Proton Juara Which is based on Mitsubishi Town Box Wide was introduced in Malaysia in 2001 as a rival to Perodua Kenari.Targeted to young families, the price tag of Proton Juara on that time was around RM42,000 to RM52,000.Less than a year, the price was reduced to RM35,000 but it still failed to attract the consumers in Malaysia.In Malaysia, Proton Juara also has its own club which is Kelab Juara ATRAC Malaysia and JUARA CLUB MALAYSIA.However we only manage to visit the website of Kelab Juara ATRAC Malaysia.
The Proton Juara was powered by a 1.1 litre EFI engine producing 71 bhp (53 kW) and was only available with an automatic transmission and overdrive function.It is also the only vehicle in the Proton stable that has EPS (Electrical Power Steering).
Based of Proton Juara – Misubishi Town Box Wide
The Mitsubishi Town Box is a kei car produced for the domestic market by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors. It was initially available with the alloy-headed 4A30 657 cc straight-4 engine, but switched to the 3G83 659 cc straight-3 engine in 2002. At the same time, a slightly larger version of the same vehicle powered by a 4A31 1.1 L straight-4.The production of the Mitsubishi Town Box Wide has now discontinued.
Mitsubishi Town Box in Japan.
Proton Juara differs from Mitsubishi Town Box Wide in the aspects of cosmetic especially to the bumpers, grille and interior. This left unchanged the general body design and bumper-based circular taillights of the original Town Box, and mudguards throughout the lower portion of the body and headlights of the Town Box Wide. A raft of optional accessories were offered by Proton to go with the Juara.
Mitsubishi Town Box also sold as Nissan Clipper Rio in Japan.
Interior of Proton Juara