The Proton S16 is one those autos that is intended to be precisely that, an auto that will get you from A to B. Nothing more and nothing less. It does precisely what it says it will do and it does it rather well considering. In laymen’s terms that implies it’s much the same as most autos out and about today, for instance a Suzuki Swift has an energy to weight proportion of 76kW for each ton and a Subaru Impreza has an energy to weight proportion of 82kW for every ton. On the off chance that you should know, that “shoddy” Ferrari I specified before has an energy to weight proportion of almsot 210kW for each ton, along these lines, yes you do get what you pay that additional $447,000 for.
As I drove out of the Proton dealership the main thing I tried was the S16’s speeding up, snatch second rigging and smooth the quickening agent. The determinations say it gets from 0-100km/h in 12.5 seconds however it beyond any doubt as damnation feels snappier than that. You need to rev it hard on the off chance that you need the most out of it yet given it escapes with utilizing only 6.3L of fuel for each 100km, it’s pretty darn great.
Talking about mileage, my (silly) examination auto, the Ferrari California utilizes 13.1 liters/100 km and radiates 306g of carbon discharges for every kilometer. The S16 utilizes a large portion of the fuel for a similar separation and radiates only 148g/km. You win all around.
Presently you may think an auto that expenses $12,000 must have some shortages and yes it does. My principle protestation with the auto is the absence of double front airbags (presently just driver-side airbag), ABS and electronic soundness control (ESC). That will somewhat be settled when the S16 GLX arrives mid 2010 (evaluated over the GX tried here). The GLX will include double front airbags and accompany ABS standard. With respect to ESC, that might be some time away.
With respect to the inside it’s nothing unique truly, yet of course it’s not assume to be either. The stereo goes through a Clarion head unit with two back speakers, the aeration and cooling system controls are run of the mill and the dash design is quite standard. Concerning the seats themselves, they are agreeable for getting around town.
Regardless of close to 40-degree warm, the ventilating framework works rapidly and successfully (Malaysia is moist so they certainly get the aerating and cooling units right in these autos).
It’s important that back extra space to move around is huge for an auto this size. I am almost 180cm tall and with the driver’s seat balanced for my stature I can in any case sit serenely behind the driver and have enough space to move my legs around. I most likely wouldn’t take five grown-ups for long separation drives however four grown-ups can serenely travel anyplace in the S16.
The Proton S16 is the least expensive auto in Australia and accordingly there is currently a sitting tight rundown for purchasers. You can be reproachful of the considerable number of components it needs, yet in the event that you have about $12,000 to spend on another auto either as your first or a second get around auto, it’s difficult to be condemning of such a bona fide bundle, to the point that does precisely what it says.
Proton S16 2008 Design Interior Exterior