Below we share some news from thestar about winner of the proton MPV and the name of Proton MPV.
WINNER OF NAMING PROTON MPV – PEMENANG NAMA PROTON MPV – EXORA
The name of Proton’s first multi-purpose vehicle offering, slated to make its debut in April, has been unveiled today, and it is to be called the Exora.
The name was chosen from the winning entry of Proton’s nationwide MPV Naming Contest which was held in Sept last year. Not that uniquely, as the name was submitted in 39 entries, but the the top three winners were selected based on their rationale for the name and original tagline.
The month-long contest attracted 251,763 entries from Malaysians from all walks of life, of which 84% were online submissions, the remainder through SMS.
The grand prize winner of the contest is 29-year-old Norsholihan Abd Eanich, a teacher from Changlun, Kedah, who won a new Exora MPV, while runner-ups, Rashidi Tokiman from Kluang, Johor and Ros Hamdi Ismail from Cheras each won a trip for two worth RM15,000 to the LOTUS UK.
Speaking at the name announcement event today, Proton’s managing director Dato’ Haji Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir expressed that the winning name is perfect for the new MPV. “I would like to thank all participants who entered the contest, and am delighted that so many entries were received despite the short period of the contest. This is an indication of Malaysians’ enthusiasm over the vehicle, and we at Proton are as equally excited,” he said.
“Although this is a whole new market segment for Proton, we believe that the MPV will fit into our aspiration to build the ‘right car for the right market at the right price’ for all Malaysians. We aim to offer the new MPV with the best features for families, with its style, price and utilisation,“ he added.
The seven-seater MPV will be open for booking from this coming Sat, Feb 21 at all 293 Proton Edar and EON sales offices nationwide. It is priced at below RM80,000 and will come in five colours – Genetic Silver, Tranquility Black, Blue Haze, Pyrite Brown and Gaia Blue. The booking fee is set at RM1,000.