New Proton Perdana rendered based on Geely Preface

New Proton Perdana rendered based on Geely Preface

Geely recently unveiled the production version of the Preface, which is the company’s take on a luxury sedan set to be launched in China later this year. Built on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which was developed in partnership with Volvo and also used for the XC40 and the Xingyue, the Preface was first previewed by an identically-named concept from 2019.

Looks striking, doesn’t it? The finished product certainly remains faithful to the original concept, with a bold face that is complemented by prominent lines and a rather athletic shape. As such, can you imagine if the Preface was restyled to become a Proton model? We already have the X70, which is based on the Boyue, so why not add another adaptation to the line-up?

Well, wonder no more, as rendering wiz Theophilus Chin has done the work to reimagine the Preface as a new-age Perdana. Much like the X70, the transformation process sees a few key areas being restyled, starting with the Infinite Weave grille in place of the Preface’s Expanding Cosmos piece with vertical bars.

Proton’s latest tiger logo also adorns the nose of the rendered Perdana, and you’ll also find the harimau on all the wheel centre caps. Around back, the Proton script takes its place just below the trim linking the slim taillights, joined by a model emblem also on the boot lid.

New Proton Perdana rendered based on Geely Preface

In terms of dimensions, the Preface measures 4,785 mm long, 1,869 mm wide, 1,469 mm high, and has a wheelbase of 2,800 mm. That places it within reasonable range of the current Perdana we have now, which is 5,020 mm long for the 2.4L model (the 2.0L is 4,999 mm long), 1,845 mm wide and 1,475 mm tall, although the wheelbase is the same at 2,800 mm.

Another “candidate” as a potential basis for a new Perdana is the Borui GE, which occupies a slightly larger footprint at 4,986 mm long, 1,861 mm wide, 1,513 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,870 mm. The Borui GE is a slightly older model compared to the Preface, as it first made its debut at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.

For now, Proton has given no indication as to when (and if) it plans to introduce an all-new Perdana. The current model, which is based on the eighth-generation Honda Accord, has been around since 2013, although the pre-facelift version, also known as “Perdana kerajaan,” wasn’t sold to the public. It was only in 2016 that the Perdana received a facelift, and this is the version that we can buy now.

So, what do you think of the Preface as a potential Perdana replacement? Do you like the way it looks? What else should be changed with the render? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.

 

Comments

  • Geely better on Aug 19, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Just launch the Geely
    To sell XingYue, Preface, Icon

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    • Looks good! Proton Preface will sell very well and beat Honda Accord

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      • Be cc on Aug 20, 2020 at 5:31 am

        Got Volvo cue design on front grill, as iriz and oersona with unique spaced letters proton at rear

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    • Logical Deduction on Aug 20, 2020 at 9:41 am

      And how do you plan to drive LHD cars here?

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  • Anana on Aug 19, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Great work! Hope it comes here

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  • VoidDance on Aug 19, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Oh wow… Volvoish.

    Looks kinda good.

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    • Probably it is a volvo underneath. Just a cosmetic change on the exterior.

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      • If we get a Volvo at Proton prices, WOW! I’m beginning to like this partnership more and more!

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  • AliAhKauRamasamy on Aug 19, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Q: So, what do you think of the Preface as a potential Perdana replacement?

    A: We like. Bring it on.

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  • Ex VGM staff on Aug 19, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Long way to come.. After x50, exora replacement, saga replacement and persona replacement. D segment is a very busy marketmm Camry, accord, teana, sonata, Optima, 3 series, C class, Mondeo, Passat all wants a slice of the pie.

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  • Jason on Aug 19, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    What is the point to buy a S90 Volvo ? look a like with same platform

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    • dream_125 on Aug 19, 2020 at 6:16 pm

      What is the point to buy a Lexus as it uses a Toyota platform?

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  • Haidi on Aug 19, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Handsome!

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  • newme on Aug 19, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Still prefer Geely GE.

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    • dumbyou on Aug 19, 2020 at 9:15 pm

      Yeah, still prefer you in a cave where no one can hear your BS.

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    • Fordist on Aug 20, 2020 at 11:14 am

      Still prefer Ford Model T

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    • Still prefer this than somesay “superior Japanese quality” with constant problems and fuel pump, CVT recalls.

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  • lennt on Aug 19, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    that round logo goes very well with tye design
    look very mercedish

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  • Trash on Aug 20, 2020 at 1:09 am

    Without Android auto and carplay. U don’t know how they going to become global automaker woth good customer support by giving them what they want

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  • Not Toyota Fan on Aug 20, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    With the limited (money) resources that Proton has now, it would be business suicide to venture into D segment that not only has the least amount of sales but also a segment that’s shrinking. They couldn’t even get an economy of scale to break even.

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    • The X70 has replaced Perdana as Proton’s current marque car so imho there is no need for a Perdana replacement, just focus on getting next generations sorted for Preve & Exora after debuting X50.

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  • Wow, you could beat a X90 with that

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  • Syaiful Nizam Hassan on Aug 29, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Rear license plate bracket must be relocated at the tailgate, coz the space for it is there!

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