After plenty of hype, the wait will soon be over – Proton will be launching the long-awaited 2016 Proton Perdana tomorrow. We’ve provided extensive coverage on the national carmaker’s flagship D-segment sedan, from its first taped-up sighting with then-chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, to a slew of spyshots from our readers, to a sighting of the car in a movie, to not one, not two, but three official previews of the car.

What do we know about this car? Well, much like its government service sibling, the civilian-market Perdana is based on the previous eighth-generation Honda Accord, but with most of the bodywork remoulded (and significantly lengthened to five metres long) to form its own look. There’s also a few revisions done to the interior, including revised colour schemes and a new infotainment system with two colour screens.

Built at Proton’s Medium Volume Factory in Shah Alam, instead of Honda Malaysia’s Melaka plant that churns out the current government-issue model, the Perdana will retain the Accord’s two engine options – 154 hp/189 Nm R20A3 2.0 and 178 hp/222 Nm K24Z2 2.4 litre DOHC i-VTEC engines – both mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Our usual comprehensive launch report – complete with all the details and a full live gallery – will be present and accounted after the car is launched, but if you like, you can watch it being unveiled before your eyes, before anyone else, right from this website!

That’s right – as with the launch of the Iriz in 2014 and the Suprima S the year before, paultan.org is proud to bring you exclusive live streaming coverage of the 2016 Proton Perdana launch event, happening tomorrow from 8:45am onwards.

Be the first to see the new car inside and out and learn of all the details, specifications and equipment count for all variants from the comfort of your own computer, smartphone or tablet. As long as your browser supports YouTube streaming, you’ll be able to watch it anywhere. So see you tomorrow morning!

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