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Proton Compact Car coming out of your ears? Well… here’s more! The spiritual successor to the Proton Savvy will be powered by new four-cylinder VVT engines – a 1.3 litre unit producing 94 hp at 5,500 rpm and 120 Nm of torque just below 4,000 rpm, and a 1.6 litre unit developing 107 hp at 5,750 rpm and 150 Nm at 3,750 rpm.

Both engines will be mated to five-speed manual and CVT gearboxes. Each variant (1.3 Standard, 1.3 Executive, 1.6 Executive, 1.6 Premium) will have a choice of both gearboxes, making it eight variants in all.

We only have details on the bigger engine for now – claimed fuel consumption figures for the 1.6 litre are 6.6 (manual) and 7.4 (CVT) litres per 100 km on a combined NEDC cycle and 5.5 litres per 100 km at a constant 90 km/h. The VVT (variable valve timing, effectively supersedes the Campro CPS‘ two-stage cam profile switching) is only on the intake side.

Other features of the engines include a Smart Alternator and a maniverter (integrated exhaust manifold and catalytic converter).

The car also has a horizontally-mounted CVT cooler (Suprima S‘ CVT cooler is vertically-mounted). Suspension is handled by MacPherson struts up front and a torsion beam out back, and there’s electric power steering.

According to Proton chief technical officer Abdul Rashid Musa, the new platform on which the Proton Compact Car sits on has been designed to support hybrid and electric powertrains – something to expect for the future, then?

Over RM500 million and four years in development, the PCC is shaping up to be quite promising, eh?

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