During a media tour of Proton’s Research and Development Centre prior to the Alami Proton Carnival 2015 at the company’s Centre of Excellence, we were shown a concept for a pickup truck designed by Proton.
As there is an embargo placed on the publication of any photos taken whilst we’re there, words will have to do for the mean time.
On first impressions, the pickup truck looks aggressive from the front with a massive grille featuring “teeth-like” structures nestled within. The headlights are miniscule in comparison to the vehicle’s size and appear to be of the LED variety, housed within a horizontal silver bar that runs across the vehicle’s front, with the Proton logo displayed in the middle. At the bottom is where you’ll find a skid plate with two fog lamps at the corners of the bumper.
Moving on, muscular haunches can be seen on the hood but beyond that, the side mirrors appear to be very conventional in nature, as is the profile, leading back to the flatbed. At the rear, the funky design resumes with octagonal-shaped taillights and a massive tailgate with the ‘Proton badge’ prominently displayed on it.
We’ve been told that during an organised tour for the general public, they will have the opportunity to see the concept through a viewing window so if you’re curious just what a Proton pickup truck might look like, head on over to the Alami Proton Carnival tomorrow. Stay tuned for the photos of the pickup truck concept once the embargo is lifted.