Proton Suprima S 6MT 02

The Proton Suprima S with a six-speed manual gearbox has been spotted again in the open, this time wearing trade plates. We thank reader Fakrul for the shots.

Crucially, a sticker on the dashboard reveals that this one’s meant for the UK market, and for whatever reason, the ‘Turbo’ tailgate badge has been replaced with ‘CFE’.

The last time such a Suprima was spotted, we had a much clearer view of the manual gear lever, which is encased in a neat leather gaiter.

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The gear knob has a satin-finished base on which sits a collar that presumably must be lifted to engage reverse. The R-1-2-3-4-5-6 gearchange pattern is debossed on the top of the gear knob in the Preve/Suprima S font (speedo and rev counter numbers).

The six-speed manual gearbox (which was officially announced for Australia some time ago) is connected to the Suprima S’ turbocharged 1.6 litre Campro CFE engine, which develops 138 hp and 205 Nm of torque. Like Proton’s five-speed manuals, this six-speed gearbox could very well be supplied by Getrag.