2014 Proton Suprima S, front view Proton has announced the lower-priced Suprima S in Standard edition, which went on sale on 6 December. The Suprima S represents an important variant for the National car makers to climb up the TIV (Total Industry Volume) ranks.

The standard Proton Suprima S becomes the base version that’s powered by a 1.6-liter Turbo engine and paired to a 7-speed ProTronic CVT transmission. Output ranges up to 140 PS at 5,000 rpm and a 205 Nm of torque is expected between 2,000 – 4,000 rpm. Proton keeps stressing that their 1.6-liter soft-turbo engine could match a NA 2.0-liter, perhaps there’s some basis to it.

Enhanced with Lotus Ride and Handling, the Proton Suprima S Standard provides exceptional driving dynamics

The Suprima S standard takes up the infamous Lotus Ride and Handling, developed especially for this variant. Lotus Ride and Handling basically improves driving dynamics; whether it’s in the city or highways. An improved chassis on the Suprima S also lends to a more effective driving dynamics to ensure a decent on-the-road experience.

2014 Proton Suprima S 2014 Proton Suprima S, rear view

Decked in 16-inch wheels, the Suprima S, at least, has a certain charisma on the road. In order to keep costs low; Proton has inputs a 2-DIN radio with CD and MP3, plus USB, and manual side mirrors with turn signals.

Safety features on the Suprima S is indeed standard, as Proton keys in power steering and dual airbags as part of the package. On the other hand, occupant protection and safety is assured with the Reinforced Safety Structure and hot-press forming bodyshell. The bodyshell, strengthen with high tensile steel, and the general body structure follow that of the Premium and Executive editions of the Suprima S, which came out in 2013.

Proton Suprima S Standard price and availability

The Proton Suprima S is offered in five colors: Tranquility Black, Solid White, Genetic Silver, Atlantic Blue and Fire Red. From RM 69,438 for a Soild hue or RM 69,888 for a metallic hue, the Proton Suprima S standard includes a five-year or 150,000km warranty. Bookings from as low as RM300 are accepted at dealerships nationwide, while East Malaysia folks have to wait till 18 December to check out the Suprima S standard.