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Proton Persona Specs

Engine 1597 cc
Power 108 hp
Transmission Type Manual
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Central Locking Yes

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Persona Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Persona

For an entry-level sedan, the Proton Persona looks quite smart with a flowing design which looks very youthful. The curvy layout of headlamps, as well as tail lamps, do make the Proton Persona feel a car from the current generation, which is something which other entry-level sedans do lack due to cost-cutting. 

Another praiseworthy aspect for an entry-level sedan like the Proton Persona is the amount of safety features it is packed with. The Proton Persona is equipped with all the bells and whistles in this arena, like six airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, vehicle stability control, and front and rear parking sensors, which make the car feel safe and secure.

Things We Dont Like in Persona

While the exterior design of the Proton Persona feels youthful, the in-cabin experience is not all that premium, thanks to a very sober-looking cabin design as well as pared-down build quality. Also, there are a number of crucial features which have been put up in their very basic forms, like the headlamps which miss out on LEDs or projectors or lack of a modern automatic climate control system.

The headlamps have a very nice design, however, the visibility of the throw from them during dark conditions is not too good as compared to that of other cars in this category.

Recent Updates of Persona

For those who find the lower positioned Saga too unappealing and bland in terms of overall feel, Proton offers another premium sedan above the former in the form of Persona. In comparison to the Saga, the Persona offers a more youthful design with many curvy design elements on the outside. When it comes to interiors as well, the Persona has a better and more thoughtfully designed cabin layout and elongated features setlist. Powering the Proton Persona is a bigger 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. The engine is available with a choice of a 5-speed manual and CVT gearbox options and is capable of producing a maximum power output of 109 PS and a peak torque output of 150 Nm.

Proton Persona Price

The Persona is priced between RM 44,600 and RM 54,600 .

Proton Persona Variants

There are 5 variants available of Persona: Standard MT, Standard CVT, Executive CVT, Premium CVT and Black Edition.

Proton Persona Power-trains

The Persona is powered by a 1597cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 108 hp of power and 150 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a Variable Speed CVT transmission gearbox.

Proton Persona Features

The feature list of Persona includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device, Anti-Theft Alarm and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Heater, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Automatic Headlamps, Follow Me Home Headlamps, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Foldable Rear Seat, Remote Trunk Opener, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Cup Holders-Front, Bottle Holder and Keyless Entry.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Navigation System, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and Voice Control.

Proton Persona Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Clock, Digital Odometer and Driving Experience Control Eco.

Proton Persona Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Alloy Wheels, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Rear Spoiler, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator and Integrated Antenna.

Proton Persona Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Door Ajar Warning and Traction Control.

Proton Persona Competitors

The Persona Competitors are: Perodua Myvi, Perodua Bezza, Proton Saga, Toyota Vios and Perodua Ativa.

Proton Persona 2021 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Proton Persona Standard MT RM 42,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 108 hp, Manual, Petrol
Proton Persona Standard CVT RM 45,800 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 108 hp, CVT, Petrol
Proton Persona Executive CVT RM 50,800 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 108 hp, CVT, Petrol
Proton Persona Black Edition RM 55,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 108 hp, CVT, Petrol
Proton Persona Premium CVT RM 55,800 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 108 hp, CVT, Petrol

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Proton Persona Colors

Persona is available in 6 different colors - Space Grey, Snow White, Ruby Red, Rosewood Maroon, Jet Grey and Armour Silver.

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Proton Persona Review

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  • Persona Exterior
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  • Persona Engine & Fuel Consumption
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  • Persona Verdict

Persona Overview

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.

Proton Persona 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.

Persona Exterior

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.

Proton Persona 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.

 

Persona 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.

Proton Persona 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.

Persona Verdict

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.

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    Rooney Lee Oct 07, 2021 for Proton Persona

    I purchased the Proton Persona about two months ago. Initially, I was baffled by the looks and performance of this car. This automobile appears to be one-of-a-kind. As a member of the modern period, I was astonished to see that it also had comprehensive safety features. It includes anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution (EBD), front and rear parking sensors, Read More

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    "Ishraq " Jul 21, 2021 for Proton Persona

    A month ago, on my 32nd birthday, my wife gave me the Proton Persona. My first reaction to this car was, damn it, it's great! This car looks really unique. As a member of the contemporary era, I was surprised that it is also equipped with complete safety functions. It has ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors and Read More

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    Haissam Jul 02, 2021 for Proton Persona

    This Proton Persona is my first car and it has been over two years since I own it. I know that designing preference differs for everyone, but this car has great styling. The rear profile is higher and it slants down towards the front section. It’s like more classy, rather than edgy like the Honda City. Once you get inside, Read More

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    Brian Jun 29, 2021 for Proton Persona

    If you feel that the performance of the car is more important to you than anything else, then the Proton Persona will definitely satisfy you. Therefore, when a friend of mine recommended it to me, I decided to check the identity of Proton. The test drive surprised me completely as I was severely shocked by the performance, which was almost Read More

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    Karl Adrian May 18, 2021 for Proton Persona

    I have been using Proton Person for a while now. It’s comfortable seating along with a decent engine was one of the two reasons I bought this car. At the same time, its low maintenance nature was my primary pretext. Moreover, the car is equipped with many essential features, antilock braking, stability control, a 2-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, and Read More

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    Hakim Apr 21, 2021 for Proton Persona

    Persona was gifted to me by my wife a month ago, on my 32nd birthday. And my first reaction to the car was, damn it looks so bright! This sedan is indeed a very smart-looking car. The curvy head and tail lamp make it look like one of the current generations. I was amazed by the fact that it is Read More

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    Usama Apr 07, 2021 for Proton Persona

    After taking a test drive of this proton persona, I am seriously overwhelmed with its performance. Persona from Proton is a new subcompact sedan. Proton Persona is hauled by a 1.6-liter petrol engine which produces 108 PS maximum power at 5,750 pm. The engine is has a 5-speed manual gearbox. With a more modern and sporty design, the Persona justifies Read More

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    Waase Apr 05, 2021 for Proton Persona

    I stopped looking down on this car when my father brought one home. Since that day I’m impressed with the car until today. It is easily the cheapest B segment sedan in Malaysia. I love the handling experience. We own the executive model as my dad didn’t like the ‘Hi Proton’ infotainment on the Premium model. The driving seat is Read More

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    Zuljalal Mar 16, 2021 for Proton Persona

    This is the best car that you can get within its price range. There’s no other car that gives you the same level of performance in both power output and ride quality, features, practicality, and space. The cabin can comfortably accommodate 4 adults and 1 child. The cargo area is spacious and you can carry full luggage of all 5 Read More

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    Aswab Feb 25, 2021 for Proton Persona

    If you feel the performance of a car matters to you more than anything else, this will surely satisfy you to the core. This is the reason I decided to check proton persona when one of my friends recommended about this. At first I tried out a test drive on this and was seriously overwhelmed with the performance. Almost it Read More

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Q. What is the color option for the new persona? Does it have metallic option?

V Vaibhav Choudhary Feb 18, 2020
The new Proton Persona can be had in any of the Rosewood Maroon, Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Ruby Red finishes.
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V Vaibhav Choudhary Feb 18, 2020
Please refer to the owner's manual. Most of the cars have at least one door with a mechanical lock mechanism that can be used in this kind of situation.
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