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Peugeot has signed an agreement to expand its production relationship with the NAZA Group in Malaysia. NAZA started assembling the previous generation B-segment 206 hatchback in 2006 and will be adding a sedan version of the current 207 late this year. In the second quarter of 2011, Peugeot and NAZA will add a sedan version of the larger C-segment 308 to the production schedule.

Proton, the Malaysian state-owned automaker which also owns Lotus, is currently working on a hybrid vehicle which it hopes to bring to market in two to three years. Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has already driven the car, and he's pushing Proton to get it ready as quickly as possible. Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, Managing Director at Proton, says, "It is too early to talk of introducing a hybrid car in the local market. I can only say that we are looking at this possibili

Seems like every so often we hear another story about a water-gasoline hybrid vehicle. This time, the Malaysian company LMG has announced a vehicle called the Tourer with Hydroxene technology. This Hydroxene technology is not explicitly explained on Paul Tan's blog, who sent us the tip on this story, and I can't find more information on the company or the technology on other sites. Nonetheless, Tan says that researchers at the Universiti Sains Malaysia use an onboard system involving waste alum

PSA Peugeot Citroen may soon be adding a little Malaysian flavor to its French automotive cuisine. A company spokesperson has verified that the firs are in talks regarding a larger-scale joint venture.