2013 Proton Suprima S

Only weeks after its first overseas launch in Indonesia, the Proton Suprima S enters the Australian scene. GX and GXR variants are offered, mirroring our Executive and Premium variants respectively in terms of equipment.

Both get a seven-speed Protronic CVT, but here’s a revelation: a six-speed manual will be available Down Under from next year, which Proton says will be A$2k (RM6k) cheaper than the CVT variants.

The five-star ANCAP-rated hatch’s standard safety kit includes six airbags, ESC, traction control, front active headrests and front seat belt pretensioners, while features such as hill hold assist, front parking sensors, reverse camera, shift paddles, auto headlamps and wipers, auto air-con and cruise control are reserved for the GXR.

2013 Proton Suprima S

“The introduction of the Proton Suprima S into the Australian market is a reflection of Proton’s commitment to our customers – both in Malaysia and in our international markets – in not just meeting their demands, but to continue to produce a variety of products that offer high levels of passenger safety, driving enjoyment and satisfaction – products that are safe, of good quality and value-for-money,” said COO Hisham Othman.

On sale in Australia from January 1, the Proton Suprima S is priced, drive-away, at A$21,790 (RM65,200) for the GX and A$26,590 (RM79,600) for the GXR. Included is the 5+5+5 package, comprising a five-year or 75,000 km free service, a five-year or 150,000 km warranty and a five-year or 150,000 km free roadside assistance.

Additionally, a seven-year anti-corrosion warranty is offered. The familiar Atlantic Blue, Fire Red, Genetic Silver, Solid White and Tranquillity Black body colours are on the menu.