The main genuine approach to recognize a 2017 model is through the shine dark grille decorate, which replaces the past silver (on 1.3 liter models) or chrome (on the 1.6) trim. The more unmistakable three-dimensional Proton badging front and back, presented on the Perdana, is additionally new.
Additionally presented are two new paint completes, the more lively Ruby Red ( from the Perdana ) and Carnelian Brown (from the Persona) – accordingly, the past saint shading, Citrus Green, has been dropped from the palette. The two-tone shading plan you see here is selective to the range-topping 1.6 Premium variation, and joins a Quartz Black complete on the entryway tops, rooftop and back spoiler.
The changes are more observable inside, with various things having been taken from Persona. These incorporate another gear lever with a side-mounted open catch, alongside a modified instrument bunch with new illustrations, white (rather than red) multi-information show backdrop illumination and an ECO Drive Assist marker for CVT models. The floor coverings additionally get a rougher sponsorship on all models to stop them moving everywhere.
The Premium model likewise swaps its full-cowhide upholstery for part-calfskin, with texture trim on the inward seat boards and entryway cards. That may appear like a downsize, however the fabric feels delicate, smooth and grippy, so it truly doesn’t feel like you’re missing out on much. You likewise get red sewing on the cowhide wrapped directing wheel, alongside red external trim on the floor mats.
In any case, the greatest change on the Premium model is another touchscreen infotainment framework that discard the past Android-based unit. Clients clearly griped about the old framework’s lethargy, so the better and brighter one is said to be speedier in its task. It’s not an especially appealing interface, but rather you can flip through the new unit’s capacities without breaking a sweat now, so it is a change.