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Proton Persona

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19 Rating(s) | 19 Review(s)
RM 42,600 - RM 54,600
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Persona Specs
Engine 1597 cc
Power 107 hp
Transmission Type Manual
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
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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

The latest version of Proton Persona surfaced on the Malaysian roads in March last year. The new Persona proves to be the leader in the B-segment sedan with the monthly sales of 2,653 units in February this year, which is almost double than its close competitor. It comes in four variants - Standard MT, Standard CVT, Executive CVT, and Premium CVT, all are powered by a 1.6-litre VVT four-cylinder petrol engine, generating maximum power of 109 PS. For the base variant, the price tag is marked with RM 42,600. Five color options are Snow White, Rosewood Maroon, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, and Ruby Red. 

Proton Persona 2020 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Proton Persona Standard MT RM 42,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 107 hp, Manual, Petrol
Proton Persona Standard CVT RM 44,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 107 hp, CVT, Petrol
Proton Persona Executive CVT RM 49,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 107 hp, CVT, Petrol
Proton Persona Premium CVT RM 54,600 *
OTR Price
1597 cc, 107 hp, CVT, Petrol
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Proton Persona Colors

Persona 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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Proton Persona Review

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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    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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    Awang Jul 27, 2019 for Proton Persona

    The Persona is the perfect example of a modern sedan. It has a sleek and stylish look, comfortable interiors and tech-enabled. I am a tech freak and I love the infotainment system in the Persona, it has smartphone connectivity, 4G, Wi-Fi, voice command, online navigation and online music streaming. The 1.6-litre engine provides good performance but the CVT gearbox could Read More

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    Jon Jun 29, 2019 for Proton Persona

    I have fallen for my newly purchased car, Proton Persona, right from the first day I purchased this. The car looks pretty decent and what attracted me most about this car is that the car is sporty and premium to look at. The exterior part of the car is quite sleek due to the latest features like LED DRL lights, Read More

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    Awang Jun 27, 2019 for Proton Persona

    I was in search of a stylish sedan. After many research and test rides, I ended up getting the Proton Persona. Its been more than a year now and I am totally impressed by this car. It looks very sleek and the interiors are very luxurious. You get all the premium features without getting your pocket empty. I love the Read More

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    Ahmad Jun 25, 2019 for Proton Persona

    Just ok for me. Keeping aside the safety features it comes with, there is a lot the company could have added in that spec-sheet. It lacks a number of user-centric features which rivals offer. Big seats reduce the legroom which I personally do not like. The cabin doesn’t remain quiet on expressways as the sound of wind comes in greatly. Read More

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    Hilmi Jun 24, 2019 for Proton Persona

    I wanted to upgrade to an affordable sedan. Porton Persona was offering tons of feature at such a low price. I love the low-cost maintenance charge of this car. This car gives you a premium feel that you could never expect at this price point. The cabin has a modern layout. The steering wheel holds the audio controls. The seven Read More

Proton Persona FAQ

What are the Safety Features Available in Proton Persona?

The safety features available in Proton Persona Below:

Feature Value
Driver Airbag Yes
Passenger Airbag Yes
Side Airbag-Front No
Child Safety Locks Yes
Side Airbag-Rear No
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
What are the Dimensions of Proton Persona?

Below are the Dimensions of Proton Persona:

Feature Value
Cargo Volume 510 L
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 40 L
Length 4362 mm
Width 1722 mm
Height 1554 mm
Wheel Base 2555 mm
Front Tread 1490 mm
Rear Tread 1490 mm
No Of Doors 4
Kerb Weight 1154 kg
What is the Engine Capacity of Proton Persona?

Proton Persona comes with 4 variants. The Top variant Premium CVT:

Engine Specification
Engine 1597 cc
Power 107 hp

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