Proton has launched the primary images of the brand new Persona facelift, which is about to make its launch debut this yr along with the up to date Iriz, the latter already revealed at first of February.
The outside refresh is quite important one, and it follows a design theme that’s shared with its hatchback and SUV siblings. Up entrance, you’ll discover a new grille garnish that’s styled in accordance with the ‘ethereal bow’ that first made its debut on the X70 SUV. Equally, the corporate’s infinite weave sample is used on the grille, though it’s extra pronounced on the B-segment sedan than the Iriz.
Just under the bottom of the ‘ethereal bow’ is a small inlet, which types a part of the brand new bumper for the Persona. The earlier black bar within the decrease apron holding the quantity plate can be gone, with the house now being occupied by a smaller trapezoidal-shaped consumption. That is flanked by slim LED DRLs which are positioned inside fake intakes that carry a honeycomb mesh.
On the rear, the Persona sports activities the Proton script on a boot lid trim piece as an alternative of a standard crest, which is one thing we’ve already seen with the X70 and Iriz. The decrease part of the rear bumper can be new, and options fake shops with a honeycomb mesh to imitate the entrance. Different adjustments on the outside embrace a recent design for the 15-inch wheels and a shark fin antenna.
The inside mirrors the updates on the Iriz, together with revamped analogue gauges and a full-colour multi-info show throughout the instrument binnacle. There’s additionally a touchscreen infotainment system, developed by Proton and Chinese language firm eCarX – the identical one which constructed the Geely Sensible Ecosystem (GKUI) unit on the X70.
The system provides a number of connectivity choices in addition to voice command features. There’s additionally a gear knob harking back to the one within the X70, in addition to a daring and funky sample for the seats.
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The put up 2019 Proton Persona facelift – first official images out Auto Reviews & New Cars on Paul Tan’s Automotive Information.