Today, for the flashback segment in KDI, we would like to post about the Proton Gen2 CPS.it is mainly due to many request from our readers who asked about the Proton Gen2 CPS.
The Gen-2 was initially codenamed the Proton Wira Replacement Model, hinting that the car was to replace the Proton Wira. The name Gen-2 is an abbreviation of ‘Generation 2’, to symbolized the 2nd generation of the very successful Wira as the 1st Generation.The Gen-2’s platform is also used by the Proton Satria Neo (with a shortened wheelbase) and the Proton Persona (with an extended rear hang to form a more sedan-like body).
The Gen-2 is an important mark in Proton history as it was the first Proton car with the new Proton Campro engine, and with this facelift it gets a new series of engines based on the Campro.
PROTON GEN2 CPS.
The Gen-2 CPS comes with the Proton Campro CPS engine.This engine made its Malaysian debut with the Proton Waja Premium CPS recently. It produces 125 horsepower at 6,500rpm, and 150Nm of torque at 4,500rpm, while also making at least 139Nm from 3,000rpm onwards.The new CPS engine uses two technologies to achieve the new higher output and torque levels. One is CPS, a camshaft profile switching system which changes over at 3,800rpm and enables a higher valve lift. The other is VIM, which stands for Variable Intake Manifold. A longer intake manifold is used at low RPMs to achieve slower air flow; this promotes better mixing with fuel. The short intake manifold allows more air in faster, which is beneficial at high RPMs.
A very impressive aspect is the CPS engine’s fuel consumption. When kept at sane speeds, it is capable of sipping fuel to the tune of 6.6 litres for every 100 km (five-speed manual).
For the interior,it is adopting the Persona’s interior featuring a redesigned dashboard without the odd clock in the middle and gaining a glovebox. The door trim is all-new, also from the Persona, and features power window switches on the door arm rest instead of in the middle of the two front seats.
The highline version gets leather seats and an interior playing with a red on black colour combination. It also gets Dual SRS Airbags, ABS brakes, and EBD, while the medium line version only gets a driver’s airbag. Something new for the Gen-2 and cars in this segment is Automatic Cruise Control, available on the high-line version.