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The 2016 Proton Perdana has been spied testing again. This time, paultan.org reader Airul Amirul sent in a photo of the national carmaker’s upcoming flagship D-segment sedan that was sighted near Proton’s Shah Alam factory,

When the new Perdana was first previewed at this year’s Alami Proton event, it was clear that the new Perdana will look largely different from its donor car, the eighth-generation Honda Accord. This side view of the Perdana appears to reinforce that opinion.

Among the differences involve an increase in the car’s length by 150 mm from the donor car to 4,999 mm. As previous spyshots have revealed, it appears the majority of that growth in length is centralised around the rear of the car. That extension has resulted in a reworking of the car’s rear doors that now “kink” outwards just after the top of it, as opposed to the Accord’s doors, which slopes inwards.

There is also less camo on certain parts of the test mule here, beginning with the alloy wheels that match up to the ones we saw at the preview. Additionally, the headlights and tail lights seem to resemble the previewed car more closely, unlike the previous test mule that had the Accord’s light units.

The 2016 Proton Perdana will be built at Proton’s Medium Volume Factory in Shah Alam, together with the Exora MPV. Engine wise, it’s set to retain Honda’s 154 hp/189 Nm R20A3 2.0 and 177 hp/222 Nm K24Z2 2.4 litre i-VTEC petrol mills, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The Perdana will be offered to the public in the first quarter of 2016.

GALLERY: 2016 Proton Perdana teased


GALLERY: 2016 Proton Perdana rendered

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