Proton has given its Gen2 a refresh, with mild exterior tweaks and some changes to trim and price. Proton’s press release points out that the front grille, alloy rims, and door handles have seen some work (the items certainly look familiar, just a new colour perhaps?). The roof is now finished in black.
Inside, the five-door hatch comes with leather seats, steering wheel audio switches, “door trim finishing” and a multipurpose container. Some of you eagle eyes out there might want to help us to spot the difference between old and new.
Available in High-Line (manual & auto) and Medium-Line variants (auto only), the High-Line prices are unchanged, while the M-Line is better value than before. For the latter, while the list price has dropped by RM1,500, it gets the 125 bhp Campro CPS engine in place of the 110 bhp Campro IAFM. All the new enhancements are here except for the leather seats, steering wheel switches, fog lights and bodykit. Two colours – Solid White and Fire Red – are available for both trim lines.
Available in Proton showrooms from 22nd May 2010 (this Saturday) onwards, Proton targets to sell a modest 300 units of this car per month. Launched way back in February 2004, this should be the Gen2’s final flourish, unless of course Proton decides to give it one last push with something force inducted under the engine hood
- Proton Gen2 High-Line AT – RM 60,488
- Proton Gen2 High-Line MT – RM 57,488
- Proton Gen2 Medium-Line AT – RM 54,988