Proton's B-segment sedan 2019 Proton Persona that is derived from the Proton Iriz. It offers buyers an alternative to the Toyota Vios and Honda City at with more affordable price tag. Like all Protons, it has excellent ride and handling, its biggest letdown would be the CVT. (New 2020 Perodua Bezza vs 2019 Proton Persona – Is bigger always better?)
Much the same like its 2021 Proton Iriz stablemate, Malaysians can also expect to see the facelifted 2021 Proton Persona appear soon. Lots of changes are touted for Proton's B-segment sedan, including a new transmission and even some sportier variants.
The facelifted Persona will almost certainly keep its 1.6-litre, naturally-aspirated engine (due to it not being originally designed to fit a Geely mill) but the CVT is said to be replaced by a conventional four-speed automatic transmission. Alongside this and refreshed looks, the upcoming Persona will also feature a newer, larger floating touchscreen headunit, possibly employing an updated version of the Geely Key User Interface (GKUI).
Other than that, don't forget that slightly sportier versions of the Persona might appear too: there's rumours abound about Proton making a Persona 'Black Edition' and the more tantalising Persona 'R3 Edition'.
With prices ranging from RM 42,600 to RM 54,600, the Persona is a cheaper alternative to the Toyota Vios, Honda City and Nissan Almera.