Proton GEN-2

Customers with a keen eye for value for money offers will be delighted in 2005 as Proton announces prices, offers and model line-up for 2005.

The entry-level price for brand new GEN-2 1.6, only recently introduced to the UK marketplace, remains at only £8,995 on the road, with the range being strengthened in February with the introduction of a new top of the range GEN-2 1.6 GSX. This variant combines Lotus ride and handling and design with proven Proton reliability, all for an outstanding £10,595. In addition to the standard GEN-2 specification, this model boasts four airbags and ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution to enhance driver and passenger safety; climate control, front and rear electric windows and electrically adjustable door mirrors for extra comfort and convenience, and front fog lamps and a tailgate spoiler for a sporty and stylish finish.

There will also be a new GEN-2 1.3 GLS model introduced in March 2005 to complete the GEN-2 range. Prices and specifications to be announced in due course.

Prices for Proton’s stylish 4-door D segment Impian saloon remain unchanged with prices for the 1.6 GLS starting at an unbeatable £10,995 on the road. Packed with extras, this entry-level model comes with an impressive array of standard equipment, including four airbags, ABS, traction control, air conditioning, remote central locking with alarm and immobiliser and sporty 15" alloy wheels. For just £1,000 more customers can get the GSX which features climate control, CD player, full leather interior and electric folding door mirrors. All Impian variants have full Lotus-developed ride and handling for proven superior precision handling in the majority of road conditions.

For customers looking for a light commercial vehicle they need look no further than the Jumbuck, Proton’s two-seater, half tonne pick-up. With prices as low as £5,995 plus VAT and on the road charges and four variants to choose from, the Jumbuck is sure to meet every need. Each variant has power assisted steering, 1.5 litre petrol engine (able to be converted to LPG), payload of up to 645kg, load capacity of 800 litres and a comfortable passenger-car style cabin with plenty of storage space and conveniently located controls. There are a wide range of accessories available including hard and soft tops to protect the load area, protective load liner, storage boxes and a range of styling bars.

Metallic paint remains the same at £300 on GEN-2 and Impian and £249 for Jumbuck (except on GLS models where it is free of charge).

2005 customer offers

From 1st January 2005 to 31st March 2005 all GEN-2 1.6 GLS and GSX models have 3 years/ 27,000 miles free servicing and a £1 deposit option.

Customers purchasing any Impian model between 1st January and 31st March 2005 can choose to receive either £1,000 cashback or £1,250 contribution towards their finance deposit, when finance is taken through Proton Finance Limited.

2005 model line-up

Two new models will be introduced to the Proton model range during 2005 - a new 3-door super-mini to replace the now discontinued Satria and a brand new 5-door city car. Both models will clearly demonstrate, both in styling and performance, the influence of Proton’s sister company Group Lotus Plc. Proton and Lotus engineers and designers have worked closely in the development of both new models, due for launch in Malaysia in early 2005 and both represent a major step forward in the development of the new Proton range of vehicles.

To read our in depth road test of the Proton Jumbuck [ click here ]

Published : 05/01/05 Author : Melanie Carter

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