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PROTON PREVE On Sale With 5 Star ANCAP Safety Rating And 5 Star Service

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MELBOURNE – Marc 5, 2013: PROTON’s family sedan, the Prevé, has been awarded a 5 Star rating in the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, better known as ANCAP. The result was announced after the completion of three crash tests – frontal offset, side impact and pole - conducted by independent specialist laboratories to determine the safety level of the Proton Prevé.

To qualify for ANCAP star ratings, new vehicles are assessed and awarded points collected from a combination of test categories and scientific criteria. In order to obtain a 5 Star rating – the highest award given by ANCAP, the Proton Prevé had to achieve the highest international recognised standards in all of its test categories. Equipped with specifications that are also in compliance with the Australian automotive safety standards, the Prevé now joins the ranks of many other international renowned models as a car that is recommended by ANCAP to be purchased by consumers attributed to its high standard of safety.

According to the Executive Chairman of PROTON Holdings Berhad, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil, PROTON’s drive to change the public perception about its brand is now further proven and reinforced by this latest achievement.

“As we have reiterated time and time again, our models are not just affordable but more importantly we want our customers to know that they are quality products. An achievement of this level is yet another testament of the improving quality of Proton cars and that the Proton Prevé is recommended as a safe car, at par with other international models that have been awarded with the same level of ratings by ANCAP.”

“The wellbeing of our customers when driving a Proton car is always a top priority for us. So when the Proton Prevé was developed, we challenged ourselves to produce a high safety technology vehicle,” said Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Khamil. A technological first for PROTON in engineering, all Proton Prevé units produced for domestic and export markets utilizes a technology defined as Hot Press Forming (HPF), that provides better protection and higher body as well as structural rigidity without compromising the overall car bodyweight.

Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Khamil added that this latest development also came at perfect timing, as the Proton Prevé is now available in the Australian market. “Customers now are more discerning than ever, and expect the highest levels of safety in their cars. Hence, we hope the Proton Prevé’s safety ratings will increase customer confidence in the brand, and our products in Australia.” Apart from Australia, the Prevé is also currently sold in Thailand and Brunei.

Additionally, PROTON is also pleased to offer the 5 Star Service Program to costumers, to ensure that its already price-competitive vehicles remain affordable to customers during their ownership with the 5-year free servicing.

“It is great to be the first and only car manufacturer in Australia to offer 5-Year free servicing as standard on a new car and to have this backed up with 5-Year warranty, and 5-Year free roadside assistance. And with the safety standards of the Proton Prevé already recognised on an international level, our commitment to provide our customers with high quality value-for-money cars has never been stronger and we are even more motivated with this latest achievement.”

The Prevé is priced from $18,990 drive away for the GX 5-Speed Manual and $20,990 for the GX 6-Speed CVT, with metallic paint available at an additional $490 extra. A GXR variant will be launched mid-2013, and will include additional items such as a 1.6-litre soft turbo engine, leather interior, 7-speed CVT with paddle shifters, touch screen satnavigation, auto rain sensing wipers, auto headlights and engine push start button.