Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d have known that the 2016 Proton Persona was launched two days ago. You’ve read our usual comprehensive launch report and watched our walk-around video tour, but if you’ve been looking for a detailed breakdown on the specifications and equipment of the cars on offer, now’s your chance, as we have a full spec-by-spec gallery for your perusal.

The Persona is available in Standard, Executive and Premium variants – standard kit includes 15-inch wheels, height-adjustable reflector halogen headlights, power-adjustable wing mirrors and Bluetooth connectivity. Items like keyless entry, push-button start, a touchscreen infotainment system, rear USB charging ports and a reverse camera are available further up the range.

What’s more, all models get Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) as standard – making the entire range eligible for a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating – with six airbags on the top Premium variant.

Under the bonnet sits a 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated VVT engine from the Iriz, making 107 hp at 5,750 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm; it’s mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. Only the Standard is available with the manual option, while the Executive and Premium models are offered exclusively with the stepless automatic transmission.

So, let’s get to it then:

Proton Persona 1.6 Standard – RM46,350 (M/T), RM49,350 (CVT)

  • 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated VVT engine, five-speed manual gearbox or CVT
  • 107 hp, 150 Nm, claimed fuel consumption 5.6 l/100 km (M/T) or 6.1 l/100 km (CVT) at 90 km/h
  • Two airbags
  • ABS with EBD and brake assist
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TC), Hill-hold Assist
  • Halogen reflector headlights, manual height adjustment
  • 15-inch alloy wheels in grey, 185/55-section tyres
  • Wing mirror indicators
  • Black door handles, wing mirror caps
  • Body-coloured B-pillar
  • Rear fog light
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Remote key fob and manual key start
  • Dual-tone black-and-grey interior
  • Fabric seats
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Power-adjustable wing mirrors
  • Matte black interior trim
  • Single-DIN radio/CD player with Bluetooth connectivity, two speakers
  • ECO Drive Assist indicator
  • Fixed rear seat
  • 510-litre boot with space saver spare tyre
  • ISOFIX rear child seat anchors with top tether
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Front disc brakes, rear drums

Proton Persona 1.6 Executive CVT – RM55,350

All of the above, plus:

  • CVT only
  • Follow-me-home lighting
  • Front fog lights
  • Body-coloured door handles, wing mirror caps
  • Rear spoiler
  • Remote boot release
  • Titanium chrome interior trim
  • Fabric door trim
  • Steering wheel audio switches
  • Double-DIN head unit, four speakers
  • Rear USB charging ports
  • 60:40 split-folding rear seats

Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT – RM59,350

All of the above, plus:

  • Six airbags
  • Automatic headlights
  • 15-inch alloy wheels in silver
  • Black B-pillar trim
  • Keyless entry, push-button start
  • Leather seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel, door trim
  • Power-folding wing mirrors
  • Touchscreen infotainment system (Android-based) with navigation, DVD player
  • Reverse camera
  • All-around two-tone bodykit (RM1,000 option)

NOTE: Metallic paint is a RM450 option across the range – these include Sterling Silver, Graphite Grey, Midnight Black, Fire Red and the new hero colour for the Persona, Carnelian Brown. Cotton White is the only solid colour available.

Browse full specification and equipment of all Proton Persona variants on CarBase.my.

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