KUALA LUMPUR: Proton has launched the new 2022 Proton Iriz and Persona with updated design elements plus enhanced features.
In a statement yesterday, it said the latest additions to the company’s range also come in new colours, while offering improved comfort and safety for passengers.
Proton Edar chief executive officer Roslan Abdullah said the Proton Iriz and Persona have won many fans since their introduction, hence the national carmaker has updated them with fresh styling changes to appeal to a wider audience.
“The styling changes and addition of a new Active variant for the Proton Iriz will help boost their visual appeal while the changes we have made to the interior and infotainment system ensure they deliver better comfort and connectivity while retaining Proton’s trademark driving experience,” he said.
On the Proton Iriz, it features a new profile and is presented in red whilst the Persona comes with additional chrome to better frame the new Proton logo.
“The updated look for the 2022 models also includes LED headlamps that support auto on/off and follow me home functions. The design is complemented by new 16-inch alloy wheels, a black roof finish and new finishing on the rear combination lamps,” he said.
New exterior colours – citric orange and passion red for the Proton Iriz and space grey for the Persona – are available.
The noticeable change to the interior of the 2022 Proton Iriz and Persona is the introduction of a new eight-inch floating infotainment head unit with voice command functions that have been updated to control the air-conditioning and driver’s window.
The top of the line 2022 Proton Persona Premium gets its seats and door trims covered in brown leatherette (in the same shade that debuted on the Proton X70) to complement the new interior design.
With a total of six USB ports – three at the front, two at the rear and one behind the rear-view mirror to power a dash cam – both the 2022 Proton Iriz and Persona have ample power outlets to suit the demands of a digital lifestyle.
The latter offers a 510-litre of boot space that can be expanded by folding the rear seats.Additionally, the models have a reverse camera and parking sensors to provide visual and audible parking assistance while an ECO mode switch encourages more efficient driving resulting in better fuel consumption.
On safety, both models have received the five-star new car assessment programme for South-East Asian countries or Asean NCAP rating and a comprehensive list of safety features such as reinforced body structure using hot press formed steel, electronic stability control, traction control system and hill hold assist.