This interesting poster was displayed at the recent Proton Sales Carnival in Melaka last weekend, where the national carmaker also unveiled the new Suprima S Super Premium variant. Take it how you will, but a real world incident is perhaps the best way to showcase the safety of a car – a Proton Preve in this case.
The poster explains that the vehicle is believed to have rolled over in the high speed incident, hence the caved-in roof. The photographic evidence shows that the car’s side structure remained largely intact, enough that the doors could be opened for the driver (the lady standing next to the engine) to come out without difficulty.
As for the much-talked-about detached engine, Proton stated that the phenomenon occurred by design, especially in such a heavy frontal collision. If needed, the heavy motor would drop down the engine bay to avoid being pushed back into the passenger cell.
Just last week, company boss Tan Sri Mohd Khamil Jamil vouched that customer safety is paramount to the national brand. Proton’s most recent models, the Preve, Suprima S, Saga SV and Persona SV all offer improved safety, with the C-segment sedan and hatchback models in particular boasting five-star ANCAP safety ratings and feature six airbags and ESC as standard.
The two models under Proton’s new Super Value line-up, meanwhile, are more affordable than before without compromising safety. The Saga SV is ASEAN NCAP three-star rated, and comes with two airbags and a host of other improvements. The same goes to the newer Persona SV, which features dual front airbags, all-wheel disc brakes, ABS and EBD.