PROTON SUPRIMA S HATCHBACK
Proton Suprima S Hatchback is Proton’s latest model offering.
The Malaysian National car company launched and unveiled their latest model on Saturday 17 August 2013.
The Proton Suprima S Hatchback is available in two specification or variants i.e. The Executive and Premium.
The basic entry model is called the Executive while the high spec model is called the Premium. Both models are powered by Proton’s tried and trusted CamPro 1.6 Turbo engine.
Both models share the same CampPro 1.6 Turbo engine which is also found in the Proton Preve. This 1561cc engine with Bore x Stroke displacement of 76.0 x 86.0 mm produces 140hp at 5000rpm and torque of 205Nm.
The transmission in the Proton Suprima S Hatchback is a 7-speed Punch VT3 CVT gearbox which is similar to the one on the Proton Preve Turbo model. This 7-speed gearbox is well paired with the low-pressure tubocharged engine and offers silky smooth electronically preset gearchanges.
The Proton Suprima S Hatchback produces impressive acceleration and can boast of a 0-100 km/h time of only 9.9 seconds. Proton claims a maximum top speed of a 190 km/h. This 190 km/h claim should be easily achievable with this powerful turbocharged Proton engine.
The Suprima’s CamPro engine is able to produce an efficient fuel consumption of 9.1 litres per 100 km (combined cycle).
The car has a huge enough boot and has luggage space of 309/427 (ISO/Swept) litres.
Foldable split rear seats further assist to carry large or longer objects.
Alloy wheels come as standard. The Premium comes fitted with 17 inch rims and 215/45 R17 size tyres. The Executive on the other hand comes fitted with 16 inch rims and 205/55 R16 tyres. Both models have sporty and chunky looking wheels which look the part!
Peninsular Malaysia On-The -Road Selling Price (OTR ) is:
Executive : RM76,338
Premium : RM79,638
Five attractive colour choices are provided, i.e. Atlantic Blue, Fire Red, Genetic Silver, Solid White and Tranquility Black.
Proton has come up with an excellent range of colour choices for this new model which help the car look aggresive and sporty!
Proton has provided a host of features which as standard and are normally only found in much higher priced cars such as ABS with EBD, Hill-Hold Assist, Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC), Parking Sensors, Park Assist and Reverse Camera.
Daytime running LED lights, Auto Headlamps, Auto Wiper with Rain Sensor, Push-Start Button, WiFi enabled Android Radio, GPS Navigation System and Auto Cruise are also factory fitted.
The Suprima has been engineered with passenger safety in mind and has scored a 5-Star ANCAP safety rating. The Suprima S comes fitted with 6 Airbags i.e. Dual front SRS Airbags, Side and Curtain Airbags.
Both models feature all around Disc Brakes with Front Ventilated 15″ Disc and Rear Solid 15″ Disc brakes. The braking power is excellent and reassuring and has almost no fade under hard braking.
Testing this car in wet and rainy conditions proved the cars strength. The cars feels very reassuring at speed in wet weather. The sheer amount of power transmitted to the front wheels by the turbocharged under hard acceleration will lead to the car lurching side to side. It needs an advanced and experienced driver to control this car in such conditions!
Even on rough surfaces the car’s LOTUS tuned sporty chassis offers an excellent ride and responsive handling. Cornering ability is good and the suspension will make the driver want to push this car harder around corners!
Proton is confidently offering a 5 Year Warranty and also Free 5 Year Road Assist on this new model. This should put buyers at ease about previous Proton quality and durability issues.
In conclusion, the Proton Suprima S Hatchback offers excellent performance, safety and quality and is value for money. Proton has finally built a winner!