Proton Prevé GXR - The Sporty Four Door
SYDNEY – Dec 9, 2013: More performance and features mark the arrival of the Proton Prevé GXR, featuring a turbo version of the 1.6 litre Campro engine and seven-speed CVT transmission with paddle shifters.
Like the entry model Prevé GX, the turbocharged GXR is Proton’s most technologically advanced four-door model that sets new standards in safety, performance, and comfort, quality, technology, design and ownership experience.
The Prevé GXR is for buyers wanting a sedan with more power and a sportier flavor, with the GXR’s driving dynamics enhanced by Lotus engineered ride and handling.
The Prevé GXR is feature packed with standard features including 6 Airbags, Bluetooth, iPod Connectivity, ABS with EBD, ESC, Lotus developed suspension for outstanding Ride & Handling, RESS bodyshell, Front Active Headrests, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Smart Info Display, auto headlights, auto rain sensing wipers, cruise control and engine push button start.
The Prevé range was designed as a global car - in line with PROTON’s goal of competing on a world stage. Beneath the skin of the Prevé range exists a high degree of meticulous engineering that has created a vehicle with world -class safety features plus a rewarding driving experience.
The heart of the Prevé GXR is a Charged Fuel Efficiency (CFE) 1.6 litre, DOHC, 16 valve, Campro engine that produces 103kW @ 5,000 rpm and 205Nm @ 2,000-4,000 rpm. It’s a low boost intercooled turbocharged engine with a maximum pressure of 0.75 bar (75 kPa; 10.9 psi) that runs on 91RON-unleaded fuel and delivers a combined 8.6L/100km (ADR 81/02).
Initially the Prevé GXR will be launched with a ProTronic seven-speed CVT transmission, but a six-speed manual will follow in the first quarter of 2014.
The chassis of the Prevé GXR has been designed for driving enjoyment, occupant safety and comfort, with MacPherson struts, coil springs and a stabiliser bar up front and at the rear, a multi link system with coil springs. The outstanding ride and handling is thanks the engineers at Proton owned Lotus, who provided the suspension specification for the Prevé range.
The Proton Prevé GXR has highest level of occupant protection, with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
It’s built using the Reinforced Safety Structure (RESS) body shell and advanced hot press forming, for ultra high tensile strength, making it more capable of absorbing impact force and is a technological first for Proton.
Other standard safety features include, Electronic Stability Control with brake assist that incorporates Traction Control. ABS with EBD, front seatbelt pre tensioners and active headrests and auto door locks, reversing sensors and active hazard lights that automatically switch on in the event of a collision or when sudden braking is detected from speeds above 90km/h.
The Prevé GXR’s aesthetic design illustrates Proton’s core design philosophy of matching efficient function with exquisite form. Proton’s signature look, the Proton emblem, LED headlights and grille are seamlessly fused for a unified design known as the Proton wings.
The 10 spoke, 16-inch wheels complete the sleek exterior style.
Inside the ergonomic and specious interior has plenty of leg, head and shoulder room for five occupants with the rear seat having a 60-40 split folding function giving it added versatility.
Pricing: The Proton Prevé GXR (CVT) is $23,990 Drive Away. There is a $1,000 factory bonus making it $22,990 while stocks last.
As standard the Prevé GXR comes with:
The Prevé GXR is available in four colours: