Published on August 19th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
2023 Proton Exora Launched In Two Variants
The Proton Exora Returns for its fourth revision since 2011.
Proton has given their 7-seater budget-friendly MPV an update for the 2023 model year. The new Exora was revealed this morning, building on the last update which came in 2019. Since its debut in 2011, Proton has managed to sell 180,000 units, making it the best-selling C-segment MPV in Malaysia. Proton has yet to introduce a 7-seater product with Geely engineering, but this latest update to the Exora should help them garner some market share from Perodua’s very popular new Alza model.
The changes to the Proton Exora aren’t major. It’s still mechanically the same as before with a 1.6-litre turbocharged Campro petrol engine sending power to the front wheels via a CVT. The one minor difference is an updated oil cooler hose. The mill continues to output 140PS and 205Nm of torque. Two variants of the Exora will be offered – the ‘Executive’ and the ‘Premium’.
For 2023, Proton have updated the Exora’s exterior. There’s the new Proton logo on the front grille and on the tailgate. For the full spec ‘Premium’ model, they’ve also included LED daytime running lights, 16″ alloy wheels with a dual tone finish, as well as some black garnish on the tailgate and a bodykit that includes side skirts, a rear spoiler and a black painted roof.
The Premium version of the Exora now comes fully upholstered in leatherette seats. There’s also a leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel and armrests for the front seats that are all carried over from before. Also returning – individual air cond vents for each row with a standard N95 cabin filter for better air quality.
The 7″ touchscreen with “Hi Proton” voice command is featured on the new Exora Premium. There’s also 4G and Wi-Fi, enabling other features such as online navigation, music streaming, weather forecast and more. Mirror link capabilities for Android devices is also now available. The Exora Executive just gets a headunit with Bluetooth.
In terms of safety, the Exora still only gets 2 airbags for front occupants, ABS, EBD and ESS. However, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is now standard. In terms of convenience, the Premium variant now has a reverse camera.
The new Exora starts at RM62,800 in Peninsular Malaysia for the Executive variant and costs RM69,800 for the Premium variant. Five exterior colours are Snow White, Indiana Grey, Rosewood Maroon, Ruby Red and Cocoa Grey.