2021 Proton Iriz and Persona get 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating, with ADAS?

Arif · Jan 04, 2021 12:49 AM

Bound to debut this year, the 2021 Proton Persona and Proton Iriz have been awarded with 5-star ASEAN NCAP ratings based on the 2017-2020 protocol. In a recent press release, ASEAN NCAP mentioned that a full report for the Proton Iriz and Proton Persona will be released in due time.

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The current report for the Proton Persona/Iriz on the ASEAN NCAP website is based on the pre-2017 protocol, which the cars also received 5-star ratings.

New wheels on the Proton Persona

A 5-star rating from the 2017-2020 protocols hint at added active safety systems on both Proton Persona and Proton Iriz. The pre-2017 protocol did not assess safety features like AEB and Blind Spot Assist.

With most new B-segment cars offering advanced safety features, it’s about time for the Persona and Iriz to do the same too.

Leaked image of a Proton Iriz with sporty yellow accents

We are yet to see what the 2021 Proton Persona and Proton Iriz will look like. Our only glimpses have been of camouflaged cars and the Proton Iriz sporting yellow accents.

In addition to added safety, both Proton Persona and Proton Iriz will most likely receive a conventional 4-speed automatic transmission.