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The 2016 Proton Perdana has been sighted again, this time on the Karak Highway thanks to Instagram user nerdsmeagol. The upcoming flagship sedan has been spotted numerous times on Malaysian roads as it undergoes testing, and here’s another of the car in motion.

Like previous test mules spotted, the Perdana seen here wears a significant amount of camouflage that extends to the wheels. We also get a perspective of the vehicle’s length, which is said to measure 4,999 mm in length, significantly more than the eighth-generation Honda Accord on which the model will be based on.

However, the new Perdana will receive its own distinct styling that differs heavily for the Accord, so any murmur of the “Accordana” will be put to rest. More recently, a prototype Perdana was seen at night, where its LED tail lights was illuminated for first time for us to see.

The video also shows us a very brief glimpse of the car’s interior, which appears to sport beige-coloured upholstery on the seats, without any indication as to whether they are leather or fabric in material (more likely the former). However, as this is a prototype, the final product may differ from what we see here.

Additionally, paultan.org reader Mohd Fahmi Abdul Hamid sent in these photos of a prototype Perdana roaming around Putra Heights. One of the frontal shots of the car appears to reveal that a sunroof is part of the equipment package. Everything else however, looks to remain the same as earlier sighted test mules.

The 2016 Perdana will be built at Proton’s Medium Volume Factory in Shah Alam. 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 engines – for now, at least. Both engines will be mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

The Perdana is set to be launched in the first quarter of 2016, and unlike its predecessor, will be offered to civilian buyers as well. What sort of interior upholstery choice do you think would best suit the new Perdana?

GALLERY: 2016 Proton Perdana teased


GALLERY: 2016 Proton Perdana rendered

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