from shared group engineering expertise including technology solutions also found in VOLVO models. With GEELY providing resources and support for PROTON, we can ensure that the runway for vehicles being released in the near future is exciting.
Considering the need for fuel efficiency in SOUTH AFRICA at this current economic time, PROTON have created this product that fulfils the desire for a SUV that is not only outstanding in performance, features and aesthetic appeal but is also affordable to own and run. From a fuel consumption perspective in the current models bought into SOUTH AFRICA, the PROTON X50 is 6.5L/100km and the PROTON X70 is 7.8L/100km.