View the 2019 Proton Iriz Review
According to our internal test results, the 1.6-litre Iriz engine makes the 0-100 km/h sprint in 11.6 seconds, while the 0-100-0 km/h journey takes 15.8 seconds.
The 1.6-litre engine in the facelifted Iriz is reportedly much more refined than the pre-facelift. But that doesn't translate to speed. Though it has a bigger capacity than competitors like the Honda Jazz, the Iriz is still slow off the line with mild delays in power delivery.
Though a much more smoother unit compared to its Proton cousins' clunky gearbox, the Iriz's CVT is still far from being perfect. The Iriz's gearbox is slow to respond and forces the engine to hover at 3,000 revolutions constantly. It's definitely not the quietest or the smoothest CVT you can get on the market but it is still an improvement compared to the other Proton models.
Steering and Handling
Since its years working with Lotus, Proton rather perfected what is now popularly known as "Proton Ride and Handling". The popular handling style was clearly injected into the Iriz's drive. This is where the Iriz stands out from the rest of the B-segment hatchbacks, as the Iriz is quick to respond around the corners and nimble to manoeurve around tight spaces.