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Proton's Cars to the People tour pitches up at the Portsmouth and Southsea Show

25 Jul 2005

Proton Cars (UK) Ltd will visit the Portsmouth and Southsea Show this summer as part of its Cars to the People tour of the UK. Proton will be at the show from the 5th - 7th August 2005.

Visitors to the Proton stand will see Proton's new 30ft exhibition unit on its nationwide tour - a UK first for the Malaysian manufacturer. The unit will display the GEN-2, the first model of a new generation of Lotus inspired cars from Proton, an Impian saloon and its popular two door pick-up, the Jumbuck. A Lotus Elise sports car and an MV Agusta motorbike will also be on show at the event to complete the Proton family of brands. Later in the year, Proton will be introducing its new 5 door supermini, the Savvy, at other events.

Proton is quite literally taking their 'Cars to the People' and are giving visitors a chance to step inside, pop open the bonnet and boot and take a good look around.

Visitors to the event can enter the free prize draw to win a brand new top of the range GEN-2 1.6 GSX with metallic paint (worth over £11,000) by simply registering their details on the Proton stand. The GEN-2 1.6 GSX has four airbags, remote central locking and engine immobiliser, ABS, climate control,leather seats, alloy wheels, a Blaupunkt radio/ CD player with a 10-CD changer and much more.

The Proton stand will also be stacked with free giveaway goodies for children and the young at heart.

Visitors will be able to visit the Proton stand from 5th - 7th August and it will be open everyday from 10am until 7pm.

For those unable to come to the event, the full Proton range can be viewed and driven at one of Proton's two local dealers; Ayres of Fareham, 5 Maylings Farm Road in Fareham Tel: 01329 282621 and Rowles Picador, 95-101 Bournemouth Road, Chandlers Ford in Eastleigh Tel: 02380 255432 (Jumbuck only dealer).

Proton - Background Information

Proton : Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Berhad.

1983: Proton is incorporated to manufacture assemble and sell motor vehicles and related products

1987: Proton Cars (UK) Ltd begins trading in the UK

1989: Commences import of Proton vehicles with the Proton MPI.

1996: Proton acquires a share in Group Lotus Plc

2000 - Proton Satria GTi launches in UK - the first collaboration between Proton and Lotus

2001: The Impian was launched at Silverstone

2003: Proton's stake in Lotus increases to 100%

2003 - Proton undertake a 3-year shirt sponsorship of Norwich City Football Club

2004: Proton signs an agreement with the superbike brand MV Agusta group and takes a controlling interest in the Italian motorbike manufacturer

2004: The GEN-2 is launched in the UK. Proton combines the sporting heritage of Lotus with its own strengths to create the GEN-2.

2005: In Sept/ Oct this year Proton anticipates the UK launch of the Proton Savvy, a five door city car.

2005: Power and Control brand message is launched. The power behind Proton comes in the form of the newly developed CAMPRO engine, available in GEN-2 models, designed in collaboration with Lotus Engineering. The classleading expertise of Lotus engineers in ride and handling technology brings superb control to every new Proton sold today.

2006: Proton will launch a three door supermini.

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