Proton Jumbuck GLS
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Proton Jumbuck Review

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Proton Jumbuck Review

Launched in 2003 the Proton Jumbuck pick-up is the Malaysian manufacturer's first foray into the light commercial vehicle market.

22 October 2004 Melanie Carter

Launched in 2003 the Proton Jumbuck pick-up is the Malaysian manufacturer's first foray into the light commercial vehicle market. Based on the Proton Wira chassis the Jumbuck is one of only a handful of sub-one-ton pick-ups available and Proton are confident that it will be just as successful in the UK as it has been in Malaysia and Australia. The Jumbuck is available in four trim specifications GL, GS, GLS and GSX and all are equipped with a 1.5 petrol engine. A diesel variant is not available but an economical LPG bi-fuel option can be specified at an additional cost of less than £1000.

The Jumbuck range starts at £5995 + VAT for the GL, £6495 + VAT for the GS, £6895 + VAT for the GLS and £7195 + VAT for the range topping GSX. We tested the GLS version to find out whether the Proton Jumbuck is a credible contender within the utility vehicle sector.

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Proton Jumbuck Road Test Data
Model ReviewedProton Jumbuck GLS
  
Body TypePick-Up
ColourMulberry Red/Champagne Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph14.6 Seconds
Top Speed 96 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban29.5 mpg
Extra Urban50.1 mpg
Combined39.8 mpg
  
Insurance Group12
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile vehicle warranty
Price (when tested on the 22/10/04)£6895 + VAT

The information contained within this Proton Jumbuck review may have changed since publication on the 22 October 2004. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Proton dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2015