The Proton 1 Tank Adventure taken on their final leg in Sarawak last weekend. This leg of the adventure is the shortest of all the preliminary legs with a total of 450km journey from Kuching, to Damai and then moving on to the Eastern most tip of the state at Teluk Melano before heading back to the state capital. It was a shorter run, but tough road conditions, traffic and heavy rain made it tough on all participants while a taking a car ferry to cross a river added to the sense of adventure.
A journey of many twists
As per earlier legs of the event, participants of the 1 Tank Adventure in Sarawak drove the 2019 Proton Iriz, Persona and Saga, cars launched in the first eight months of this year. In keeping with its aim to showcase Malaysian states, the route from Kuching took in some wonderful scenery from UNESCO World Heritage sites to pristine rain forests.
The best results achieved, as verified by scrutineers from the Malaysia Speed Festival (MSF), were 5.90L/100km (public) for the Persona, 5.74L/100km (media) for the Saga and 5.49L/100km (public) for the Iriz, which was impressive as this was the first time all participants had competed on the 1 Tank Adventure.
Dynamic Driving – An Experience to Know Your Car Better
Even-though the 1 Tank Adventure focused on fuel efficiency, the event gives an opportunity to demonstrate other plus points of Proton cars by showcasing the technology, performance and handling of each car. These impressions were further reinforced by a dynamic driving exercise, thrilling everyone who took part.
It was a truly eye opening experience for many of them because although they expected their cars to be able to finish the journey, very few were aware of the dynamic abilities found of the Proton models they owned.
Cars were used during the 1 tank challenge:
- 2019 Proton Saga – launched on the 6th August 2019, it has been updated with more comprehensively restyled and introduces features such as a 7-inch colour touchscreen, new centre panel, new meter combination display and up to 3 USB ports.
- 2019 Proton Persona – launched on the 23rd April 2019, the Proton Persona is updated with a new exterior look, and an intelligent infotainment system that uses an embedded eSIM card, it offers apps for music streaming, online navigation and voice recognition via a 7-inch touchscreen featuring a full colour display and 16GB of internal memory.
- 2019 Proton Iriz – Received 367 changes over its predecessor, signifying a major improvement in all aspects. The Iriz was given aggressive new styling at the front and rear of the car as well as a new interpretation of the ethereal bow and infinite weave grille, making it stand out on the road. The Iriz also features the intelligent infotainment system used on the Persona and therefore offers the same connectivity options as its sedan sibling.
To find out more about the cars, please visit https://www.proton.com/