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PROTON : 50 Employees Now Positive For COVID-19

PROTON today announced that another 49 employees at their Shah Alam campus have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of infected cases to 50.


PROTON : 50 Employees Now Positive For COVID-19

On 14 October 2020, PROTON announced that an employee from their R&D Department in Shah Alam tested positive for COVID-19.

That triggered contact tracing for all employees at their R&D department, who were asked to self-quarantine at home.

Today, PROTON confirmed that another 49 employees at their Engineering Division in the same Shah Alam campus also tested positive for COVID-19.

They instructed all non-essential personnel to work from home, with contract tracing still ongoing, and a COVID-19 team monitoring the situation.

There is now a total of 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases at PROTON Shah Alam.

In their statement, they assured the public that their Center of Service Excellence (COSE) and showroom in Shah Alam are disinfected hourly, and all customer-facing personnel follow a “rigorous procedure”.


PROTON : Official Statement On COVID-19

Here is the official PROTON statement on COVID-19 cases at their Shah Alam campus :


Subang Jaya, 19 October 2020

Subsequent to one of its employees testing positive for COVID-19 on 14th October 2020, PROTON confirms 49 others have now been detected. All are from the Engineering Division in Shah Alam, and have been reported to the authorities. For now, the company has requested all non-essential personnel who work within the Shah Alam facility to work from home as a precautionary measure. The company which has been adhering to official protocols, is continuing its efforts with more stringent actions to ensure prevention of further spread. Contact tracing is ongoing and a COVID-19 team is monitoring the situation very closely.

Once again, the company would like to reassure all its customers that it will continue to strictly follow all guidelines and procedures as it has been doing from the start of the pandemic. The Center of Service Excellence (COSE) and showroom are disinfected hourly and all customer facing personnel follow a rigorous procedure. PROTON is working with the authorities who have guided the company through the process and are satisfied with the actions taken thus far. The safety of all PROTON staff, customers and Malaysians is of the utmost importance to the company and will be its main priority.


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Proton Reveals 2019 Iriz + Persona Price, Models + Packages!

After they gave us a sneak peek of the 2019 Persona last month, Proton officially launched the 2019 Iriz and 2019 Persona at a glitzy event in the KL Convention Centre.

Here is our coverage of the launch event, as well as the 2019 Iriz and Persona models, price list and special packages!


Standing In The Eyes Of The World

This is, arguably, the central theme of the launch event. As the first collaborations with China’s Geely, the 2019 Iriz and 2019 Persona represents a comeback for the pride of the nation.

Proton, literally, wants to stand again in the eyes of the world for something notable. And they are hoping that these two new models will mark the beginning of their turnaround.


The 2019 Iriz + Persona Key Features Revealed!

We had earlier showcased the 2019 Persona, but this time, Proton shares the key features of the 2019 Iriz too.

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The 2019 Iriz + Persona Price List

In this video, Proton Deputy CEO Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed and Proton CEO Dr. Li Chunrong, reveal the 2019 Iriz and Persona price list and special packages.

The 2019 Iriz Price List

2019 Proton Iriz Models On-The-Road Price (Without Insurance)
Peninsular Malaysia East Malaysia
1.3L Standard MT RM 36,700 RM 38,700
1.6L Standard CVT RM 39,700 RM 41,700
1.3L Executive CVT RM 44,700 RM 46,700
1.6L Executive CVT RM 46,700 RM 48,700
1.6L Premium CVT RM 50,700 RM 52,700

The 2019 Persona Price List

2019 Proton Persona Models On-The-Road Price (Without Insurance)
Peninsular Malaysia East Malaysia
1.6L Standard MT RM 42,600 RM 44,600
1.6L Standard CVT RM 44,600 RM 48,600
1.6L Executive CVT RM 49,600 RM 51,600
1.6L Premium CVT RM 54,600 RM 56,600


The 2019 Iriz + Persona Special Packages

Proton also announced these five special packages to sweeten the deal for these two models.

Packages 2019 Proton Iriz / Persona
Data Package 5 Years FREE Internet Data Package (1 GB per month)
Service Package FREE Labout For 3 Scheduled Service Appointments (up to 20,000 km)
Road Tax Package FREE 2 years of road tax for cars booked perior to launch
FREE 2 years of road tax for the first 1,000 units registered
Low Fianncing Rate Low interest rates starting from 2.93% p.a.
Insurance Coverage Waiver of betterment costs for up to 10 years
Agreed Value Coverage for up to 12 years
Key Care Cover up to RM 1,000
Flood Relief Allowance of up to RM 1,000
All Drivers Coverage at no extra cost
Personal Accident Coverage of up to RM 15,000


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Proton Unveils 2019 Persona With 303 Improvements!

Proton just unveiled the 2019 Persona family sedan, with an astounding 303 improvements!

Get the full design and engineering briefing as well as the Q&A session, and our first look of the brand new 2019 Persona!


What’s New In The 2019 Persona

The 2019 Persona is the first B-segment family sedan to be created by Proton in collaboration with Geely. Even though it is officially a face-lifted model, it boasts a total of 303 improvements, both internally as well as externally.

The 2019 Persona’s Redesigned Exterior

The new 2019 Persona features new design elements that will visually link it with other members of the Proton family.

In the front, it sports a new outer grille, inspired by the Proton X170’s Ethereal Bow. The radiator grille, on the other hand, incorporates a stronger Infinite Weave pattern. It also boasts new LED daytime running lights (DRLs) backed by a honeycomb mesh.

At the back, it sports a new lower garnish for the bumper, with a slimmer spoiler. The Proton name is now prominently placed on the trunk lid garnish, with a new bolder Persona name badge.

Completing the new sportier exterior design is a new set of 15-inch aluminium wheels, and a shark fin antenna.

The 2019 Persona Has A Darker Interior

Proton is introducing a more sporting, dark ambience in the 2019 Persona, with a two-tone colour split. In addition to fabric, Proton will offer semi-leather seats in the Executive and Premium variants.

It will also come with four big improvements – a large, frameless rear-view mirror, a TFT Multi-Info Display, a new Gear Knob design, and the famous “Hello Proton” intelligent infotainment system.

The 2019 Persona Is More Intelligent

Touted as the “intelligent family car“, the 2019 Persona has an intelligent infotainment system with a large 7-inch touch screen, and 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It also doubles as a navigational system as well as a reverse parking monitor.

This intelligent infotainment unit is also voice-activated, giving you control of the infotainment and navigation system without lifting your hands off the wheel. If you prefer, you can also connect your smartphone to it, giving you access to content and apps from your device!

The 2019 Persona Is More Practical

To cater to the practical sensibilities of the Malaysian family, the 2019 Person will come with 7 cup holders, a decent 510 litre boot space with 60:40 rear seat folding capability… and three USB ports!

It will also come with Auto-Folding Side Mirrors, Intelligent Entry with a Push Start button, and automatic headlamps. Proton also reports that the 2019 Persona will offer slightly better (3.5% to 4%) fuel consumption.

The 2019 Persona Is Safer

The 2019 Persona comes with a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, with 6 active safety features and 6 passive safety features :

Active : Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Brake Override System

Passive : Up to 6 SRS airbags, dual pre-tensioner seatbelts, Hot Press Forming body structure, Fuel Cut-Off Control System, Impact-sensing Door Unlock, ISOFIX and top tether anchorage points

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The 2019 Persona Price + Availability

The 2019 Persona will be available in four variants :

  • Standard 1.6L MT
  • Standard 1.6L CVT – replaces the manual transmission with a CVT gearbox
  • Executive 1.6L CVT – adds the 7-inch infotainment system, semi-leather seats, 4 speakers, push start button with intelligent entry, steering switches, TFT multi-info display, LED DRLs, remote trunk release, reverse camera and smartphone connectivity
  • Premium 1.6L CVT – adds 4G + WiFi, voice commands, online nivation and music streaming to the infotainment system, 6 airbags, auto headlamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, borderless rear view mirror, and a CVT gear knob.

Proton declined to reveal the prices of the 2019 Persona models. But from what we understand, prices will start from RM 44,831 for the Standard 1.6L MT (Manual Transmission) base model, and top out at RM 57,473 for the Premium 1.6L CVT model.

From 12 March until 22 March 2019, Proton will let you book a 2019 Persona for just RM 9.99!

The 2019 Persona will be covered by a 5-year or 150,000 km mileage warranty, whichever comes first.


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