2016 Proton Perdana launched, prices inside – Malaysia

Posted on: Jun 14, 2016 - 12:27pm IST

Now available for sale to the Malaysian public.

Proton has launched the ‘fourth generation’ 2016 Proton Perdana for sale in Malaysia. It is available in two variants: 2.0L and 2.4L, and prices start from RM 113,888 (INR 18.71 lakhs) and RM 138,888 (INR 22.82 lakhs), respectively.

2016 Proton Perdana front three quarter launched in Malaysia
The new Perdana is available in two variants: 2.0L and 2.4L, and prices start from RM 113,888 and RM 138,888, respectively.

Furthermore, it is now available for sale to the Malaysian public, while previous generations of the Perdana were exclusive to government officials. Since bookings were open in February, Proton has received 900 reservations for the new Perdana, and is targeting sales of 3,000 units this year.

The new Perdana measures 5,020 mm long, 1,845 mm wide, 1,475 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,800 mm. The Perdana is 171 mm longer that the car it’s based on – the eight generation Honda Accord. In the top-end 2.4L, some of the standard exterior features include HID headlamps, dual-tone 17-inch wheels, sportier body kit as well as front and rear parking sensors.

2016 Proton Perdana dashboard launched in Malaysia
Compared to the 8th gen Honda Accord, the only significant change inside is the redesigned center console.

The interior is largely similar to that of the Honda Accord, with the only significant change being the redesigned center console that houses a touchscreen entertainment system and a dual zone HVAC system. It also is available with leather upholstery, steering-mounted, rear AC vents, eight-way powered driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment and the Proton Infotainment System.

Engine lineup includes the 2.0L SOHC engine with 154 hp at 6,300 rpm and 189 Nm at 4,300 rpm, and the 2.4 litre DOHC unit with 178 hp at 6,500 rpm and 222 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. Both are paired to a five-speed automatic transmission, with steering-mounted paddle shifters for the 2.4L.

2016 Proton Perdana – Image Gallery

[Source: Paultan]

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