Proton has introduced an Executive version of its 2.0 litre CVT Inspira – the variant replaces the 1.8 CVT Executive in the model lineup, slotting in between the 2.0 CVT Premium and 1.8 MT Executive.

Most of the kit found on the 2.0 Premium is on the 2.0 Executive – from the steering wheel audio switches and paddle shifters to the auto light and rain sensors, it’s all here. What’s different, based on the feature specifications list, is that the Executive’s seats and door trim finishing is in fabric (as opposed to the Premium’s leather fitment), the wipers don’t feature automatic speed adjustment and the bodykit has been omitted. Fresh to the car is a new 16-inch wheel design.

As for exterior colours, there’s no Plum Red for this one, with the Premium’s shade being replaced by Elegant Brown; otherwise, Tranquility Black, Genetic Silver and Solid White are shared by both variants.

The revisions make for a significant drop in the asking price over the Premium variant though – the 2.0 CVT Executive goes for RM86,900 (metallic) and RM86,450 (solid), on-the-road, with insurance, which is RM5k less than the 2.0 Premium’s RM92,015 price. It also isn’t too far a hike from the 1.8 CVT Executive’s, which was RM85,015 (metallic).