Sunday, January 25, 2009

Proton's First MPV: In a glimpse

Preview of our first MPV from Proton

The exterior looks:


When i see it first time, i thought i am seeing another Honda Jazz but when i seeing at other side, it also similar to Mitsubishi Grandis especially from photo of MPV in white color.

Hmm,macam rojak plak,kan?...Some part looks like Jazz, and other part looks like Grandis...

Take note, it is using 5 spoke alloy wheels and signal indicator on the side mirror but had no ideas whether this will come in default or only for certain variants model.

While for the back side, there was no hint of how the rear of this MPV would looks like. Sorry for that, but i hope the rear headlights would be equipped with LED like other cars that been fitted on its rear headlights.

Maybe this is what it will looks like on its back (taken from paul-tan.org,thanks to you). One thing that i can say for its rear, something that is missing and seems not eye-catcy like front view.


Interior:

The materials they are using for dashboard and all looks like being made from cheap materials. At least the dashboard look should be better from what Perodua Myvi has,isnt it?

Look at the steering wheel,reminiscing of what Honda is currently using.

If you noticed, there are audio volume control and phone button on it; giving a hint that audio might be coming with bluetooth enabled.


This is where the MPV lacking off, the vents really looks like cheap.

Center dash area design from top to bottom comprises of clock, two aircond vents, 2-DIN CD player, various buttons including hazard light, manual air conditioning knobs, recirculation and air cond button.

While for gear lever seen here, it is resemblance of other kind of MPV or SUV, integrated with dashboard. I could not see where is the compartment we can place our coins or other thing like what usually every car has on its dashboard below the air-cond knobs.


Two digital displays below each meter seen here.

The left shows a digital fuel meter while right shows the speed indicator. One thing is missing and should be equipped is indicator of how many kilometers we can go from how much fuel we have in tank like what Honda has on its City model and others.

P/S: It would be good for consumer since Perodua will also bring its MPV out to us in near future. The looks would not be so bad too as there is a talk that it will take Toyota Passo Sette 7 seater as its body. It will be a tough battle for Proton if they fail to kick off its MPV sooner.

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