As promised, Proton earlier today have officially launched the latest addition to its car line-up in the form of the new Proton Suprima S. If it isn’t obvious, the name was derived from the word “supreme” and is touted as a car that is “fully loaded with built-in value”.
Proton stated that the Suprima S is not a hatchback version of Proton Preve but instead, they insisted that it is a brand new car that is developed for the hatchback segment. The car is powered by the company’s own 1.6-liter Campro Turbo engine that is mated with 7-speed ProTronic CVT automatic transmission which altogether produced 140 at 5000rpm and maximum torque of 205Nm from between 2000 to 4000rpm.
Apart from ride and handling tuning by Lotus, the 5-star ANCAP safety rated car is also equipped with six airbags, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control, 17-inch 7-spoke rims and a 7-inch Android-based touchscreen entertainment-navigation centre console. The Proton Suprima S comes with an OTR price tag of between RM 76,338 and RM 81,988 depending on variant, color type and region.
We will bring our first look at the new Proton Suprima S shortly, so stay tuned. For the meantime, do check out our Facebook page and Twitter for photos from the launch event earlier today.