Proton is showcasing the P3-21A in a day-by-day “build up” process at its Power of 1 event at Stadium Bukit Jalil this week.

It starts today with the bare chassis, which Proton refers to as the RESS, or Reinforced Safety Structure. The chassis is formed using Hot Press Forming with a combination of ultra-high tensile steel and high tensile steel.

Here’s something very interesting – it’s also revealed that the P3-21A will have the option for side airbags – a first for a Malaysian market Proton car. With four airbags and an electronic stability control system, this makes the P3-21A the safest Proton ever in terms of safety features. We’ll be back tomorrow with updates from Day 2 of the build.