Everyone has an opinion on the new Proton Perdana. While that’s only to be expected for any fresh model from the national carmaker, it’s more so for one that costs above RM100,000 and is based on an old Honda Accord, with out-of-the-box styling to boot.
Last month, we covered the launch from all angles, and delivered a first impressions report from a preview drive conducted at Proton’s test track. But not all of us drove the car, and like many of you, this writer had preconceptions of Proton’s new flagship from the armchair, although nothing was expressed via the keyboard.
Nothing like driving a car out of town to find out where in stands in the segment, and if there are hidden charms that may not be apparent in the showroom. To find out, we drove the new Perdana to Melaka and back over two days.