SEPANG: The government’s move to launch its third national car project was to enable Malaysians to learn and understand automotive engineering technology, said Mahathir. He echoed the reason is that Malaysians lacked knowledge in automotive engineering industry.
Speaking to reporters after launching the Asia GT Festival at the Sepang International Circuit here today, Mahathir said Malaysians think that national cars are bad, and do not support the government’s plan to launch the third car project.
Mahathir also praised the participation of 70 Proton Saga first generation cars in the Malaysia Speed Festival Saga Cup race, saying their engines sounded like Formula One cars while racing. The race was held to pay tribute to Mahathir’s brainchild from the 1980s, the evergreen Proton Saga. The first national cars are under the Proton stable while the second Perodua’s makes.