Proton had attempted to enter the India market with talks with Hindustan Motors in 2003 but talks didn’t really amount to much. Now Proton has started talks again with Mahindra and Hindustan Motors for a retry at the market.

Proton MD Syed Zainal Abidin was reported to issue a statement to international media that Proton would re-look at China and India as the market in those two countries were too huge to ignore. Proton and Hindustan Motors has something in common – Mitsubishi as a technical partner.