Yes - CVT. Unlike previously speculated, the facelifted Persona won't be receiving a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
Notably, the Persona will receive the 'Stepped Automatic Transmission' (SAT) feature in the CVT, a function that mimics the shifts of a conventional automatic gearbox. This feature was available in the Proton Saga, but it's new for the Persona.
Added connectivity & safety, new infotainment
Aside from the new looks (which includes LED head lamps and new 16-inch wheels), the updated Persona will receive an additional USB port on the roof liner (for DVR), digital air-conditioning display, and a new 'Eco' drive mode.
Beyond that, the base-variant Persona will now receive side airbags, while curtain airbags will be exclusive to the Premium variant. On the 1.6 Executive variant and above, the model receives a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Meanwhile, the range-topping 1.6 Premium will benefit from leatherette/PVC seats, leather door trim inserts, voice recognition, and seat belt reminders.
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