Proton recently handed over a brand-new Persona to the Strategic Resources and Technology Department (StaRT) at the Selangor police contingent headquarters. The vehicle will be used in training activities held by the department to test its performance and capabilities.

For research and testing purposes, the national carmaker also provided the department with a 1.6 litre DOHC four-cylinder VVT petrol engine as well as a CVT automatic unit. This is aimed at improving PDRM’s knowledge of Proton vehicles, allowing them to have better expertise in how to handle them.

The police have engaged Proton as a vehicle supplier since the company was founded, with around 9,408 Proton vehicles used as either official, patrol or special operations cars. Among the models used include the Saga, Wira, Waja, Perdana, Inspira, Exora and Preve.

“On behalf of Proton, I would like to thank PDRM for giving us (Proton) the opportunity to work together with the police. This effort will hopefully enhance the service provided by PDRM to the citizens of this country, and indirectly, strengthens the relations between the police and Proton,” said Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, CEO of Proton Holdings Berhad.