We are expecting Proton will release a new Persona model by the end of August 2016. The car will be based on a new platform with all new design style. A list of leaked photos spread across the internet, and it shows Proton is running away from their conventional design. Their new model seems got influenced from Ford, Mazda, Nissan and their own Proton Iriz. I love the front facelift design because looks like a Malayan Tiger.
The new Persona will be powered by a new 1.6-liter VVT engine with manual and CVT transmission option. To compete with other car manufacturers, Proton is working hard focusing on its safety features which usually found in a premium segment. The new car will be equipped with Electronic Stabilizing Controller (ESC), Brake Assistance, Traction Control, Anti-Braking System (ABS), Electronic Braking Distribution (EBD) and High-Hills Assistance (HHA).
It is estimated the car will be sold for around RM 46,000 to RM59,000. With such specs and competitive price, it will help Proton to revive back their reputation as the Malaysia national car manufacturer.