Here’s a pretty cool car that you can drive away, new, for under 15k. Now you can’t argue about that one – remembering that Proton also provide their vehicles with a 3 year/unlimited kilometre warranty.
Offering a nice package, a new Proton Persona has an expansive standard equipment list which includes ABS brakes with EBD, driver and front passenger SRS airbags, air conditioning, power windows, remote keyless entry and boot release, power exterior mirrors, electronic reversing sensors, AM/FM/MP3/CD 4 speaker audio system and multi spoke alloy wheels.
Ride and handling are very good, and the engines offer good response and fuel economy.
“The faster you drive through a red light, the smaller the chance you have of getting hit.” Yeah right!
Sometimes it seems that the motorist who is in a hurry to get to the latest sale or business meeting forgets that a bad call can be deadly. It’s a good thing the new Proton Persona is loaded with passive and active safety features that protect the driver and occupants with a high level of security in the event of a “bad call”. Standard safety features on the Proton Persona boast an auto door lock, steering wheel audio controls, ABS & EBD, S.R.S dual front airbags, front seat belt pre-tensioners and a very handy reverse sensor system. The sensor detects objects that are too close behind the vehicle, and relays the information to the driver via an audible alarm.
The snazzy 15” alloy wheels are shod with very effective rubber, so the grip levels are impressive. When the 82 kW 1.6-litre petrol engine is pushed hard the driving experience becomes very inspired and fun. The well balanced feel of the car on the road makes for light and crisp handling, and the on-road dynamics are great. The responsive engine is linked to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox.
The exterior lines are as exciting as the superbly fun drive, and the very nice design is wonderfully fresh. I think that the exterior design of the Proton Persona is clean and sporty. This makes the car stand out from its more mundane rivals.
Inside the delightful interior you will find a well equipped cabin. Air conditioning, power steering, power windows, central locking, a remote keyless entry with an alarm and immobiliser, a four speaker AM/FM radio and CD MP3 Player, split folding rear seats, a nice multi function trip computer, electric exterior mirrors, front and rear cup holders, a tilt adjustable steering column and front and rear fog lights all come as standard features. Slip inside for yourself, and you will enjoy roomy seating that is comfortable and relaxed. The driving position is superb, and this adds to the Proton Persona’s driving appeal.
With a price that leaves other car marques helpless, and a three year/100,000 km warranty, you’d be nuts not to consider the very impressive mid-sized Persona.rices $16,990* $18,990*
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For any more information on the Proton Persona, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quotes requests out to our national network of Peugeot dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!
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