I have just returned from a Proton Edar showroom in the neighbourhood and snapped photos of the new Proton Waja CPS to share with you.
The showroom I visited only had the manual version on display, so you will not be able to see the new gated shifter in detail but then again you’ve already seen it in my previous spyshot post, so not too much of a loss there. Showrooms have started taking bookings for the new Proton Waja CPS beginning today, and prices are supposed to top out at about RM65K for the automatic version.
As seen with the photos of the Thai-market facelifted Proton GEN2, the new Waja CPS engine uses a red cam cover.
You can see what appears to be spark plug cables (marked with 1, 2, 3, 4 denoting which cylinder it goes to) leading into the space under the cam cover, so this means that the Proton Campro CPS engine does not use coil-on-plug ignition, unlike the Proton Campro IAFM engine used in the second generation Proton Saga.
Another shot of the engine bay.
Externally the Proton Waja CPS 1.6 looks pretty much the same as the non-CPS Waja.
The rear of the Waja CPS 1.6 also looks the same except for twin tailpipes and the CPS logo on the top left of the boot lid.
The wheels of the new Waja CPS 1.6 wrapped with Silverstone Kruizer-1 tyres.
The interior features a new meter panel and a new head-unit capable of playing CDs, MP3 files and WMA files. The automatic version has a new gated shifter, but you cannot see it here as this is the interior of the manual version.
The new metre panel looks pretty much similiar to the old version except the speedometer numbers are now even-numbered instead of odd-numbered.
The new Clarion head unit which supports a single disc and plays MP3 and WMA files.
That’s pretty much it, and more details will be released and published here on this blog on Wednesday, or whenever I can get a hold of more details. I had a short drive in the car, only about a hundred metres or so and only got up to 2nd gear, and all I can say for now is the car’s low to mid range torque is a huge improvement over the non-CPS Campro. I will try to get a test drive unit and post my findings soon.