2020 Proton Preve - What to expect?
It was only yesterday that we informed you about the arrival of the all-new Proton Preve and how its images were leaked online. Well, now it’s time to move a step further and see what all we can expect from Proton’s revised sedan.
Now, like all Proton new car’s, the upcoming Preve would also be based on a Geely product. This time it would be the Chinese brand Emgrand GT sedan. Why do we say so? Well, that’s because of the striking resemblance the two cars share - the new Preve and Emgrand GT. Also, like the Preve, the Geely sedan is a four-door fastback.
As can be seen in the images, the new Preve looks so much modern and upscale than its ongoing model. At the front, can now be seen a sleek chrome outline grille with honeycomb inserts. The LED headlamps appear sharp and also get LED daytime running lights. The lower part of the front bumper gets large air intakes on either end and give the car a sporty feel. The side profile is equally appealing with its sloping roofline, sharp character lines, body-colored door handles and ORVMs with turn indicators, and stylish alloy wheels.
Though we don’t have the rear image, the car is expected to get wrap-around taillights, and like all new Proton cars, it will get model name lettering on the decklid. Top-variant might feature a sunroof as well.
Like the exterior, the cabin of the new Preve is expected to be all plush and premium. The car would be infused with all modern and high-tech features, mostly resembling the X70 specs sheet. And if that’s true, there’s no stopping for the 2020 Preve. The range-topping trims are most likely to feature luxurious leather upholstery with wood and chrome inlays on the dash and door frame. Here’s a list of features the 2020 Preve might showcase -
- Multi-functional steering wheel with controls from audio, hands-free, and cruise control
- Tilt & Telescopic steering adjustment
- Auto Dimming rear view monitor
- Intelligent entry with push start button
- Front welcome lamp
- Front footwell lamps
- Power windows
- 6-way driver power seat
- 4-way front passenger power seat
- Auto dual zone air-con system
- Rear air vents
- Air purifier system
- 8-inch touchscreen infotainment head unit with voice command, navigation, Bluetooth, smartphone connectivity, online music streaming, and 4G WiFi
Under the hood status
The ongoing Proton Preve is available in two trim options - Executive and Premium, both powered by the same 130 PS churning 1.6 turbo mill that’s paired to a 7-speed ProTronic gearbox. For the new model in question, assumptions are being made that it will share the X70 mill, the same that features in Emgrand GT specs sheet. Though the Chinese model gets three engine choices - 3.5-,2.4-, and 1.8-litre, it’s the last one that we hope to rest in the 2020 Preve hood.
In the Geely sedan, the 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo mill churns out a maximum power of 184 PS at 5,5000 rpm along with a peak torque of 300 Nm from 4,000 rpm. Sending power to the front wheels is a 6-speed automatic transmission system. With the configuration mentioned above the sedan has a top speed of 210 kmph with the fuel consumption figure resting at somewhere around 12.8 kmpl.
Though the current Preve sedan is a well-built car that features reasonably good safety kit, the new model is expected to take things a notch higher. We are hoping for a loaded standard safety kit with features like six-airbags, rear seat ISOFIX, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist, auto brake hold, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Hill Hold Assist, Hill Descent Assist, Emergency Stop Signal, four rear parking sensors, reverse camera, and immobiliser along with anti-theft alarm.
The range-topping trims might get additional features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Information System, Door Opening Warning System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, and Intelligent High Beam Control.
These are all our expectation from the 2020 Preve, and nothing can be said for sure since the company hasn’t confirmed a bit about the upcoming car. We'll have to wait and watch what the final product brings along.