Proton is coming out with a car that Malaysians will be proud of.
Kuala Lumpur: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad revealed that a new Proton car will hit the street in three months.
This is what he says of the new car:
"The other day I test drove their latest model on the test track at Shah Alam.
I can verify and assure Proton customers and Malaysians generally that this new model can match any of the Japanese or European quality cars.
"It was such a pleasure to drive. A foreign friend who knows cars, tested the car and says it is up to the standard of the up-market cars from Europe.
"This car uses hot press steel body which is stronger than cold press. It has a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine equal to a 2.0 liter engine power. The engine complies with Euro-five standards.
"A whole list of feature has been incorporated. This includes Vehicle Seek Lamp, Wiper Auto Speed, Auto side door folding mirror, Push Button Start / Stop, Sensors for Automatic Wiper and Headlamp and GPS Antenna for Navigation System.
"Additionally it has Impact Sensing Door Lock, Continuous Variable Transmission, Security Alarm System, Immobiliser and Central Locking.
"The automatic version has Shift Lever with Tiptronic Mode and Paddle Shifter on Steering Wheel for seven gear changes. ABS to prevent skidding and BA (Brake Assist) to increase brake pedal force."
Dr Mahathir who is Proton adviser said he believes it is a great car and Proton can be proud of it.
"Malaysians can be proud of it too."
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