It seems like Proton is gearing up for a launch of its updated Preve soon. This (leaked) internal slide shows quite a number of improvements done to the C-segment sedan, the bulk of which has to do with improving NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels.

To facilitate this, Proton appears to have upgraded the engine and transmission mounts (similar to the Iriz). The A-pillars are also improved, and rounding off the insulation department is a new carpet floor assembly and a more generous use of rubber seals to reduce wind noise at higher speeds.

Inside, the hissing noise caused by the air conditioning system is said to have been rectified, and the infotainment system gets upgraded with better reception. The gear knob too gets a new top garnish, and the floor mats feature a new fishnet-type finish.

As for the design, it’s the first time we’re getting a glimpse of the updated Preve’s front fascia. Apart from the blacked-out grille with Proton’s new three-dimensional logo (first debuted on the new Perdana), everything else up front remains visually the same.

Lastly, the roof, side mirror caps and tailgate trim are contrasted in black, and finishing off the visual update is a set of new 17-inch twin-five spoke alloys. As per our previous story, the updated Preve, which was last spotted on the KL-Seremban highway, will also get a new Ruby Red colour option to match the rest of the range.

In terms of its mechanics, it’s likely that the Preve will only be offered with the sole 1.6 litre turbocharged CFE engine. What do you think of this, guys? Sound off in the comments section below.

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