Proton Gen-2 Car Finance

The Gen-2 is a five-door hatchback designed to compete in the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf class. And, to its credit, it looks smart and handles quite well. Proton owns Lotus and got the sports car company to develop a sharp, yet subtle-handling chassis for the Gen-2.

The trouble is, Proton could do with help in a lot of other areas, too. Engine noise plagues the Gen-2’s cabin, and it doesn’t seem to matter how gently you apply the throttle. Road and wind noise are also only too obvious.

Inside, although both the driver’s seat and the steering column are height-adjustable, it’s still hard to find a good driving position. There’s reasonable room up front, but space is poor in the back.

The Gen-2 gets a good-sized boot, but doesn't have a glovebox. And, while the cabin looks smart enough, the build quality and levels of safety equipment are poor.

Body Glass
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Front wipers with intermittent delay
  • Heated rear window
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Tinted glass
  • Tinted windshield
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Anti-slip carpet mats
Driver Aids
  • Power Steering
  • Rear parking sensor
Driver Convenience
  • Internal fuel flap release
  • Remote boot release
Driver Information
  • Analogue clock
  • Computerised fuel information system
  • Door ajar warning lamp
  • Handbrake on warning light
  • 'Lights On' warning buzzer
Driving Mirrors
  • Day/night rear view mirror
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Manual folding door mirrors
  • 4 speakers
  • Blaupunkt radio with single CD
  • Steering wheel audio controls
Exterior Body Features
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour mirrors and door handles
  • Body colour side mouldings
  • Body kit
  • Scuff plates
  • Tailgate spoiler
Exterior Lights
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlamps with semi-auto levelling
  • High mounted rear brake light
  • Air vents on dashboard
  • Climate control
  • Pollen filter
Interior Features
  • Accessory power point
  • Assist grips
  • Cigar lighter
  • Cupholder
  • Dashboard storage
  • Door pockets
  • Driver and passenger sunvisors
  • Driver sunglasses holder
  • Drivers footrest
  • Floor console box with lid
  • Height adjustable steering column
  • Internal boot strap
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Luggage net
  • Parking brake lever with beige insert
  • Removable rear parcel shelf
  • Tilt adjustable steering column
  • Titanium coloured gear knob
  • Tool kit
  • Toolkit storage holder
  • Utility tray in boot
Interior Lights
  • Instrument panel light dimmer
  • Interior light
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Driver airbag
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
  • Height adjustable seatbelts
  • Passenger airbag
  • Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
  • Side airbags x 2
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • 2 height adjustable rear headrests
  • 60/40 split rear seats
  • Driver seat tilt adjustment
  • Driver's seat height adjustment
  • Front head restraints
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Isofix child seat attachment
  • Alarm/immobiliser
  • Auto door lock when driving
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking
Vanity Mirrors
  • Driver + passenger vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
  • 15" alloy wheels
Wheels - Spare
  • Steel space saver spare wheel

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