COMPACT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMPACT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Malaysia’s Proton unveils its first compact car http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454694-79/proton-car-iriz-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454694-79/proton-car-iriz-sales.html.csp">Malaysia’s Proton unveils its first compact car</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EILEEN NG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T10:01:02.321-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 10:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Malaysia’s national carmaker Proton launched its first small car on Thursday, hoping to bolster its fortunes after ceding ground to foreign and domestic rivals. Proton also hopes the Iriz, its first 1.3 liter engine car, will help snatch back market share from domestic compact car maker Perodua and reinvigorate plans to increase overseas sales. Chief Executive Abdul Harith Abdullah said Proton invested $172 million to develop the Iriz over four years. He said the Iriz wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584546942014-09-25T10:01:02.321-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T10:01:02.321-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58454694@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:01:02 MDT Pope’s humble car fascinates South Koreans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296733-68/pope-south-car-soul.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296733-68/pope-south-car-soul.html.csp">Pope’s humble car fascinates South Koreans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T10:22:23.258-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • Pope Francis’ choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars. After his arrival Thursday, the pope left the airport in a compact black Kia that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful figure. In a live television broadcast, the pope climbed into the backseat of the boxy Kia Soul, rolled do...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967332014-08-14T10:22:23.258-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T10:22:23.258-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296733@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:22:23 MDT