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In striking resemblance to the very vehicle we spied last time around, here, is what could be your second look at the Proton Iriz-based B-segment sedan, said to be a replacement for the current Proton Persona, undergoing a public test wearing full camouflage.

As confirmed by Proton chairman Tun Mahathir Mohamad, a next-gen Proton Persona has been tipped to hit Malaysian showrooms in 2016, and it is most likely that the Malaysian car maker would bring this to life based on its new and highly capable Proton Iriz platform.

Unlike our previous spyshots that captured a closer look at the car, only a single rear snap of the vehicle is available this time around, as shared on Facebook via Faris Farhad on to the Proton Iriz Community (Malaysia) social media group.

Still, it’s clear enough for us to tell that this vehicle bears great similarities to the one we spotted last week — the exposed roof and its shark-fin antenna, tail lights peaking out through the camo, wide rear bumper, door-mounted wing mirrors and more give it away.

When the model does finally appear in showrooms, we expect it to feature the same powertrain options available to the current Proton Iriz, being either a 1.3 litre or 1.6 litre VVT four-pot that can be paired with a five-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission.

Next year, it is expected that Proton will also unveil its flagship Proton Perdana, along with a new Proton Saga that is expected to follow this Persona replacement.

GALLERY: 2014 Proton Persona Executive