But just as the X70 has been instrumental in sparking change, it boils down to the foot soldier models lower down the range to carry the momentum. And Proton knew this. As consumers were snapping up the X70 like hotcakes, Proton sent all its cars back to the drawing board, and within the space of a year, all of the brand’s core models were refreshed.
In a radical move to optimize the line-up, the Perdana, Preve, Suprima S, and Ertiga have all been dropped. Those that survived the chop, namely the Persona, Iriz, Exora, and Saga, have all been whipped into shape to keep them going a while longer before newer more competitive models come in the future.