Automotive television commercial director Telly Koay has released a director’s cut version of the original 60-second spot for the 2016 Proton Perdana. Despite being the same length, it is rather different from the more calming final version used by the national carmaker.

This video’s quicker cuts and increased use of tracking and panning shots creates an impression of faster pace, bolstered by the use of electronic music. To be honest, I actually prefer the original version because it’s a change from the ultra-aggressive automotive videos seen elsewhere, but to each his own I guess.

Just to recap, the Perdana is Proton’s version of the eighth-generation Honda Accord, significantly redesigned with a sizeable new body that now measures a hair under five metres in length. It is powered by a choice of two carryover Honda i-VTEC engines – a 154 hp/189 Nm 2.0 litre SOHC mill and a 178 hp/222 Nm DOHC unit, both mated to a five speed automatic gearbox. Prices range from RM113,888 to RM138,888.

For comparison, here’s the original TV spot embedded below. Which version do you prefer? Sound off in the comments section after the jump. You can also browse full specifications and equipment on the 2016 Proton Perdana on

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