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by Matt Brogan

Proton has announced the name and the on sale date for its new entry level sedan, which promises to be the lowest cost four door sedan on the Australian market.

The new Proton, to be known as the S16 in Australia, will officially go on sale on November 1 and will sell for a drive away price under $13,000.

According to Proton Cars Australia’s general manager of sales and operations, Billy Falconer the new S16 will deliver the best value and economy equation on the Australian car market.

“We believe the S16 will lead the market on price and economy with performance that will be head and shoulders above other cars in the sector,” said Mr Falconer.

“We have already had a strong response to the announcement that Proton would be launching Australia’s lowest priced four door sedan and between now and the launch date more details including exact pricing will be revealed.

“All Proton Australia dealers will be taking delivery of a demonstrator S16 during October for test drives and will take orders for the new car ahead of the launch,” he added.

The new Proton S16 will feature an 82kW, 1.6 litre, four-cylinder engine, a four-door sedan body with a large 413-litre boot and a full size spare wheel as well as an impressive array of standard equipment. Average fuel consumption is 6.3 litres per 100km on the ADR combined cycle.

The S16 will come equipped with air conditioning, power front windows, power steering, remote keyless entry with central locking and immobiliser, single CD tuner, height adjustable drivers seat and tilt adjustable steering as well as multiple cup holders and door pockets.

The S16 is backed by Proton’s three-year and unlimited kilometre factory backed warranty and free 24 hour roadside assistance.

To learn more about the new Proton S16, click here.




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