Indian automaker, Tata Motors said they are interested to explore Malaysian market by working with Proton. Both automakers have had joint discussions eight years ago but nothing came out of it. The Chairman of Tata Group, Ratan Tata said the company is keen to work with Proton again.
Tata manufactures the world’s cheapest car Nano, a four-seater car priced at USD3000. Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin visited Tata and the car in Mumbai said, this car could be Malaysia’s very own ‘kereta rakyat’ or people’s car.
Yes, it does look like a cartoon character. How will Perodua react should this cheap and cheerful Proton Pikachu that costs only RM9,000 is brought in to the Malaysian market. Start mass breeding mules to make the next cheap people’s car?
However, no decision has been made as Muhyiddin has suggested to Tata to bring a technical team to hold further discussions with Proton.