The Proton Exora is the one and only MPV line-up in the National Carmaker’s best selling list. Each quarter, the Exora has been one of the best sellers along with the Saga, Persona, Iriz, X70 and lately, the X50. So, it’s only sensible that the National Carmakers gave it an update for the year, in order to make the Exora still relevant for its target market. And speaking of target market, Proton knows all too well that they need to make the Exora a little sleeker and easy on the eyes and viola, the Exora Black Edition is the answer.
What’s new about the Exora Black Editon?
First things first, its a 7 seat MPV with bigger dimensions than the Aruz and at half the price of the Toyota Innova. It’s also got a turbocharged 1.6 liter engine instead of the wheezy naturally aspirated engines in the other two.
It received an update in 2019, which saw it getting the infotainment system as the Proton Iriz and Persona, and styling features that bring it close to the X70’s design language.
And with the Black Edition, the MPV has a couple of exterior and interior revisions. Its now offered in a Black-and-Gold combination. There are gold accents running from the bumper, to the sides and the back. Even the alloys get gold accents. Almost like the Vellfire GoldenEye edition cars. Only with more gold.
The interior gets leatherette seats, while the back passengers get an overhead mounted screen. That should keep the rear occupants occupied during your next road trip.
Over that, you have a comprehensive, touchscreen infotainment system with voice command, on board WiFi, a comprehensive active and passive safety system including ESC and N95 cabin filter. However it only has 2 airbags. And no ISOFIX mounts. You do get six 3-point seatbelts though.
Is the Exora worth it?
Maybe not for those who require ISOFIX mounts. But for those who are looking to carry 7 people with the biggest comfort to Ringgit ratio. At RM69,800 for the Black Edition, it’s cheaper than the Aruz, and half the price of the Innova. It’s got far more power thanks to the turbocharged engine. And since its not using a ladder frame chassis like the other two, you are going to feel way more comfortable.