The Proton Juara
was a microvan
produced by Malaysian carmaker Proton
between 2001 and 2003. The design and production of the Juara marked a notable departure from Proton's traditional preference towards saloon
, making the Juara the first van to be manufactured by Proton.
In its marketing campaign, PROTON decided that the JUARA is essentially a Mini-MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) and became the platform in its advertising and promotional campaign.
The van's name was derived from the Malay language
, meaning "champion".
It was discontinued in 2003, but six years later, it was succeeded by Proton Exora
The Juara was introduced in 2001 as a rival to Perodua
and was targeted at young families looking for an urban lifestyle vehicle.
The Juara was based on the Japanese domestic market
's "Wide" variant of the Mitsubishi Town Box
, which production has now discontinued. Much of the Juara's restyling from the Town Box Wide concentrated primarily around cosmetic changes to the bumpers, grille
and interior. This left unchanged the general body design and bumper-based circular taillights of the original Town Box, and mudguards
throughout the lower portion of the body and headlights of the Town Box Wide. A raft of optional accessories were offered by Proton to go with the Juara.
Throughout its production, the Juara was given a 1.1 litre EFI engine producing and was only available with an automatic transmission
and OVERDRIVE function.It is... Read More