We’re reporting from the ongoing Proton sales carnival at Juru Auto City in Penang, where the national carmaker has launched the Proton Satria Neo Standard 4AT (it has also launched the Proton Inspira Super Premium variant).
The new model pairs the familiar 125 hp/150 Nm 1.6 litre Campro CPS engine with a four-speed auto gearbox. It gets 16-inch R3 alloys covered in 195/50 Continental MC5 tyres, front fog lamps, body-coloured side mouldings and an R3 bodykit comprising side skirts, a tailgate spoiler and extended wheel arches (no R3 front splitter, though).
Exterior-wise then, it’s closer to the circa-RM60k Satria Neo R3 than the RM51k Satria Neo Standard MT, which is shod with 15-inch steel rims/wheel covers and has no R3 bits nor front fog lamps. We can see unpainted wing mirrors, though.
Inside, there’s a standard single-DIN radio with CD, MP3, USB and Bluetooth, plus fabric seats. Safety kit? Dual front airbags, ABS, EBD and disc brakes all round – status quo.
The Proton Satria Neo Standard 4AT is priced from RM54,514 (solid) and RM54,964 (metallic), OTR with insurance. Offered is a two-year or 50,000-km warranty. As for colours, GTi Silver, Tranquility Black, Solid White and Fire Red colours are available.