- 50 units of Proton Iriz modified by ACE for driving school use
Subang Jaya, 27 December – National carmaker PROTON recently delivered 50 units of the Proton Iriz to Metro Driving Academy. The cars were modified by ACE, a subsidiary of Proton Global Services specialising in custom builds and modifications, and were built in accordance to the rules and regulations set by the Road Transport Department.
“PROTON is proud to continue to play a role in helping to educate and train new Malaysian drivers. The Proton Iriz is an excellent choice for new drivers as its combination of manoeuvrability, compact dimensions, and safety make it unimposing from behind the wheel. We are appreciative of the trust shown by Metro Driving Academy and hope this will encourage more driving schools to consider adding a Proton to their fleet,” said Roslan Abdullah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of PROTON.
Metro Driving Academy, established since 1998, is a licensed driving academy that has been awarded the Best Driving Academy and 5-Star Rated Driving Academy by the Road Transport Department (JPJ). The cars from PROTON were delivered in a handover ceremony to the Managing Director of Metro Driving Academy, Encik Mat Aris Bakar. These cars will be used by students at their Subang and Puchong campuses.
Despite its compact size, the Proton Iriz was awarded a 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating and comes with a comprehensive list of safety features such as reinforced body structure using Hot Press Formed (HPF) steel, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Hill Hold Assist (HHA).
The most helpful features for learners would be the reverse camera and parking sensors to provide visual and audible parking assistance while and ECO mode switch encourages more efficient driving resulting in better fuel consumption.
“Driving schools are a great touchpoint for PROTON to get closer to the younger generation. With the collaboration with Metro Driving Academy, we can showcase the USPs offered by our products and tap into the psyche of potential first-time car buyers,” added Roslan Abdullah.