Indian carmaker, Tata Motors, which manufactures the world’s cheapest car, Nano, has expressed interest to enter the Malaysian market by working with Proton Holdings Bhd.
“Mr (Ratan) Tata is keen to work with Proton. About seven or eight years ago there were some discussions to manufacture cars jointly but nothing came out of it.
“Now our automotive policy is more liberal and there are new opportunities.
The suggestion emerged after Ratan, chairman of Tata Group, one of India’s most respected industrialist met Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who was on an official visit to three Indian cities.
Tata Motors surprised the world in 2009 when its engineers rolled out the cheapest four-seater car, priced at one lakh or 100,000 Indian rupees (about?RM7,000).
“He (Ratan) felt there should be some synergy because they have been in the automotive industry for a long time.
“He can bring his technical team to discuss with Proton or Perodua,” added Muhyiddin.