New Proton Perdana launched

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PUTRAJAYA: Proton Holdings Bhd has launched the new fourth generation Proton Perdana, marking the national car maker’s re-entry into the D-segment market.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak unveiled the new executive sedan at a ceremony at Putrajaya International Convention Centre on Tuesday.

Priced at RM113,888 and RM138,888 for the 2.0 and 2.4 variants respectively, the new Perdana 2.0 comes with a four-cylinder 16-valve SOHC engine producing 154 horsepower and 189Nm torque, while the Perdana 2.4 comes with a four-cylinder 16-valve DOHC engine producing 178 horsepower and 222Nm torque.

Also present at the launch were International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, International Trade and Industry Minister II Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Proton chairman Datuk Seri Syed Faizal Albar and Proton chief executive Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali.

Ahmad Fuaad said the car, which was made available for booking by the public in February, has received 900 bookings nationwide.

“We expect to sell around 3,000 cars by end of 2016,” he said.

The car is available in six colours – Ruby Red, Sterling Silver, Graphite Grey, Cotton White Midnight Black and Citrine Gold. – The Star

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