Proton Persona Elegance Review
Proton Persona is one of those products developed by the renowned Malaysian automaker Proton, which has earned lot of appreciation for this brand, not only in domestic and international markets as well. Based on Proton Gen-2 platform, this 5-Door 5-seater sedan was firstly introduced in the year 2007. The company had replaced its Wira variant with this Proton Persona with a better look and upgraded features. This sedan houses a 1.6-litre Campro IAFM engine, which is capable of delivering a maximum power of 82 kW at 6500 rpm alongside a maximum torque measuring 148 Nm at 4000 rpm. This vehicle is available in 2 trims with 5-speed manual transmission and 4-speed automatic transmission to offer choice to its customers. Proton has designed the exterior of this vehicle in such a way, which would surprise you. This decently priced sedan has stylish body with good looking front grille flaunting the famous Proton insignia with its chrome plated wings. The side and rear of this car is not less than its front. Have a look at the sidelines and falling roofline of Elegance and you would find why it is named so. Now hop inside and feel the comfort offered by Proton Persona. The stylish seats have fabic upholstery and height adjustment facility for the driver. Decent entertainment system is also a part of this vehicle, which makes sure that every drive is fun filled. The audio controls are mounted on steering wheel for the comfort of the driver. Proton is a leading auto manufacturer who knows the importance of safety aspects of its models.
Mileage and Fuel economy
When it comes to fuel economy, there ain't many cars with this configuration and price which would impress you. Proton Persona Elegance, with its humble 1.6-litre engine, delivers a mileage of 100 kms by consuming 6.6 litres with manual transmission. The automatic transmission tagged with this engine consumes a bit more fuel of 6.8 litres to deliver 100 kms.
Proton Persona Elegance packs a 1.6-litre Campro IAFM engine, which delivers the required power to this sedan in the most efficient manner. It has the ability to churn out a peak power of 82 kW at 6500 rpm alongwith a peak torque of 148 Nm at 4000 rpm.
Acceleration & Pickup
Proton Persona, this compact car has decent acceleration and pick up with its 1.6-litre Campro IAFM engine. This engine with manual transmission takes 11.5 seconds to break the 100 Kmph mark and the top speed clocks at 190 kmph. This same engine coupled with automatic transmission takes a little more time counting to 13.9 seconds with a peak speed measuring to 185 kmph.
Proton Persona Elegance has a stylish exterior, which looks quite distinctive from other sedans. The sleek and elegant front grille with Proton insignia is there to impress the buyers. The high fenders and sidelines will give you an impression of sportiness to this vehicle. Fog lights at front not only make the front look good, but makes an addition in the safety by providing better visibility during bad weather. Check out its complete body kit with 15-inch alloy wheels and you will find it a fair Gen-2 sedan. The roofline of this sedan is slanting towads its back catching up with the rear for a better look than its predecessors. Rear spoiler is also employed to support the performance of this Proton product.
Proton Persona Elegance is a compact car and carries exterior dimensions accordingly. If you talk about the overall measurements, it counts 4477 mm x 1725 mm x 1438 mm (L x W x H). The wheelbase measurement of any car decides whether the passengers get sufficient space for a comfortable drive and this Proton product does not disappoint you in this segment also. Standing at a total of 2600 mm, you get decent space for all the 5 occupants with this wheelbase.
Proton has designed the interior of its Persona Elegance with a modern touch. The gracefully finished plastic surfaces of this sedan has various attractive aspects, which make it look stylish altogether. The comfortable seats of this sedan are wrapped with fabric upholstery. The height of the driver's seat can be adjusted for comfort driving. Also, the steering wheel can be tilted and adjusted for additional comfort. Audio controls are employed on this steering wheel to make it convenient for the driver. Other interior features include auto door lock, keyless remote entry and luggage tray. A decent stereo system and boot space is also offered in this Proton product.
Talking about the comfort inside this Proton sedan, the comfortable seats are not the only ones you get inside the cabin. There are several other features, which ensure that you enjoy your ride in the most comfortable way. Front and rear power windows not only prove to be convenient, but also ensure safety, especially when you have small kids at the rear seats. Utility hook at front passenger seat gives you option to hang some handy things with you while traveling. A multipurpose container adds more to the storage in the cabin. Also, if you are not satisfied with the 430 litre of boot space provided in this sedan, you can create more by folding the rear seats.
Proton Persona Elegance has decent interior dimensions, which ensure that all the 5 passengers enjoy a comfortable ride at any length. Talking more about the space in this sedan, Persona has a 430 litres of boot space, which can occupy the luggage of occupants. This decent trunk volume is not all you get to keep your belongings but some surplus small storages are also offered in this vehicle. For handy things, you can count upon the 2 glove boxes on the dashboard.
Engine and Performance
Proton Persona houses a 1.6-litre 4-inline cylinders 16V Campro IAFM DOHC powerhouse under its hood. This engine is capable of churning out a maximum power of 82 kW at 6500 rpm along with a maximum torque measuring 148 Nm at 4000 rpm. This engine is coupled with 5-speed manual transmission, while a 4-speed automatic transmission is available as an optional for the customers.
Stereo and Accessories
If you are a music lover and have this craze for music during your daily drives, the entertainment system of Proton Persona Elegance will not disappoint you. This sedan has got one DIN radio system for music anytime anywhere. Well, if you are moreover a choosy person and love to play your choice of tracks, MP3 and CD player are provided to ensure that you get the entertainment on board. With USB connectivity, you get more choice to connect the system and have a fun drive while enjoying your favorite numbers. Navigation system can be employed as per the choice of the buyer.
Appropriate wheels employed in Persona not only give it firm grip on different driveways, but also compliments the exterior stylish of this vehicle. The 15-inch alloy wheels are covered with tires measuring 195/60 R15.
Braking and Handling
Persona equips hydraulic power steering, which makes the drive convenient and handling easy. For the safety of its passengers, this Proton sedan has ventilated disc brakes at its front wheels. The manual transmission variant has drum brakes at its rear wheels, whereas, the automatic transmission variant flaunts disc brakes all round. The handling of this vehicle becomes very easy with McPherson Strut type front suspension and multi-link along with stabilizer bar type rear suspension.
Safety and Security
Proton Persona Elegance is packed with various safety features, which ensure that its occupants are safe during the drive. This vehicle has Proton Ride & Handling feature, which ensures stability and control of the vehicle while running on slippery pathways and after application of brakes on high speed. Persona Elegance has seat belts for all its 5 passengers for their safety. For more safety of the front seat passengers, this vehicle has dual airbags and seat belt pre-tensiones. Vehicle immobilizer is also provided along with alarm system to keep this vehicle safe from theft. Not only this, Proton Persona has fog lamps at its front to ensure clear visibility of the driveways during foggy weather. Also, reverse sensor is embedded for the convenience of the driver.
- Decent interior
- Generous trunk volume.
- Single engine
- Navigation system is not a standard feature.