Launch in 2016 confirmed by Proton chairman.
Proton is currently working on a sedan version of the Proton Iriz hatchback, which is speculated by Paul Tan to be the next generation Proton Persona. Based on spyshots, the website has posted a trio of renderings of the Iriz sedan.
The exterior features longer headlights joined together by a broader chrome bar, redesigned fog light housings that feature round foglamps, unlike the triangular units in the Iriz hatchback. The rear-end gets a hockey stick c-pillar design, and vertical triangular taillamps connected by a chrome bar. In the rendering, the rear looks to be extended for a bigger boot.
The Iriz sedan is likely to offer an engine and transmission lineup from the Iriz hatchback, which include 1.3 litre and 1.6 litre VVT four-cylinder mills mated to either a five-speed manual or a CVT. The smaller engine delivers 93.8 bhp and 120 Nm of torque while the bigger unit makes 107.2 bhp and 150 Nm of torque.