Proton and parent company DRB-Hicom will present new models as a token of appreciation to the Malaysian medal winners of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which is still ongoing until 21 August.

In appreciation of the Malaysian athletes’ hard work, dedication and commitment as well as to celebrate their achievements, Proton and DRN-Hicom are pleased to present a Perdana 2.0l for the Gold medallist, a Suprima S 1.6l Turbo Premium for the Silver medallist and Iriz 1.6l Premium for the Bronze medallist. The cars will be presented to the medal winners after the Rio 2016 Olympics, upon their return from the Games.

“As a national car manufacturer, we are extremely proud of our athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics and to celebrate their achievements for the country, we wish to present the winners our Proton cars; Perdana, Suprima S and Iriz for the gold, silver and bronze respectively. As DRB-Hicom and Proton had always carried the Malaysian flag in all that we do, this gesture is in line with our pride towards Jalur Gemilang,” said  Dato’ Faisal Albar, Group Managing Director of DRB-Hicom and Chairman of Proton.

“We hope that this will provide further encouragement to our athletes to strive harder to make our beloved Malaysia proud especially at the highest level such as the Olympics,” Faisal added.

Proton would like to congratulate all the Malaysian athletes participating at the Rio Olympics in Brazil. The National carmakers also took the liberty to congratulate the medal winners,who had contributed to the nation’s pride at the Summer games. The company is confident that the National athletes would be able to achieve even more in the upcoming regional games and future Olympics. Malaysia is one of the 207 nations participating at the current Rio 2016 Olympics and the nation has 32 competitors competing in 10 sporting events. To-date, the nation’s athletes have contributed 3 medals comprising of 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal. Rio 2016 marks Malaysia’s 15th appearance at the Olympics, which started in 1956.