Proton Gen 2 is a compact hatchback created by Malaysian automobile company Proton in the year 2004. Proton Wira Aeroback is the inspiration for the exterior design of this hatchback, which gets a few advanced technologies. Earlier variants of this car comes equipped in 1.3-litre CamPro engine. But now, in Indonesia, it is packed with 1.6-litre engine coupled with manual and automatic transmissions to increase the upright power, acceleration and pick up numbers to beat its rivals like Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Hyundai i30.
This Proton Gen 2 is equipped with CAMPRO IAFM 1.6-litre (1561 cc) turbo engine that has in-line 4-cylinder based on DOHC configuration. This motor thresholds upright power of 110 HP at 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 148 Nm at 4000 rpm. Further, this is offered in two trims, one is with 5-speed manual transmission (MT) and the other one with 4-speed automatic transmission (AT). The top speed of the vehicle lies in the range of 185-190 km/h. This vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 Kmph mark in 11.2 seconds with manual transmission, but with automatic gearbox, it requires 13.5 seconds. Talking about fuel consumption count, 1.6 MT delivers mileage of 7.2 l/100km, whereas 1.6 AT takes fuel of 7.4 l/100km.
Proton Gen 2 is a 5-door compact hatchback designed in fresh front detailing integrated with black-honey combed grille embossed with company insignia in the center and fog lamps on the lower bumper side. Attractive side of this car is its rear sloping profile. Roof top flows smoothly into windscreen and rear spoiler. This is sometimes that give this car more of a sedan look. It gets 15-inch alloy wheels that are outfitted with tubeless tyres of size 195/55 R15. Overall proportions of the body is measured as 4310 x 1725 x 1435mm (l x w x h) along with the wheelbase of 2600mm.
Interiors of Proton Gen 2 is stylish and carved out in keeping the sporty feel alive with added details to its seats, instrumental panel, gear changing lever knob, steering wheel and door handle. Black & red theme is perfectly set inside in red-color stitching effect with background color kept as black. Lacks high end fun & entertainment features, still you can play music via 2DIN multimedia system with CD player, MP3 player and WMA. To laden your cargo in the boot cabin space, the car offers 430-litres of volume.
This vehicle is gets ventilated discs for front wheels and solid rear disc brakes at rear. Furthermore, ABS with EBD helps to improve braking mechanism. It has McPherson Strut with stabilizer bar as front suspension and multi-link with stabilizer rear suspension. Dual front SRS airbags acts as passive safety system in the car to reduce the collision effect. Other safety features loaded with this car includes seatbelt with pre-tensioner, Proton R & H, reverse sensors, immobilizer system, electric remote side mirror, front fog lamps and much more.
Proton Gen 2 is an attractive looking car with redefined, sloping exterior structure. Also, packed in efficient engine house that runs on considerable low running cost in comparison to the rivals. But, if you look for other packed features, its opponents are more tempting!