Proton Satria GTi

10 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Proton Satria GTi

Proton Satria

GTi

A couple of ago I was in Penang, Malaysia. Originally, it not worth mentioning seeing a there, as 70% of the country#8217;s cars are However, the car I saw is a Proton Satria which is still a fresh and scene in Malaysia.

If not a car lover, I might not pick the car out of all the Protons from the street.

it beautiful is obviously a lie, so is it ugly. As most people the best selling Proton, no in Malaysia or in Europe (in which UK is the market), is the Compact / Persona. is based on the Mitsubishi Lancer / / Mirage of the previous generation.

The GTi, as its name says, is the hot of the Compact hatch.

It is developed by Lotus, the subsidiary of Proton. An is provided by the Handling by Lotus at the tail, which proved my recognition was correct. Lotus did not the 1.8-litre engine, which was the old Mitsubishi design which good in specification sheet but not have a really flat curve.

At 133hp and 119lbft, and the peaky the car is obviously unable to reach in the claimed 7.8 sec. In reality, the of power and speed is more At above 5000rpm, the engine harsh and noisy.

Proton Satria

What touched is the chassis. revised bar, springs, dampers, rack-and-pinion power steering, alloy wheels and 205/45ZR reduced ride height, and there is a set of aerodynamic kits reduce lift to zero the result is a completely new driving The feedback from the steering is so rich that, accompany fine body control, you full confidence of attacking a persuades you to drive quicker and The ride quality is also smooth, it does not seemed to be on the old Mitsubishi.

Interestingly, Lotus has created the OPC for Opel at the same time. the price advantage of the Proton the OPC is not its direct competitor. It is more the smaller Peugeot 206 GTi. The is not as exciting to handle, but its styling and from the 2-litre engine are to kill the Proton, let alone its

Worst of all, the interior of the Satria GTi remains unchanged the old Mitsubishi Colt, that is, design plus poor of plastic. Lotus did insert fake aluminium panels to the and shifter, but can#8217;t hide the of the car. Without a good a good car to drive is not necessarily a car.

The above report was last on 29 Nov 99. All Rights Reserved.

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