Attractive styling and practical space are two great assets that will charm you while onboard the newly updated Proton Gen 2. Style does not have to cost the earth and you only need to enjoy the Proton Gen 2’s features and interior comfort for a short drive before you get to appreciate the colours, textures and luxury items that are onboard.
Three models are now offered by the team at Proton. The Proton Gen-2 G has the base features which would make it a nice comfortable car to own and drive. The Proton Gen-2 GX has one or two more luxury features like a four-speaker audio system, alloy wheels and a spoiler. What the GX and GXR have, that the G doesn’t, is a full array of safety features. Things like ABS and EBD are standard. Detailed leather seating and a leather steering wheel are found in the Proton Gen-2 GXR model, and it is quite a stunning car for such an affordable price!
Engine power comes from what is an efficient 82 kW, four-cylinder petrol engine.
The Proton Gen-2 is a unique looking small family hatchback that has a nice touch of flair. The attractive styling possesses a chunky nose with purposeful headlights that suggest that under the bonnet lie a few herbs. The very balanced nose has lines that swing swiftly over the bonnet swooning stylishly over the A-pillar onto what is a very curvy and tastefully high roofline. The alloy wheels are gorgeous.
Under the bonnet is a peppy 1.6 litre 4-cylinder engine that puts out a responsive 82 kW. The maximum 148 Nm of torque pulls hard, and the little front wheel drive car can make the 0-100 km/h sprint in around 11 seconds. Lotus has done an exceptional job in tuning the taut suspension. Handling is therefore very good, and makes driving the Proton Gen-2 great fun. The engine is linked to either a very nice 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic for those who like a relaxed drive.
Open the solid doors and slip into the cabin, and you’ll find very tasteful fabric that covers the comfortable seats. Leather is a super stylish look. The funky dash-facia holds a very neat design, which again adds a fresh modern look to the car’s already impressive interior. You won’t go without in a very competitively priced Proton Gen-2. The car has a tilt adjusting steering wheel, power-assisted steering, leather seats and headrests, a 60/40 split rear seat, cup holders, anti-slip carpet mats, climate control, and air conditioning with pollen filters and electric windows. There are multiple storage pockets designed to hold all of your small items. The boot contains straps to secure your luggage as well as a toolkit. The Proton Gen-2 comes with hot sounds. An integrated Blaupunkt radio/CD player with RDS, steering wheel controls, four-speakers and an optional 10 disk CD changer mean that your sounds will be pretty awesome!
You will be impressed with the safety features that, the under $20,000 Proton Gen-2 packs on-board. Safety is forefront at Proton, with both driver and passenger airbags, with the twin-side airbags being optional. Height adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners, reverse distance sensors, rear anti-roll bar and ABS Anti-lock brakes are excellent features. There is even a multi-function alarm and engine immobilizer.
Proton leads the automotive world in low-cost, well equipped vehicles. The handling and the zesty engine make the Gen-2 a pretty complete package for a small family car. The Proton Gen-2 may be your next vehicle!
The current model series includes the:
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