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Proton Gen-2

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The Gen•2 was among the first to be produced in PROTON’s Tanjung plant, developed as part of its City development project. The Gen•2 is an automobile manufactured by carmaker PROTON. and was launched in the quarter of 2004. The Gen•2 a platform which has been developed in-house by PROTON and partner Lotus. Initially the Proton Wira Replacement . it was hinted that the car was to replace the Wira.

The name Gen•2 is an of Generation 2 . to symbolized the second of the very successful Wira as the generation.



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PROTON owns Cars that was involved in the of the car. The Gen•2 is the first model to use the new Proton/Lotus developed engine. Although the Gen•2’s 1.6-litre engine delivers a 0–100km/h time of 11.2 (manual transmission) and a contemporary power output of 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) at 6000rpm, it from poor mid-range

This is due to a torque dip in the crucial — 3,000rpm operating where the torque output slightly before picking up to its peak torque, which is at 4,000rpm. This torque can clearly be seen in manufacturer engine performance curves and is attributed to the missing Camshaft System (CPS) technical that the engine was named but which did not make production, to costs.

The original (non-CPS) ECU’s Engine and Automatic mapping has been modified times since the car’s to improve perceived mid-range but the upgrades did not markedly improve the driveability.

This undesirable dip was eventually corrected by PROTON in with the introduction of the new CamPro designated CamPro CPS, finally delivered camshaft (variable valve timing) as of the engine specification.


The was styled by PROTON’s Australian-educated stylist Damian Chia. He inspiration from the traditional kite known as wau bulan and the handle of the Malay dagger, the in shaping the unique grille of the Chia also gave the new car he describes as tiger-like eyes to the front a more forceful

For the interior design, the designer Shamsuddin did an out of the box approach. In Gen•2, a car approach measures differently. It not reflect boring practicality but of an enthusiast’s exciting vision of a proper cabin should be.

The is more likely is Porsche 911 Mercedes-Benz SL instrumentation, 997 Porsche clock mounted on the center of the and a Lotus M250 air conditioning on the centre console.

Changes and

In 2005, a lower-spec version of Gen•2 powered by a 1.3 Litre CamPro engine was offered in with automatic transmission only, and sold for RM46,000.00 to go with the best-selling locally 1.3-litre offering from the other local car manufacturer. The version was vastly underpowered for the body weight/size, a fact worse in practice by the well-documented dip of the non-CPS Campro engine, and was a seller.

In December 2007, a new facelifted Gen•2 was unveiled in Thailand in with the carmaker’s entry the Thai market. It also the first production PROTON to be with the CamPro CPS (variable timing) engine. The CPS variant was available in the High Line only, producing 127 horsepower (95 kW) to a non-CPS CamPro’s 110.

On the 3rd of 2008, the face-lifted Gen•2 was in Malaysia. Two 1.6-litre engine were made available, and the was discontinued. The M-Line variant a non-CPS CamPro engine IAFM, PROTON’s version of air intake management, while the Line version used the powerful CamPro CPS (variable timing) engine.

Exterior include a new front bumper and and a reworked rear spoiler. The received a new dashboard incorporating a box for the first time, new door and leather seats as standard in the Line version.


Special Edition

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Sometime the launch of the standard Gen•2, the special edition. It was fitted a full body-kit, leather and lightweight sport rims. is slightly better with the tires fitted and it is more

Comes in Matt Black and Red colour.

R3 Concept

R3 unveiled a concept of the R3 Gen•2 at the Dreamcars Motorshow 2005 on 7 July The close-to-production concept was developed to public response to its styling and

EVE Hybrid Concept

At the 2007 Motor Show from 8 18 March 2007, PROTON and unveiled the concept model of the version of the Proton Gen•2. The concept was codenamed as EVE (Efficient, Environmental). The concept model retain the same Campro as the main powerplant coupled with an electric motor to form the hybrid powerplant ( See Campro engine#Hybrid Campro ).

Proton Gen•2 ecoLogic

On 2007, PROTON UK launched the variant of the Gen•2 for the British known as the Proton Gen-2 . This variant is designed to be with both gasoline and The ecoLogic variant also to the Proton Persona as well, as the is considered as the sedan version of the This conversion is made at the of manufacture and does not increase the of the car, therefore a keen point for the eco-friendly among us.


The Proton Gen•2 was one of two (the other being the Savvy ) that MG Rover was to rebadge when it entered with PROTON’s parent in the mid 2000s. Both Auto and Autocar published shots of the car a digitally recreated Rover With MG Rover’s decline at the and its eventual purchase by the Nanjing Corporation. such plans presumably been cancelled.

In 2007, PROTON signed an with Jinhua Youngman Co. Ltd.. in which Youngman import 30,000 complete up units (CBU) of Gen•2s and them under their own brand (known as the EuropeStar RCR ), plans to eventually develop a new of made-in-China cars using services provided through Lotus. [1] PROTON had previously business in China (specifically, needed ) but withdrew due to poor [1]

Pre-launch controversy

Shortly to its launch on February 2004, a leak of the Gen.2’s undisguised taken in the factory were into the internet. The source of the was an anonymous user of who the said pictures in the website’s album section. The incident Proton to lodge a police which saw Autoworld’s then-editor Yap called in to provide information for

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