Source: Borneo Bulletin

UNITED Motors Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of Proton automobiles unveiled its sporty hatchback for Proton, called ‘Proton Suprima S’, in the Sultanate yesterday at Proton 3S Gadong Centre.

The introduction of the Proton Suprima S comes after the model was unveiled in Indonesia earlier this month and Australia last week.

It was launched by the guest of honour, Datuk Awang Sahak bin Awang Salleh, High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam who was accompanied by Hisham bin Othman, Chief Operating Officer (Commercial) of Proton Holding Berhad (Proton), Malaysia.

Group photo with the guest of honour Datuk Awang Sahak bin Awang Salleh, the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam during the unveiling of Suprima S

The guest of honour takes a closer look at the Suprima S.

Front view of Suprima S. The sporty hatchback comes in five different colours. PHOTOS: WANI ROS-LAN

Also present were Pehin Datu Indera Negara Lt Col (Rtd) Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Ariffin bin Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Wahab, the Chairman of United Motors Sdn Bhd and Simon Gelan, Managing Director of United Motors Sdn Bhd.

The Suprima S is derived from the word ‘supreme’, which reflects the superiority in engineering, safety as well as performance. The hatchback of Suprima S is conceived to meet the demands of the modern lifestyle, showing its sporty and dynamic image with premium interior design and superior engine performance.

The engine performance is powered by Proton’s 1.6-litre Turbo engine, mated with Proton’s 7-speed ProTronic CVT which delivers power and torque equivalent to two-litre naturally aspirated engine.

Looking at the features, Proton Suprima S offers new features such as Proton Infotainment with Android-based operating system, rear LED light guides, Daytime Running Light (DRL), Hill-Hold Assist, and Park Assist with front parking sensors with specs that are identical to the premium variant of Suprima S that was launched in Malaysia last August.

According to Hisham bin Othman, the Suprima S is Proton’s most well-equipped and safest product with customer safety being a priority for Proton. “In developing the hatchback, all aspects of passenger safety are considered, and this is reflected with the Surpima S 5-star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety rating,” he said. “Additionally, the driving experience is also important and with the turbo engine and driving dynamics that is enhanced with Lotus Ride and Handling, as with all our models, the customer is ensured of enjoyment behind the wheel every time.”

The sporty hatchback is available in five different colours: Fire Red, Tranquillity Black, Solid White, Genetic Silver and Atlantic Blue.

To take a closer look at the new Suprima S, members of the public are welcome to test drive the car, which will be on display at the Proton Showroom, New Gadong Centre.