2016 Proton Perdana teased ahead of launch

Posted on: May 20, 2016 - 10:25am IST

Will initially borrow engines from the older Accord.

Proton has teased the headlight and taillight clusters of the 2016 Proton Perdana yet again, ahead of its launch which is expected to take place anytime now. Bookings are ongoing for the previous generation Honda Accord-based sedan.

2016 Proton Perdana front teased
The 2.0- and 2.4-liter i-VTEC engines will be paired to a 5-speed AT with paddle shifters.

Though the Perdana is based on the Accord, designers have given the sedan comprehensive changes to make it look distinct rather than a badge-engineered product. The front fascia of this 2.4-liter variant gets xenon headlights with integrated light guides, a chrome-finished grille and a front splitter.

The rear houses a split-taillight layout and a diffuser element with integrated exhaust tips in body color. At the tape, the Proton Perdana measures 5,020 mm in length, 1,845 mm in width, 1,475 mm in height, and 2,800 mm in wheelbase, making the 2016 Perdana a lot longer that the 4,849 mm Accord.

2016 Proton Perdana rear teased
The Proton Perdana will get a Proton-developed 2.0-liter engine in 2017.

Based on the previous Accord, the 2016 Perdana will also borrow engines from the Honda. These include the 2.0-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC developing 154 hp and 189 Nm of torque and the 2.4-liter i-VTEC churning 177 hp and 222 Nm of torque. Both these engines will be paired to a 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

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Proton will however replace the 2.0-liter Honda-sourced engine with a new 2.0L NE01 engine by end of 2017. Work on this engine has already commenced.

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