YEAR 2008 – SAGA BAHARU
The SAGA sedan which has its exterior and interior designs completely renewed also was awarded a 4-star safety rating by the ASEAN NCAP. The research which cost PROTON a whopping RM150 million was claimed to be relatively low by recycling past models of outgoing SAGA and also borrowing equipment from other models.
Trivia: This is the third generation of Proton Saga.
YEAR 2009 – EXORA
EXORA was Malaysia’s first home-grown MPV. It was also PROTON’s first model to use the new CamPro CFE turbocharged engine and CVT technology.
Trivia: PROTON first sketches of MPV dated back till the 1990s, that’s probably when EXORA debuted on paper.
YEAR 2010 – INSPIRA
Rebadged version of the Mitsubishi Lancer as fair technology sharing, the Inspira was introduced as a more affordable alternative to own one of this four-door compact saloon.
Trivia: It was sold as the 9th generation of rebadged Mitsubishi Lancer and had over 1,100 booking orders in the first week it was announced.
YEAR 2012 – PREVE
Claimed to be the natural successor of the Wira, the PREVE became the first Proton Car to be awarded full 5-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) of Australia and New Zealand and also received a 5-star rating from the Malaysian Vehicle Assessment Programme (MyVAP) of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety (MIROS).
Trivia: The name PREVE means to prove or proof.
YEAR 2013 – SUPRIMA S
Endorsed by Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – it was also awarded with many 5 star safety ratings and was sold in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia.
Trivia: The name SUPRIMA S meant Suprima Sport, essentially model after compact hatchbacks.
YEAR 2014 – KOMPAK / PROTON IRIS
Introducing the spiritual successor of Proton Savvy – Proton Iriz. The Iriz is Proton’s 1st five-door B segment hatchback which has the ‘Vehicle Dynamic Control’. This is aim to prevent and minimize risks of a potential accident which echo Proton’s spirit in producing high-quality cars.
Trivia: Iriz is inspired and meant for sight and vision.
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