[PHOTOS] Proton's New Global Small Car (GSC) Found In Sweden

An Australian automobile website has recently once again snapped pictures of the new Proton's Global Small Car (GSC), this time in Sweden for what they believe - undergoing cold-climate testing.

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Proton's Global Small Car Was Recently Found Far From Home Undergoing Cold-Climate Testing

Proton's Global Small Car found far from home undergoing cold-climate testing.

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Automedia's spy photographers have once again snapped Proton's Global Small Car (GSC) – but this time in Sweden for what they believe is stability control calibration at Continental.

Such testing indicates the Malaysian manufacturer is very serious about large-scale exports for the new car.

The Vehicle In Question Is The Replacement For The Defunct Proton Savvy

Savvy successor spotted in Sweden.

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Based on what we see here, it appears Proton’s next-gen B-segment car will be slightly larger than the outgoing Savvy, although it retains the MPV-like proportions of its predecessor.

The Savvy launched in its home country in 2005, and it remained in production until 2011, with most of its sales coming from Asian markets.

In Contrast With The Savvy, The GSC Has What Looks To Be More Of A Pedestrian-Friendly Nose

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But it does offer a shout-out to the clamshell bonnet styling of the earlier car. Expect the GSC to follow the modern, but more conservative corporate look of the Preve and Suprima S.

According to the previous report, its successor is known internally by the codename P2-30A and it’s likely to be powered by a new generation of Proton engines, in line with the manufacturer’s aim to pitch it at the global market (hence its ‘Proton Global Small Car’ designation).

According To Automedia, Proton Plans For The New Car's Worldwide Launch To Take Place As Early As The First Half Of 2014

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The photos suggest GSC may be slightly larger than the Savvy. Automedia describes the new model as a 'B segment' contender for other markets.

There is a chance the GSC will be positioned further upmarket, against larger, mainstream models in the segment.

Proton Aims To Sell About 60,000 Units A Year, Following The Vehicle’s Launch In Mid 2014

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The nameplate is yet to be announced, as earlier this year Proton launched a ‘Nama Siapa Hebat’ contest, inviting Malaysians to contribute to the naming process of the new car.

The winner of the contest will score a premium variant of the car that he or she helped name.

No Word As Yet On NCAP Safety Rating For Proton’s Global Small Car

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No word as yet on NCAP safety rating, but if it follows in the footsteps of the small cars in the Proton stable, it should achieve a score comparable with others in its class.

Possibly five stars, but more likely four. And as is the case with other Protons, it should also offer decent cornering, courtesy of Lotus.

Just Recently, Proton's Rival, Perodua Announced The Launch Of Its First Sedan Model Sometime In 2015:

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