The Proton Putra was a coupéautomobile produced by Malaysian automobile company Proton. Production of the Putra started in 1995 for the first model and ended in 2000, but was briefly relaunched in limited numbers in 2004–05 available just in Malaysia. The reasoning for the relaunch is to clear of the remaining stocks available at Proton Plant.
Body and chassis
Based on Mitsubishi's Mirage Asti Lancer 5th generation, the Putra is a two-door coupé with front end styling similar to that of both the Proton Wira and the first generation Proton Satria. The rear however features a more original design with only the taillights bearing similarities to those of the first generation Satria and fourth generation lancer.
The vehicle is almost a carbon copy of the 1992-1995 5th generation Lancer both aesthetically and mechanically. The vehicle has headlights and taillights that are interchangeable with those of the Lancer. The Putra however is equipped with a Mitsubishi DOHC 4G93 engine and comes with slightly different front bumper and fenders that make the indicators less interchangeable with those on the Mitsubishi Lancer.
The Putra's interior standard equipment included Recaro N-Joy seats, leather Momo Daytona 4 steering and leather Momo gearknob. But during the relaunching units of Putras in Malaysia, interior Recaros, Momo steering and gearknob was not included as standards instead it was refitted with normal seats and steerings but comes with black... Read More