The 2017 Proton Iriz has been updated with improved NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness), refined ECU, a push-start switch, an Eco-Drive Assist indicator and two body colors. Previously introduced at an Autofest event, the 2017 Iriz, follows similar updates applied to refreshed Persona, introduced in August 2016. Both models are based on a similar platform.
The refinements made to the updated Iriz are an improved NVH, the addition of an Eco-Drive Assist indicator and ECU calibrations. The ECU calibration allows a more linear response for improved driveability. The 1.3l Executive variant also receives an upgrade in the form of push-start button which was previously only fitted in the 1.6l variant.
The 2017 Proton Iriz is offered in 2-tone exterior colors for the 1.6l Premium. This variant also has black-colored roof, spoiler and side mirrors. As for the interior, the compact now has red stitchings to the leather wrap steering and seats.
Safety is an important part of the 2017 Iriz package with plenty of worthy mentions such as; the Hot Pressed Forming (HPF) steel structure and a complete list of active and passive features. The list includes ESC with traction control, ABS, Hill-Hold Assist, ISOFIX, 6 airbags (premium version) and more. The Iriz is a 5-start recipient of the AEEAN NCAP.
Since it was first brought to the market in September 2014, the Iriz sold more than 45,000 unit, becoming the second best-seller for Proton after the Saga. The Iriz had also bagged numerous awards such as Compact Hatchback Car of the Year and the People’s Choice Award at the NST Car of the Year 2014, Best Industrial Design 2015 by Intellectual Property Corporation, Most Affordable 5-Star ASEAN NCAP Car in Malaysia at the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Award 2016 and Budget Car Of The Year at the 2016 ASEAN Car of The Year Awards.
The refined Proton Iriz is available for customers to test drive and bookings at all Proton outlets and roadshows nationwide. The 2017 Iriz comes in 4 variants: the 1.3l Standard (MT & CVT), 1.3l Executive CVT and 1.6l Premium CVT. Price ranges from from RM43,800 to RM58,800. Two new colors are made available Ruby Red and Carnelian Brown, along with the existing Graphite Grey, Atlantic Blue and Cotton White colors.