Proton Iriz - Full details

Proton Iriz - Full details

Did you know that the Iriz is the only hatchback Proton has on offer in Malaysia right now? Interesting, isn’t it? And to ensure that its sole hatchback is good enough to survive the competition out there, Proton has left no stone unturned. Whether it is the looks, features, comfort, performance, or safety, the Iriz does its best to provide an optimal combination to keep its owners satisfied. Its primary rival is Perodua Axia which got an update in 2019 and is quite a capable car. The Iriz also faces competition from Kia Picanto and the likes.

2019 Proton Iriz front

How much does the Proton Iriz cost?

Ans. Available in a total of 5 variants, Proton Iriz price starts at RM 36,700 for its base 1.3L Stanard MT trim while the top-end 1.6L Premium CVT retails at RM 50,700. Following is a detailed price breakdown for your reference-



Proton Iriz 1.3L Standard MT

RM 36,700 

Proton Iriz 1.3L Standard CVT

RM 39,700 

Proton Iriz 1.3L Executive CVT

RM 44,700 

Proton Iriz 1.6L Executive CVT

RM 46,700 

Proton Iriz 1.6L Premium CVT

RM 50,700

What are the engine options available with the Iriz?

Ans. Proton Iriz specs list two engine options - 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre which churns out 95 PS and 109 PS, respectively.

Engine specs

Proton 1.3L

Proton 1.6L

Engine Type



No of Cylinder



Total Displacement

1332 cc

1597 cc

Max Power 

95 PS at 5750 rpm

109 PS at 5750

Max Torque

120 Nm at 4000 rpm

150 Nm at 4000 rpm


5-speed MT/CVT


Proton Iriz facelift top-view

Proton Iriz exterior

Proton Iriz is one of the best-looking cars in its segment. It received some changes in its last update which have made it even better. It features a pair of large headlamps which are joined together via an attractive grille, especially the chrome strip. Proton has tweaked the front bumper for a sportier stance. It also added a set of LED DRLs for a premium look and feel. It is the rear of the Iriz which helps it to stand out from the rest of the crowd. The highly-placed taillights, blacked-out portion of the boot, roof-mounted rear spoiler, and bumper completes the sporty rear look. We also like the blacked-out roof and dual-tone alloy wheels.

Proton Iriz is available in 5 different colours - Ruby Red, Snow White, Ocean Blue, Armour Silver, and Jet Grey.

Proton Iriz dimensions


3945 mm


1722 mm


1554 mm


2555 mm

Proton Iriz interior

Even after compact dimensions, the Iriz would surprise you with its interior space. Also, the sporty seat design with sem-leather upholstery not just look premium but also provide good comfort. Proton has also added a black tricot headlining for a sportier touch.

2019 Proton Iriz Dash

The Iriz has a 7-inch touchscreen display with 4G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. You can also use voice commands to control certain features. Proton has also included online music streaming for an enjoyable drive. You will also get online navigation for ease of travelling. As far as smartphone connectivity is concerned, the Iriz has EasyConnection App that provides a seamless user experience.

Some other interior features are-

  • 3-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls
  • Smart entry with engine start/stop button
  • 2 rear USB chargers
  • TFT MID with ECO drive assist

Proton Iriz safety features

When it comes to safety, the Iriz doesn’t lag behind. It proudly shows off its 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. Its solid HPF (hot press forming) structure offers great cabin protection while the built-in safety features give you peace of mind.

2019 Proton Iriz safety

Following are its key safety features-

  • 6 airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • BA
  • Electronic stability control
  • Traction control system
  • Hill hold assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Reverse camera with dynamic lines

Proton Iriz competitors

While the Proton Iriz is indeed a good car, there’s no denying that it also has some competitors. The latest 2019 Perodua Axia is considered to be Iriz’s main rival. With Perodua’s Advanced Safety Assist 2.0, the Axia has become the safest car in its segment. It has active safety features which cars that cost much more than it doesn’t get. Even though the Iriz also has a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, we can’t deny Axia’s ASA 2.0. If safety is your top-most priority, then Axia could be a better option.

Kia Picanto is also available in a similar price range and has been around for quite some time now. It offers great design and interior with good performance and fuel-efficient engine. Proton Iriz kind of tries to provide the best of everything - looks, interior, comfort, space, features, safety, etc.

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