Volkswagen may soon be scooping up yet another auto brand in the bargain bin after reports were released that the German auto giant is currently in talks with Malaysian automaker, Proton, to forge some sort of mutual partnership in the future.

Details are still limited, although it’s no secret that Proton has been pushing its cars to reach a market beyond Malaysia and Volkswagen may just be the brand to help them achieve that goal. For their part, the VW boys have made it pretty clear that they’re interested in partnering with Proton with one possibility being the Volkswagen Jetta that will be rebadged into a Proton Perdana that could very well be sold in other corners of the world.

Now that rumors are picking up, we should at least expect a more formal announcement to be made by both brands regarding this brewing partnership, one that could potentially yield positive results for the little brand from Malaysia and the giant auto conglomerate from Germany.

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Source: Canadian Business

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4 comments:

  (7) posted on 06.13.2010

i want perdana changed to passat cc ......... perdana has bad engines ......

  (806) posted on 06.2.2010

This is a good opportunity to proton, with this new partnership, the proton engine would become more reliable.

  (134) posted on 06.1.2010

That is very interesting, because Volkswagen had previously shown interest in Proton’s manufacturing infrastructure to establish a CKD hub for the Asian market. Furthermore, this is viewed that the Volkswagen set up its hub here, while the initial investment would not cost too much million dollors.

  (1332) posted on 05.31.2010

Well, I hope they bought it. To be honest, I’m not that impressed with the proton’s engines and performance. It was like a saggy car on the road.

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