2021 Proton Persona launched from RM 45,200, manual discontinued
The 2021 Proton Persona has been launched in Malaysia, starting at a price of RM 45,200. With the manual variant discontinued, the new Persona is offered in 3 variants.
|Variant||Price (without SST)|
|1.6L Standard CVT||RM 45,200|
|1.6 L Executive CVT||RM 50,100|
|1.6 L Premium CVT||RM 54,900|
Like the older Persona, the 2021 Proton Persona is still powered by the same 109 PS/150 Nm 1.6-litre CamPro VVT engine. It is also still paired with a CVT. Still largely the same gearbox, the CVT has been tweaked to give the sensation of 5 fixed gear ratios.
Exterior changes are not drastic. The new Proton Persona gets LED headlights, new bumpers, and a new grille that has returned the chrome piece to the pre-infinite-weave position.
Other than the smoked taillamps, the Persona also gets new wheels, with the premium version sitting on 16-inch alloys.
Things have been upgraded on the inside with the premium variant receiving an 8-inch floating touchscreen with an upgraded ‘Hi, Proton’ voice command.
Other variants get the old 7-inch touchscreen from the pre-facelift version. Like the Iriz Active, the air con can be controlled via both voice and control knobs (with digital display).
The cabin also gets a new look thanks to new tan brown perforated leather seats and door trims.
It certainly gives off a more premium/executive feel in this B-segment saloon. With the ‘premium’ feel, the Persona also gets a proper armrest for the front row.
Curiously, the Proton Persona still receives a 5-start ASEAN NCAP rating despite the lack of active safety systems like AEB and Blind Spot assistance.