After waiting for a long time, Proton and Geely finally formally signed a contract. In many people's eyes, with Geely's blessing, Proton will have a bright future. At the signing site, Geely also showed the Geely Boyue, which will be mass-produced with Proton.
More fashionable elements
As an A-Segment hatchback, it can be said to be the one with the most complete equipment and design on the market. In addition to the eye-catching colors such as lime green and bee yellow, the new Picanto has a new headlight design, built-in LED daytime running lights, and LED taillights. The taillights are presented in a long C shape, and its water tank protects. The hood is narrowed, and the whole car is more fashionable.
Proton Suprima S is equipped with a 1.6L turbo engine with 138 hp /5,000 rpm and 200 Nm / 2000~4000 rpm, matched with a CVT gearbox, with a simulated 7-speed ProTronic function, 0–100km/h in 9.9 seconds, the top speed is 190 km/h. Looking at the data alone, it seems that Suprima S is not like a turbo car. In actual driving, you will not feel the intervention of the turbo at low speeds. The power will be clearly felt at 3,000 rpm. Instead of using enough power, you can say that Suprima S is sensitive. From time to time, you can hear the sound of the turbo operating, and the overall driving feeling is very passionate. Its acceleration power is similar to that of a 1.8L natural engine. This CVT gearbox is smoother than the Iriz, but the power connection is not very good. There will still be a little frustration when you release the throttle at low speed. I believe the software can solve this. The shape and size of the paddle shifters are appropriate, but the gearbox is not agile in the manual mode. The gearbox does not allow you to downgrade two gears continuously. The engine noise is also obvious due to the increased speed. The ability to cope with high-speed overtaking is average. The overall power performance is considered balanced.
Before, we shared with you the news that the Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC Sedan will land in Malaysia on September 24. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia officially launched today the latest entry-level performance touring car — Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC Sedan, with a pre-sale price of RM348. 888 (without insurance).
This time we give you a preview of the new models to be launched or likely to be launched in Malaysia this year, and this article focuses on Japanese brands. There are countless Japanese brands in Malaysia, but only four dominate the market. So let me talk a little bit about Honda.
Proton, the biggest car brand in Malaysia, mainly manufactured mitsubishi cars before 2000, and after 2000 can design and manufacture cars independently. It acquired Lotus in 1996 and was acquired by Geely in 2017.