[PHOTOS] Proton Releases Its Suprima S Super Edition

The hatchback Proton Suprima S, with a starting price of RM76,338 has already hit the ground running as top of conversation among Malaysian car owners. Are you liking what you see?

  • What Do You Think Of The New Proton Suprima S Super Edition?

    • Proton deputy chief executive officer, Datuk Lukman Ibrahim said the new variant comes with the enhanced R3 body kit that brings out the car's sporty style. The R3 body kit includes a revised front and rear bumper finishing, side skirting, and 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

    • “Varian ini adalah model terbaik Proton dari segi harga mahupun ciri keselamatan dan teknologi ditampilkan, malah ia turut mendapat pengiktirafan keselamatan lima bintang oleh Program Penilaian Kereta Baru Australasia (ANCAP).

    • Proton has unveiled the new Proton Suprima S Super Premium at the Proton Sales Carnival in Melaka today. The new variant is now the range-topper of the Proton Suprima range, positioned above the Executive and Premium models.

    • The Suprima S Super Premium is priced at RM87,929, which is an RM8,350 premium over the next step down in the Suprima range, in this case the Suprima S Premium. The car is available in only two colours – Fire Red and Solid White.

  • Proton Giving Away Free Car To Get People To Test Drive Its Latest Models

    • The national car company is promoting its latest model with attractive prizes. PROTON Holdings Bhd (Proton) recently launched an exciting contest called Pandu & Menang.

    • According to Proton deputy chief executive officer Datuk Lukman Ibrahim, the objective of the contest was to create excitement and visibility of the brand. "This is an interesting way for us to invite the public to test drive and experience a Proton car for themselves," he said.

    • The contest is divided into two segments – one is via SMS, where participants will need to answer two questions correctly and respond in the fastest time to win the daily prizes. The second portion of the contest invites participants to take a creative picture with the Proton test drive vehicle and upload it on Facebook to win the weekly prizes.

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        Proton Giving Away Free Cars To Get People To Test Drive The Latest Protons
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        Proton Giving Away Free Car To Get People To Test Drive Its Latest Models
  • Proton hopeful of exceeding target of 750 units of Proton Suprima S per month

    • Proton Holdings Bhd is initially targeting to sell 750 units of its newly launched model, the Proton Suprima S, locally per month.

    • Its Executive Chairman Tan Sri Mohd Khamil Jamil however reckoned that it might exceed the target due to the current demand for hatchback cars from young customers.

    • Its chief operating officer (commercial) Hisham Othman said the response for the hatchback model was very encouraging as the company had received hundreds of bookings although it was introduced in the market just about a week.

    • "Our biggest market to date is Malaysia, and certainly it is our intention to export the Suprima S to foreign markets such as Australia, Indonesia, Brunei and Thailand, just like our other models previously.

  • PHOTOS: The Proton Suprima S[porty]

  • WATCH: 360° view of the Proton Suprima S

  • SPECS: 0-100km/h in 9.9 secs, 309 litres luggage space and more

    • Suprima S has a 190 km/h top speed and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 9.9 seconds, while fuel consumption is rated at 9.1 litres per 100 km.

    • The car is powered by the company’s own 1.6-liter Campro Turbo engine that is mated with 7-speed ProTronic CVT automatic transmission which altogether produced 140 at 5000rpm and maximum torque of 205Nm from between 2000 to 4000rpm.

    • Speaking of the boot, usable luggage space is 309 litres by ISO, or VDA measurement volume, and 427 litres in total, loaded to the rear parcel shelf. The Premium features 17-inch units wheels and the Executive, 16-inch ones.

    • Also standard fit are driver’s seat manual height adjustment, remote tailgate release, steering wheel audio controls, front fog lamps, tinted windows and rear parking sensors.

  • BEST FEATURES: 2.0 litre engine, Android system, 6 airbags and more

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        The system offers Wi-Fi connectivity off a mobile phone or portable hotspot, allowing Internet on the go, though for safety reasons the DVD player and Wi-Fi-based browsing can only be accessed when the handbrake is engaged.
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        The Suprima S is built solid inside out. The exterior chassis does not “klank” and the interior (of the Premium variant) is all leather and pretty posh — impressive for a car that is under RM100,000.
    • Under the hood sits a 1.6-litre turbocharged CFE CamPro engine, capable of producing up to 138 horsepower and 205 Nm of torque. This performance is equivalent to a 2.0-litre engine but with a 1.6-litre fuel economy.

    • Safety kit for the five-star ANCAP-rated Suprima S consists of ABS with EBD, brake assist, electronic stability control (ESC), traction control and two rear Isofix mounts. Equipped with six airbags, hill-hold assist and electronic gear shift lock to the list.

    • It includes Android-based Proton Infotainment System consisting of a seven-inch LCD screen DVD player with GPS navigation and Bluetooth/USB/iPod connectivity, paired to four speakers in the Executive and six speakers in the Premium (two are A-pillar mounted tweeters).

    • The system offers Wi-Fi connectivity off a mobile phone or portable hotspot, allowing Internet on the go, though for safety reasons the DVD player and Wi-Fi-based browsing can only be accessed when the handbrake is engaged

  • TEST DRIVE: What is it like in a Proton Suprima S?

  • PRICE: Starts from RM76,338

    • Terkini: Senarai Harga Proton Suprima S Di Malaysia, sensasi2020, Terkini: Senarai Harga Proton Suprima S Di Malaysia

    • Harga Proton Suprima S di Semenanjung Malaysia:

      Proton Suprima S Executive (Solid) : RM76,338
      Proton Suprima S Executive (Metallic) : RM76,688
      Proton Suprima S Premium (Solid) : RM79,638
      Proton Suprima S Premium (Metallic) : RM79,988

  • Should you get the Suprima S Executive or Premium?

    • Features that are found only in the Premium variant include Hill-Hold Assist, front parking sensors, reverse camera, automatic headlamps, leather upholstery.

    • Also, six audio speakers, DRL (daytime running lights), paddle shifters, automatic climate air-conditioner, push start button, auto cruise and auto front wipers.

    • “Waiting list for the Premium variant is about one month while Executive, minimum two months. Proton is also offering a five-year or 150,000km manufacturer warranty, and a five-year free road assist,” said Proton Edar Sdn Bhd Kuching sales manager Yusuf Mohamad.

  • REVIEWS: How good is the new Proton Suprima S?

    • The Suprima S is built solid inside out. The exterior chassis does not “klank” and the interior (of the Premium variant) is all leather and pretty posh — impressive for a car that is under RM100,000.

  • IN COMPARISON: The Proton Preve

    • Design-wise, the Suprima S has a visually tauter front end compared to its Preve sibling, the Proton Wings-inspired face displaying a new black honeycomb grille and new inserts for the bumper; the fog lamp surround on the left continues to be an intake point, feeding air to the intercooler.

    • The same mill equips the Premium version of the Preve, and makes it way on here without any revisions – the low-pressure turbocharged unit delivers identical 138 hp at 5,000 rpm and 205 Nm between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm output numbers.

  • IN COMPARISON: Toyota Vios 2013, launched 2 days after Proton Suprima S

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        Toyota Vios 2013, launched 2 days after Proton Suprima S.
    • Jika ditanya pada kami, antara Toyota Vios 2013 dan Suprima S, memang agak sukar untuk membuat pilihan. Kemungkinan besar kami akan memilih Suprima S kerana tawaran jaminan 5 tahun atau 150,000 kilometer

    • All-New Toyota Vios 2013 engine carrying 1NZ-FE DOHC capacity of 1497cc with VVT-i, capable of producing up to 109 hp at 6.000 RPM and of torque 141 Nm at 4.200 RPM.

    • All-New Toyota Vios 2013 is equipped with various security features and safety are reasonably complete and modern. Among other ABS brakes with EBD, 2 airbags for driver and front passenger, ESP Stability Control and technology features the other modern.

    • As for entertainment systems, standard issue is a dashboard integrated CD/MP3 player for the 1.5E, 1.5G and TRD Sportivo, with the 1.5J getting a two-DIN CD/MP3 head unit. The units are paired to six speakers in the case of the 1.5G and TRD Sportivo, while the 1.5E and 1.5J make do with four.

  • Proton COO Hisham Othman says the Suprima S is superior in engineering, safety and performance

    • Proton chief operating officer (commercial) Hisham Othman said the name Suprima S is derived from the word "supreme", and reflects superiority in engineering, safety and performance.

    • "The S means sports. It is a hatchback, and meant to be sporty." Hisham also said the Suprima S is not a Proton Preve hatchback. "It is a new model for the hatchback segment."

  • Tun M says this new car will change the public perception of Proton cars

    • Dr Mahathir said the Suprima S was designed to attract the younger set of buyers who were keen on the hatchback as it is more sporty than the sedan.

    • "I hope the perception that Proton produces cheap, low quality cars will be corrected because Proton cars are of the same standard as other famous car manufacturers," he said at the launch of Suprima S at the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) Convention Centre here today.

  • LAUNCH DAY HIGHLIGHTS: The Proton Suprima S was launched on Saturday, 17 August 2013, by Tun Dr Mahathir

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        The Proton Suprima S was launched on Saturday, 17 August 2013, by Tun Dr Mahathir
    • Proton Suprima S Price In Malaysia. Proton Suprima S was officially launched in Malaysia yesterday, 17 August 2013 at Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre by former Malaysia Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

  • PRE-LAUNCH DEVELOPMENTS: The Proton Suprima S was initially thought to be called 'Proton Prevé hatchback'

    • The upcoming Proton P3-22A, or the Preve Hatchback as we know it, will officially be called the Proton Suprima S, as this picture confirms. Proton filed to trademark the name, without the ‘S’ suffix, in January this year.

  • It was spotted on the road in disguise: Is this the new Proton Prevé Hatchback?

  • Another one spotted in full force!

  • Sheikh Zaid saw the metallic blue car being used in a TV shoot in Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

    • It looks like it’s getting ever closer to the official launch of the Proton Preve Hatchback – we have a couple of snaps of the car taken by reader Sheikh Zaid, who caught this metallic blue example at Sentral.

    • All the cladding – save tape to mask the logos (front visible in pix, rear too presumably) – is gone, and there’s a reason for the undisguised car being in such a high traffic area; Sheikh says that a video crew was filming the car. Presumably, it’s a TVC shoot.

  • Rumours and speculations on the 'Proton Prevé hatchback'

    • For the Preve, Proton has been testing the five-door C-Segment hatch with heavy camouflage over the last year in Malaysia. The variant spied has very limited camouflage that helps understand the car’s styling in advance.

    • The Preve’s competitors are the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, Honda Civic hatch and the Ford Focus. A 1.6-litre in-line four-cylinder gasoline unit that produces 107hp @ 5750rpm and 150Nm of torque @4000rpm sits under the bonnet.

    • It is matched to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed Continuously Variable Transmission CVT.

    • Interested? Rumors said this model will only be launched at the end of this year (that's mean around 4 months to go).

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