New Exora latest Proton to get refresh treatment

Two trim levels, new features and price reductions worth over RM4200, the Exora facelift now starting from RM60,000.

Proton has launched the new Exora MPV with interior improvements, minor exterior changes and the installation of a new infotainment system.

The 2019 Exora receives minor exterior styling tweaks: new shark fin antenna is paired with the black exterior roof panel. There’s also a new colour, Rosewood Maroon.

The seven-seater family vehicle is powered by the same 138bhp and 203Nm engine as before along with features such as twin front airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), disc brakes all-around, anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and front seatbelts with pretensioners, combined with convenience features such as rear parking sensors and a reverse camera.

Available on the 1.6T Premium variant, interior-wise, there is new part leather, part-fabric upholstery and an intelligent, voice-activated infotainment system, a first-in-class feature, activated using the familiar Hi Proton! catchphrase. The app is the gateway to a range of functions using voice commands, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road even while performing complex requests like searching for destinations or songs. An embedded eSIM  card ensures mobile Internet connectivity. Apps for music streaming, online navigation and weather updates are offered and can be accessed via a seven-inch touchscreen featuring a full colour display. For added convenience, the system offers smartphone connectivity as well as a mirror function for Android devices.

To ensure the software remains up to date, Over the Air (OTA) updates will be offered periodically along with new apps.

A new meter combination gives a clear view of important information at a single glance. A new borderless rear view mirror gives a wider view of other road users while interior room remains a major selling point as this is the only MPV in its class to offer space for seven adults.

The 2019 Exora is offered with Extra Value packages: four standard Extra Value packages beginning with the service package that offers three free labour services. Next is the Internet data package with free data (1GB per month) for five years. The final two packages are the interest rate package with financing rates as low as 2.76% and the insurance package that offers a number of benefits to buyers who insure their 2019 Exora with PROTON’s panel on insurers. On top of the standard Extra Value packages, PROTON is also offering special Value Added packages.

Buyers of the 2019 Exora this year will be given a five-year or 11 times free labour service package while the first 1,000 buyers will also be given free road tax for two years for private buyers and free road tax for one year for corporate customers. Combined with the price reduction and the value of the new features introduced in each variant, the 2019 Exora 1.6T Executive delivers RM4,233 worth of additional benefits compared to its predecessor. For the 2019 Exora 1.6T Premium, the additional benefits amount to RM5,652.

The Exora 1.6T Executive is RM59,800

The Exora 1.6T Premium is RM66,800