Published on November 10th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
10 Solid reasons to test drive the NEW Proton Persona
The Proton Persona nameplate was born in 2007 and it was a popular product with Malaysians from the start with its stylish looks and sensible pricing. Over the years it saw strong competition coming from Japan and Korea which put a strain on its sales. Now comes an all new Proton Persona and this 2nd generation Persona has some surprises up its sleeve. We share with you 10 solid reasons why you need to visit a Proton showroom and take this all new Persona for a test drive before dismissing it for a more expensive alternative. Especially now when our money value is getting smaller as spending power reduces.
Here are the 10 solid reasons.
1.Under the bonnet is a new 1.6L VVT engine and is the first Proton car that is supported by ECO Drive Assist.
2.This Persona comes with keyless entry and ignition.
3.This Persona has 7-cupholders despite having seats and seatbelts for just 5 passengers. So, free two extra cupholders.
4.Luggage space is great at an impressive 510-litres.
5.This Persona has been awarded with a 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating across all its variants.
6.The premium version of this Persona gets 6-airbags. No other car priced at RM61k gets 6-airbags.
7.Passengers in the Persona have 2 USB chargers in the rear……..and the driver gets 1 USB charger in front.
8.This Persona is equipped with a comprehensive list of active and passive safety features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Hill-hold Assist, ISOFIX and top tether.
9.There is a 5-years manufacturers warranty for all variants.
10.You can buy this new Persona from a sensible RM47,000 only. Yes……its nearest competitor is smaller, less powerful and with less cabin space.
Specifications Proton Persona 1.6L
Engine: Inline 4, 16-valve DOHC VVT
Power : 107bhp @ 57500rpm
Torque: 150Nm @ 4000rpm
Transmission: CVT auto