The entry-level price for brand new GEN-2 1.6, only recently introduced to the UK marketplace, will remain at £8,995 on the road, with the range being strengthened in February with the introduction of a new top of the range GEN-2 1.6 GSX. The new variant will be on sale for £10,595.
In addition to the standard GEN-2 specification, the GSX model boasts four airbags and ABS with electronic brake distribution to enhance driver and passenger safety; climate control, front and rear electric windows and electrically adjustable door mirrors for extra comfort and convenience, and front fog lamps and a tailgate spoiler for a sporty and stylish finish.
There will also be a new GEN-2 1.3 GLS model introduced in March to complete the GEN-2 range. Prices and specifications are still to be announced. Two new models will be introduced to the Proton model range during 2005 – a new three-door supermini to replace the now discontinued Satria and a brand new five-door city car.
Proton and Lotus engineers and designers have worked closely in the development of both new models, but a UK release date is not yet known.
Meanwhile prices for Proton’s four-door D segment Impian saloon remain unchanged, starting at £10,995 on the road for the 1.6 GLS.
Standard equipment includes four airbags, ABS, traction control, air conditioning, remote central locking with alarm and immobiliser and 15" alloy wheels.
Until March 31, 2005 all GEN-2 1.6 GLS and GSX models have three years 27,000 miles free servicing and a £1 deposit option.
Customers purchasing any Impian model up to March 31 can choose to receive either £1,000 cashback or £1,250 contribution towards their finance deposit, when finance is taken through Proton Finance.