Yesterday marked yet another milestone for our country’s national carmaker – Proton has unveiled the latest addition to their family of automobiles, the Prevé. The launch was officiated by Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, at the Mines Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre in Seri Kembangan.
Hello, good looking!
Not bad. We’re beginning to think that this could be the best-looking Proton ever. And that’s saying a lot since Proton Holdings Berhad has been around for almost three decades.
It looks like the designers put extra thought into and definitely “worked it” with this one, this time around:
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But it’s not all about looks and looks alone, the turbocharged Proton Prevé is also said to be the carmaker’s most technologically-advanced vehicle to date.
And here are the “gory details”:
All you need to know that the Prevé is THE car with Proton’s first turbocharged engine that runs on an economical 6.6 litre per 100km fuel consumption. It also comes equipped with comfort and safety enhancements such as:
- A push-start button
- Active headrests
- LED lights
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Smart Information Display (SID)
- Bluetooth, USB, and iPod Connectivity
- GPS Navigation
- WiFi-enabled (YES 4G)
Kudos to WiFi on the move, if you ask us!
When asked, Datuk Seri Mohd Khamil Jamil (Executive Chairman, Proton Holdings Berhad) said, “It is a new area for Proton. The emphasis going forwad is to emerge stronger as a global car company and at the same time redefine Proton as a product and a brand in the realm of a highly competitive global automotive industry.”
All three variants of the Prevé (Executive, Executive CVT, and Premium) are priced between RM59,990 and RM72,990 and are available in six colours:
- Blue Lagoon
- Fire Red
- Genetic Silver
- Solid White
- Tranquility Black
- Elegant Brown
Could this be the car to fight head-on and win over its “peers”, the Corolla Altis, the Naza Forte, and the Honda Civic? Wouldn’t it then kill the Inspira, the Proton sedan that’s the closest by comparison?
Although, with that much technology put into it, we can only hope that the Proton Prevé proves itself. Yes, we specifically mean working power windows.
For more information, visit their official microsite.