Exciting news! The hotly anticipated 2016 Proton Perdana will be previewed at this weekend’s Alami Proton event. It’s a preview for now, not a full unveiling, so don’t expect to see the fully finished car just yet.

But wait, don’t we already know how it looks like, as pictured in Filem Kapsul? Apparently not, as Proton has now said that the vehicle that made an appearance in the recent local film is an earlier “work in progress,” and not the new Perdana’s final form.

The finished product will be on display in the Proton Design Studio, albeit covered entirely. What can be seen are the car’s basic silhouette, prominent bootlid spoiler and sharp protrusions of the head- and taillamps.


Also on display will be a preview backdrop of the new car, with certain elements of the car visible. What we at paultan.org have seen is the headlight design, and true enough, it looks different to those that were in the Filem Kapsul car (which is pictured here).

We’ve also been informed that the finished article will measure 4,999 mm long, which is quite a bit longer than the eighth-gen Honda Accord (4,849 mm) on which it’s based. It’s a really big car, this one.

Another important piece of information is that the 2016 Perdana will be built in Proton’s Medium Volume Factory in Shah Alam, alongside the Exora MPV. The current government-use Perdana, meanwhile, is assembled in Honda Malaysia’s Melaka plant.