October 19, 2012
However, Aussies might be disappointed because right now the Preve is only offered with one engine option, which is the 1.6 litre IAFM+ engine rather than together with the more powerful 1.6 litre CFE engine (will be introduced in mid-2013) available in Malaysia's Preve. For your information, the IAFM+ engine produces 107 hp at 5750rpm and 150Nm of torque at 4000rpm, while the CFE engine produces 138 hp at 5000rpm and 205Nm of torque from 2000-4000rpm.
Eventhough Australia's Preve comes with a lower output engine, it has plenty of features as standard such as the ABS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and 6 airbags. This enables the Preve to have a higher chance to achieve 5-star in Australia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP).
Proton Preve comes with 5 years or 150,000km warranty, 5-year roadside assist and 5-year free service in Australia. With such affordable price and good aftersales offering, Preve might help Proton to gain some stances in Australia's market.
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Penned by SiMon Har at 10/19/2012 12:00:00 am