Proton today launched the new 2022 Proton Iriz and Persona, offering updated design elements plus enhanced features. Prices are as mentioned below:
What is new?
On the exterior, both the new Iriz and new Persona get redesigned bumpers as well as the Ethereal Bow grille with Proton’s Infinite Weave design element.
While the Proton Iriz now features a new profile, the 2022 Proton Persona comes with additional chrome to better frame the new Proton logo.
New exterior colours for the 2022 Proton Iriz include Citric Orange and Passion Red, while the Persona now adds Space Grey to the list.
Both models also feature LED headlamps that support auto on/off and follow me home functions. The design is complemented by new 16-inch alloy wheels, a black roof finish and new finishing on the rear combination lamps.
Proton Iriz Active
The introduction of the Active variant takes the Proton Iriz down a more stylish and sportier pathway.
The exterior of the car sports a different front bumper design with new distinctive all-round body mouldings that run from the front bumper, across the wheel arches, and side sills before ending at the rear bumper.
A black roof with roof rails completes the look.
The interior ambience is lifted further by red highlights – Active embroidery on the front seats, door trims and carpet mats, as well as red stitching on the steering wheel and red seat belts.
It also comes with aluminium sport pedals that add a subtle sporting touch.
New 8-inch floating display (both models)
The most noticeable change to the interior of the 2022 Proton Iriz and Persona is the introduction of a new 8-inch floating infotainment head unit with voice command functions that have been updated to control the air-conditioning and driver’s window.
Housed at the top of the instrument panel for easy access, the new head unit is matched with repositioned air vents while new controls for the air-conditioning now come with a digital display and a N95 Cabin Filter fitted as standard.
New centre console
Functionality is also enhanced by the new centre console that provides an armrest as well as improved storage space.
The top of the line 2022 Proton Persona Premium meanwhile gets its seats and door trims covered in brown leatherette (in the same shade that debuted on the Proton X70) to compliment the new interior design and helping to raise the level of luxury.
With a total of six USB ports – three at the front, two at the rear and one behind the rear-view mirror, to power a dash cam, both the 2022 Proton Iriz and Persona have ample power outlets to suit the demands of a digital lifestyle.
The Persona also offers 510-litres of boot space that can be expanded by folding the rear seats.
Additionally, both also offer a reverse camera and parking sensors to provide visual and audible parking assistance while an ECO mode switch encourages more efficient driving resulting in better fuel consumption.
With regards to safety, both models have received the 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating and come with a comprehensive list of safety features such as reinforced body structure using Hot Press Formed (HPF) steel, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Hill Hold Assist (HHA).