preve australia

Some news from Australia concerning the Proton Preve sedan. Pricing for the car – available in two variant guises Down Under – has been revised, and both versions are now AUD$3,000 cheaper than they were at point of launch.

The Preve made its Australian debut last October at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, with the GX manual rolling in at AUD$18,990 (RM60k at the exchange rate then, or RM54,700 now) and the GX CVT at AUD$20,990 (RM66k in Oct 2012, RM60k currently), both drive-away prices.

Effective August 1, the Preve sedan has a drive-away price of AUD$15,990 (RM46k) for the five-speed manual and AUD$17,990 (RM51,800) for the six-speed CVT. According to Proton Cars Australia, the reduction is supposedly a limited-time special offer for the car.

A single revision has come about with the price adjustment – the five-year free servicing that came with the car has been changed to a five-year fixed price servicing programme, which the company says provides an upfront saving to the customer while still supplying a very attractive service package.

Other than the price reduction and introduction of fixed price servicing, nothing else changes – the Preve continues to feature all the kit it came with in the first place, and these include ESC, traction control, six airbags and an automatic, speed-sensitive door locking/unlocking system.

Meanwhile, back in Malaysia, Proton is giving off free motorcycles with the purchase of the Preve or Inspira. In this Raya promo, which lasts till August 31, the Preve comes with a free Modenas CT100 (worth RM3,698) or a RM3,500 cash rebate. The Inspira comes with a Modenas GT128 worth RM5,300 or a RM5,000 cash rebate. Both Proton and Modenas are sister companies under the DRB-Hicom group.