PROTON officially launched the 2019 Exora at the PROTON Centre of Excellence (COE) facility in Subang Jaya, yesterday. This seven-seater MPV has received a number of changes for the 2019 model year consisting of styling revisions and component improvements to raise product quality, as well as first-in-class intelligent features.
The MPV with intelligence that moves
Following the convention set by the Proton X70, 2019 Persona and 2019 Iriz, the 2019 Exora uses “Intelligence That Moves” to signify not only its intelligent features but also the improved performance and larger space it offers for up to seven adult occupants.
This year’s Exora is equipped with an intelligent infotainment system, allowing PROTON to introduce first-in-class features for its market segment. Available on the 1.6T Premium variant, an embedded eSIM card ensures mobile Internet connectivity for a rich multimedia experience. Apps for music streaming, online navigation and weather updates are offered and can be accessed via a 7-inch touchscreen featuring a full colour display. For added convenience, the system offers smartphone connectivity as well as a mirror function for Android devices.
A voice recognition app is also offered and can be accessed using the familiar “Hi Proton!” catchphrase. The app can be utilised to access a range of functions through voice commands, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road even while performing complex requests such as searching for destinations or songs.
To ensure the software remains up to date, Over the Air (OTA) updates will be offered periodically with the possibility of new apps being added when they become available.
Restyled interior paired with improved performance and handling
In terms of safety, the 2019 Exora comes equipped with twin front airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), disc brakes on all four tires, anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and front seatbelts with pretensioners, combined with convenience features such as rear parking sensors and a reverse camera.
The 2019 Exora receives minor exterior styling tweaks to keep it looking fresh. A new shark fin antenna is paired with the black exterior roof panel while a new colour option, Rosewood Maroon, is now available for buyers to choose from.
Inside, new interior upholstery is added to increase seat comfort while a new meter combination delivers a clear view of important information at a single glance.
A new borderless rear-view mirror gives a wider view of other road users while interior room remains a major selling point as this is the only MPV in its class to offer space for seven adults.
The MPV is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine.
The base variant (Exora 1.6T Executive) is priced at RM59,800 while the premium variant of the MPV (Exora 1.6T Premium) is priced at RM66,800, marking a lower starting price compared to the previous model.
With the price reduction and the value of the new features introduced in each variant, the 2019 Exora 1.6T Executive delivers RM4,233 worth of additional benefits compared to its predecessor. For the 2019 Exora 1.6T Premium, the additional benefits amount to RM5,652.