Used Proton GEN-2 Hatchback 2004 - 2007 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

Proton GEN-2 Hatchback (04 - 07)
  • Proton GEN-2 Hatchback (04 - 07)
  • Proton GEN-2 Hatchback (04 - 07)
Used Proton GEN-2 Hatchback 2004 - 2007 review
Star rating

What's the used Proton GEN-2 hatchback like?

The Proton 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.