A 17-year-old record in the Malaysia Book of Records was broken during the finale of Proton’s Ace the Space contest, when 55 people crammed themselves into a Proton Exora to set a new record for ‘most people in an MPV’.

The record-setting team was Team Girls Power from Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP), and they were among the 25 groups (total of 669 participants) that took part in the contest.

Team Girls Power’s path to the finals saw the team secure a victory in the state qualification round, which saw 39 members squeezing themselves into a Proton Ertiga.

This feat was enough to get them to the finals at Proton Centre of Excellence, where they would face off against KVT Girl from Kolej Vokasional Temerloh in Pahang, Senawang Triggers from Politeknik Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan and GKL from UiTM Shah Alam in Selangor (the only all male team).

The contest was a tight one, with KVT Girl and Senawang Triggers managing to insert 53 people each into an Exora. Meanwhile, team GKL mustered 45 people into the MPV. A special award for ‘Best War Cry’ was given to Team Last Minute, also from UNIMAP.

As champions, Team Girls Power received a cash prize of RM10,000 as well as individual prizes for each member. These include Proton sales vouchers worth RM1,000, smartphones, two TGV movie tickets and an exclusive invitation to the launch of Proton’s first SUV model.

The Ace the Space contest was organised as a way to showcase the spaciousness of Proton’s MPV line-up as well as to show appreciation and reward loyal Proton fans. This is together with the chance to set a new record in the Malaysia Book of Records.