2016 Proton Persona spied completely undisguised

16/05/2016 - 11:00 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

To launch in the market later this year.

Paultan reader, Arvin R, has spotted the 2016 Proton Persona (Iriz sedan) fully undisguised at what appears to be its TVC shoot in Malaysia. The new Persona will have its Malaysian launch later this year.

2016 Proton Persona spied front three quarter completely undisguised
The new Persona has a more dynamic front end with sleeker headlights flanking a single-slat Honda-esque chrome grille.

The new Persona basically looks like a Proton Iriz with a boot. However, there are several features that add a certain level of distinction from the hatchback. For instance, it has a more dynamic front-end with sleeker headlights, single-slat Honda-esque chrome grille and a sportier bumper design. The rear-end has new wraparound taillights mounted on the stubby boot.

At launch, the 2016 Proton Persona is likely to source the 1.3 litre and 1.6 litre VVT engines from the Proton Iriz. On the hatchback, the former delivers 93.8 bhp and 120 Nm of torque while the bigger unit makes 107.2 bhp and 150 Nm of torque. Back in January, Proton had announced an all-new range of engines developed with Petronas, which include new 1.3 litre and 1.6 litre direct-injected (GDI/TGDI) engines that could be offered in the Persona from late 2017.

2016 Proton Persona rear three quarter spied completely undisguised
The wraparound taillights mounted on the stubby boot is reminiscent of the Tata Zest.

Also Read: 2016 Proton Perdana vs Honda Accord – In Images

The new Persona will fortify Proton's all new range of sedans, which will comprise of the 2016 Proton Preve, 2016 Proton Saga and the thoroughly facelifted Proton Perdana before the end of this year.

[Source: Paultan]

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