Subang Jaya, 13 June 2018 – PROTON achieved a sparkling performance at the first ever Cars of Malaysia Awards when three of its models, the Proton Saga, Iriz and Ertiga were acknowledged for being among the three best cars in their respective categories.
Proton Saga – The evergreen Malaysian favourite
The first winner for the Company was the Proton Saga, the evergreen model that remains a popular choice amongst first time car buyers. Its combination of spaciousness, stable handling and simply affordable pricing won praises from the judges and contributed to the Saga being one of the three best cars in the City Cars of Malaysia category.
Proton Iriz – Small in size, big on features
The fun in size and big on safety Proton Iriz was also awarded recognition in the Compact Hatchback category. A multiple award winner since it was launched in 2014, the Iriz scored highly for its safety features (HPF body structure, 6 airbags, ESC, 5 Star ASEAN NCAP), technology (ECO drive assist, voice recognition head unit) and best in class drivability (refined handling and 1.6L VVT engine). By combining those strengths with affordable ownership costs the Iriz was rewarded despite stiff competition from local and foreign rivals.
Proton Ertiga – The economical MPV with lots of extras
PROTON’s final winner was the Proton Ertiga, which competed in the Compact MPV category. Boasting a class-leading fuel consumption figure of 6.0L/100km as well as an interior boasting extra versatility and comfort, the spacious and fuel efficient MPV is perfectly suited to comfortably seat up to six people on long journeys thanks to easy access to its last row of seats and rear air conditioning vents. Competing against newer and more expensive rivals, the Ertiga easily scored enough points to gain the third award of the competition for the Company.
Outstanding value for your Proton cars
“PROTON has a history of designing and building innovative, practical and fun to drive cars that deliver outstanding value for money for our customers. The recognition achieved by the Company at the Cars of Malaysia Awards proves that our efforts have impressed our customers and also a panel of Malaysia’s leading automotive journalists as well. This bodes well for our future as PROTON moves closer towards the launch of its first SUV and the first product jointly developed with Geely at the end of the year,” said Abdul Rashid Musa, Chief Executive Officer, PROTON Edar Sdn Bhd.
Get the greatest Saga Raya deal and save more for Iriz and Ertiga
Under the latest festive promotion and zero-rated GST, the Proton Saga can be yours from below RM30,000* – the best price offer in the last 10 years. Better savings for Proton Iriz and Proton Ertiga as well, at more than 6% or RM4,000 rebate. The savings offered are on top of the zerorised GST.
*price of below RM30,000 is Nett Selling Price, subject to terms and conditions