It’s back! The Alami Proton open day carnival at the national carmaker’s Centre of Excellence in Shah Alam is scheduled from October 3-4, running from 10 am to 7 pm daily. Admittance to the event is free.

The event has always been about giving the public a 360-degree experience of the brand, so expect a range of activities for the whole family, such as musical performances, racing simulators to in-depth displays on every part of the design process that is uniquely Proton.

Last year, prospective customers were able to test drive Proton, R3, and Lotus models, including the new Proton Iriz. There was a lucky draw for visitors, with a variety of prizes on offer, including bicycles, motorcycles and even an Iriz.

Also showcased were products and services of its vendors – relevant offerings from companies such as Robert Bosch, TRW, Delloyd Industries and KYB-UMW Malaysia were featured in the 2014 outing.

Previously, the manufacturer also allowed the public to have a walk-through experience at its Research & Development (R&D) centre and its Medium Volume Factory (MVF) where the Inspira and Exora are made, so hopefully this part of the tour will be retained.

If it does, there should be an opportunity for visitors to try their hand at sculpting scaled-down clay models while also experiencing what happens behind the scenes as designers make their ideas become reality.

Ultimately, there is always a surprise in store for visitors at these open day events – The Iriz Active was unveiled by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Alami Proton event last year. So what could Proton be planning this year? Well folks, block out these dates in October and find out!

Gallery of the 2014 Alami Proton event