Proton Compact Car to get big engines & 5 star ANCAP safety
Proton Compact Car (PCC) has been testing a lot for a long time and now launch is imminent. The B-segment five-door hatchback from Proton codenamed P2-30A was called as Global Small Car (GSC), which is now rumoured to be named Iriz.
As per a Berita Harian report, Proton has eyed on two main areas in the development of PCC, which is top level safety and mileage offered at affordable price.
Information on the upcoming Proton Compact Car has been revealed by the company’s chief technical officer Abdul Rashid via Malay language dailies. The PCC will be built on a completely new platform, propelled by new engines, 1.3 litre and 1.6 litre petrol motors with VVT (Variable Valve Timing). These new engines are not based on earlier power houses, they are made of all new design of engine blocks, pistons, valves and such. These engines are said to kick off a new line up which will power future models of Proton cars or even take the chance of replacing earlier ones from Campro series.
New engines are touted to be 10% more fuel efficient compared to Campro units. Abdul Rashid Musa mentioned to Utusan Malaysia that PCC can run from Bukit Kayu Hitam to Johor Bahru (entire span of North South Expressway of Malaysia) with a single tank full of fuel. New 1.6 litre engine is expected to deliver 110 hp max. power and 148 Nm peak torque, pushing the PCC to reach top speed of over 180 kmph. Said engines in PCC will be mated to both manual and automatic transmissions.
New PCC is five-star rated in ASEAN NCAP crash test and Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) as well. Safety equipment includes Antilock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control and hill assist. PCC also comes with six airbags and ISOFIX mounts. Total of three variants of PCC will be launched, Standard, Executive and Premium.
Via – paultan.org