Malaysia – Proton Iriz teased, Lotus prices revised, Lexus RC to launch soon, Chevy Malibu launched, Chery Eastar spied


Anjan Ravi,

I’m a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

Following are the top automobile news stories from Malaysia over the past week.

1. Proton Iriz teased again:

Proton Iriz (P2-30A) engine bay
The hatchback will get VVT engines and leather seats.

Proton has released another couple of images teasing the new Iriz. The new hatchback is confirmed to get a VVT engine, and leather-textured seats and instrument panel. The car is expected to go on sale in Malaysia soon.

2. Lotus prices revised:

Lotus elise s Malaysia
Lotus have reduced prices in Malaysia.

Lotus Cars Malaysia reduced prices of the Elise S, Exige S Coupe, Exige S Roadster and Evora S. Prices have come down by RM 52,300 (INR 9.92 lakhs) to RM 91,251 (INR 17.31 lakhs). Internationally, the Lotus Group announced the appointment of Miguel Fragoso as their Engineering Director.

3. Lexus RC to launch soon:

Lexus RC 350 F Sport at Geneva Motor Show
The RC and RC-F will soon go on sale in Malaysia.

Lexus have started bookings for the RC 350 Luxury and the RC-F, and the first lot of cars are expected to arrive in Malaysia in November. The RC 350 is priced at RM 526,000 (INR 99.82 lakhs) and the RC-F at RM 782,000 (INR 1.48 crores).

4. New Chery Eastar spied:

New Chery Eastar spied Malaysia
The new Eastar gets a redone front fascia.

The China-made new Eastar MPV was spied in Malaysia ahead of a launch which is expected to take place soon. The updated model’s rear apes the Euro-spec Civic Tourer, while a new front fascia with LED daytime running lights give the car a refreshed look.

5. Chevrolet Malibu launched:

Chevrolet Malibu Malaysia launched
The Chevrolet Malibu is available with a 2.4-liter engine in Malaysia.

The Malibu was launched in Malaysia with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder Ecotec engine producing 165 bhp and 225 Nm of torque. The Honda Accord rival is priced at RM 155,444 (INR 29.52 lakhs).

[Source – Paultan]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Proton P2-30A News & Updates

Proton Iriz (P2-30A) interior

Malaysia – Proton Iriz (P2-30A) global compact car’s interior and engine details revealed

Proton Iriz (P2-30A) engine bay

IAB Report – Proton Iriz’s VVT engine and leather seat teased

Proton Iriz leaked interior

Report – Clear exterior and interior images of the Proton Iriz show up

Proton Iriz (P2-30A) press shot

Malaysia – Proton Iriz (P2-30A) officially revealed

Proton Iriz (P2-30A) interior spied

Malaysia – Proton Iriz (P2-30A) interior exposed

Proton Iriz trademark for P2-30A

Malaysia – Proton trademarks ‘Iriz’ and ‘Aero’ names for the global small car