The Satria Neo is arguably one of the best looking hatch backs out on the road in Malaysia, and the CPS version has a few improvements that makes this even more so.Now Proton has introduced the Satria Neo CPS for the Indonesian market.Read the full news by Ahmad Fuad Yahya from Bernama below.
PROTON UNVEILS SPORTY SATRIA NEO IN INDONESIA, AIMS TO SELL 30 UNITS IN THREE MONTHS.
JAKARTA, Sept 21 — National carmaker, Proton, introduced Satria Neo CPS, featuring a sporty facelift and speed performance on par with a sports car to the Indonesian sports car fans on Monday.
It aims to sell 30 units of the sporty model in the last three months of this year.
Soon after the launch by Proton Edar Indonesia President Director Ricky Too at Mall Kelapa Gading 2 in north Jakarta late yesterday evening, at least one unit was booked.
The 1.6cc car, powered by Campro CPS DOHC 16-valve engine, offers more responsive power and is fuel efficient. It uses Variable Intake Manifold (VIM) technology.
Proton Neo, first introduced in Indonesia in 2007, received overwhelming response from car enthusiasts and the significant selling point of the new model is the Campro CPS (Cam Profile Switching) engine.
Proton Edar Indonesia marketing general manager Mazlan Mohd Zain said the introductory offer price was Rp188 million for the manual version and Rp198 million for the automatic model.
He said Neo CPS was specially targeted to high-performance car buffs.
Proton Edar Indonesia aims to sell 3,500 units of various proton models in Indonesia in the financial year ending March 2011.
As of August this year, 1,500 units have been sold, with 60 per cent of the cars are Exora manual version.
Other models sold in Indonesia are Savvy, Gen 2, Gen 2 Persona, Waja, Wira, Saga, Persona Elegance and Exora President.
Proton Satria Neo Super2000 rally car driver Chris Atkinson and Puteri Indonesia 2009 Qori Sandioriva were present at the launch.
The event ended with a performance demonstration by Atkinson on a Satria Neo S2000.
The 31-year-old Australian displayed his excellent driving and manoeuvring skills on a Neo S2000 in a narrow parking space, bringing with him 17 passengers comprising Indonesian journalists on a rotation basis.