The new Exora SP shares a similar powertrain to the Premium version, which is a 1.6-litre CFE (turbo) paired with a CVT transmission.
Here’s what the new, more affordable, price list looks like:
So, what’s new?
In short, it looks like it’s only the top two variants that get bestowed with most of the new items that include LED daytime running lights (replaces fog lamps), new headlamp and tailight designs, electronic stability control, a total of four airbags (previously two), auto cruise control, leather seats (Super Premium), and audio switches on the leather-wrapped steering wheel.
On the exterior, it’s sort of hard to pin-point the updates to the rest on the variants (at least until Proton handover more images, or let us near the car), but from the few exterior images of the Super Premium variant we’ve seen, it looks like there’s a new assortment of body kit slapped on around the car, coloured contrastingly against the primary body colour.
It’s not clear if the remaining variants get the same exterior treatment at the moment, but we imagine not.
For the remaining variants, there’s a nifty rear-view camera, and a rear-view mirror which has the rear camera’s display on it – great, because you even get it in the base Exora, which retails from RM56,888. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear power windows and a slightly updated center console design is also standard stuff for all variants now.
For safety, it’s no ESC and just two airbags for the Exora Executive, and Standard AT/MT variants.
Included in the price, is a three-year or 100,000km (whichever comes first) warranty.
Where body colours are concerned, there are two new ones, being Luxury Blue and Indiana Grey, while the previous five (Solid White, Elegant Brown, Cocoa Grey, Genetic Silver and Tranquillity Black) are maintained.
We’ve also been told that test drive units of the new Exora are only available for the Premium variant of the car, while the range-topping Super Premium is only for viewing at authorised Proton showrooms.
Interestingly, Proton tells us that they’ve had a look at the prices for the Exora, and have adjusted/ lowered them in accordance with the government’s recent plans to reduce the prices of cars in our country.
Dato' Abdul Harith Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON, said:
"We wish to inform our customers that we have revisited and studied our price offering, and I am happy to announce further reduction of the price by as much as 5.8% or RM4,710 for selected variants in line with the Government’s plans to reduce the prices of cars.
“In our commitment to continuously improve our range of cars, the introduction of the SP variant will provide our customers not just comfort and safety for their families but also performance to enjoy their journey with the family.”