A month plus has passed since the introduction of the Proton X70 and it appears that Proton engineers are hard at work, this time with the facelifted Iriz and Persona duo.
Reader Ian sent these spyshots over, mentioning that he spotted the duo heading south on the PLUS Highway.
Similar to earlier spyshots of the Iriz and Persona, the rear end of both cars are masked with generous amounts of camouflage. A blurry photo depicting the rear of the Iriz without any camouflage was making its rounds on social media earlier in January, giving us a first look at what could be a new design direction for Proton.
The updated Iriz is expected to carry over its existing engines and transmissions, which include the 1.3- and 1.6-litre VVT engines mated to either a Punch-sourced CVT-type automatic or five-speed manual transmission. As for the Persona, the model is expected to carry over the same 1.6-litre VVT engine, mated to a five-speed manual or CVT-type automatic.
While the updated B-segment duo is likely to continue on with its carry-over powertrain, sources familiar with the matter did hint that the cars could be fitted with the Geely GKUI infotainment system, first found in the Proton X70. However, the cheaper Iriz and Persona could feature a simplified version of the GKUI infotainment system, not the full-fledged one found in the larger X70.