The new Proton Persona 1.6L and Proton Saga 1.3L are now available in Brunei through its main distributor, PAD Motors Sdn Bhd (PAD). These 2 models were officially unveiled late last month at the Times Square Mall in Bandar Seri Begawan. This comes after the Brunei launch of the Iriz hatchback in October 2016.
The unveiling ceremony was officiated by Puan Rafedah binti Abdul Aziz, the Deputy High Commissioner of the Malaysian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam. Also in attendance were Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON, Encik Mohd Khalid Yusof, Director of Transformation and Head of International Sales, PROTON, Dr. Haji Supry bin Haji Ladi, the Director of Land Transport Brunei, Encik Hambali Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato’ Seri Paduka Hj Mohd Salleh and Mr Tan Kah Boon, Directors of PAD, and Ms Gina Tan Koh Poi, General Manager of PAD.
For the Brunei market, the Persona is sold in the 1.6L Executive CVT variant while the Saga has 2 variants, the 1.3L Executive CVT and 1.3L Premium CVT.
“We are pleased that the Persona and Saga, which are very well received in Malaysia, have generated the interest of the consumers in Brunei. The all-new Persona has evolved significantly in terms of the features, advanced technology, design and built including a more refined ride and handling as well as reduced noise vibration and harshness (NVH). For its class, it is really a pleasure to drive the all-new Persona,” said Dato’ Fuaad.
“Both the Persona and Saga are well designed cars which are good value for money – affordable, safe and with practical features. These cars are equipped with excellent active and passive safety features and are rated 5-star and 4-star ASEAN NCAP rating for the Persona and Saga respectively,” added Dato’ Fuaad.
Brunei might be a relatively small market but every car sold helps Proton in its growth.
PAD Motors Sdn Bhd has a new showroom in at Unit 1-4, Complex Beribi, Spg. 607-17, Jalan Gadong BE1118, Brunei Darussalam.