August 16, 2016 @ 02:33 PM

​Proton Persona uncovered!

We caught the Persona covered in camouflage all the way down to its wheels, now here are a few images of the car sans camou!


Ladies and Gentlemen, we present you the Proton Persona in all its glory. We reported that the Persona was spotted over the weekend cruising around the roads that lead to the KL International Airport covered in camouflage stickers. Now pictures of the Persona sans the stickers have surfaced on the internet.

It definitely looks stylish and modern. The spoiler we spotted on our Instagram post only looked big with the stickers wrapped around it though we seriously wonder how Proton will get any valuable data when testing with the spoiler all wrapped up.
 
So now that you know how the brand new Persona officially looks, now for some details on the car. It has been confirmed that the Persona is armed with Electronic Power Steering, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brakes, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Hold Assist and ISOFIX fixtures.

15-inch wheels come as standard, though complains across the nation about the size has since come gushing had prompted Proton to rethink their decision and might offer up larger wheels. Word is out that even if they don’t offer different wheel size options, owners are welcomed to switch to larger wheels although they are encouraged to bring them into the service centres to have them checked immediately after.

The heart will be a 1.6-litre Campro VVT engine that will send power to the front wheels. That engine is mated to a choice of either a CVT or a five-speed manual transmission. The Persona might also be EEV certified as Proton has made sure to include an Eco Mode.

There will be four variants to choose from:
  • Standard 1.6 Manual Transmission
  • Standard 1.6 CVT
  • Executive 1.6 CVT
  • Premium 1.6 CVT
Bodykit is optional for only the Premium variant so if you want to get some spoiler action you will have to go with the top of the line choice.

There is still no word on when is the official launch although it is rumoured to be at the end of August. Don’t hold your hopes on it though, remember how long Proton delayed the launch of the Perdana? ‘nuff said.

Jerrica Leong

Image source: Funtasticko

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