The much anticipated Proton Prevé (pronounced Pray-vay) has just been launched, offering a feast of goodies
for the mass market that comes bundled in three variants! The car was by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, at the Mines Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre in Seri Kembangan.
According to Proton, the Prevé utilizes 94% of locally sourced components and shares the same platform as the Exora, although it was designed, engineered and built with the collaboration of several international parties and too a total of 3 years to complete.
As a result, the Prevé is now the first Proton model ever to receive the 5-star Malaysian Vehicle Assessment Programme (MyVAP) rating by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety (MIROS).
Proton Preve comes in 2 variants, which is Premium & Executive. The Proton Preve Premium will be the one equipped with CFE (Charged Fuel Efficiency) turbo engine. The Preve Premium will pump out 138bhp & 205NM of torque from the 1.6-litre Campro engine. The max torque kicks in early at a low rpm from 2000 to 4000 rpm. Which Proton claims the best acceleration vehicle in its class. On paper, the Proton Preve CFE Turbo will do 9.6 seconds from 0 to 100km/h.
The Proton Preve Premium (the one with CFE Turbo) is mated with a 7-speed ProTonic gearbox and comes with a special “S” mode for or sportier driving experience. Yet, the gear change claims to be smooth and still be fuel economy. To do that, drivers can enjoy paddle shifters on the Proton Preve (Premium) steering wheel. Proton engineers has spend a substantial amonut of time to the Proton Preve interior. It looks good for now, but we are yet to inspect to provide a more detailed report later. The Proton Preve Premium is built-in with a GPS with in-car entertainment LCD system, where as other variant will get a portable GPS device.
All Prevé variants will have a Smart Information Display system (SID), which displays information and status updates on the Prevé’s various functions such as average fuel consumption, distance to empty, battery health and faulty bulb indicator, gear shift lock indicator, home lamp indicator and vehicle intrusion warning to name a few.
Included in the standard mix are LED lights, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), active headrests and anti-trap power window (driver’s side only), front driver and passenger airbags and possess 4G accessibility. However, YES 4G has been integrated into the Premium Prevé, whereas the Executive allows you to remove the 4G unit for greater mobility.
The Push Start button will go along only with the Proton Preve Premium. Luckily the daylight LED with projector headlamp comes standard in all Proton Preve. Proton also included the 4G in car WIFI from YES 4G as standard for all cars. However for features like Auto light sensor, Auto climate air conditioner, Auto cruise, Auto wipers are all only available in the Proton Preve Premium.
Service intervals are now at 10,000km, which should help in keeping maintenance costs down; especially with a 5-Year or 150,000km warranty, whichever comes first for all variants.
Though service intervals have been increased, so has the Prevé’s tyres and rim size; utilizing 16″ alloy rims wrapped by 205/55 GT Radial Champiro Bax 2 tyres.
The Proton Preve comes in six colour option. As you can see here there’s Silver, Red, Blue, and White. Scroll below to see photos of Black and Gold colour Proton Preve. Immediately, we can spot the whole new design image Proton try to bring out by incorporating with day light LED at the headlamps and simplicity yet stylish designed body-line.
Proton referred the Proton Preve to be the first Proton global car, that meets world’s market demand and Proton will market the Proton Preve throughout the world. Proton Preve it’s already on sale and available for viewing in Proton Showrooms. The Proton Preve will be priced on-the-road price at RM 72,990.00 for premium variant and RM 62,990.00 for executive Auto transmission. The manual transmission Preve will be priced at RM 59,990.00. Do check out the the new Proton Preve and tell us about it in comments below.