GENEVA: Proton launched its Emas global car at the Geneva International Motor show on Tuesday.
Production of the hybrid car is expected to begin 2012 or sooner.
The design, created with Italdesign Giugiaro, is based on a plug-in hybrid drive system designed with Lotus Engineering.
“We have created a family of models in different configurations but all offering the passenger room of a medium-category car while maintaining the exterior dimensions of a compact mini.
“The architecture has been designed in such a way as to allow us to outfit an infinite number of variants without compromising the car's great comfort and extensive interior space” explained Giorgetto Giugiaro, Chairman of Italdesign Giugiaro in an earlier press release.
With 25 years in the automotive sector, Proton has produced 15 car models to date that have sold more than 3 million units throughout the world and is now ready to expand its horizons with a range of revolutionary cars that meet international standards, he said.
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