Proton launches two facelifted models: Iriz and Persona

The 2019 models boast updated looks, new first-in-class features and special packages for the launch with prices starting from RM36,700

Proton has officially launched the 2019 Proton Iriz hatchback and 2019 Proton Persona saloon. The external appearance has been updated to bring together the design of the models for a family-look in the form of the “Ethereal Bow” front grille and infinite weave pattern which first appeared on the X70 SUV.

Both cars get new front and rear bumpers and new alloy wheel designs – different for the two models. The Iriz gets a sporty black roof treatment which extends part-way down the rear while the Persona gets a new boot spoiler. Higher spec models get smart entry, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, sporty rear spoiler, remote trunk release, automatic folding electric door mirrors, and new shark fin antenna.

Inside, again depending on the variant, new features include push-button ignition, leather multifunction steering wheel including hands-free telephone control, 2 rear USB chargers, TFT instrument cluster meters with Eco Drive Assist, roof liner fabric, rear view mirror and sleeker gear knob.

The top-spec Iriz now has partial leather seats with two-tone, red and blue, strip on the fabric upholstery while the Persona gets textured ribbing on the back rests.

The Premium 1.6 CVT variant of both models now come with intelligent infotainment features first introduced in the X70 SUV, available through an embedded eSIM card which connects the car to the internet for streaming music, online navigation and voice recognition. It’s accessed via a seven-inch touchscreen featuring a full-colour display and 16GB of internal memory. In addition, the system mirrors functions from Android phones.

The voice recognition system is activated with the words, “Hey, Proton!”, enabling the user to access certain features using voice commands while keeping their eyes on the road. The system is updated Over The Air with apps updated or added as they become available.

Both cars have been five stars ASEAN NCAP rating for safety. This is due to the Hot Press Formed (HPF) body structure which increases the structural strength by up to five times. The top-of-the-range 1.6L Premium gets six airbags all around while the other models get two front airbags. Other safety features are Hill-Hold Assist, electronic stability control, traction control and a reverse camera with distance markings and all-round proximity sensors for easier parking.

Proton is also offering special packages in conjunction with the launch as follows:

Road Tax Package

  • Free 2-year road tax for cars booked before the launch date
  • Free 2-year road tax for the first 1000 units registered.

Data Package

  • Free 5-year internet data (12 GB per year)

Low Financing Rate

  • Interest rates starting from 2.93%

Service Package

  • Free labour for 3 scheduled service appointments (up to 20,000km)

Insurance Coverage Package

  • Waiver of betterment costs for up to 10 years
  • Agreed Value Coverage for up to 12 years
  • Key Care Cover up to RM1000
  • Flood Relief Allowance up to RM1000
  • All Drivers Coverage at no extra cost
  • Personal Accident Coverage up to RM15,000

A summary of the variants offered and their respective prices are below.

2019 Proton Iriz On-The-Road Prices


Peninsular Malaysia

East Malaysia

1.3L Standard MT



1.3L Standard CVT



1.3L Executive CVT



1.6L Executive CVT



1.6L Premium CVT




2019 Proton Persona On-The-Road Prices


Peninsular Malaysia

East Malaysia

1.6 Standard MT



1.6 Standard CVT



1.6L Executive CVT



1.6 Premium CVT



Proton Iriz

Proton Persona