Proton Persona 2019

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RM42,600 - RM54,600
OTR Price in Kuala Lumpur
Persona 2019 Specs
Engine 1597 cc
Power 107 hp
Transmission Type Manual
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Seating Capacity 5 Seats

Persona 2019 Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Persona 2019

Modern styling

Spacious cabin

Things We Dont Like in Persona 2019

Could have been equipped with more features

Recent Updates of Proton Persona 2019

Proton recently displayed the all-new Persona at the Malaysia Autoshow 2019, and now the sedan has been launched by the automaker alongside the new Iriz hatch. The revised model has received a total of 303 tweaks over the previous-gen car. Also, recently the company claimed that the new Persona would assure a low maintenance cost and with numerous 3S and 4S service centres buyers will experience trouble-free servicing.

New Persona comes with many new features both on the inside and outside, included in the list are new instrument cluster, large multi-info display, and in-built eSIM that is claimed to be first in its class. On the exterior, the car gets a massive lower bumper, revised lower bumper with chrome strip and 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. Doing duty under the bonnet is a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder VVT petrol mill churning out a maximum power of 107 hp at 5750 rpm along with a peak torque of 150 Nm at 4000 rpm.

Persona 2019 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Standard MT RM42,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 107 hp, Manual, Petrol
Standard CVT RM44,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 107 hp, CVT, Petrol
Executive CVT RM49,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 107 hp, CVT, Petrol
Premium CVT RM54,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 107 hp, CVT, Petrol
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Proton Persona 2019 Colors

Persona 2019 is available in 5 different colors - Ruby Red, Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey and Rosewood Maroon.

  • Ruby Red

  • Snow White

  • Armour Silver

  • Jet Grey

  • Rosewood Maroon

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Persona 2019 Review

  • Overview
  • Interior & Features
  • Exterior
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety
  • Verdict


After a small sabbatical of few years, Proton has decided to bring back the ‘Persona’ nameplate in the form of an all-new sedan, which is positioned between Saga and Preve, as a more premium alternative of the Saga. Based on a stretched form of Iriz hatchback, the Persona has been designed keeping the urban youth in mind. The entry-level sedan is available in a total of four different variants – Standard MT, Standard CVT, Executive CVT, and Premium CVT. With a starting price of RM 42,600, the Persona is being offered in a total of five color options – Rosewood Maroon, Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, and Ruby Red.

Interior & Features

Like the front fascia on the outside, the overall dashboard too sees a lot of inspiration from the Iriz, as it is a complete replica of that of the latter.

This means that the overall cabin has a modern and mature flair in its layout. The three-spoke steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth control on it as well as informative instrument console looks sober. However, the 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with vertical and trapezoidal AC vents at the center make the center console looks big and wide.

The Persona is well equipped with features like push-button start, driver seat height adjustment, and electrically adjustable and rear view mirrors. However, we would have loved to see a few more premium comfort and convenience features like a sunroof and automatic climate control to justify its premium positioning over the Saga.

The Proton Persona also excels when it comes to passenger comfort, with adequate levels of knee room and legroom to accommodate tall people with ease.


Compared to the Saga above which it is positioned, the Persona definitely has an essence of premium feel, with the overall design looking much more youthful and trendy.

The frontal fascia of the Proton Persona looks very similar to the range starting hatchback, the Iriz, with the sedan sharing its headlamps and wide front grille with the latter. However, the Persona comes with a distinctive chrome garnish on the front grille, thus forming a more prominent and mature chin. The Persona lacks the presence of projector headlamps, which is gradually becoming a norm in this segment, however, the daytime running LEDs are positioned on the front bumper.

The side profile of the Persona looks much more aerodynamic and modern compared to that of the Saga. A very prominent curve flowing from the front fender to the rear fender on the upper portion of the doors and door mounted rear view mirrors do give it a sporty stance when viewed sideways. However, we do wish that the alloy wheel design could have been better. At the rear, the Proton Persona comes with rather rounded tail lamps and a black colored thin lip above the boot lid.

Ride & Handling

Under the monocoque frame of the Proton Persona, the sedan gets Macpherson struts with stabilizer at the front and torsion beam at the rear. With a minimum turning radius of just 5.0m, the Proton Persona is a very easy car to maneuver in city traffic. The suspension too is set on a gentler side to impart a supple ride quality.


Engine & Fuel Consumption

The only powertrain option in the Proton Persona, for the time being, is the same 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with the choices of a 5-speed manual and CVT gearboxes which are available in the Iriz hatchback as well. Here in the Persona, the engine develops a maximum power output of 109 PS and a peak torque output of 150 Nm.

Braking & Safety

While the Persona might not be too excellently equipped in terms of comfort and convenience features, it does impress with its safety equipment list. The sedan comes equipped with front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, hill hold assist, reverse parking camera with sensors, engine immobilizer and ISOFIX mounts for child seats.


With a more modern and sporty design, the Persona justifies its premium positioning over the Saga as a bigger and more trendy entry-level sedan. However, at the same time, Proton could have used this opportunity to make it a better-equipped car with more features on board as well. Nevertheless, the car proves its practical side with decent performance, easy maneuverability, and comfortable ride quality.

User Reviews of Proton Persona 2019

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    Syafiq Mei 16, 2019
    Premium for the price

    I wanted to upgrade from a hatchback to a sedan and started looking at options in my price. After a month of test drives and research, I ended up getting the Proton Persona. It has a premium look to it and is feature packed. Safety was also a priority for me and the Persona does not disappoint. It has 6 Read More

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    Chan Apr 25, 2019
    Impressive car

    I am looking for a new car, a sedan this time that’s easy on the pocket as well. And the new Persona seems like a supercar, especially after hearing about its amazing set of features. Now after seeing the car in person I have finally decided to purchase it. It is perfect for both city commute and inter-city travels. The Read More

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    Amirul Apr 23, 2019
    Great car

    There is no doubt that I have some emotional value attached to the Persona sedan, as it is my first car. However, love aside and speaking unbiased, the ongoing Pesona was ready for an upgrade. So, when the news about the arrival of the new Persona came, I was super excited. From its modern looks to smart features everything about Read More

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    Justine Dis 21, 2018

    Last year was my lucky year as I got promoted and received a big prize for being the best deal cracker for the year. My surprise was the Proton Persona, the car stood in front of me gleaming in its shiny red colour and totally mesmerized me. Since that day every time I sit behind the conveniently placed steering, on Read More

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    Ammar Ogos 08, 2018
    The finishing and interior seats are great

    The Persona looks premium from the outside. It has been a pleasure driving this boy around. The ride is super smooth and it feels encouraging to drive for long hours and I have been to some distant places, thanks the comfort of driving this car. The finishing and interior seats are great, but they don’t have rear AC vents which Read More

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Proton Persona 2019 FAQ

  • What are the Safety Features Available in Proton Persona 2019?

    The safety features available in Proton Persona 2019 Below:

    Feature Value
    Driver Airbag Yes
    Passenger Airbag Yes
    Side Airbag-Front No
    Side Airbag-Rear No
    Child Safety Locks Yes
    Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
    Brake Assist Yes
    Ebd Yes
    Vehicle Stability Control System Yes
    Rear Seat Belts Yes
    Seat Belt Warning Yes
    Rear Camera No
    Parking Sensors Yes
    Crash Sensor Yes
    Engine Check Warning Yes
    Tyre Pressure Monitor No
    Front Impact Beams Yes
    Side Impact Beams Yes
    Door Ajar Warning Yes
    Traction Control Yes

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