Photo of The Proton Waja Replacement Model: The Inspira

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I’ve been monitoring the cyberspace for the new Proton Waja replacement model, and it seems Proton is busy getting ready to launch it into the market sometime soon. They have given TV3 the exclusive to the release which you can view here (will open new window).  I’ve always followed Proton and Perodua’s new launch with great interest since I’ve got myself my Proton Saga BLM. It’s not that I am planning to get a new car though.

Well, regardless of the spy shots and also the sneak peaks available online, here are the best images on how the new Proton Waja will look like (Taken from PaulTan.org):

The say it looks like the Mitsubishi Lancer… but putting that ‘Lancer’ brand aside, my personal opinion says that it looks fine from the front, looks great from the side, but looks rather funny from the front-side (notice the awkward front curve on the front bumper). Would you get one?

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  1. I blogged about this a few months ago, and yes, it’s actually a Mitsubishi Lancer re-badged, and I’m not a big fan of either. Getting rid of my Proton was the best thing that I’ve done, and shall never return to it again. Haha! Freeeeeeeeeeeeedoooooooommmmmmmm!

  2. Definitely Mitsubishi Lancer re-badged with slightly changes on the front bumper (Looks much better than cramped bumper in the pic above), and handling by Lotus. They will launch this model by November this year. After this we will see so many Evo 10 wannabe’s on the road ekekekke…

  3. Car companies all around the world is doing the same thing; rebadging cars. Marketing strategies, cost-cutting technique, quality assurance, hmm, so many issues that most of us are not certain of… It’s likely that Mitsubishi will rebadge Proton cars in certain countries and sell them as a Mitsubishi something. Anyway, Mitsubishi is planning to bring in the wagon-type Lancer to our market, the 5-door version can be viewed in paultan.org. Will i get one? Erm, nope. I already have a ride! (and still in debt)

  4. Gallivanter:
    Hahaha.. I can’t say the same of your freedom coz I’m driving my reliable Proton around.. and as much as people dislike Proton, I love my BLM.. 🙂 3 years without major problems. A blessing!

    Nimimomo:
    Hahaha.. I bet everyone will say that 😛 Proton badge always makes any car look cheap.

    Audio:
    Ahhh.. you got the Proton wannabees there right. No re-badge also got so many people wanna re-badge themselves..haha.. but when it comes to speed, then we all know its a proton.

    Ibrahim:
    Yea, I’ve heard about this. Car manufacturers are not releasing new models, but instead simply wanting to re-badge it. Saves them the R&D cost but bad for us as we get less options, and I’m also in debt, and driving my debt everyday.. so I’m not getting one.

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