The civilian-issue 2016 Proton Perdana has been spotted a number of times out on the road already, being tested covered in copious amounts of camouflage. Today we have another spyshot to add to the pile, thanks to reader Yong Roni.

The photo shows a close-up of a tail light, and while the distorted disguise still makes it very hard to make out what the rear end will look like, it seems it will take after the Prevé somewhat. One thing that will differentiate the Perdana, however, are the LED brake lights, as seen in a previous video where the brake lights flashed on quickly when the driver of the mule braked – this differs from the Prevé’s slower bulb-type lighting.

Other points of interest on the mule also garnered from the video are the familiar Proton front fascia, a shallower rake for the rear windscreen – for a sleeker, more coupé-like profile – as well as what looks like an integrated tail pipe; the latter would be a first on a Proton.

It definitely looks different from the eighth-generation Honda Accord on which it is based, correlating with an earlier report – and it’s also a change from the current government-use-only Perdana, which was little more than a straightforward rebadging.

Expect the Perdana to be launched sometime next year, equipped with a range of engines lifted from the Accord – 2.0 litre and 2.4 litre i-VTEC mills, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. As always, we’ll publish more details of the 2016 Proton Perdana as we get them. Excited?

Current government-use Proton Perdana