– Categories won are Compact Hatchback and People’s Choice Award
SUBANG JAYA —— Malaysia’s National automotive manufacturer PROTON Holdings Bhd (PROTON) grabbed two significant awards at the NST-Maybank Car Of The Year Awards 2014 for its youngest baby, Proton Iriz. The event was held in Subang with about 70 cars being nominated in 18 categories.
Proton Iriz won in the Compact Hatchback and People’s Choice Award categories.
“We would like to thank NST and fellow Malaysians for the selection. PROTON couldn’t be more proud of our most technologically advanced baby to-date and the awards reinforce our goal to produce quality cars with continuous improvements to our technological capabilities,” said Norzahid Mohd Zahudi, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON Edar Sdn Bhd.
Since the NST Car of the Year Award started in 2002, PROTON has managed to win in various categories. These include, Proton Saga SV and Suprima S in 2013, Exora in 2009, Proton Saga in 2008 and Proton Savvy in 2006.
“We have through the years worked closely with the media and our customers, and gathered constructive criticisms on our products. We received many positive feedback for Proton Iriz since it was launched end of September, while we have also taken the necessary steps to improve the final product that was delivered to our customers. With this win, we hope more people will come to our showrooms nationwide to test-drive the car and experience it for themselves,” Norzahid added.
Coincidentally, PROTON is running the Year-End Special Promotions and new Iriz owners will enjoy manufacturing warranty of up to five (5) years or 150,000km, whichever comes first and 3 years or 100,000km free service (whichever occurs first).
The manufacturing warranty proves that the Proton Iriz, which holds a 5-Star rating by ASEAN NCAP and equipped with the latest safety features such as Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) that consists of anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and hill-hold assist apart from the ISOFIX with top tether, is the safest car in its category and sold at a very competitive price compared to compact cars of other brands.
[Source : PROTON]