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Domestic car makers Proton kept refreshing their line-up in the last year until the start of this year as they haven’t got a new variant or two on the horizon. The latest variant to get an update is the Suprima S, which Proton deems it an enhanced option or Super Premium. Often the word ‘enhanced’ or Super Premium for a Proton meant added bits and pieces on the exterior and interior. Other variants to have received ‘enhanced’ options included most recently the Preve, and prior to that, the Inspira.

In a ‘Super Premium’ guise for the year, the Proton Suprima S SP now comes in 17-inch wheels and an R3 body kit that encompasses a re-worked rear bumper with a probable diffusor or rear foglight in perspective, front and side skirts, and a tardy R3 Emblem on one of the side skirts.

What’s new on the inside of the Proton Suprima S Super Premium

On the inside, the Suprima S gets full leather seats, a reverse camera, a push-start switch, paddle shifts on the steering, and even an auto cruise. View our detailed coverage on the Suprima S(click here).

A 1.6-liter soft turbo powerplant is input under the hood, while the 7-speed ProTronic CVT delivers motion to the front wheels for a decent output of 140 PS @ 5,000 rpm and 205 Nm of torque between 2,000 – 4,000 rpm. Proton keeps claiming the Suprima S’ engine is equivalent to a 2.0l NA engine, only the owners would be able to testify.

The Suprima S’ driving dynamics is held firm by the apparent LOTUS Ride and Handling; the merriment of partnership between Proton and Lotus continues…

Suprima S is one of the first variants to incorporate a Hot Press Forming (HPF) technology. HPF ensures better protection and structural rigidity without compromising the car’s weight. In terms of safety features, the 2014 guise Suprima S attains the six airbags, Hill-Hold Assist, ESC with brake assist, traction control and ABS with EBD.

The 2014 Proton Suprima S SP starred at the Proton Carnival last weekend in Malacca. Thereafter, the car is currently heading out to the next Proton carnival at Juru Auto City, Penang from 25 – 26 January.

Proton Suprima S SP price and availability

The Proton Suprima S Super Premium is top-of-the-line, hence it is priced at RM 87,929.45, with two newer colors Fire Red and Solid White. A 5-year or 150,000km manufacturing warranty is included.