2016 Proton Persona (Iriz-based sedan) teased ahead of launch this month

12/08/2016 - 12:45 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

One of Proton's two new upcoming sedans this year.

After teasing the car in the company’s Safety 360 initiative video last week, Proton has now released a new teaser image of the 2016 Proton Persona saying the next-gen model is "coming soon".

2016 Proton Persona teaser
The all-new Proton Persona is based on the Proton Iriz hatchback.

The new teaser image reveals the 2016 Proton Persona's front fascia. However, the exterior hasn't been a mystery since long, thanks to the undisguised spyshots captured during the car's promotional shoot in May. The all-new Proton Persona is based on the Proton Iriz, and that's quite evident with the exterior resemblance.

The 2016 Proton Persona should be launched with the Proton Iriz's 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre VVT four-cylinder petrol engines. The 1.3-litre engine produces 70 kW (93.83 hp) at 5,750 rpm and 120 Nm at 4,000 rpm, and the 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine delivers 80 kW (107.23 hp) at 5,750 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The new 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre GDI/TGDI engines developed with Petronas could be offered from late-2017 in place of or in addition to one or both these engines.

Proton Iriz at the 2014 Thailand International Motor Expo
The 2016 Proton Persona is expected to be offered with the 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre VVT engines from the Proton Iriz.

Also See: 2016 Proton Saga – Rendering

Proton has a total of three new cars coming up this year. After the 2016 Proton Persona, the company will launch the 2016 Proton Saga and the Suzuki Ertiga-based MPV.

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