Proton Jumbuck Review

Proton Jumbuck GLS
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Proton Jumbuck Review

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The Jumbuck's exterior styling bears more than a passing resemblance to the classic Australian 'Ute' and this is not surprising as 'Jumbuck' is Australian slang for sheep and Australia is an important market for Proton.

How It Looks -

The Jumbuck's exterior styling bears more than a passing resemblance to the classic Australian 'Ute' and this is not surprising as 'Jumbuck' is Australian slang for sheep and Australia is an important market for Proton. The styling is not to everyone's taste with bold two-tone paintwork and optional roll bar. The GLS model is equipped with alloy wheels as standard as is the word 'Jumbuck' emblazoned across the tailgate.

How It Looks - Interior

The interior styling is rather dated and feels like a car from the 1990's. The cabin has a 'no-frills' functional feel about it with masses of grey plastic and velour upholstery.

Infotainment
  • Clarion RDS radio/ single slot CD player.
What We Liked
  • The Price
  • Gearbox
  • Engine
What We Disliked
  • Lack of ABS & airbags
  • Build quality in some areas
What We'd Like To See
  • ABS and front airbags
  • A 4x4 version at a competitive price would be perfect for the farming community
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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

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