MALAYSIA’S automotive manufacturer Proton Holdings Berhad unveiled its compact car Proton Iriz on Monday at the Proton Tanjung Malim Plant, Perak. The car was unveiled by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, chairman of Proton.
The unveiling marked Proton’s entry into the compact car B-Segment market. Featuring a bold design, quality engineering and innovative technological features all at affordable price, Proton Iriz will be available in three options – Standard, Executive and Premium.
The car has 10 computerised controls to provide active safety proportions while ensuring synergy with the passive safety features.
This feature is meant to give a wholesome protection to the car’s occupants.
Proton Iriz is designed and engineered to be highly responsive to the driver, with features that gives the driver great control and protection.
The PCC is powered with Proton’s new four-cylinder VVT engines with a choice of either a five-speed manual gearbox or a CVT transmission. The 1.3-litre PCC comes in Standard and Executive options, while the 1.6-litre PCC has Executive and Premium options.
Proton Iriz is also equipped with electric power steering (EPS) system and fitted with high-end passive safety features for the premium option – six airbags, anti-trap power window at the driver’s side, keyless entry, car alarm system and fully-integrated LED daytime running lights.
Another feature called Impact Sensing Door Unlock has also been fitted. If a collision is detected, this feature allows the doors of the car to unlock automatically to allow a quick exit for the occupants.
The Hot Press Forming (HPF) structure provides durability and toughness in the event of a collision.
The HPF structure helps make the body weight of the car at its optimum stability while keeping the occupants’ cabin durable during impact.
The Premium trim is equipped with a reverse camera and there are ISOFIX attachment points for child safety seats.
Seven colour choices are available: Fire Red, Atlantic Blue, Genetic Silver, Proton White, Tranquility Black along with two brand new colours exclusive to Proton Iriz – Citrus Green and Silver Moon Dust.
For further enquiries on the Proton IRIZ and information on booking one can visit United Motors Sdn Bhd, located at Sublot 21, Jalan Gadong, beside the Gadong Filling Station.