Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Exora to keep Proton sales flowering - Malaysian Insider

Launched today, the Exora is priced at RM69,998 and RM75,998 for medium and higher-specification models respectively. — Bernama pic

Picture courtesy of The Star

By Shannon Teoh

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — With the economic crisis in full bloom, Proton’s seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), the Exora, was launched today with hopes that it will cushion an expected double-digit contraction in the local automotive market.

With medium and higher-specification models priced at RM69,998 and RM75,998 respectively, the company hopes that its debut into the MPV segment will give it an instant boost in 2009, with 2,500 bookings already made so far.

Expecting to manufacture up to 3,500 units per month, managing director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir called the Exora the “right car at the right time and at the right price.”

The 1.6-litre MPV, is manufactured with 90 per cent local parts, and Syed Zainal claimed that this indicated Proton’s success in “not only producing cars but also developing a pool of capable and experienced engineers and skilled workers in the Malaysian automotive industry.”


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yPeter said...

Proton Exora

Engine: 1.6 Campro CPS with VIM

Max power: 125hp

Max torque: 150Nm

Transmission: Mitsubishi 4-speed auto/Mitsubishi 5-speed manual (both with revised final drives and ratios)

Front suspension: Mac Pherson struts

Rear suspension: Torsion beam axle

Tyre size: 195/65 R15 Goodyear Assurance/Silverstone Cruiser NS500 (both specially developed for Exora)

Kerb weight: 1,380kg (A/T)

Gross vehicle Weight: 1,906kg (A/T)

Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres

Turning radius: 5.3m

Kudos for Proton team!! As long as the MPV a way better than Indonesian-made Innova or Mitsubishi Kuda, with relatively decent FC then easily this MPV is a clear winner although not without shortcomings.