I saw the launching of the Proton Exora last night, live n TV1. Everything was grand and lavish… and was perfect until… the theme song. Owh my… They should have asked some artist like Jacqueline Victor to do the song. It would have fitted into the classy event, but they asked their own ‘man power’ to do it, and I can say it was just ‘sumbang‘.
Looking at Mahathir and Najib standing side by side also seemed weird because Mahathir used to be the PM, and when Mahathir is addressed as the 2nd most important guest, it just felt awkward. I don’t know, I was under Mahathirism, and it just seems out of place to see Mahathir playing second fiddle.
Well, the Exora is a 7 seater MPV which combines a lot of other styles and specs from other MPVs in the market. Some say that Proton lacks creativity by doing so, but I take it this way. They are innovative.
I mean, why should you make a car from zip, when you can combine all the best specs of other models, and produce a new car which is better and cheaper? If some say it’s un-original, I say its SMART! Put the ‘Malaysian pricetag’, and you get to be among the major competitors!
Maybe some of you are a little bit skeptical about the quality of Proton vehicles, but I’ve been using my Proton SAGA for like over a year, and so far, I can’t complaint about anything major. Okay, maybe if I did complaint in my previous post, it would be about those small tiny winy stuff… but generally… the SAGA is a car without many hick-ups, and it’s cheap price (RM42k when I bought it) does not justify its overall quality and size.
From the pictures I could get from the internet, I noticed that the car is ‘grand’ for its price. I’m freaking envious of the steering wheel, and the nice display on the dashboard. Also love the fact that the MPV has lots of additional safety ‘stuff’, like double airbags, Anti Braking System (ABS), and the immobilizer anti-theft system, which my SAGA does not have.
Just for those interested to know, the selling price in Sarawak is RM 78,380 for the H-Line (AT), and the M-Line is at RM74,380. Booking fee is RM1,000 and you can get the car after two months. There are 6 colours available.
Well, here are a few shots of the new Proton Exora. I initially wanted to use the shots I had, but it was way too bad, so I’ll settle for the shot from the Star (seen above), and the shot’s below, are from my humble Ixy 25. You can hover over the pictures for details on the photo.