Leaked: 2021 Proton Persona facelift (MC2) specs - Still CVT, at least 4 airbags, larger infotainment screen

Sanjay · Jun 2, 2021 06:37 PM

Leaked: 2021 Proton Persona facelift (MC2) specs - Still CVT, at least 4 airbags, larger infotainment screen 01

Leaked documents sighted by WapCar.my has revealed some of the main changes that the upcoming 2021 Proton Persona facelift (MC2) will get.

No more manual, CVT remains

Leaked: 2021 Proton Persona facelift (MC2) specs - Still CVT, at least 4 airbags, larger infotainment screen 02

For starters, the manual transmission variant will be discontinued from the line-up, which means that only the CVT variants will remain.

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Yes - CVT. Unlike previously speculated, the facelifted Persona won't be receiving a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

Leaked: 2021 Proton Persona facelift (MC2) specs - Still CVT, at least 4 airbags, larger infotainment screen 01

Saga's gear lever for example. SAT mode on the Persona can be accessed in 'D' and 'S'

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

Leaked: 2021 Proton Persona facelift (MC2) specs - Still CVT, at least 4 airbags, larger infotainment screen 02

Leaked Persona photos courtesy of Automachi

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.

Also read: Leaked: 2021 Proton Persona MC2 facelift looks much better with LED headlights, new interior

Prices and release date in Malaysia

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Pre-facelift Persona

Aside from those mentioned above, nothing else was sighted by this publication. Prices and release dates are still not revealed yet too.

For context, here's how the current Persona range is priced:

2021 Proton Persona (pre-FL) price list
Variant Prices
1.6 Standard MT RM 42,600
1.6 Standard CVT RM 44,600
1.6 Executive CVT RM 49,600
1.6 Premium CVT RM 54,600
1.6 Black Edition RM 55,600

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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