As posted by our Editor IZ previously, the Proton Exora MT (Manual Transmission) MT had been unveiled yesterday. The manual version was launched by our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after the launch of Felda Settlers Day celebrations at Felda Maokil.
The initial launch of the Proton first MPV had popped up a lot of question. Is the 1.6 liter campro enough to drive the car? Is the Exora underpowered? Is there a manual version? Is there a cheaper variant?And today, one of the question had been answered. There is a manual version. In fact some of us may heard the news already. For those who hasn’t, here comes the Manual Version Proton Exora.
The main difference between the Exora AT and Exora MT is the 5 speed gearbox. Other than that, everything is the same as the AT model. But the Manual version is only available in M-Line variant. Meaning you wont get the fancy DVD-Player and the GPS. Even the seats is wrapped n fabrics rather than leather found in he H-Line.
With the 5 speed gearbox, the price had been reduced to RM64,998 for Metallics and RM64,548 for basic paint.The cheaper price may increase the sales of the Exora. And with the manual gearbox, drivetrain loss is reduced meaning the power transmitted to the wheel is higher compared to the auto version.With the additional power, acceleration should increase while the fuel consumption would be better.
If the Manual version doesnt fit your budget, there is a possibilty of a launch of the B-Line model which is the most basic model in the line up.Featured here is the spyshots of the possible B-Line Exora which was shot during a test run.The B-Line will be priced lower than the manual version.
And for those who said that Exora is underpowered, there is a high possibillity of the launch of the Campro 1.6 Turbo.Is it a new engine or the current 1.6 liter S4PH engine? We’re not so sure. But do check our previous article on the Campro Turbo Engine at The Proton Technology Week in Shah Alam.
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