Proton Persona Ready for Australia

Proton Persona
Proton Persona

Set for Melbourne Motor show debut

Set for Melbourne Motor show

After all the bad news lately for Proton with Volkswagen ending talks about a co-operation and 5 straight quarter losses for the Malaysian car manufacturer, we can finally bring some good news.

Firstly Proton has broken its downward spiral with the Proton Persona, resulting in a 3,5 million Malaysian ringgit profit. “Clearly Proton has a long way to go. Notwithstanding, it should be acknowledged that Proton has progressed,” said Proton Chairman Dato Mohammed Azlan Hashim.

With this boost in convidence, Proton has today announced the export of the new Proton Persona to Australia. Australia will see a single, high spec model powered by the 1.6 liter Campro engine producing 82 kW (110 hp) with 120 Nm of torque coupled with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The Proton Persona is based on the Gen2 Hatch platform and has sold over 20.000 units in the three months since its Malaysian launch.

How long until Europe will see the Persona?

Source: Proton
Published Dec 3rd, 2007 4:00pm By Frank de Leeuw van Weenen
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unknownuser unknownuser
Hope new pesona don't end with bad publicity like other proton car. Almost all proton car get a bad publicity in the end.
Feb 4th, 2008 10:57am
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falali falali
i though they will export Persona with Campro CPS...
Dec 7th, 2007 3:23pm
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joelynn joelynn
there would be no point importing it to the UK, but in Eastern Europe I can see it being a hit
Dec 4th, 2007 7:20am
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paultantk paultantk
148Nm not 120Nm
Dec 4th, 2007 4:19am
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