Yet more on the almost-here Proton Exora Bold. Reader DewaSemut has kindly sent in hi-res scans of the latest Exora brochure, and there are plenty of details about the vehicle. Externally, the Exora Bold features a new radiator grille (for that “fierce” look, the brochure says!), rear smoked combi-lamps as well as reworked bumpers and side skirts.
The Bold 1.6 range actually encompasses three models, the Executive AT and MT CPS-equipped versions as well as the Premium CVT, which is the eagerly-awaited turbocharged CFE model. That’s a total of three different gearboxes available with the Exora Bold.
The Premium CVT, as previously announced, has 138 hp at 5,000 rpm and 205 Nm at 2,000 to 4,000 rpm for output numbers from its 1.6 litre CFE mill, which is partnered with a CVT gearbox, and adding to those numbers are a 185 km/h top speed, a 0-100 km/h time of 13.3 seconds and a fuel consumption of 7.8 litres per 100 km.
Interestingly, the specs table reveals that the new CFE engine is not merely the regular Campro engine with a turbo bolted on. The stroke of the engine has actually been shortened from 88 mm to 86 mm, thus resulting in a smaller overall displacement of 1,561 cc versus the Campro CPS 1.6′s 1,597 cc displacement. We’re looking forward to having a chat with the engineers to find out why exactly this change has been made.
The 1,486 kg MPV features all-round brake discs and rides on 16-inch wheels and 205/55 series rubbers, compared to the disc/drum and 15-inch, 195/65 tyres combi found on the CPS variants.
In terms of features, specific to the Premium CVT are leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, front fog lamps, a rear spoiler, electric foldable wing mirrors, cruise control, a reverse camera and rear view mirror with LCD viewer.
Meanwhile, the Premium CVT’s centre console trim comes in a chrome-like polished finish called Checked Cubic, and its air condition vents are done in Liquid Silver (the CPS models’ are in Tempest Grey). Lastly, the Bold range comes in five external colours, these being Cocoa Grey, Elegant Brown, Plum Red, Genetic Silver and Solid White.