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Following our early preview of the new 2016 Proton Perdana, we now have some preliminary details on the equipment that will be offered. Two variants will be presented to customers – 2.4L and 2.0L, with bookings now open for the national carmaker’s flagship sedan.

The 2.4 litre model that bears the Honda-derived K24Z2 i-VTEC engine will get a bodykit that includes front and rear spoiler lips, plus side skirts. Also included are xenon projector headlights and 17-inch wheels. Meanwhile, the base 2.0L model (R20A3 2.0 litre i-VTEC engine) will lose out on the bodykit, paired with halogen projector headlights and different-design 17-inch wheels.

As for the Perdana’s interior, the 2.4L gets seats that are upholstered in beige leather (confirming our earlier spyshots), accompanied by various pieces of wood trim. The car will also receive two separate screens, with one acting as the head unit, and the other serving as a display for among other things, the navigation function. Electric-powered seats are fitted on the driver’s side as well.

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The base 2.0L on the other hand, gets black leather for its seats instead, with silver trim on various parts of the cabin. It also gets a different head unit along with manually adjustable driver and passenger seats. On both variants, keyless entry will not be offered.

On the safety side of things, four airbags come as standard on both the 2.0 and 2.4 litre variants. The only catch is, electronic stability control (ESC) will only be available on the 2.4L, while the 2.0L will have to make do without it.

Keep in mind that these are merely initial specifications of the new 2016 Proton Perdana. More details and final specifications of the sedan will be released during its launch, which is scheduled to be in Q1 of 2016. For now, does it have what it takes to impress? Let us know.

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