Proton Preve is a proud product of Malaysian automaker Proton, which was launched in the year 2012. This sedan shares the genes with Proton's own hatchback, the Suprima S. To add more to the credentials of Proton Preve, this sedan is the first ever car by Proton, which was launched at a global level and did very well to prove its worth. In Indonesia, Preve is available only in Premium trim with a capacity of 5-Door and 5- seater. This sedan is indeed a decent C-segment sedan, which would not disappoint you in terms of space, power and performance.
Packed with a powerful Campro CFE engine, the Proton Preve delivers satisfactory power and performance. The 1.6-litre engine of this sedan generates a maximum power output of 138 hp at 5000 rpm alongside a maximum torque measuring 205 Nm between the range of 2000 and 4000 rpm. This engine, coupled with 7-speed ProTronic transmission accelerates in 9.6 seconds from a standstill and reaches the 100 kmph mark. It can reach a top speed of 190 kmph. The CFE technology of this engine makes it fuel efficient. It consumes approximately 6.6-litre on an average to deliver a maximum of 100 kms.
Proton Preve Premium is among the best designed cars by Proton, check out its exterior and you would not require any proof. The styling of this sedan gives an impression of aerodynamic structure with a streamlined front grille. The dark side pillars of Preve gives it a distinguished look. Talking about the overall dimensions, this proton product is 4543 mm x 1786 mm x 1524 mm (L x W x H) and wheelbase measuring 2650 mm. To add more to its aesthetics and for a frim grip, 16-inch alloy wheels have been fitted, which are further covered with tires measuring 205/55 R16.
This 5-seater Proton sedan has a decent wheelbase, which offers comfortable legroom and headroom to all its 5 occupants. The leather wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob not only add looks to the interior of this vehicle, but also make it comfortable for the driver. Wooden finishing is given on the dashboard to give it a premium look, and it succeeds in doing that. Cruise control, paddle shift and push start button are also provided in this Proton product. The trunk of this sedan comes with 508-litres of volume, which is quite impressive for a 5-seater. If you think this is all you get inside Proton Preve, you are wrong. You can keep your small handy things in the cabin in the small storages, such as, glove box and cup holders. Entertainment is also given equal importance while designing the interior of this sedan. There is an MP3/CD player along with Bluetooth/USB/iPod connectivity that gives a seamless audio streaming. A 7-inch touchscreen and GPS system of Proton Preve can prove to be your best navigation companion on new driveways.
This sedan has 2 SRS airbags at the front to safeguard the driver and front seat occupant. All the 5 seats of this vehicle have seatbelts to maximize the safety. Both of the front seats have active headrests to support neck and head and restrain any injuries after a hit or collision. Features such as Brake Assist, Traction Control, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Anti-Lock Braking System, the stability of this Proton product is ensured on slippery driveways. The vehicle has immobilizer that protect it from any theft. Ventilated disc brakes at the front wheels and solid drum brakes at rear wheels are embedded in Proton Preve. Coming on to the handling of this vehicle, the McPherson Strut suspension at front and multilink along with stabilizer bar at rear axle improves its handling.
Proton Preve Premium is surely one of the most intelligently designed c-segment sedans you will find in Indonesia. The overall package you will get in form of Proton Preve in such a decent pricing is one thing you would not like to miss.