Proton to get into India Automotive Market in 2009
I have a response from one of KDI readers about this news on other website. Unfortunately, there are some stupid comments on our Malaysia Car Maker. Some of them even did not know what is Proton! They say that this car are not going to compete in India because India have the most cheap car in the world.
So, we need to care about what people say about our car maker. Why, who is going to support local car maker beside us? The truth is, Proton is now making new revolution under the intelligent new management specially our Datuk Syed Zainal, Managing Director of Proton.
Initially, the Proton will market three models, the Savvy, the Saga and the Persona with sales expected to begin in early 2009. Proton is also negotiating with a joint-venture partner in India to manufacture and market its cars. “We are looking at a number of possible joint venture partners in India with a strong focus on marketing,” said Syed Zainal, managing director of Proton Cars.
I am sure, there must be something different and very good strategy to compete in India automotive market. We will se how they are going to get there soon.