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 +===== Proton Tiara =====
 +The '''​Proton Tiara'''​ was a vehicle based on the Citroën AX, built under licence by the automobile manufacturer Proton in 1996 and production cease in 1998 due to low sales volumn. It was borne from a relationship between Proton'​s then CEO, Tan Sri Yahaya Ahmad, and PSA Peugeot Citroën.
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 +Tan Sri had expressed that he wished Proton to be independent of Mitsubishi platforms, and wished to cooperate with PSA Peugeot Citroën on gaining access to its diesel engines.
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 +The Tiara was known as the cheapest Malaysian car in its market. Its appearance mimicked that of more powerful AXs, such as the AX GT, but the grille was restyled to match the existing Proton Saga|Saga and Proton Wira models. Other cosmetic differences included different bumpers and tail light clusters. It was only available with a 1.1-litre 45kW engine.
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 +Proton Tiara just sold in Malaysia markets but not European or South East Asia, due to fears it would be too close in size to the Citroën Saxo.
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 +Tan Sri was killed in a helicopter crash in 1997 and Proton continued with various Mitsubishi Motors|Mitsubishi-based models.
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 +In 2005, Proton Savvy was produced to replace Proton Tiara.
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 +{{tiara.jpg|}}
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