Proton delivers progressive technology
across its entire range, delivering superb ride and
handling, fun driving and a comfortable
environment - not to mention reassuring levels of
safety and comprehensive standard equipment.
Yet it all comes at extremely affordable prices
and one of the best customer warranty packages
in the marketplace (including a 3 year/60,000
mile total vehicle warranty).
Everything you would expect and more.
Proton, of course.
The family hatchback that’s fun to drive
If you thought that all family hatchbacks were the same – think again.
Yes, the GEN-2 is eminently practical, with plenty of room for
five adults, a large boot space and clever storage solutions.
Yes, safety is paramount, with impact protection and interior
safety an integral part of its design. And yes, it offers a
smooth, satisfying, comfortable drive.
But the GEN-2 offers even more than that…
Indeed, with engineering courtesy of sister company, Lotus, its
1.6 litre 16v CamPro engine delivers competitive horsepower and
acceleration figures, while its Lotus-developed suspension also offers
superb driver control – whatever the road or weather conditions.
Then there is its inimitable style, with its Lotus-inspired design
complemented by eye-catching details that make it a pleasure to
own as well as drive. And last but not least, there are the host
of extras – from the integrated Blaupunkt radio/CD player to
air conditioning and alloy wheels – all of which come as standard.
In short, the GEN-2 exemplifies the Proton philosophy of delivering
more value; to set a new benchmark in family hatchbacks.
Who says a family hatchback isn’t fun to drive?
Designed just the way you want it.
Designed to be different
With its curvy muscular bodywork, cowled dashboard, circular
controls and sporty white dials, the influence of the famous
Lotus Design Studio is clear to see. Indeed, the GEN-2’s sporting
pedigree is undeniable, complemented by a contemporary
range of both solid and metallic colours. For that extra touch
of luxury, you can even choose a stylish dark leather interior to
complement the new range of exterior colours.
...inside and out
The sleek, sporty lines continue inside, classic minimalisation
combined with superb ergonomics, including vertically stacked
heating and air-conditioning controls and steering wheel
mounted audio controls for the integrated Blaupunkt radio/CD
player. This comes with RDS, 20 station memory and
4-speaker system, with a 10-CD changer available as an accessory.
A Blaupunkt hands-free Bluetooth kit is also available, enabling
you to accept, reject or re-dial calls through the radio and
front speakers; while a separate USB connector allows the
connection of a memory stick or compatible MP3 device for
playback of MP3 tracks via the audio system.
With eye-catching details
In fact, the GEN-2 boasts a host of details that mark it out from
the crowd – from its 15” alloy wheels and striking rear light
clusters, to its removable bee sting aerial and ‘tiger-eyes’ projector
headlamps. These are not only attractively designed, they are
made from clearform, giving a brighter, wider beam and less
dazzle, for improved visibility at night and during bad weather.
The fun begins with every journey.
High performance, superb control
Looks and Lotus
With the GEN-2, you don’t just get good looks and excellent
value – you get all the benefit of Lotus technology.
Developed in collaboration with Lotus, Proton’s CamPro 16-valve
engine delivers up to 110 bhp and produces 148 Nm of torque
to ensure safe overtaking. Yet the GEN-2 is both economical
and has low CO2 emissions.
With Lotus developed ride and handling, you get the best of both
worlds – a car that offers a smooth, comfortable ride but is dynamic
and fun to drive. The chassis has been fine-tuned to deliver a
precise steering response and superb manoeuvrability, which
means you can feel confident when cornering, changing lanes
or making avoidance manoeuvres.
A choice of gearbox
The GEN-2 comes in both 1.3 and 1.6 litre versions, with the
choice of a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic
transmission on the 1.6 range. The automatic variants come
complete with cruise control, with a manual override option,
for a more relaxed, safer driving experience.
A reliable place to be
Proton offers all-round reliability – from its engines, to its cars’
precision handling, to its safety record on the road and build
quality. As importantly, you can rely on our highly experienced
dealers, sales and aftersales staff to give you all the help and
support you need once you have bought your new GEN-2.
Enjoyment that lasts...
All the comforts
Relax and enjoy the ride
The GEN-2 has been designed with comfort in mind – whether
you’re a driver or passenger. Getting in and out is easy as
the hip pivot is high, but there’s no compromise on headroom.
Thanks to Low Gap Technology, panels also fit snugly, which
means you can enjoy a quiet ride at all times. Even the bee sting
aerial is ribbed to minimise wind noise inside the car.
All the extras... as standard
If you’re the driver, you’ll appreciate the computerised fuel
information system, which calculates average fuel consumption
and distance-to-refuelling. And you’ll all appreciate the pollen
filter, air conditioning and electric front windows which come
as standard. If you choose the GSX, you’ll also enjoy automatic
climate control, heated door mirrors for frosty mornings and
electric windows throughout.
The personal touch
So make yourself comfortable... you can adjust the tilt and height
of the driver’s seat, as well as the height of the steering
column. For passengers sitting in the back, the rear seats also
have two adjustable headrests; while the spacious interior
means there’s plenty of room for five adults to make themselves
...all the way to your destination.
Practical to the core
Space to call your own
The GEN-2 is not only a pleasure to drive, it is also extremely
practical. Indeed, it is designed to be as versatile as possible,
easily meeting the multitude of demands placed on a family car.
Space has been maximised so that there is not only ample
room for five adults, but also essential loads and luggage.
Designed for maximum convenience
The interior is also designed to provide maximum convenience,
with all switches and controls close to hand, including steering
wheel audio controls and centrally located power window
switches. LED warning lights on the instrument panel remind
drivers to buckle-up, switch off lights and make sure the front
doors are shut properly; while there is also a lights-on warning
buzzer as an additional precaution. The GEN-2 even has parking
sensors to help you manoeuvre more safely.
Clever storage solution
The boot is not only roomy but with the back seats folded flat,
it can easily take bulky and awkward items. And because the
rear seats split 60:40, you can carry rear passengers even with a
large or long load in the boot. Finally, there are numerous
clever touches such as large door pockets, central stowage bin
and map pockets on the rear of the front seats.
We’ve thought of everything
Safety is paramount
The influence of Lotus ride and handling is evident on the GEN-2’s
comprehensive range of safety features, designed to give
optimum protection to both driver and passengers. Active safety
comes from its precision handling and superb control; while
passive safety features include enhanced side impact protection,
twin front airbags (with two side airbags on GSX models),
front and rear crumple zones and reinforced rear seats for
enhanced rear passenger protection.
An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force
Distribution (EBD) also comes as standard. Finally, there are
three-point seatbelts for all five seats – with pre-tensioners and
load limiters on the front two, ISOFIX child seat restraints and
childproof locks on both rear doors.
Feel secure about leaving your GEN-2
The GEN-2 comes with a host of anti-theft devices such as
multi-function alarm with ignition lock protection and engine
immobiliser fitted as standard. It also has key-operated
remote central locking and a centrally located locking system
for all passenger windows. As importantly, there is also only
one exposed door lock which is free rotating and shielded so
it cannot be operated by foreign objects or unauthorised keys,
and no external boot release.
The Proton Peace of Mind Warranty Package
For complete peace of mind, every GEN-2 comes with a comprehensive warranty package*, including:
• 3 year/60,000 mile total vehicle warranty
• 6 year/100,000 mile engine and gearbox warranty of Powertrain components
• 6 year unlimited mileage bodywork warranty
• 3 year unlimited mileage paintwork warranty
• 3 years free RAC cover, including roadside assistance, vehicle recovery and “at home” assistance. As a Proton owner,
you are also entitled to take advantage of services including free legal advice and other discounts and special offers.
For full details, please contact your Proton dealer or visit our website www.proton.co.uk.
*Warranty is subject to maintenance in accordance with manufacturer's schedules. Terms and conditions apply.
The specifications contained in this brochure are for information purposes only and relate to the time at which this brochure was printed. Every effort has
been made to ensure accuracy, but Proton believes in a policy of continuous improvement and therefore reserves the right to change specifications without
prior notice. Please consult your nearest Proton dealer who will be happy to confirm model availability, prices and colour choices. E&OE.
Specifications, dimensions and weights correct at time of going to print. Whilst every effort is made to ensure its accuracy, the information is not binding
and is subject to alteration by Proton. Some vehicles shown are not to UK specification.
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