Malaysian-based Proton has introduced a new variant to the company’s Suprima S hatchback range. Wearing a rather grand name, the Suprima S Super Premium is created to cater to customers wanting a sportier design.
It features an R3 (Proton’s racing division) body kit comprising of a front spoiler, side skirt, redesigned rear bumper and 17-inch alloy wheels all in black. Inside, the car has leather seats, a reversing camera, Push Start Button, paddle shifts and cruise control amongst its extensive standard features.
Like the standard model, the Super Premium is powered by Proton’s 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine developing 103kW @ 5,000rpm and 205Nm @ 2,000-4,000rpm. It drives the front wheels via a ProTronic CVT with 7 artificial speeds, while the hatch’s ride and handling have been tuned with by Proton-owned Lotus.
It is also the Proton’s first 5-star ANCAP rated vehicle, with 6 airbags, Hill-Hold Assist, ESC with brake assist, Traction control and ABS with EBD all coming in as standard.
The Proton Suprima S Super Premium is due for an Australian introduction later this year.