But the Persona isn’t perfect – the CVT-type automatic remains as the biggest pitfall of the model. Granted Proton has been refining the CVT over the past couple of years and it shows, but against the competition, the Punch-sourced CVT-type automatic still suffers from the dreaded rubber-banding effect and does get rather noisy when given the beans.
With that said, with the introduction of the updated City in 2017, Honda replaced the nicely-integrated touchscreen infotainment system with a far worse unit. The low-resolution screen found in the updated model hampers the overall user experience, and the lack of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is another oversight.
Honda’s ‘Man Maximum, Machine Minimum’ concept takes credit here, as Honda engineers have designed the cabin of the City to offer the best practicality in its class. Storage spaces are aplenty, and the generous rear legroom rivals some C-segment sedans. The City’s 1.5-litre i-VTEC mill also offers sufficient grunt to satisfy most users.
the second-generation persona price was introduced as an all-new model in 2016, before receiving an update earlier this year. persona price priced between rm 42,600 and rm 54,600, this makes the persona price the most affordable b-segment sedan on the market right now. persona price but does the persona 2019 has what it takes to compete against more expensive japanese and german rivals?
interior, continue to use persona price dashboard, while the 7-inch screen in the central control position is equipped with geely smart ecosystem ( persona 2019 ), with "hi proton" voice command system, 4g and wi-fi connection, music streaming, navigation, over-the-air update and reversing camera with dynamic guide-line.
Powering Persona is a 1.6-litre VVT engine (109 PS / 150 Nm), which matches a CVT transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission.
Exterior, the new car has a new "Ethereal Bow" intake grille, a new LED daytime running lights, a new rear bumper, and a new rear spoiler. The Proton Tiger logo in the middle of the car was replaced by the word "Proton".
here’s a quick summary of the pros and cons of the persona 2019, comparing it against some of its rivals: persona 2019 in terms of value for money, the persona 2019 offers the best value for money, as it packs 6 airbags, stability control, and a touchscreen infotainment system for under the rm 60,000 mark.
considering its price point of rm 42,600 to rm 54,600, the persona 2019 2019 has no direct rival in terms of pricing. persona 2019 however, these two alternatives are worth considering if you're shopping for the persona price 2019.
The Honda City, despite being one of the oldest models here, remains as the segment’s best-selling model, and it’s easy to see why.
when equipped with the 1.2-litre tsi engine, the volkswagen vento is the sole turbocharged b-segment sedan on sale in malaysia. the tsi mill helps the vento to boast the highest torque output in the segment, nudging ahead of the city hybrid ever so slightly (175 nm vs 170 nm). persona 2019 the volkswagen vento is also one of the best handling b-segment models, as volkswagen has done a swell job fine-tuning the suspension set-up of the vento. persona 2019 but on the flipside, all variants of the vento offer 4 airbags, which is a measly amount considering that the vios offers 7 airbags across the range. continuing on the safety aspect of the vento, variants equipped with the 1.6 mpi engine isn’t available with stability control. only vento variants equipped with the 1.2 tsi engine get stability control.
2019 persona price facelifted was officially launched along with iriz series.
for the vast majority of buyers, the default choice is the honda city and toyota vios. both cars are good at what they do, but if affordability is a key factor in deciding your next car, then take a closer look at the persona 2019.
with that said, the persona 2019 2019 does excel in terms of ride comfort and handling. couple that with 6 airbags, stability control, traction control, and a rigid body shell, the persona 2019 2019 is an excellent choice for those who values safety.
although proton has done substantial work to the persona 2019 2019's punch-sourced cvt-type automatic transmission, overall refinement of the powertrain still falls behind the competition, as the automatic transmission still suffers from the dreaded rubber-banding effect and does get rather noisy when given the beans.
The infotainment system in the Premium version makes it the first car with a built-in SIM card in its market segment.
we are also willing to give up 4g internet connectivity for android auto and apple carplay support, as we reckon the latter to be far more practical in day-to-day use. persona price launched earlier this year, the updated toyota vios has improved leaps and bounds over the model it replaces. unlike the predecessor model, all variants of the vios now receive 7 airbags as standard, which is a huge step-up. apart from the airbag count, the vios also gets blind spot monitor (bsm) with rear cross traffic alert (rcta), which until now, was unheard of in this segment. persona price however, despite being the widest model here, the vios’ cabin feels rather tight. usable space in the cabin is also rather limited, falling behind the city. the 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system also lacks apple carplay and android auto.