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Wait, no 4AT? 2021 Proton Iriz and Proton Persona MC2 might retain Punch CVT

Those who were holding their breaths for the 2021 Proton Iriz and Proton Persona to get a 4-speed torque converter like the Saga, weve got news for you. The Hyundai-sourced 4-speeder might not see duty on the latest update to both models, the MC2 (Minor Change 2).According to our friends at Funtasticko, the Punch-sourced CVT transmission will likely soldier on in both models. However, there will be extensive recalibration of the transmission control unit (TCU). This will most likely improve the

Jason

Jason

Feb 2, 2021

Pros and Cons: Proton Persona – Punchy handling, punched out CVT

The Proton Persona might be one of the most exciting-handling cars on a budget. No, I’m serious and this is coming from someone who has very mixed feelings on the Exora.The Persona might be one of those cars that would look great as a sleeper and it even comes with a manual, if you’re the sort who prefers a traditional, engaging drive at the expense of creature comforts.But enough reminiscing over the beauty (and sometimes left leg aching pain) of a manual, most people these days wou

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 29, 2020

什么,没有4AT?2021 Proton Iriz和Proton Persona MC2或将继续沿用Punch CVT

那些正期待着2021 Proton Iriz和Proton Persona能像Saga一样配备4速自排变速箱的人,我们有个消息要告诉你。这具Hyundai生产的4速自排变速箱,可能不会出现在这两款车的最新MC2改款车型(小改款2)上。根据我们在Funtasticko的朋友所说,这两款车型可能都将继续沿用Punch生产的CVT变速箱。不过,这具变速箱的控制单元(TCU)将会进行大幅的调整。这很有可能会提高这两款车的变速箱响应性和驾驶性能。在这两款车上市时(Iriz在2014年上市,Persona在2016年上市),它们在其它方面都很出色,唯独这具Punch CVT成为了两款车最大的缺点之一。这具变速箱很吵、很粗糙,驾起来很不舒服。Proton的Punch CVT不过,2019年推出的MC1改款车型,确实有了一些改进。改款车型修复了一些小瑕疵,同时还换装了新的外观、新的多媒体系统,并对CVT变速箱重新进行了调校。车主们都认为,这次调整确实提升了变速箱的驾驶性能,但它仍然存在根本性的缺陷。说了这么多,我们还是希望Proton的工程师能更进一步地完善这具变速箱的调校。这两款车型最近频频传出谍照

Rax

Rax

Feb 4, 2021

Pros and Cons: Proton Iriz – Excellent ride and handling, but the CVT is a pain

Now in its sixth year on sale, the Proton Iriz has received a number of updates over its lifecycle.The first update for the Proton Iriz came in 2017 when Proton improved the model’s noise, vibrations, and harshness (NVH) levels by reducing the number of engine mounts (from four to three), a revised exhaust set-up, and better noise insulation materials.Subsequently in 2019, Proton introduced a more comprehensive update for the Iriz, this time encompassing a redesigned exterior and updated i

Eric

Eric

Sep 29, 2020

Is it true that  cars with CVT are less reliable?

The benefits of CVT have been repeated many and many times over – simple design, better fuel efficiency, smooth gear shifts, and infinite gear ratios. So much so, that city cars by Nissan, Honda, and Toyota mainly use CVTs.Common fears regarding CVT are overheating CVTs and snapped CVT belts. But how much truth is there to these fears?1. CVT OverheatingA steaming hot CVT. Photo: Zordaq Motorsports N9CVT overheating is real. It damages the CVT fluid and consequently everything else. Overhea

Arif

Arif

Jan 23, 2021

Deal breakers: Proton Iriz – We love the ride and handling, but the CVT needs to go

When Proton launched the Iriz back in 2014, it received much fanfare as Proton developed and envisioned the Iriz to be a global model – it’s Global Small Car (GSC) codename was proof of that.But the Iriz fell short of its global aspirations – the car was only exported to Indonesia (how many units were sold?) and left-hand drive versions never materialized.Putting aside its global aspirations, the Iriz proved to be a decent alternative to the second-generation Perodua Myvi, as a

Eric

Eric

May 26, 2020

Proton Iriz dan Persona 2021 kekal guna transmisi CVT, bukan 4 kelajuan automatik baru?

Kami baru saja menerima info bahawa Proton Iriz dan Persona 2021 dijangka masih mengekalkan transmisi CVT Punch. Ini bermakna hanya Proton Saga saja menggunakan transmisi 4 kelajuan automatik...buat masa sekarang.Bagaimana rasa transmisi 4 kelajuan automatik pada Proton Saga? Baca rebiu kami di sini!Adakah ini bermakna anda boleh lupakan saja niat untuk membeli Iriz ataupun Persona disebabkan betapa terkenalnya permasalahan yang ada pada transmisi CVT ini? Tidak juga.CVT Proton dari Punch.Menuru

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Feb 2, 2021

2019 Proton Saga 4AT Is Cheaper To Maintain Than the Saga FLX CVT and Perodua Bezza

RM683.90 cheaper over 5 years/100,000 km Transmission fluid is less costly to replace Optimised service intervalsProton has put in extensive effort into marketing the benefits and rationale to switching from their punch-sourced Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) to a Hyundai-sourced 4-speed torque converter in the facelifted 2019 Proton Saga.Besides boasting stronger acceleration and improved drivability, there is also another (huge) benefit of switching to the 4AT – lower maintenance

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 29, 2019

Kelebihan dan Kekurangan: Proton Persona – Pengendalian yang rapi tetapi dengan CVT yang lembab?

Proton Persona ialah salah satu kereta keluarga yang seronok untuk dipandu. Dengan harga yang rendah, ia sesuai untuk pengguna yang tidak ingin berbelanja tinggi untuk menikmati pemanduan yang sedap. Ditambah pula dengan ruang but yang cukup luas, ia mampu menampung sejumlah muatan dalam satu masa yang sama. Untuk pengetahuan anda, Proton Persona telah menjadi salah satu kenderaan yang paling laris sejak ia dikemaskini pada tahun 2019. Namun begitu, tiada benda yang

Faisal

Faisal

Oct 2, 2020

Review: 2019 Proton Iriz 1.6 Premium CVT, for the love of driving

Its an appealing drivers car Significantly improved compared to the previous version But how does it compare to the Myvi?No one expected that when Perodua introduced the Perodua Myvi, it would be the default choice for young and old buyers alike. Since its introduction in 2005, more than 1 million units of the Perodua Myvi rolled off the production floors.Proton is extremely late to the five-door hatchback game – I highlight five-door specifically because the national carmaker had a three

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 13, 2019

New 2021 Proton Iriz will drop its lousy CVT, but can it overtake the Perodua Myvi?

With a flurry of spyshots seen in recent times, one of the cars we can await for next year is the 2021 Proton Iriz facelift. Lets take a look. Theres a Proton Iriz spyshot?Photo credit: The Ajerul. The car in front is the upcoming facelifted Proton Persona.Oh yes. In fact theres been multiple - the picture above is one of the earlier ones. Since then, it was spotted a few more times around Malaysia, often in pairs with the 2021 Proton Persona facelift.Photo credit: Ibrahim bin AhmedAs is textboo

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 12, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Proton Saga – Love the value, but fuel economy is poor

The third-generation Proton Saga was introduced back in 2016 and it received its mid-life update in August 2019.Perhaps the biggest improvement done to the Saga was the discontinuation of the Punch-sourced CVT-type automatic transmission, which has been replaced by a Hyundai-sourced four-speed torque converter automatic unit.Previously a B-segment model, Proton has since redesignated the Saga as an A-segment sedan to compete against the Perodua Bezza – the Saga’s primary rival.The Pr

Eric

Eric

Dec 31, 2020

Carsome and CIMB partner up to create new financing solution for used car dealers

Carsome, an online used car trading platform, has announced a special partnership with CIMB Bank Berhad (CIMB). The partnership will see a new inventory financing solution developed specifically to make acquiring second-hand cars by used car dealers easier and faster.The new solution is the first of its kind co-developed by a bank and a used car trading platform. It is expected to help drive inventory volume for dealers and subsequently increasing market demand within the used car indu

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 21, 2020

Rebiu: Proton Iriz 2019 1.6 Premium CVT, untuk yang gemar memandu

Antara kereta yang mantap untuk dipandu Peningkatan yang ketara berbanding sebelumnya Tetapi bagaimanakah ia berbanding dengan Myvi?Anda ingat tak ketika Perodua Myvi mula diperkenalkan di Malaysia? Tidak ada yang menyangka ia akan menjadi sebuah hatchback yang laku macam pisang goreng panas. Sejak diperkenalkan pada tahun 2005, lebih daripada 1 juta unit Myvi telah dihasilkan.Proton agak kelewatan dalam permainan hatchback lima pintu. Kami mengetengahkan lima pint

Faisal

Faisal

Aug 22, 2020

Used Proton Inspira for RM 20k! This or the Mitsubishi Lancer?

It has been 5 years since Proton has discontinued sales of the Proton Inspira, but demand for the car has yet to wane and finding a good used unit is like looking for a needle in the haystack. But for RM 20,000, should you still get a used Proton Inspira or should you just opt for the Inspira’s donor car, the Mitsubishi Lancer instead? The Proton Inspira has always been an interesting product. It came years after Proton has proudly moved on from just rebadging Mitsubishi vehicles and star

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 17, 2020

Transmisi automatik 4 kelajuan vs CVT: Dua langkah kehadapan, satu kebelakang?

Seperti yang kami laporkan sebelum ini, Proton bakal mengeluarkan kemas kini kedua untuk Proton Persona dan Proton Iriz. Duo ini telah dilihat di jalan raya dengan beberapa penyamaran kosmetik, termasuklah sedikit sisipan di bahagian interior Proton Persona 2021.Salah satu spekulasi yang sedang hangat diperkatakan ialah Proton mungkin akan menukar kotak transmisi CVT Punch ke 4 kelajuan automatik yang sama dengan Proton Saga. Ada yang menyokong tindakan Proton, dan ada juga yang tidak.Kenapa 4 k

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Sep 25, 2020

Honda Jazz Hybrid And Honda City Hybrid – Here's What You Need To Know

Introduced 2 years ago, the Honda City Hybrid and Honda Jazz Hybrid are Honda Malaysias answer to affordable, mass market hybrid models.Malaysia is the only country in the world to locally-assemble and sell the Honda Jazz Hybrid and Honda City Hybrid.Honda City Hybrid Specifications Engine: 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated, port injection, i-VTEC Power: 138 PS (combined system output) Torque: 170 Nm (combined system output) Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, front-wheel drive Safety: 4 a

Jack

Jack

Aug 28, 2019

Review: Proton Persona, is the facelift enough to solve the Proton Persona problem?

(2019 Proton Persona Specs & Price | Gallery)Mid-life updates are a common occurrence in the automotive scene – cars are updated a couple of years after its debut so that it can remain relevant to the market.Proton Persona first launched in 2016, due to existing Proton Persona problem, the Proton Persona needs some freshing up and what you see here is the new 2019 Proton Persona.Proton Persona Exterior Lets not beat around the bush – the Proton Persona is far from winning a beaut

Eric

Eric

Dec 6, 2019

4AT vs CVT: Two steps forward, one step back?

Another update is upon the Proton Persona and Proton Iriz. The two were spotted testing with camouflage, which suggests cosmetic updates, and we had a peek into the 2021 Proton Persona’s interior.Floating infotainment screen aside, one of the speculations is the change from CVT to a 4-speed automatic (4AT). This has sparked conversations amongst readers. Some are all for it, some against it.2019 Proton Persona's gear leverWhy a 4-speed automatic and not 6-speed?Simply put, it’s c

Shaun

Shaun

Sep 24, 2020

CVTs - not all are good, not all are bad. Find out who makes the best CVT.

Whether you like it or not, continuously variable transmissions (CVT) are here to stay, as these transmissions offer superior fuel efficiency, perfect for city driving, and are relatively cheap to build.But before we get started, let’s take a closer look at what makes a CVT, a CVT.What is a CVT?At its very heart (ok, it's called the inner housing of the transmission), a CVT-type automatic transmission houses several belts and pulleys in place of physical gears in regular torque co

Eric

Eric

Jan 3, 2020

Scoop: 2021 Proton Iriz and Iriz Active start production

Looks like we could be getting the updated 2021 Proton Iriz and the Iriz Active a lot sooner according to a recent scoop. Production of the revamped B-segment hatchback has already commenced according to info shared by The Ajerul.Apart from that, there are also rumours that the updated Iriz will gain 2 new colours, Passion Red and Citric Orange. These colours are currently offered on the Proton X50.Hang on, the Iriz already comes in red, right? Well, the red colour offered in the outgoing Iriz i

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 23, 2020

Spied: 2021 Proton Iriz and Proton Persona might launch as early as February

Even though the Movement Control Order (MCO) is in effect, Proton is wasting no time at all with development works for the upcoming 2021 Proton Iriz crossover version and 2021 Proton Persona. Both cars were spotted testing on the roads not far from the Proton Shah Alam Centre of Excellence.The photos were sent to The Ajerul by Muhamad Nur Affieq and Nadhirah Ahmad Najib.According to The Ajerul, 2 new colours, Passion Red and Citric Orange will likely be made available for the 2021 Iriz but the c

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 25, 2021

New Proton Saga Launched In Malaysia, Priced From RM 32,800

Proton has introduced the new Saga here in Malaysia, with prices starting from: Standard MT - RM 32,800 Standard AT - RM 35,800 Premium AT - RM 39,800All prices are on-the-road, without insurance.Visually, the new Proton Saga now gets Proton’s ‘Infinite Weave’ motif in the front grille, plus a new front bumper, while the rear bumper has also been redesigned with a chrome strip and bumper inserts on the sides. Proton has also removed the emblem that was on the boot garnish, repl

Jack

Jack

Aug 7, 2019

Pros and Cons: 2020 Toyota Vios GR-S – Superb suspension, lackluster powertrain

New to the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift is the addition of the GR-Sport (GR-S) variant, sitting on top of the G variant. The Toyota Vios GR-S adds a few goodies like a reprogrammed CVT with 10 virtual ratios, sports-tuned suspension, and 17-inch wheels just to name a few.Trade in Users Car FormIf you’re pondering on whether to fork out another RM 8k over the G variant – we’ve listed pros and cons to help on your buying decision.Pros Superb suspension tuning Aggressive exterior sty

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 12, 2021

Spied: Geely Vision S1 crossover in Malaysia, Proton to test 1.4L turbo & CVT?

Since Proton and Geely signed their partnership agreement in 2017, Malaysia has become one of the testing grounds for the Geely Auto group. Previously we’ve seen Lynk & Co models running around on Malaysian roads.Our friends over at Funtasticko broke the story that a Geely Vision S1 was spotted in the compound of an undisclosed Proton facility. You can spot an X70/Boyue in light camouflage in the back background.It’s almost certain that it’s the Vision S1 as told by the C-p

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 2, 2020

Spied! Proton Iriz and Proton Persona facelift testing

Looks like the Proton Iriz and Proton Persona are set for yet another update as over the night, various spy shots of both cars testing on the roads started circulating social media. This is quite a surprise as both cars only just received an update in 2019.Image credit: Ibrahim Bin AhmedBased on the photos posted, it looks like the camouflaged cars were spotted around Maran, Pahang. We can’t see much from the photos but the Iriz looks set to come with major updates to the rear-end. Me

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 4, 2020

Spyshot: LED headlights on the new 2021 Proton Iriz and Proton Persona?

Earlier spyshots of the upcoming new 2021 Proton Iriz and its sedan sibling, the Proton Persona, often centered around the duo’s exterior and interior, with each spyshot revealing a bit more information.This time around, a spyshot depicting the front of the new Iriz Active in the dark seemingly confirms yet another new feature will be introduced on selected variants the duo – LED headlights.The current models halogen reflector headlightsThat said, according to our friends over at Fun

Eric

Eric

Feb 1, 2021

Transmisi CVT tak bagus macam automatik biasa. Betul ke?

Mungkin salah satu sebab anda memilih CVT adalah kerana kelebihan-kelebihannya yang sering digembar-gemburkan – rekaannya ringkas, kecekapan minyak lebih baik, peralihan gear lebih lancar, dan nisbah gear juga tiada had. Kelebihannya dikenali sehingga kereta-kereta bandar seperti Nissan, Honda, dan Toyota kebanyakannya menggunakan CVT.Tapi, kerisauan tentang CVT termasuklah CVT ‘overheat’/terlebih panas dan ‘belt’ CVT putus. Kali ini kami ingin kupas isu-isu ini den

Mersita

Mersita

Feb 1, 2021

Subaru Symmetrical AWD, why it’s the best AWD solution

Apart from being known for incorporating a boxer engine into their models, Subaru is also well known for its Symmetrical all-wheel drive (AWD) system.What sets the Subaru Symmetrical AWD apart from all other AWD solutions out there is balance.  Balance is achieved by utilizing Subaru's lightweight, compact boxer engine, which is laid out in a straight line in front of the vehicle. Then there's the much heavier transmission, which is located near the centre of the vehi

Eric

Eric

Oct 24, 2019

In Brief: Proton Persona 2019, affordability is the game

(Proton Persona 2019 Model | Gallery)The Proton Persona 2019 is a B-segment sedan that was introduced in Malaysia in 2016, while the updated model you see here was launched earlier this year. It gets Protons latest design language, incorporating the Infinite Weave grille motif and Ethereal Bow grille. The styling updates also include a new front bumper, new wheels, and a revised rear bumper.Proton has also given the range-topping Proton Persona 2019 1.6 Premium the Hi Proton voice command infota

Eric

Eric

Oct 7, 2019