Previously previewed in secrecy, Proton has finally introduced the new Proton Perdana; a new variant since the Proton Iriz in September 2014. The Proton Perdana, which resembles the 7th-generation Honda Accord, now into its fourth generation marks the National Carmakers renewed entry into the domestic D-segment market. Proton had ceased the production of the Perdana model since 2010, and the new Perdana is expected to rekindle the public’s interests for the ailing company’s line-ups.
Available in two variants, the new Proton Perdana Executive Sedan can be had in 2.0- and 2.4-liter options. Proton has positioned the new Perdana as a large sedan that offers premium comfort at an affordable price tag. Prior to its official unveiling, Proton revealed that the new Perdana has amassed some 900 bookings throughout the country after its preview in February. The company expects to sell some 3,000 units of the new Perdana by year end.
Developed by Proton via strategic collaboration with Honda, the new Perdana, under the platform sharing initiative has been further enhanced in terms of the car’s handling and comfort. In addition, Proton has also made significant aesthetic and aerodynamic enhancements to the new Perdana to suit the current market requirements.
Priced at RM113,888.00 and RM138,888.00, for the 2.0 and 2.4 variants respectively, the new Perdana 2.0 comes with a 4-cylinder 16-valve SOHC engine producing 154 horsepower and 189Nm torque, while the Perdana 2.4 comes with a 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC engine producing 178 horsepower and 222Nm torque.
In looks, the new Perdana features distinctive Proton “wings” front grille, HID projector headlights, LED rear combination lights, and everything near semblance to the 7th-gen Accord. On the inside, the sedan comes with an interior with multi-contoured seats, good head- and leg-room, dual zone air-conditioning and all-round sensors with reverse camera. With a GPS navigation system and the Proton infotainment system, the new Perdana allows driver or front passenger to optimize and customize the driving preference and so forth.
The 4th generation Perdana is infused with plenty of chassis specifications and assistance systems to keep relevant with the times. Its suite of driver’s aids, independent double-wishbone front suspension for improved grip and better stability when braking, and active and passive restraints ensures optimal protection for both driver and passengers.
A brand new Ruby Red is introduced to the new, 4th generation Perdana with five other colors available for both Perdana variants. The colors consist of Sterling Silver, Graphite Grey, Cotton White, Midnight Black and Citrine Gold. 5-year warranty is an added benefit, unless otherwise mentioned.
The new Proton Perdana is valid for test drive and order at any Proton Edar and dealerships nationwide. A low booking amount of RM1,000 is applicable for the purchase of the new Perdana. For details, call Proton Customer Care at 1 800 888 398 or visit your nearest Proton dealership.