Proton stated that it is a brand new car for the hatchback segment but as you can see, it is hard to actually believe that statement since this car has an uncanny resemblance to the previously released Proton Preve. Nevertheless, say hello to the national automotive manufacturer’s latest product: the brand new Proton Suprima S.
Crafted at their Tanjung Malim facility, the new Proton Suprima S is powered by the company’s own CamPro 1.6 Turbo engine which produces maximum output of 138hp at 5,000rpm and maximum torque of 205Nm at 2000 to 4000rpm. The company pointed out that the usage of turbocharger in the engine enables Suprima S to have the reserve performance of 2.0-liter engine with 1.6-liter fuel economy which in this car’s case is rated at 9.1-liter per 100km.
Mated to the engine is a CVT automatic transmission
which is said to be developed by Proton as well developed by the Belgium-based Punch Powertrain (thanks for pointing it out, ericmaxman) . The combo enables Proton Suprima S to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 190km/h.
There are still more of Proton Suprima S to check out right after the jump, so click the Read More link below to see further.
With its ride and handling characteristics are tuned by the folks at Lotus, the Proton Suprima S is also equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS) that is enhanced with electronic braking distribution capability which provides shorter stopping distance. The car also features electronic stability control (ESC), brake assist and traction control.
Just like Proton Preve, the new Proton Suprima S received a 5-star rating from ANCAP thanks to tons of safety measures that the company have equipped into the car. In addition to the ABS and ESC system that we mention earlier, these measures also include six airbags (two each on front, side and curtain), anti-trap power windows on the driver side, and a cabin that is made of hot-formed ultra-high tensile parts.
Another interesting feature that we would like to highlight about the new Proton Suprima S is its 7-inch infotainment center console which actually runs on Android. The console supports WiFi connectivity among other things (customers will receive free 1-year subscription to Yes 4G together with the car) and comes with its own GPS navigation software. However, the WiFi connectivity as well as DVD playback of the console is only available when the hand-brake is engaged due to safety reason.
Available in two variants – Executive and Premium, both are rather identical in terms of performance. However, the Premium version contains more features than Executive such as 17-inch wheels (as compared to Executive’s 16-inch), six speakers (as opposed to Executive’s four), 7-speed ProTronic paddle shifters, daytime running light, leather seats and door trims, reverse camera, front parking sensor, push-start button, Auto Cruise and Hill-Hold Assist.
With five different colours to choose from, the Proton Suprima S Executive starts at RM 76,338 for solid colorways and RM 76,688 for metallic colors in Peninsular Malaysia. As for the Premium variant, it goes for RM 79,638 and RM 79,988 respectively. For the car’s price tag in East Malaysia, add RM 2,000 more on top of the amount that we have mentioned above.
For further information about the new Proton Suprima S, head on to Proton Edar’s official website or visit your nearest Proton Edar showroom to take closer look and test drive the new car yourself. Meanwhile, enjoy few more photos of the new Proton Suprima S right below.
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