Proton devotee, Brian Whitcher from Gosport age 66, is the lucky winner of Proton’s Test Drive and Win competition, run to support the launch of the new GEN-2.
Brian Whitcher could be described as a Proton enthusiast. He’s owned five Protons since he first got behind the wheel of a car and now he just won his sixth - a brand new GEN-2, Proton’s latest Lotus-inspired model.
As soon as he saw the GEN-2 in the mailer from Proton, Brian popped into his local dealer, whom he knows very well, and booked a test drive.
Brian was impressed by the GEN-2’s performance and made up his mind that it was definitely the car for him. But before he got a chance to buy it, he found out that he was the lucky winner of the Test Drive and Win competition, meaning he could drive away a new GEN-2 1.6 litre GLS in a colour of his choice for free. A delighted Brian chose Energy Orange - the colour he first saw in the mailing he received from Proton.
A love of Protons clearly runs in Brian’s family, with his wife driving a Satria Compact Sprint. Now he’s won the GEN-2, Brian is giving his beloved Satria Sport to another family member.
There are good reasons for Brian’s love of Proton cars. Proton has always had a reputation for reliability, but the new GEN-2 has had major input from Lotus, making it a sporty drive. Lotus-developed ride and handling combined with power steering guarantee confidence during manoeuvres. Lotus-developed suspension makes light work of uneven road surfaces, meaning the GEN-2 is not only good to drive, it’s a smooth ride for passengers too.
The Proton GEN-2 also offers a host of useful benefits, including air conditioning, twin airbags, with side airbags standard on the GSX, reverse distance sensors, remote central locking with multi-function alarm and engine immobiliser, height and tilt adjustable driver’s seat with driver foot rest, spacious boot with 60:40 split folding rear seats, plenty of storage space within the cabin and an integrated Blaupunkt radio/ CD player. This roomy family hatchback also comes with the comprehensive Proton Peace of Mind Warranty package and three years’ free RAC cover.Published 29 January 2005