No ADAS but the 2022 Proton Persona and Iriz has one feature every car should have

Hans · Sep 2, 2021 03:58 PM

No ADAS but the 2022 Proton Persona and Iriz has one feature every car should have 01

The new 2022 Proton Persona and Proton Iriz has been many updates, including 200 new parts, 32 quality improvements, and 6 performance improvements, but ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance System) is not one of them.

Proton’s B-segment duo still don’t have an answer to the Perodua Myvi’s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA), something that’s unavoidable given that it’s still running on the same ageing platform that was never meant to support ADAS hardware.

No ADAS but the 2022 Proton Persona and Iriz has one feature every car should have 02

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Modifying it to accept ADAS hardware is possible but it would be too expensive. In Proton’s opinion, the money is better spent to develop many more features that resonates better with practical- and value-minded users.

No ADAS but the 2022 Proton Persona and Iriz has one feature every car should have 01

For example, a centre arm rest that users have been asking for the longest time, a more reliable CVT that now includes Neutral Idle Control so it doesn’t really matter if drivers shift to Neutral or not during extended traffic light stops on a hot day, a new Geely GKUI-based infotainment that now accepts voice command for the power windows and air-conditioning, and 6 USB ports.

No ADAS but the 2022 Proton Persona and Iriz has one feature every car should have 02

Adding a centre armrest required a new design for the handbrake and gear lever

Also read: Old vs New: Here are the changes in the new 2022 Proton Persona facelift (MC2)

The last item might not seem like much but Proton has included one dedicated USB port for the dashcam. It's a standard feature for all 2022 Proton Persona and 2022 Proton Iriz.

With this, you no longer have to deal with wires dangling down to the 12V / cigarette lighter socket below, or hard-wiring it to the fuse box – which we strongly advise against, for obvious reason. Don’t ever tamper with a car’s fuse box.

No ADAS but the 2022 Proton Persona and Iriz has one feature every car should have 03

6 USB ports - 3x in the centre stack, 2x in the rear, 1x for dashcam

Since the USB port is hidden behind the rear-view mirror, owners can simply hook up their dashcam using the shortest USB cable available.

Dashcams are now considered to be an essential feature in Malaysia, especially when you are dealing with the increasingly many delivery riders who believe that traffic laws don’t apply to them.

Also readDashcams, don't drive without one and here's what you need to know

It doesn’t matter if the delivery rider had jumped a red light, because unless there is evidence to support your claim, the police is going to treat it as a case of ‘he said, she said.’

No ADAS but the 2022 Proton Persona and Iriz has one feature every car should have 04

To us, the dedicated USB port for dashcam is highly appreciated and we think more car companies should introduce it in their products.

Also read: Is it true that you can't claim insurance from motorcyclists who hit your car?

No ADAS but the 2022 Proton Persona and Iriz has one feature every car should have 05

Toyota and Honda offer factory-approved, pre-installed dashcams on most of their models but the problem with such accessory package is that you are stuck with that one unit for the rest of the car’s service life.

Also readDashcams might do more than record accidents, it might fix our behaviour

Providing a dedicated USB port behind the rear-view mirror should be the way forward, so users should be given the freedom to choose their preferred dashcam, plus there’s always a newer and better dashcam introduced every year.

No ADAS but the 2022 Proton Persona and Iriz has one feature every car should have 06

2022 Proton Persona - price and variants
1.6 Standard RM 45,200
1.6 Executive RM 50,100
1.6 Premium RM 54,900

No ADAS but the 2022 Proton Persona and Iriz has one feature every car should have 07

2022 Proton Iriz - price and variants
1.3 Standard RM 40,300
1.6 Executive RM 47,100
1.6 Active RM 54,000

Prices listed above are valid until 31-December 2021. 

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Hans

Head of Content

Over 15 years of experience in automotive, from product planning, to market research, to print and digital media. Garages a 6-cylinder manual RWD but buses to work.

Comments

Up to 20% higher than average trade-in price

2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Standard MT

Upgrade

Add your car

Service powered by carsome

Latest Cars

Related Used Car

2018 Proton PERSONA STANDARD 1.6
2018 Proton PERSONA STANDARD 1.6
RM 36,000TBC

RM 36700

46,422 km

3.5 years

Petaling Jaya

2016 Proton PERSONA PREMIUM 1.6
2016 Proton PERSONA PREMIUM 1.6
RM 32,200TBC

RM 34700

80,111 km

5 years

Kuala Lumpur

2015 Proton IRIZ EXECUTIVE 1.6
2015 Proton IRIZ EXECUTIVE 1.6
RM 25,800TBC

RM 26500

85,339 km

7 years

Petaling Jaya