Malaysia – Proton Iriz (P2-30A) global compact car’s interior and engine details revealed
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Launches in Malaysia this month.
The Proton Iriz global hatchback has been fully revealed ahead of its launch that is said to be scheduled on September 25. Previously known by its codename P2-30A, the Iriz has been testing extensively in Malaysia.
The VW Up! rival has compact dimensions, about the size of the Chevrolet Spark (Beat in India). The automaker’s first ever global product comes packed with several safety features including 6 airbags which enabled it to clear the ASEAN-NCAP crash test with 5-star rating.
Powering the Iriz is a set of two VVT four-cylinder petrol engines displacing 1.3- and 1.6-litre. The powerplants are available with manual and CVT transmission options.
The 1.3-litre mill puts out 94 PS and 120 Nm of torque whereas the bigger motor delivers 105 PS and 150 Nm of torque. The engines are available in Standard and Executive trims and each trim level offers manual and automatic options, taking the variant count to eight.
The higher variants come equipped with aerodynamic skirts, LED daytime running lights, 15-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, keyless entry, touchscreen infotainment system, leather seats and reverse parking camera.
Competitors: Hyundai i10, VW Up!, Honda Brio, Perodua Myvi
Launch Date: In the approaching weeks