Skip to main content

LAUNCHING OF PROTON IRIZ


After a good gotong-royong at Proton Edar Putrajaya, the showroom was ready to received the new Proton Iriz. The Iriz was delivered late on the eve of the launching. We received 4 units of vehicles; two units for showroom display and another 2 for test drive. The car that was equipped with Proton latest engine, the VVT must be test driven to experience the smooth ride and handling in a luxurious interior. All the latest gadget and technology was installed in the compact car as a standard features which give the buyer the best value for money in all aspect as compared to those in the similar segment such as Perodua Myvi, Honda Jazz, Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo, Mitsubishi Mirage, Suzuki Swift and Peugeot 208. For more information, read Paul Tan's detail write up at HERE.

The Iriz that came in 7 colors was also awarded with a 5 star NCAP crash test rating which make it the safest car compare to all other models in the same category. The Myvi was only awarded with a 3 star. For a more detail comparison to the Myvi, read Carlist review at HERE

I attended the Iriz grand launching at PROTON TANJUNG MALIM. The Iriz was also launched at all Proton Edar Showroom nationwide simultaneously. The Iriz launching and the unveiling was impressive but what was even more heartfelt was the opening speech by YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, our former Prime Minister and currently the Chairman of PROTON. Speaking without any text, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad touches if not hypnotized the audience with his every words. It shows how pro-active he is with whatever he does. I am always inspired whenever I hear his speech. Malaysia has come a long way from only importing cars, to assembly and localization and now, being able to produce from drawing board to manufacturing the entire car in Malaysia, by Malaysians, for Malaysians with a global quality and safety standard. I am proud to be part of Proton eco system.

 


I was abit disappointed that our YAB Prime Minister and other cabinet ministers (except for the Mnister of Transport and Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry) did not attend such a historic launching. All the whose who in the automotive media, Proton eco-system, automotive stakeholders were present.

With this new Iriz, there is only two issues that can be the stumbling block for PROTON. The most important issue is the approval rate by Banks for PROTON car buyer hire-purchase loan application and secondly, the production volume by PROTON. The production volume has significantly improved since DRB-Hicom took over and adopted the pull-production as opposed to the previous push-allocation and we believe the production volume will be healthy. Bank's approval rate is still a big huge question mark!! At the moment, it is still not encouraging.

Below are some snapshots taken at the launching of PROTON IRIZ in Tanjung Malim.









Simultaneously at my dealership in Putrajaya, we launched the new PROTON IRIZ.





















Very encouraging feedback received from alot of customers and book orders are piling up. It is time for us all to bring back PROTON's glory.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

PAHAMIN A RAJAB

There is no better birthday gift for a father whom already have everything from love, jeweleries, cars and wealth but a nice short autobiography blog to say that he is always being remembered, we are very proud of him and also for his next many generations to remember him by. Of course, a prayer for his eternal happiness and health too. This birthday write-up is from a son whom owes everything to a father that asked for nothing, except to see his family united and happy. We always love you..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY... though abit belated.


His full name is PAHAMIN ABDUL RAJAB. The 3rd in a sibling of 5; the eldest is a sister Bidah binti Abdul Razak, then Allahyarham Mahadi Abdul Razak (picture on right), Datuk Noordin Abdul Razak, my father and Hashim Abdul Razak. PAHAMIN ABDUL RAJAB was born on 23 February 1946 in Kampung Badak, Bachok Kelantan. When Pahamin was born, the registrar misread the arabic writing and wrongly recorded into romanised typing as Rajab instead of Razak, hence the diff…

PAHAMINS' ANNIVERSARIES..

.
This year marked an important year for PROTON having celebrated its 25th year anniversary and MAYBANK's 50th year anniversary but more importantly this year is also my parent's 40th year anniversary, my elder sister Chempaka Emalin & Azhar Sulaiman's 15 year anniversary, Mine's 10th YEAR, my sisters Melor Edina & Rhiza Ghazi's 10th Year and Dr Teratai Edithy & Shazrul Azwa Asari's 5th anniversary.

LOOKING FOR A CAR WORKSHOP? This Local App Will Find One That Won't Overcharge You

This article was first published at Says.com by John Lim (On behalf of CarBengkel team, thank you John & Says.com)

Looking for a reliable car workshop is not an easy feat in Malaysia. Many car workshops are known for overcharging and providing poor quality parts.
Image via Auto World Remember the last time you were overcharged for a repair? Yeah, me too.
The good news is you don't have to fret anymore! Car Bengkel, a local app set up in collaboration with the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), aims to help motorists survive this ultimate road challenge.