New addition to Protons GEN-2 range

* Four-door saloon version of the GEN-2 * Persona due at the end of March br> * Prices from 10,795...

New addition to Protons GEN-2 range

Proton is adding a GEN-2 saloon to its range at the end of March.

The GEN-2 Persona is a four-door saloon version of the five-door hatchback. It will be powered by a 110bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine and reaches a top speed of 118mph.

A five-speed manual gearbox is standard on all models, with a four-speed auto available as an option.

Inside, the car comes with climate control, an MP3-compatible CD player and electric windows all round. Safety features include anti-lock brakes and driver and passenger airbags, while reverse parking sensors help prevent car park dings.

Prices start from 10,795, but Proton is offering a 1000 discount off the list price for early buyers.