Proton ups Australian line-up

Proton ups Australian line-up

New models on the way to try to help flagging local sales.

Proton ups Australian line-up
The new Proton Exora.

The Proton line-up is set to expand before the end of the year with two new models about to hit showrooms.

Proton Australia has just announced the budget priced seven-seat Exora will be available from October 1, it will be joined by the new Suprima S hatchback in December.

And Proton has also announced another specification level for the recently launched Exora.

But, most of the interest today is in this new people-mover, which will be priced from just $25,990.

Proton has confirmed the Exora, which will be available in two specification levels, will share a soft-turbo version of the 1.6 litre Campro engine, producing 103kW and 205Nm.

E10 compatible, the Exora will come with just the one transmission choice – a 6-speed CVT.

Despite the budget pricing the new Proton offering will boast standard equipment including a roof mounted DVD player, 16” alloy wheels, ABS, ESC, 4 airbags and a 4 star ANCAP safety rating.

Proton ups Australian line-up
The new Proton Suprima S will be available in December.

Meantime the Preve sedan will soon also be available in a new sporty configuration called the GXR.

Powered by the turbo version of the 1.6 litre Campro engine, the Preve GXR will come with a seven-speed CVT with paddle shifters as standard when it hits the market in November.

Proton Cars Australia General Manager Sales and Marketing, Billy Falconer says the new models will help lift buyer interest.

“We are very excited about the introduction of these three new models that are feature packed, affordably priced and with the peace of mind of 5 years warranty, 5 years roadside assistance, 5 years capped price servicing.”

Joel Helmes