Malaysian car maker unveils 'Islamic car'
Sunday, November 11, 2007
"What they (Iran) want to do is to call that an Islamic car. We will identify a car that we can develop and produce it in Malaysia, Iran or Turkey. For Proton, we are more than happy because we have products that we can share," said Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, the chief executive of Proton. The idea was originally proposed by Iran.
Currently, Volkswagen which is headquartered in Germany, is in negotiations to partner with Proton and American automaker General Motors Corporation. Proton has been posting financial losses, with over US$160 million lost in 2007 alone.
- "Malaysia, Iran, Turkey plan "Islamic" car - report" — , November 11, 2007
- Robin Brant. "Malaysia firm's 'Muslim car' plan" — , November 11, 2007
- Associated Press. "Report: Malaysia's Proton plans to make 'Islamic cars' with Iran, Turkey" — , November 10, 2007