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.
- Clarion RDS radio/ single slot CD player.
What We Liked
- The Price
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
Proton Jumbuck Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Proton Jumbuck GLS|
|Colour||Mulberry Red/Champagne Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||14.6 Seconds|
|Top Speed||96 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||50.1 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3-year/60,000 mile vehicle warranty|
|Price (when tested on the 22/10/04)||£6895 + VAT|