Published on August 17th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


PROTON Launches the Suprima ‘S’. A sporty new hatchback


PROTON has unveiled a new car under its new management DRB-Hicom. The ‘Proton Suprima S’ is a hatchback with two variants. The Executive variant is priced from RM76,338.00, while the Premium variant is priced from 79,638.00 on-the-road (Peninsular Malaysia). The Proton Suprima S will be sold with PROTON’s 5 Star Program, which consists of a 5-year or 150,000km warranty (whichever comes first), PROTON’s 5-Year Free Road Assist and a 5-Star ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) safety rating. The name Suprima S is derived from the root word “supreme”, and reflects superiority in engineering, safety and performance that has been incorporated into the hatchback.

Designed to meet the demanding needs of the modern lifestyle, the Proton Suprima S is a youthful hatchback with a dynamic and sporty shape, a premium interior and superior engine performance. It is PROTON’s most well-equipped product to date, with the Premium variant offering a host of features never before seen in a Proton model, such as PROTON Infotainment with Android-based Operating System, rear LED light guides, DRL (Daytime Running Lights), Hill-Hold Assist, and Park Assist with front parking sensors.

The Proton Suprima S is powered by PROTON’s 1.6L Turbo engine. Mated with PROTON’s 7-speed ProTronic CVT, it delivers power and torque equivalent to a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine. The 1.6L power plant produces 140 PS at 5000rpm, and with a maximum torque of 205Nm from 2000 to 4000rpm. And as with all Proton models, its driving dynamics is enhanced with LOTUS Ride and Handling.

The hot new hatchback is well-equipped with high-end safety features – six airbags, anti-trap power windows, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with Traction Control. The Premium variant is also equipped with Park Assist with rear parking sensors, and reverse camera.

Other highlights of the Proton Suprima S include 7-spoke, 17-inch rims and a 7-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation system. Additional features in the Premium variant include full leather seats, Push Start Button, paddle shifts, and auto cruise, amongst many other features.

The Proton Suprima S can now be test driven at all PROTON authorized showrooms nationwide. Five colour choices are available: Fire Red, Tranquility Black, Solid White, Genetic Silver and a brand new colour, Atlantic Blue.

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