2023 Proton Exora updated with subtle changes, what can you spot?
Eric · Aug 19, 2022 01:58 PM
The Proton Exora gets updated for 2023 with subtle changes
New round Proton logo and ESC across the board
Prices are up by RM 3k, inclusive of SST
Earlier today, Proton debuted the new 2023 Proton Exora, the Malaysian Tiger’s long-running 7-seater MPV.
Changes to Proton’s homegrown MPV include the new roundel Proton logo on the front and rear, as well as new full leatherette seats for the Premium variant. Crucially, electronic stability control (ESC) is now standard across the board, though there's no mention of an improved Oil Cooler Hose (OCH).
With these changes, Proton has revised the prices of the 2023 Proton Exora. The new MPV is now priced from RM 62,800 for the Executive variant, while the Premium variant is priced from RM 69,800. Both prices are on-the-road, SST inclusive. This marks a RM 3k increase compared to the earlier model.
Outside, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell the differences apart, as the exterior is largely identical to the earlier model. However, squint your eyes and you’ll notice the new roundel Proton logo. The Exora is the most recent model to receive the new logo.
Stepping inside, the same roundel Proton logo can be found on the steering wheel. The top-spec Premium variant also gets full leatherette seats, replacing the older model’s combination leather seats.
For those hoping to see the new turbocharged 1.5-litre 3-pot engine in the Exora, sorry to disappoint as the updated people mover continues on with the ageing 1.6-litre unit. This 10-year-old engine dispenses out 140 PS and 205 Nm, hooked up to a Punch-sourced CVT transmission.
Colour options for the new 2023 Proton Exora include Snow White, Indiana Grey, Rosewood Maroon, Ruby Red, and Cocoa Grey.