Proton has good reason to be proud because they got so much right the first time. Even without considering the price advantage, the 2013 Proton Exora is highly impressive, matching or outperforming rivals in most areas.
Proton Exora variants
Exora 1.6 (M)
Exora Bold 1.6 (M)
Exora Bold 1.6 CFE Standard
Exora Bold 1.6
Exora Bold 1.6 CFE Premium
Exora 1.6 Prime CFE
Proton has added a new variant to its Exora MPV range. With the new Proton Exora Bold 1.6 CFE Standard, one can now have a turbocharged CFE engine in the more affordable Standard spec. Previously, turbo power was exclusive to the Exora Bold 1.6 CFE Premium, which remains as the range topper, six-seater Exora Prime aside. The Exora Bold 1.6 CFE Standard is priced at RM69,000 on-the-road with insurance and metallic paint, which is slightly over RM10k cheaper than the RM80,012 Premium that was launched in December 2011. Further down the range, there’s a basic Campro CPS, manual transmission variant. The Exora Bold Standard uses the same powertrain pairing as the Exora Premium and top-spec Prevé – a turbocharged 1.6 CFE engine with 138 hp and 205 Nm of torque, paired to a CVT gearbox. 0-100 km/h acceleration is done in 11.3 seconds, while top speed is 185 km/h. The listed performance figures are identical to the Premium, but since the Standard is 86 kg lighter (1,400 vs 1,486 kg) we won’t be surprised if it’s slightly faster. Like the Premium, it comes with ABS, EBD, dual airbags and all round disc brakes. Also missing are leather seats, reverse sensors, Bluetooth and DVD functions for the ICE system, steering wheel buttons, cruise control and auto folding wing mirrors. From the outside, one can tell the Standard apart by its steel wheels/wheel caps, and the lack of front fog lamps and rear spoiler. Do share with us if we’ve left out anything, because all of the above were picked from the spec list on Proton Edar’s website, which is not at all user friendly for comparing spec.
We try to see how PROTON brand product categories placed itself against its competitors, namely Toyota and Honda. Product extensions for each brand are grouped together. Under ‘Luxury’ category, there is no compatible PROTON product as to compare with Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. However for ‘Executive’ category, we are comparing PROTON Perdana against Toyota Altis and Honda Civic. PROTON Waja is grouped together with Toyota Vios and Honda City while for MPV category, we grouped the newly launched PROTON Exora with Toyota Avanza. As for compact car category, we put PROTON Savvy, Toyota Yaris and Honda Jazz in the same group. From here we figure that PROTON cars are available in almost all product categories as what the competitors have. In term of price, we see that for most of the categories, PROTON cars are more competitively priced rather than Toyota or Honda. Honda city
Now in its mid-life cycle, the 2013 Honda City still provides the best package compared with key rivals, from the ever-reliable Toyota Vios to the exciting Ford Fiesta. The small sedan segment is more competitive than ever before, but, overall, the 2013 Honda City remains our pick of the segment—just—leading with a stylish exterior, a roomy, quality interior, and fine ride-and-handling. variants
features City 1.5 Grade S
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