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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

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

The Malaysian carmaker Proton recently unveiled the all-new Persona in the market, with 303 updates to its previous generation. The Persona looks very sporty and premium from the outside as it features a redesigned stylish grille, LED DRLs, chrome accents on the rear diffuser and front grille etc. The interior boasts a modern layout alongside creature comforts like a sunroof, climate control, and 7-inch infotainment screen. The Persona also provide ample legroom and headspace to its passengers. The 1.6-litre engine is able to produce a maximum power output of 109 hp and torque of 150 Nm. The safety features on the Persona are also decent as compared to its price range. Persona is available in 4 variants in the Malaysian market with manual or CVT transmission options. The overall practicality of the Proton Persona along with its efficiency and low maintenance costs make it a viable option for your garage.

Proton Persona Price

The Persona is priced between RM 42,600 and RM 54,600 .

Proton Persona Variants

There are 4 variants available of Persona: Standard MT, Standard CVT, Executive CVT and Premium CVT.

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 5-Speed Manual and 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, Power Windows Rear, Heater, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, On Board Computer, 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, Integrated 2DIN Audio 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, Proton Saga, Toyota Vios, Proton Iriz and Perodua Bezza.

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 44,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 108 hp, CVT, Petrol
Proton Persona Executive CVT RM 49,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 108 hp, CVT, Petrol
Proton Persona Premium CVT RM 54,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 108 hp, CVT, Petrol

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

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  • Persona Overview
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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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    "Afan " Dis 18, 2020 for Proton Persona

    Just like the name sounds, this specific car model describes my persona in the best way. When I went to buy the car, I got the 5-speed manual transmission or CVT options are present for the gearbox and I chose the former since I’m comfortable with that gear. There is a new addition of a front and rear bumper grille Read More

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    Ishtiqal Nov 18, 2020 for Proton Persona

    I wanted a simple and not too pricey car, so my friend recommended me the Proton Persona. To be honest, I got more than just a simple car on a budget. It feels very easy to drive through city traffic. The smooth driving and powerful engine makes my life very easy. Even with a simple design, it has a smart Read More

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    Tagako Okt 15, 2020 for Proton Persona

    The Proton Persona has been my dream car for over years now. What draws me towards the car is its modest looks that is well paired with equal components of safety and performance. Besides that, the vehicle also gives out a convenient sense of control, even when you are driving it in triple digit speeds. Its agile handling also plays Read More

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    Cabading Sep 24, 2020 for Proton Persona

    If quality performance of your car is forte while selecting your car, how can you miss this out? Proton Personal is such a car that will impress you to the hilt with its unparalleled performance. Whether you drive on city roads or high ways you will find the drive most flawless and smooth throughout. The ride will surely prove to Read More

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    Haruun Sep 01, 2020 for Proton Persona

    A perfect balance between stylish appeal and practicality, the Proton Persona was my car selection for daily usage. This model has been one of the best purchases and is also my second purchase from the same brand. I am very fond of this car and came across it through mini research as it packs a decent engine quality and a Read More

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    Keledek 660t Mac 08, 2020 for Proton Persona

    I've own Proton Persona for a month right now and hats off for Zigwheels for letting me compare with various cars. But, details only tell half the story. At first, I would opt for the Saga when I saw the price. When I saw the Persona, immediately I saw more bang for the buck even though theres RM14k-15k price difference. Read More

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    Bisaam Okt 18, 2019 for Proton Persona

    The Proton Persona is one of those sedans in the market that gets a very premium and sporty design that makes it look very modern and attractive. The “Infinite Weave” pattern on the front grille is what I personally like the most about Proton persona. On the inside, the Persona gets a very subtle cabin layout and has some interesting Read More

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    Michael Sep 25, 2019 for Proton Persona

    If you are searching for a stylish, modern yet comfortable ride, then stop here and listen to my advice. Go and get behind the wheel and the Proton Persona will prove itself to be a cheerful car. It gives a zippy and perky drive. It’s a car which will definitely worth your attention. I have also bought one and I Read More

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    Nate Ogo 23, 2019 for Proton Persona

    Now that you are with me let me share with you a best experience of my life. In fact I am feeling all young and vibrant with the purchase of this youthful and present generation car off late. Yes I am talking about Proton Persona. Those who have already gone for this car must have figured out how refreshing this Read More

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    Iesa Ogo 12, 2019 for Proton Persona

    I got promoted as the senior executive last year and it was then that I thought of buying a car which would match my status better. I was always in awe of the Proton Persona as it looked both useful and classy. I bought the appealing Ruby Red colour of the car and this was my first step towards grabbing Read More

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Jenny Wang has asked on Jan 08, 2020

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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Q. if car battery down how to open car driver door,bonet,booth

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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