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Proton unveils latest car model — the Preve
Unleashed: Malaysian PM Najib Razak giving the thumbs up for the Proton Preve yesterday. Looking on are (from left) Proton executive chairman Mohd Khamil Jamil, International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed, Proton adviser Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Proton group managing director Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir.
Publication Date : 17-04-2012
Proton has unveiled its sleek new Preve and describes the turbo-charged car as its most technologically advanced vehicle.
The Preve pronounced pray-vay which means “to prove”, was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Mines Resort City here yesterday.
“Over 27 years in the automotive industry, Proton has progressed by leaps and bounds and produced many models for both local and international markets.
“Proton Preve has been developed in accordance with global standards of quality and safety with many class leading features, which in combination with its competitive price, makes it a truly attractive car to own,” he said before launching the vehicle.
All three variants of the Preve the Executive, Executive CVT and the Premium priced between 59,990 ringgit (US$19,300) and 72,990 ringgit ($23,500) come with a five-year or 150,000km warranty, whichever comes first.
The 1.6 Charged Fuel Efficiency (CFE) engine is Proton's first turbo-charged engine and has an economical 6.6 litre/100km fuel consumption rating and a 10,000km service interval.
The Preve is available in six colours Blue Lagoon, Fire Red, Tranquility Black, Solid White, Genetic Silver and Elegant Brown.
Earlier in Kuala Selangor, Najib said the local plantation industry needed to be restructured to be more efficient, competitive and attractive for locals to work in.
“We need to make it more attractive, especially for the locals.
“According to statistics, the total number of workers in the palm oil sector totals more than 450,000. Of this, only 83,000 are locals,” he said before launching Sime Darby Plantation's new Central Housing Complex (CHC) at Tennamaram Estate in Bestari Jaya.