Remember the Proton Iriz Active Concept, the raised-up, grey and orange design study shown back in 2014? Now, we have the Proton Suprima Active Concept, with a similar styling execution. The car has been unveiled at the ongoing My Auto Fest. The done-up Iriz is also on display next to it.
The C-segment hatchback receives a full crossover-style bodykit, complete with all-around body cladding. Orange appears prominently on the gloss grey Suprima Active (instead of the Iriz Active’s matte grey), with the bright shade highlighting the front grille, headlamp projector rings, front intake outline, roof, wing mirrors, side skirts and rear garnish.
As in the Iriz Active, this new concept has a raised ride height to accentuate the crossover look, increasing the ground clearance from the standard 155 mm to 207 mm. Interestingly, there’s mention of a six-speed manual transmission option for the Active, aside from the regular CVT.
The car sits on 17-inch turbine wheels, also with orange highlights. Also on, silver “roof rails” (purely cosmetic) and matte grey stickers, which complete the Active’s exterior makeover.
On the inside, beige, rather than orange highlights, can be found. Tan leather is featured on the steering wheel grips, door card inserts and the reupholstered seats. Orange, meanwhile, can be seen on the air-con vents and the centre console buttons surrounds.
Proton says the pair of Active concepts “signifies a potential entry into the growing crossover market, with specialised re-engineering to satisfy customers who want a higher driving positon, improved ride and handling and lifestyle options.” So, what do you think of this, folks?