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by Tim Beissmann

Details of the new and updated Proton models launching in Australia in 2015.

 

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Proton Iriz/Satria – Mid 2015

Proton’s long-awaited new-generation city car will arrive on our shores around the middle of 2015.

The Iriz, as it’s known in its home market, follows the lead of the Preve, Suprima S and Exora in featuring the Malaysian car maker’s sharp design language, new engines, and modern technology and safety features.

There’s a chance the new Barina-sized five-door hatch could resurrect the Satria badge in Australia, however, given the strong public recognition of the nameplate.

In Malaysia, it’s available with two four-cylinder petrol engines – a 70kW/120Nm 1.3-litre and an 80kW/150Nm 1.6-litre – and the option of five-speed manual and automatic continuously variable transmissions.

Safety features include six airbags and electronic stability control, while other specification highlights from its home market include daytime running lights, keyless entry with push-button start, leather upholstery, a 6.2-inch screen with Bluetooth, front and rear USB inputs, DVD player, satellite navigation and WiFi integration.

Prices should start below $15,000 driveaway.

Read more about the Proton Iriz/Satria.




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