I invented the nickname PROTON PRHONDA.
When I made up this name, it was tongue in cheek, a play on word. Now it has become a Google term.
Google Proton Prhonda, and you will come up with several entries, including the one below!
Sep 17, 2013 – Harga honda accord 2.4 di USA baru Ringgit 60,000. aa · ab · ad · ac. —. THE PROTON PRHONDA IS HERE! All New Proton Perdana 2014 …
17 February 2016
New Proton Perdana now available for general public http://bit.ly/1Tnw7FL
New Proton Perdana now available for general public
Those who have been keeping track of Proton’s progress will know that it has been six years since the last Proton Perdana (with the V6 Mitsubishi 2.0 litre engine) rolled out from Proton’s production plant. However, the government departments needed a replacement model for the Perdana, and so a deal was struck with Honda to re-badge the previous generation Honda Accord as the Perdana, and since the beginning of 2015, we have been seeing these ‘Accord-Perdana’ cars, mostly black in colour, running around in the country.
Well, the new Perdana is NOT a rebadged Honda Accord — however, I understand that it uses a Japanese car platform, probably the same as the current re-badged Accord, therefore it shares the same suspension mounting points. It also suggests that the undercarriage parts including the suspension links, shock absorbers and springs may be the same as the current Perdana. However, from the floorboard upwards, Proton has designed a totally new body and thus has given a totally new and fresh look to the car.
The Perdana that was unveiled today is a 2.4 litre variant, and I understand that there will be a 2.0 litre variant later. We did get a peep under the bonnet, and we did see a 2.4 litre DOHC engine with variable valve timing obviously of Japanese origin – I assure you that it is a very powerful and reliable engine, with 135kW of power and 222 Nm of torque, so you can probably guess where it originates from. We also know that Proton has recently purchased the 2.0 litre engine developed by Petronas, so I suppose they would be looking seriously at putting that engine in the 2.0 litre variant later on. – See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/drive/article/new-proton-perdana-now-available-for-general-public?utm_content=buffere2c7b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.YYL0jiF1.nM09gUze.dpuf
4 November 2014
YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA
Putrajaya is overpaying for leased Proton Perdanas as official car in the government fleet, costing about RM250,000 for each 2.4 executive version over five years, DAP’s Kampar MP said today.
Ko Chung Sen said that the stretched version used by the prime minister and the deputy prime minister was purchased at RM295,000 each, close to the price paid by the Penang state government for an S-class Mercedes for Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, at RM298,263.75.
He said the government will order 3,000 Proton Perdana cars on a staggered basis from DRB-Hicom over a two-year period beginning late last year.
According to the Kampar MP, Putrajaya currently leases the new Proton Perdana 2.4 executive at RM3,284.84 per month, which works out to RM197,090.40 per car after five years.
He said after adding on maintenance and servicing, the cost per car would work out to RM259,976.40 in five years.
“So each rebadged Proton Perdana 2.4 executive is costing the government a quarter million ringgit over five years, and they don’t own it because it is being leased,” he said.
PublicInvest Research, “Proton’s global small car, which is expected to be launched in the second half of this year, (delayed from April) will likely be a game-changer for Proton.”
HAVING SUCCESSFULLY ‘MARRIED’ A PROTON AND A HONDA TO PRODUCE THE PRHONDA, PROTON (DR MAHATHIR) SEEMS TO BE KEEN ON MORE PRHONDAS!
“We are looking at other Japanese automotive makers and right now we are cooperating with Honda,” he told reporters here after speaking at a seminar on investment and trade opportunities in Kedah at Hotel New Otani.
Saturday May 24, 2014 MYT 7:38:49 AM
Dr M in the hot seat
Industry observers see the move as a last-ditched attempt by the former prime minister to protect his legacy and his tenure is off to a good start as Mahathir has announced that Proton is in talks with several Japanese motor companies on jointly collaborating in the future.
The 88-year-old Mahathir has been Proton’s group advisor since late-2003, after he stepped down as Malaysia’s fourth prime minister. Proton is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-Hicom, which the latter took private in 2012.
Mahathir replaces Tan Sri Khamil Mohd Jamil as chairman of Proton. The latter remains on the Proton board as a director.
15 March 2014| last updated at 07:52PM
Kedah, Perak govts get new Proton Perdana
ALOR STAR: The state governments of Kedah and Perak, recently received a fleet of new Proton Perdana during a handover ceremony at their respective state government offices.
Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir and Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir were on hand to receive the new cars from representatives of DRB-Hicom Bhd and Proton Holdings Bhd.
Perak govt gets 12 Proton Perdana 2.4
prhonda mukhriz supports dad Dr Mahathir’s proton national car, kedah buys new Proton Perdana http://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/does-proton-really-have-a-new-model-by-january-2014/ … …
IN KEDAH, THE SON SUPPORTS IS FATHER’S (STILL STRUGGLING) NATIONAL CAR PROJECT.
05 February 2014| last updated at 08:18PM
Kedah govt to replace official cars with Proton Perdana 2.4 litre
NEGRI SEMBILAN DIDN’T WANT PROTON PRHONDA! They bought the real deal, Honda Accords.
Wednesday January 8, 2014 MYT 2:40:59 PM
Negri Sembilan swaps Perdana for Honda Accords
SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan government has replaced its fleet of ageing Proton Perdana with Honda Accords for its state executive councilors.
The state government has acquired 13 vehicles at a cost of RM110, 000 to replace the Perdanas, which were already more than a decade old.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said on Wednesday, he would however continue to use his personal vehicle as he has been doing so since assuming the post in 2004.
Najib got the first one.
Tukar logo,tukar bumper,tukar grille depan,ubah sikit dalam sudah bolih jual $100,000 lebih….Harga honda accord 2.4 di USA baru Ringgit 60,000
THE PROTON PRHONDA IS HERE!
All New Proton Perdana 2014 – Honda Accord???
Proton executive chairman Tan Sri Mohd Khamil Jamil said that the new Proton Perdana was part of the development programme undertaken by Proton with its collaborative partner, Honda of Japan.
HERE IT IS, THE NEW-LOOK PROTON PERDANA!
Wednesday December 11, 2013 MYT 7:43:05 PM
New-look Proton Perdana launched as official goverment car
The new version of the Proton Perdana comes in two variants, the Perdana 2.0 L and 2.4 L, with improved security features and comfort.
Two special edition units of the car were brought out for Najib and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
At the event, Najib received his official car bearing the registration number W 11 N.
Later, at a press conference, Mohd Khamil said Proton Holdings Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-Hicom, had delivered the first batch of 200 units to the Government.
He said a total of 3,000 units would be delivered on a staggered basis over the space of two years to replace the existing fleet of Proton Perdanas.
“For the moment, the new Proton Perdana will be used only as the official car of the government. It will not be sold to the public.
New-look Proton Perdana launched as official goverment car
Honda Accord-based Proton to replace government’s Perdana fleet
1ST 11th AND WE’RE STILL WAITNG ANXIOUSLY FOR THE PROTON PRHONDA TO BE REVEALED!
ANY DAY NOW…
YES, THERE IS A ‘NEW’ PERDANA. THEY CALL IT THE PERDANA REPLACEMENT MODEL (PRM).
YOU MAY CALL IT A PRHONDA (From Proton + Honda)
Honda Accord-based Proton to replace government’s Perdana fleet
Proton 5-year plans good to go
The national carmaker will roll out Phase 1 of the Perdana replacement model for government use in December 2013 under the plans, Lukman noted.
Phase 2 of the Perdana replacement model, which targets the mass market, will only be rolled out within two years.
Proton, via its strategic collaboration with Honda Motor Co, will start producing an initial 3,000 units of the new Perdana by next month.
Isn’t it exciting, a marriage of Proton and Honda? (A marriage of convenience?)
I AM WAITING FOR THIS NEW PROTON THAT REPLACES THE PERDANA!
OH, IT’S A ‘NEW’ PERDANA, ONE WITH A HONDA CHASSIS AND A PROTON ENGINE! They call it the PRM (Perdana Replacement Model).
(Whoever produced the following is a GENIUS!)
PAULTAN.ORG, MALAYSIA’S LEADING BLOG/WEBSITE FOR CARS, HAS THIS TO SHOW US!
SPYSHOTS: First look at the Honda Accord-based Proton Perdana Replacement Model (PRM)
Here’s a first look at the car that government officials will be using as their daily ride in the future – the Proton Perdana Replacement Model based on the previous-generation Honda Accord, and not the current Accord. This black mule was sighted at R&R Gombak by sharp-eyed reader Khai RULE Cultus.
For the whole story, which is interesting
New 2014 Proton Executive For Proton Perdana Replacement Model
Click on this link for more details
Apr 24, 2013 – Proton Perdana replacement model could use Honda Accord …. I thought DRB will be improve the company after they terminate the DSZ.
X-1R Performance Products
Proton & Honda collaborate???
Date : 1 July 2013
Subject : Proton & Honda collaborate???
..the Star reported that Proton is expected to reveal a series of announcements in the next 12 months, including updates on the collaboration with Honda and the launch of new models…the report touches on a Perdana replacement model (PRM). The PRM will be a fruit of the Proton-Honda collaboration agreement that came to surface last October.
The daily’s unidentified source said that Proton has plans to use the Honda Accord chassis as the basis for PRM, but the Proton model would look different. There was no mention whether the Accord in question is the new one recently launched in Thailand or the outgoing Accord currently on sale here.
“The PRM, though based on the Accord, would still entail cosmetic changes, and the engine could be based on the 2.0 litre Petronas engines Proton bought last year,” he said.
Wednesday September 18, 2013 MYT 7:19:11 AM
Government opts for new Perdana model
PETALING JAYA: The Federal Government has opted for the Perdana Replacement Model (PRM), reversing a plan to replace its ageing fleet of Proton Perdana Executive cars with the Honda Accord.
Sources said Proton had been given the green light to continue with its plans for the PRM, which is expected to be unveiled by December.
It is understood that the PRM would be based on the Honda Accord’s chassis and Proton would do a rebadging exercise including cosmetic and specification changes, similar to the previous changes to the Proton Inspira, which is essentially a Mitsubishi Lancer.
However, the sources said Proton had other plans with a Phase 2 that entails a complete change of outlook and engine to be unveiled in 2015.
Proton has yet to respond to queries from The Star as at press time.
Proton has informed the National Economic Advisory Council and Najib that it has a new model which could be used for the official government fleet. Delivery? As early as next January!
Is the whole scheme meant to bail out Syed Mokhtar and Proton?
Free Malaysia Today
Najib bows to Proton pressure?
High-placed sources claim government backtracks on decision to use Honda Accords after Proton forces its way in by promising new executive models, deliverable in the next three months.
KUALA LUMPUR: Proton has emerged as a major winner after forcing the government to make a last minute U-turn to allow the national carmaker to continue supplying official vehicles to the federal government to replace the aging Proton Perdana Executive and Inspira series.
The government had originally agreed in July this year to replace the Perdana Executive and Inspira fleet with the Honda Accord series.
Honda Accord was picked following Proton’s inability to come up with a model to replace the out-of-production Perdana series. Letters to that effect had been sent out to all government agencies and ministers. In fact, Honda has been notified of the immediate purchase of 350 Accords – the 2013 models which were launched early this month.
However on Monday, Sept 9, Proton managed to convince Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to allow Proton to continue supplying its models to the federal government. The speed in which this decision was made has baffled Putrajaya officials and industry players.
Free Malaysia Today
Questions persist on Proton’s ability
Although Proton has managed to keep its hold to supply the government vehicles, questions still remain on its ability to deliver as promised.
“Proton has failed to introduce a proper replacement model for the Perdana series all these years. And now it has promised the government to deliver a new model by the beginning of next year.
“What is of concern is, how can they come up with a model so quickly when six months ago they were clueless, to the extent of allowing the government to look at Honda?”
“Now, suddenly their R&D work is complete, and they have a prototype. Even then, can they start their manufacturing line quick enough to supply the vehicles to the government over the next four years?,” asked an industry expert.
“What about doing the roadworthiness tests and other inspections on the new model? Do they have the time for this?”
He also asked if Proton had its own engines to fit the models, or if they would be tapping into someone else’s product.
“Would the final product be a unit which, say, belongs to Honda, an engine from someone else, but is passed off as a Proton model?”
PROTON IN THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET
Proton banks on new models
- September 4, 2013
National Motoring Editor
The new models are designed to turn around a sales slide and boost Proton sales to at least the 2000-odd unit annual level they have hovered at for years. That would give the brand a modest 0.02 per cent share of the highly-competitive Australian market.
Proton is banking on a new hatchback, a seven-seat people mover and a new model variant to reinvigorate floundering sales as it embarks on another ambitious sales push.
Key to the hopes of the Malaysian brand – which is this year on track for its worst full-year sales result since arriving in Australia in 1995 – is the Exora people mover, which will sell for $25,990 drive-away, making it the most affordable seven-seater on the market.
Proton will also get the Suprima S, which is the hatchback version of the Preve small sedan that’s been on sale here since 2012.
Rounding out the new arrivals – all due by the end of 2013 – is a better equipped Preve GXR, bringing things such as leather trim and rain-sensing wipers.
All three will be powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo producing 103kW of power and 205Nm of torque. As it has in the past, Proton will also talk up the Lotus-tuned suspension tweaks made by the iconic British sports car maker that is also owned by DRB Hicom.