Proton Exora engine swapped for 2.2L turbodiesel from Mazda CX-5 in Thailand – up to 209 hp, 440 Nm

Proton Exora engine swapped for 2.2L turbodiesel from Mazda CX-5 in Thailand – up to 209 hp, 440 Nm

Here’s something unique and rather interesting. Over in Thailand, a garage called Amon Auto Accessories has successfully transplanted a 2.2 litre turbodiesel engine from a Mazda CX-5 into a Proton Exora.

How the job was done was not detailed in the garage’s Facebook post, but after some tuning and new parts, the mill in the MPV is rated at nearly 209 hp and 440 Nm of torque. For context, the sole diesel-powered CX-5 variant we have here makes 188 hp and 450 Nm.

Judging by the exterior, the modified MPV appears to be an Exora Prime, which was launched in Thailand back in 2012. This version, along with the Exora Bold, was introduced in Malaysia in 2011 and brought with it a turbocharged petrol engine, with the 1.6 litre unit putting out 138 hp and 205 Nm.

Besides slotting in the Mazda turbodiesel engine, Amon Auto Accessories also cut up the bumper to allow for more airflow into the engine bay. Pretty cool engine swap, don’t you think? However, it’s unlikely the road transport department will approve such an engine swap in Malaysia because it would not fit the requirements.

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Comments

  • Ex Proton Fanboi on Nov 28, 2023 at 10:30 am

    More reliable than Geely engine. Good job Thai people.

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    • Izzit legal here? RIP locals Cam takpro..

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    • pLoton hater on Nov 28, 2023 at 11:35 am

      Of course it is. None of those chinese shits can last any longer. Endless money pits

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      • Are you all still school children? on Nov 28, 2023 at 2:18 pm

        The Campro engine was designed & manufactured by Proton years long before Geely became a shareholder. Probably you all are too young to remember & are still school children.

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        • Peppa on Nov 28, 2023 at 3:34 pm

          The original commenter mentioned about geely engine you stupid fool

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        • Peppa on Nov 28, 2023 at 7:48 pm

          He was talking about geely engine idiot

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          • You're also must be 1 of the school children on Nov 28, 2023 at 11:39 pm

            Why was the Geely name brought up in the 1st place when the Proton Exora’s original Campro engine design & manufacturing had not involved Geely from the beginning? You & those who associate the Exora’s Campro with Geely are the actual idiotic stupid fools!!!

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    • Progee fapboi on Nov 28, 2023 at 11:56 am

      Original MaCAMPRO enjin most likely blew up

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    • Engine on Nov 28, 2023 at 7:23 pm

      Seems like you didn’t follow the news in Taiwan, a lot of Mazda CX-5 diesel engine blown up

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  • Kapcai on Nov 28, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Does this mean that the Exora chassis is better than CX-5? Lotus ride and handling??

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  • @NotBruceWayne on Nov 28, 2023 at 11:50 am

    EV conversion please.

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  • taweel on Nov 28, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Proton should offer Campro-D engine.

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  • komarad on Nov 28, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    if 2000cc turbo can register with JPJ..

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  • what is considered “same manufacturer” ?

    For example 4g63 engine has been fitted Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Proton, even Chery cars.

    Proton Savvy and Waja used Renault engines

    There are Toyota, Daihatsu, Perodua versions of the same engine

    Also without any logical reasons, many Proton cars (especially Wiras) for many years now cannot be converted from 1.6 to 2.0, even if it is still within 30% limit. They can just intepret laws as they choose and please?

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    • Waja 1.6 didn't use the Renault engine on Nov 28, 2023 at 11:57 pm

      Regarding the Proton Waja, only its 1.8 model used the Renault engine. The Waja 1.6 model initially used a Mitsubishi engine & later switched to the Campro engine.

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  • hazri on Nov 28, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    luar b40, dalam m40. driver acah t20.

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  • Frankc on Nov 28, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    Not sure if the chassis is rigid enough with such power in the drive. Being in control is very important aspect of driving. Thus proton emphasis on drive and handling excellence is correct.

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  • Finally, an Exora that doesn’t drink fuel like crazy lol.

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