Malaysian auto maker Proton and Japan’s Mitsubishi are discussing a strategic collaboration for the joint production of engines in Malaysia and consignment production of Mitsubishi-brand vehicles at Proton’s facilities. They also are talking about sharing major parts and components between both of their upcoming global small cars, and Mitsubishi providing future electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid-vehicle technologies to Proton. The auto makers say feasibility studies begun in late 2010 ...

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