New Wira....any comment?
Posted 08 April 2003 - 10:17 AM
First Pix of New Proton Wira!
Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Besides news of the new development with EON and its 'super-dealer'
status, a more significant announcement has come out of Proton - the first
picture of the new Proton Wira.
The model, which has the model code L00F L1RPA, had apparently been
approved for production about six months ago but due to some problems with
supply of a component, production was delayed till after Chinese New Year.
Few details are being announced at this time but Proton issued the picture
to end speculation about the new look which has been affecting sales of
the current model. Rumours around town had suggested that the new model
would look like the latest Lancer Evo with C-Class headlights but as this
picture shows, it has a more chunky profile with what looks like a
liftback at the rear.
The car will have the new CAMPRO 0104 engine which will be in
displacements of 1.5 litres and 1.7 litres, which seems like Proton wants
to take on the new Honda City and Civic at the same time. Power outputs
are said to be in the range of 66 kW and 72 kW and a new automatic
transmission with a Prototronic manual/auto mode will be available.
The interior is exceptionally spacious with newly-designed seats front and
rear which provide good comfort but occupy a smaller space. While current
trends seem to have the instrument panel at the centre for better
visibility, Proton designers have kept it in the traditional position for
the new Wira but the display is said to be 'futuristic' with a GPS
navigation system included.
Scheduled for launch on April 31, the estimated price will be between
RM41,104 and RM50,401 and the new model will be available at both EON and
Proton Edar showrooms.
Posted 08 April 2003 - 11:23 AM
Posted 08 April 2003 - 01:07 PM
there's an article on the new wira (without pic) on EVO Magazine (UK)
maybe u guys can check it out at www.evo.co.uk.
Posted 08 April 2003 - 10:03 PM
Posted 09 April 2003 - 12:34 AM
maybe our cucu-cicit won't see the new wira also if launch during 31