Proton has introduced another variant to its Suprima S range, and the Suprima S Standard rolls in as the entry-level model in the lineup, which now reads like this: Standard, Executive, Premium and Super Premium.
The Standard is based on the Executive variant, previously the base starting point, and omits certain kit and features to bring its price under the RM70k mark. The omissions also bring the kerb weight down by 10 kg over the Executive, the Standard tipping the scales at 1,365 kg.
There are no changes to the powertrain, and the CamPro 1.6 Turbo continues on as is, the low-pressure turbocharged unit offering the same 138 hp at 5,000 rpm and 205 Nm between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm as the rest of the Suprima range.
Compared to the Executive, the Standard loses the engine cover and front fog lamps, and its projector headlight position lamps are of the bulbed variety (on the Executive, LEDs).
Other cosmetic changes include the omission of black tape for the B-pillar and door sashes, a move to a Panther Grey finish for the centre panel (on the Executive, in Onyx Black) as well as a minor revision to the floor console design (between the two front seats) – the rear lid has been removed.
The variant also drops the front reactive headrest, driver-side overhead handle grip, anti-trap feature in the front power windows, as well as the seat belt reminder for the front passenger. The Suprima S Standard rides on the 16-inch alloys from the Preve, wrapped with 205/55 profile rubbers.
Elsewhere, the Android-based Proton Infotainment System (seven-inch LCD screen DVD player with GPS navigation and Bluetooth/USB/iPod connectivity) found on the Executive has been replaced by a two-DIN single CD/radio head-unit, though the four speaker count still remains. Also omitted, the steering audio switches as well as Yes 4G connectivity.
Safety equipment for the Suprima S Standard consists of dual front airbags and ABS with EBD – owners will have to make do without ESC, traction control, brake assist, hill-hold assist and side/curtain airbags found in the Executive, which means the variant will not be five-star ANCAP-rated like its siblings up the range. Isofix mount points, however, have been retained.
Five exterior colours are available for the Suprima S Standard, and these are Tranquility Black, Genetic Silver, Atlantic Blue, Solid White and Fire Red, the same colours found on the Suprima S at its launch in August 2013.
As for pricing, the Suprima S Standard goes for RM69,438 (solid) and RM69,888 (metallic), on-the-road with insurance, which makes it RM6,900 cheaper than the Executive (solid), and RM6,800 in the case of the metallic version. Customers in East Malaysia will have to wait until December 18 before they can get up close with the S Standard in showrooms.
You can compare the specifications of all the Suprima S models on Carbase.my, and read our review of the Suprima S here.