Proton composed medium cantina in UK from July 2001. Mitsubishi inferred 102bhp 1.6 liter motor with 103 lb ft (140Nm) torque and later choice of a twin-cam 1.8 liter Renault motor. Code name ‘XG’. Waja Malaysian name for auto called Impian in the UK. Gorgeous Mondeo-sized auto. Mitsubishi 1.6 liter and Renault 1.8 liter 16 valve motors. CNG rendition for Malaysia.
Sauber-Petronas superior 1.8 motor. Suspension created by Lotus. Re-named “Impian” before UK dispatch. Solid body/case structure. Lotus tuned suspension. ABS, footing control and four airbags all standard. Joined utilization of 1.6 is 42.2 mpg. CO2 yield is 161 g/km (£120pa VED) for the manual and 214g/km (£155pa VED) for the programmed. Top pace 110mph. 0 to 60 12.0 seconds. Protection Group 10. Length: 4,465mm; width 1,740mm. ABS, footing control and three-point back safety belts all standard.
Having had bounty work on taking old Mitsubishi models and transforming them into Protons the Malaysian firm has chosen the time has come to create its own auto. The Impian, signifying ‘dream work out as expected’, may not be everyone’s concept of a fantasy auto but rather in case you’re after a shoddy family auto then it’s surely worth considering. Size-wise it’s between a Ford Focus and Mondeo, with costs in the Focus class beginning at £12,000, ascending to £13,000. Where the Impian awes is in its standard hardware, with twin front and side airbags, ABS, footing control, caution, remote focal locking, amalgams, aerating and cooling, and controlled windows and mirrors all included on its extensive particular sheet.
With all that pack there’s some exchange off in inside quality, the trim feeling modest, and the ergonomics foolish. Luckily out and about it ends up being a charming drive, Lotus taking a shot at the ride and taking care of, the main let down being the motor. A 1.8 will join that 1.6-liter petrol in the not so distant future which ought to transform the Impian into a truly enticing recommendation to spending plan cognizant purchasers.
Proton Impian 2001 Design Interior Exterior