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Proton Exora

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The Proton Exora is a compact MPV by Malaysian car manufacturer Proton. It Malaysia’s first home-grown MPV its release on 15 April 2009. The is the first Proton to be based the new P2 and its facelift revision which on 15 December 2011 became the Proton to utilise the new CamPro CFE engine and CVT technology.

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Pre-launch [ edit ]

The sketches of a Proton MPV existed as as the 1990s. [ 6 ] During this all of Proton’s offerings were saloon or hatchback vehicles. In Proton experimented with vehicles by introducing the Juara a rebadged Mitsubishi Town Box . However, its unconventional kei car design criticism and it was discontinued in 2003 poor sales.

The Proton MPV was later revived in mid-2006 the leadership of the former Proton Director, Syed Zainal [ 6 ] [ 7 ] The car was to be designed to suit Malaysian and expectations, and was initially believed to be on a Mitsubishi or Volkswagen platform, but later confirmed that it be built from the ground up on an platform. The result was the Proton P2 developed in-house by Proton consultancy from LG CNS. [ 6 ] On 11 2008, the Proton MPV was officially for an early 2009 launch. [ 8 ]

Sketches of the MPV were aired on national television on 27 May 2008, its various upcoming features. [ 9 ] the sketches, it was initially speculated the Proton MPV was related to a similar MPV China ‘s Chery. but it was proven that there no such relations between the two [ 10 ] Nonetheless, it was clear that styling cues were from the Mitsubishi Grandis. to the long standing relationship Proton and Mitsubishi. Proton a patent for the upcoming MPV with the Intellectual Property Office on 24 October 2008, and it was approved days later 4 November. [ 11 ]

of the finalized Proton MPV were onto the internet on 23 January 3 months ahead of its official [ 12 ]

The official name Proton . along with its tagline Keluarga (English. Family was announced on 17 February 2009. [ 13 ] which was inspired from the flower was chosen among entries during the Name The MPV competition by the grand prize Norsholihan Binti Abdul [ 14 ] After a development phase of 18 production of the Exora finally in March 2009 at Proton’s Alam plant. [ 6 ]

Post-launch [ ]

2009 Proton Exora drive unit.

The Proton was officially unveiled on 15 April becoming Malaysia’s first designed MPV. [ 6 ] It was offered in two variants upon its initial the M-Line and H-Line respectively. variants were powered by the 1.6 CamPro CPS engine and limited to a automatic transmission.

The new Exora came standard twin airbags. an Anti-lock system (ABS) with brakeforce distribution (EBD) and a EBD (BEBD) system. [ 6 ] The M-Line offered a built-in radio CD. MP3. WMA and Bluetooth compatibility, the H-Line trim offered an roof-mounted LCD infotainment system DVD playback, SD /MMC and USB compatibility.

The variant also came other exclusive kit, front fog lamps, a rear lip leather seats, cruise and an Atmel GPS touchscreen unit. The new was priced between RM 69,998 and at launch. [ 6 ] Prior the launch of the the budget MPV segment in Malaysia was by the Toyota Avanza. Toyota and Nissan Grand Livina. the Juara. the Exora was a true and has since been consistently among the Top 10 best selling in Malaysia. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] [ 17 ]

Proton also two concept models by Proton during the launch ceremony, the Prime and Exora Prestige. The Prime concept featured cosmetic exterior and interior over the regular Exora, of which made it into two years later in the 2012 Prime. [ 18 ] The Exora Prestige on the other hand offered far levels of luxury and kit in an effort to its potential as a vehicle fit for VIPs. [ 19 ] It a built-in office working fridge and intercom, as well as a LCD TV and a seat massaging system others. Proton later that the Exora Prestige was being made and sold to VIPs. [ 20 ] On 16 July 2009, showcased the Proton Exora concept at Universiti Putra Serdang. [ 20 ] It housed a CamPro CPS fitted with various performance parts, offering and 350Nm of torque, a massive from the stock CamPro CPS which could only put out and 150Nm of torque. [ 20 ]

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Following the launch of the Proton in April 2009, Perodua. had also been developing a MPV early 2008 previewed the on 6 June 2009, a smaller, powerful and thus less MPV to counter sales of the Exora. [ 21 ] Proton, which developed the from scratch and kept outflow at a minimum, Perodua to simply rebadge the (Japanese. Passo Sette )/(Japanese. Boon Luminas ). The Perodua had a planned November 2009 but Proton took advantage of the and introduced cheaper variants of the in an effort to entice potential buyers, the first of which was the M-Line MT on 7 July 2009, at RM64,548. It became the first variant to be made available a five-speed manual transmission. [ 22 ] A no version of the Exora was spotted testing on 22 June 2009. [ 23 ] It materialized into the the Exora trim, debuting on 19 November four days before the launch. [ 24 ] The Exora B-Line from a relatively low price tag of but came at the expense of safety as it was offered with a driver’s and without ABS and EBD. [ 25 ] Despite best efforts, the largely Alza outsold the Exora by a margin, and the former replaced the as Malaysia’s best selling MPV 2010 and onwards. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] [ 17 ]

9 July 2010 marked 25th Anniversary since the of the company’s first car, the Saga. In view of the occasion, unveiled the Exora 25th Edition, alongside a Saga and variant. [ 26 ] It featured an unique White Black two-tone colour with commemorative and special eight spoke rims on the exterior. Interior it was offered with premium seats, a touchscreen LCD head-unit SatNav and a reversing camera. [ 26 ] The row featured captain seats and built-in touchscreen LCD infotainment on the headrests of the first row seats. 25 units were made, and retailed at RM91,998. [ 26 ]

The Proton REEV during the RAC Future Car 2011, U.K. .

On 15 July 15 months after the initial Proton released the Exora MC, in ‘MC’ denotes Minor [ 27 ] The car received a new body kit, plated front fog light and 15-inch twin five alloy rims on the exterior, the interior featured darker trim panels and alcantara/suede on the panels. A new Plum Red colour was also offered, and the Exora MC a minor RM1,000 price across all variants. [ 27 ]

Proton participated in the RAC Future Car on 6 November 2011 with electric versions of the Exora, and Persona. in which the company 2 awards despite their [ 28 ]

To ensure that the Exora to capture the MPV segment in the Malaysian production of a turbocharged Exora was [ 29 ] It launched on 15 December 2011 as two models; the Exora Bold and Prime. [ 30 ] [ 31 ] The Exora Bold is in three variants, namely the Bold Executive MT, Exora Executive AT and Exora Bold CVT whereas the Exora Prime was available in one, high-end trim. The Exora Bold and Exora Prime are powered by new CamPro CFE engine which was in house by Proton and Lotus.

CFE for ‘Charged Fuel Efficiency. The Exora became the very Malaysian car to feature a turbocharged The new interior look of the Exora is to attract younger drivers who aesthetic touches.

The exterior features sport rims, lenses, rear LED combi-lamps and a body kit.

On 11 January 2013, the no frills of the CFE powered Exora known as Exora Bold 1.6 CFE Standard was to appeal to mass potential by offering no additional accessories, but standard CFE engine and ABS + EBD, a marginally lower price

Export markets [ edit ]

export Exora to neighbouring [ 32 ] Thailand. Singapore. Brunei [ 33 ] and [ 34 ] The Proton Exora launched in during the 2009 Thailand Motor Expo. Despite a newcomer and facing stiff from rival Japanese the Exora received critical from the Thais, scoring bookings out of a total 25,220 at the event. [ 35 ] In 2012, Proton the Exora with the new Exora CFE for the [ 36 ] Thai [ 37 ] and Singaporean markets.

The CFE was previewed in Australia during the Australian International Motor It will become Australia’s MPV once it goes on sale in mid- 2013. [ 38 ] The Exora CFE had a planned 2012 launch in the Kingdom. but no such launch has yet. [ 39 ] A future launch in and other left-hand drive are also anticipated, as there is of left-hand drive Exora CFE units. [ 40 ]

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