Launch in Q1 2016.
Paultan reader, Saiful Azhar Musa, has sent over spyshots of the new Proton Perdana from Malaysia, which reveal the thoroughly redesigned front and rear-ends of the flagship model.
While the previous model was basically a rebadged Honda Accord, the new Perdana will feature more rounded headlights with projector lens, LED daytime running light strips, revised grille and a contoured hood. Every body panel on the car appears to have been altered.
The design of taillamp is inline to that of the pre-production model teased at a company event last October. Reports suggest that it is 150 mm longer than the outgoing model, which is apparent at the rear end.
Being based on the eighth generation Honda Accord, the new Perdana is likely to retain the 2.0-litre engine capable of 154 hp of maximum power and 189 Nm peak torque, as well as the 2.4-litre i-VTEC motor with 177 hp and 222 Nm. Both variants will be offered with a five-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
So far the Proton Perdana was reserved only for sale to government officials. Proton has confirmed that this will change, and that the new Perdana will be available for purchase to the public as well, thus offering a luxurious, mid-size sedan option from Malaysia's second most popular brand.