2019 Proton Iriz facelift – lots of improvements; variant breakdown; RM9.99 booking fee from March 1-11

2019 Proton Iriz facelift – lots of improvements; variant breakdown; RM9.99 booking fee from March 1-11

We finally have more information about the 2019 Proton Iriz following an exclusive media preview held today, including the revisions made and full list of variants that you’ll be able to buy when the model is finally launched.

UPDATE: Pre-orders for the Proton Iriz have begun at a promotional fee of just RM9.99 available from March 1-11, 2019.

Starting with the former, the new design is what we’ve already been shown in official photos previously released by the national carmaker. With clear inspiration from the X70, the Iriz’s face carries the ‘ethereal bow’ grille that is highlighted in chrome, which leads into the top of the headlamps and “cups” the Proton logo in the centre.

Look a little closer at the base of the bow and you’ll spot the ‘infinite weave’ pattern that is prominent on the X70. There’s also a new bumper here, with slim LED DRLs nestled within the corner faux intakes.

Along the sides, the Iriz retains its familiar silhouette, with the addition of 15-inch ‘rotor blade’ two-tone alloy wheels on specific variants (more on that later), and a shark fin antenna.

2019 Proton Iriz facelift – lots of improvements; variant breakdown; RM9.99 booking fee from March 1-11

Much like the front, the rear takes a page out of the X70 as well, with the Proton script in chrome applied on top of a black base on the tailgate (a new model logo, stylised as iRiZ is also present). A new bumper with a squared off middle section houses the number plate, reflector/rear fog lamp and fake outlets.

Inside, the upper (including the headliner) and lower portions of the cabin have been darkened for uniformity, while a more youthful pattern is applied on the fabric seats. The driver’s interface also gets an update, with a new seven-inch head unit that offers a range of connected services that are similar to the X70 (“Hi Proton” voice commands for navigation, music, weather, etc. but without the capability to work the windows/sunroof and air-con).

Elsewhere, there’s a full-colour multi-info display in the instrument cluster, along with a new look for the analogue gauges (bigger and more legible now). The steering wheel is as before, with the addition of a perforated leather wrap and a voice control button for the head unit, while the Premium CVT variant gets a new X70-like gear lever and a frameless rear view mirror.

2019 Proton Iriz facelift – lots of improvements; variant breakdown; RM9.99 booking fee from March 1-11

In terms of powertrains, they are carried over from before, albeit recalibrated for better fuel economy. The first of two engines is a 1.3 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder VVT engine (94 hp at 5,750 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm), while the larger-displacement option is a 1.6 litre unit (107 hp at 5,750 rpm and 150 Nm at 4,000 rpm). A five-speed manual and CVT are the available transmission options.

Proton also claims that it has made changes under the skin to improve braking performance and reduced noise, vibration and harshness. We finally come to the meat and potatoes portion of this article, the available variants for the new Iriz, of which there will be five – Standard 1.3L MT, Standard 1.3L CVT, Executive 1.3L CVT, Executive 1.6L CVT and Premium 1.6L CVT. Standard equipment on each variant is as follows:

Standard 1.3L MT
Comes standard with:

  • 1.3 litre VVT engine (94 hp and 120 Nm) with ECO Drive Assist
  • Halogen headlamps
  • LED rear combination taillights
  • 14-inch alloy wheels with 175/65 profile tyres
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Standard head unit with two speakers and Bluetooth
  • Two rear USB charging ports
  • Single-zone manual air-conditioning
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Fabric seats
  • LCD segmented multi-info instrument cluster display
  • Two front and two rear parking sensors
  • ABS, EBD, brake assist, ESC, traction control
  • Hill Hold Assist
  • Two airbags
  • Rear corner Isofix child seat anchors with top tethers
  • Five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating

Standard 1.3L CVT
Adds on:

  • Tailgate spoiler
  • 2019 Proton Iriz facelift – lots of improvements; variant breakdown; RM9.99 booking fee from March 1-11

    Executive 1.3L CVT
    Adds on:

    • Automatic headlamps with follow me home function
    • LED daytime running lights
    • 15-inch ‘rotor blade’ two-tone alloy wheels with 185/55 profile tyres
    • Keyless entry and start with remote trunk release
    • Seven-inch touch screen head unit with four speakers, Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity
    • TFT-LCD full-colour multi-info instrument cluster display
    • Rearview camera

    Executive 1.6L CVT
    Adds on:

    • 1.6 litre VVT engine (107 hp and 150 Nm) with ECO Drive Assist
    • Auto-folding powered side mirrors

    Premium 1.6L CVT
    Adds on:

    • Black painted roof
    • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
    • Semi-leather seats
    • Frameless rearview mirror
    • Online navigation, online music streaming, on-board 4G and Wi-Fi hotspot, voice command functionality for the head unit
    • Six airbags

    Available colour options include Snow White, Jet Grey, Armour Silver, Ocean Blue and Ruby Red, with the first four being new additions. Proton has more good news to share because you’ll be able to place a booking for the Iriz at just RM9.99 as part of an online flash booking promotion, which will run from March 1 to March 11, 2019. Those who do so before the model’s official launch date will even get free road tax for two years!

    No official pricing yet as this is still a preview but if you had to guess, how much do you think it will be? Also, share your thoughts on the new Iriz in the comments below.

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    2019 Proton Iriz Executive 1.6L CVT

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    Comments

    • 2019 – 2 airbags. Hebat.

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      • Roti john Company LLC on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm

        Correct! This is nothing but just a game over car. Habisla Iriz! Myvi is the true game changer

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        • YB Albert on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:46 pm

          Hello,Myvi has undergone countless facelifts..still sell like hot cakes,before latest model.
          Iriz,Preve,Exora,…facelifts n facelifts…still low sales?
          Why? Only Dr.Li can answer this truthfully.Thats why he is bringing the full range of rebadged Geely Tongsan cars.Those in DRB still using manual typewriter under a coconut tree…Just pathetic.

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        • Dr Strange on Feb 28, 2019 at 5:57 pm

          Myvi truly changed the game for Nirvana. No wonder their business started booming when Myvi was introduced. At the same time, our hospital intensive care business also boomed. Clear correlation there.

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      • If 4 myvi noone buys

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      • 2 speakers?

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      • Less RM4k, selling price will RM37k

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      • What to do. MY pipu care more about price instead of safety. Asal murah, tak selamt pun tak apa.

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        • Raymond on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:11 pm

          This car won’t sell well. It is only a facelift. Engine all same as current iriz. All my friends and relatives buy Myvi

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          • Copy Paste on Feb 28, 2019 at 5:39 pm

            Copy paste: “This car? Give 6 airbags also sure die the people inside.”

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      • no problem. Many young and patriotic Jazz and Polo owner wud upgrade to Proton Iriz FL.

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      • Anonymous on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:47 pm

        Untuk Proton tidak mengapa. Sebab 100% msti selamat hidup walaupun takde airbag.

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      • Dylan Chng on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:48 pm

        At least 4 for the executive

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      • John Baoteng on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm

        Better buy Axia auto.

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        • Celup King on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

          This car? Give 6 airbags also sure die the people inside.

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      • Well, 2 airbags is on par with other cars in this price range and the top spec Premium do come with 6 airbags. More importantly, active safety techs like ESC and Hill Hold Assist are standard across the range.

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        • Call me by your name on Feb 28, 2019 at 10:07 pm

          Yeah but myvi start with 4

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          • Ppl want value for money, can give more accessories but selling affordable price… Try 6speakers minimum, 6 speakers+ 1 woofer for top spec, minimum 4 air bags and all safety Accessories blind spot sensors, 360 cameras, full led lamps…

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      • Want more pay morela…haiyo

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      • tokmoh. on Mar 01, 2019 at 10:08 am

        This.

        As part of Geely family, this is shamefur dispray.

        Come on Proton, priorities!

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    • Ksatria on Feb 28, 2019 at 11:54 am

      If Proton can’t gip good equipment or in-trend safety features, at least could you redesign the exterior nampak cantik macam Peugeot 208, blh tak?

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      • Damon Lee on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:06 pm

        They did their best (although I prefer the Persona FL grille). After all, it’s called a FACELIFT, not ALL NEW MODEL.

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    • Semi-Value (Member) on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      i think it needs a replacement model as soon as possible

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      • Hentamajela on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:38 pm

        Go replace your car…dont just know how to talk rubbish..shame off u

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        • Semi-Value (Member) on Feb 28, 2019 at 10:38 pm

          why? better to stick on old outdated cars than improve with latest available technology like the x70?

          jaguh kampung like u cannot accept modernisation

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          • Ammm…. Dia lah designer for this… Really looks end of life cycle model… Just rebadge all Geely models will do… need something like coming rumours X50 1.5L turbo?

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      • Ayamxxz on Mar 01, 2019 at 9:46 am

        Hi, cannot. ROI were designed for 10 years minimum

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    • dead on arrival

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    • Daddykasi on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Still campro vvt engine & CVT Punch gearbox? Nope! Next please!

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    • Proton oh Proton on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      What no LED headlamp? No advanced safety assist like Myvi?
      with 2 airbags in a lower variant? Good luck Proton!!!

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    • theanswer on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      tough job to beat myvi.

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      • Lets See on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:01 pm

        Well it did beat the 2nd gen Myvi, until Perodua needed to throw in everything including the kitchen sink for the 3rd gen.

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        • Not to mention multiple crash tests done due to its weak chassis. What gave it a 5 star? All that techie stuff ASA yada yada.

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    • mondo on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      Tahniah proton for the TWO airbags…goodluck to those who buy proton with 2 airbags as standard…

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    • alldisc on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      Proton could have done better in marketing strategy. This include producing retro theme of the basic cars like having body coloured half caps (remember saga first variant?)

      Then.. A sporty version of Iriz known as Knight in the original black colour and triple colour stripes. Use campro CPS with 125bhp.

      Finally, a limited edition R3 using CFE engine with 137bhp. Manual only. Limited to 500 units with numbered plaque.

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      • Dont.Kayute on Feb 28, 2019 at 10:09 pm

        Dulu manual suprima pun ada, tapi depa rasa tak leh jual padahal boleh je jual kalu kena dgn matketing yang mantap

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    • benzs on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      Sebulan bayar RM9.99? Ok saya ambil sebiji. Seumur hidup bayar 9.99 untuk bulanan, saya rela.

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    • Dylan Chng on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:48 pm

      So automatic headlights are back. What about auto up?

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    • On 2nd look at the rear, it does looks nice! The half half partition makes it look like a Volvo rear.

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    • I like that shark fin antenna. Will buy this Iriz because of shark fin antenna. Thanks Proton!

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    • meladam on Feb 28, 2019 at 1:22 pm

      what a ugly steering they give. new logo please. its 2019 for god sake!

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    • The Iriz 1.3 Executive might be the cheapest car that come standard with LED DRLs, reverse camera, front parking sensors and touch screen HU.

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    • Why no 1.6 manual or paddle shifters?

      Also should at least be 150hp and 190nm of torque for the 1.6

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      • Pyraxle on Feb 28, 2019 at 3:47 pm

        Aiyoo brader you’re so funny. Then the Mivi 1.5 need at least 130bhp & 170nm la then instead of 104bhp & 136nm. Even the 1.8 in HRV also didn’t make out 150bhp and even the old 2.0 Camry ACV40 are 147bhp & 190nm. NA 1.6 in Ford Fiesta(Pre-FL 6th Gen), VW Polo(MPI Engine), Pug 208 also tak sampai 150bhp, not even close.

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        • Hikim on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:40 pm

          That is why all lousy and underpowered brader.

          Now Bolehlanders are used to all these underpowered junks.

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          • Pyraxle on Feb 28, 2019 at 6:35 pm

            Yeah couldn’t agree more. They have another good choice which are VWs, Mercs & BMWs hatchback but that are way over their budget, especially for the youngsters who just started their work. So they left with no choice with these underpowered cars, unless their car loans are been paid by their rich daddies but the funny thing is, they still complain about everything in life.

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      • Aikon on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

        Because only a handful of people bought it the last time. That’s why its discontinued

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      • Same L0rrr on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:08 pm

        manual? now is 2019! Not 90s anymore! No want to buy manual at RM60K now a day!Bad traffic jammed!

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        • Sissy…

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          • Road Killer Machine (R.K.M) on Mar 01, 2019 at 1:25 pm

            But the funny thing is, all of my friends who drives a manual as their daily always complain about it. When i said just buy an auto la senang but they will always reply, real men use three pedal. Real men does not complain, they just row their gears no matter how hard it is because real men love adventures!

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        • Civic Type R still using manual pe citer?

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          • AcahAcah on Feb 04, 2020 at 4:50 pm

            Gune lah kt KL. Tgok kaki kau sado sebelah ke tak. Lagi2 short range nye clutch.

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    • jinggo on Feb 28, 2019 at 2:02 pm

      Habis la myvi…

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    • Wignes on Feb 28, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      Article panjang. Tapi harga berapa tak sebut?

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      • Tun F on Feb 28, 2019 at 10:06 pm

        Dude… Do you understand media preview and not launched yet…… That’s why no price stated….. Haiya

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    • anonymous on Feb 28, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      i thought it will have 4 airbags for entry spec

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      • Safety First on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:04 pm

        Active safety features like ESC, Stability Control, and Hill Start Assist are able to mitigate lesser airbag count. One is prevention, the other is cure. Which do you prefer?

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        • anonymous on Feb 28, 2019 at 5:25 pm

          myvi low spec have those too but with min 4 airbags

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          • Safety First on Feb 28, 2019 at 5:53 pm

            It may looked better on paper, but how is it in real life? As we all know, Perodua sends unexisted “special variants” to ASEAN NCAP for testing. Their safety ratings is doubtful.

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            • Buyer looks at on paper bro…. Kalau brochure take Ada Apa Apa special…. Next….. Mesti Ada Banyak latest technology baru value for money.. coming Proton X50 sell at 60k max… Confirm Perodua sales drop 70%…. If Aruz can sell well… Means buyer can afford that price range…

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        • Bossku on Mar 01, 2019 at 8:36 pm

          Malaysian bah.. want more not less.. harga saja boleh less….

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    • Wait,where is side skirt for 1.6 variant,,come on proton,iriz look much better with bodykit,why proton remove projector headlamp,now perodua come with led headlamp as you can see in perodua myvi,auto folding side mirror and auto on,off headlight also being remove..now iriz goes back to five to six year before with new technology but remove the features that can attract the buyers…why proton upgrade their car and remove important features.can proton remain the same feature as before,it will be much better for iriz…

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    • Njaib Rzack on Feb 28, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      why so hideous?

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    • taiko on Feb 28, 2019 at 3:26 pm

      why is the car look like that? the rear view look weird

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    • DonkeyKong on Feb 28, 2019 at 4:25 pm

      Still Punch CVT? Get ready to get your gearbox replaced 2-3 times within 5 years of ownership. Idiots, it’s a golden opportunity to start adopting Geely powertrains but they’re still using Campro and Punch CVT. Recipe for massive failure.

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      • Geely current powertrains can’t fit into the small engine bay. The reason why Punch CVT was chosen because of its compact size that fits.

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        • Ayamxxx on Mar 01, 2019 at 9:48 am

          No such things. Unless geely want to put 2.0 engine in Iriz, then it different story.
          Cut cost since proton did not anticipate the Iriz was not sold much as they hope. Hence retain the hate punch cvt

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          • Where did you get such misinformation? Look, Iriz has amortised its development cost by sharing drivetrain with the more popular Saga & Persona. Proton could easily have went for another CVT supplier if it was so simple as that. It’s a technical problem, not a financial problem.

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      • Sam Loo on Feb 28, 2019 at 5:56 pm

        Deswai i say, buy toyota lah! just buy my Vios. reliable and also got high RV wan. iriz RV very low.

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      • Call me by your name on Feb 28, 2019 at 10:11 pm

        Replaced 2-3 times within 5 years? Bull….

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      • Nazri on Mar 01, 2019 at 9:11 am

        Betul ke?

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    • Still using old logo on the steering wheel, years after they launch the new logo.

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    • abanghassan on Feb 28, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      Gearbox Penumbuk + CV Takpro
      = Fail .
      No matter what it’s equipped with.
      The final drive sucks.

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    • halogen headlights? what year is this? 2007?

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      • Tell that to 3x more expensive CH-R which comes with… halogen headlights.

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    • How about fuel consumption? Proton always loses to perodua is because the main factor is FC.

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    • Feel so sad. on Mar 02, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Flogging a dead horse. Having fun or managing a business

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    • Question: What happens if one driver in a Proton Iriz with 2 air bags but body made of High Tensile steel crash head on with Myvi driven by one driver with more than 2 air bags but body made of ordinary/cheap steel?

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    • Why still timing belt engine, should also upgrade to time-chain engine…

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    • Daniel on Jun 07, 2019 at 12:18 am

      Please do some survey b4 u intro a new car! Plz stop using this shitty campro engine. I think Proton can do a lot better than this n we Malaysian deserve some better n well priced cars !

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