The Gen-2 comfortably undercuts mainstream rivals on price, but it won’t hold its value especially well, recouping less than 30% of the original list price after three years. The 1.6 engine has average fuel consumption of just under 43mpg, with all saloon models in group 16 for insurance. One possible attraction of the range is the ecoLogic version that can run on cheaper LPG fuel.
Proton GEN-2 Saloon quality & reliability
Although the cabin’s styling is neat and modern, it is well behind the times for quality. The interior is awash with unappealing hard, shiny plastic and in many places the finish is poor. Overall build quality is similarly disappointing, while many of the controls have a flimsy, insubstantial feel. It’s too early to comment on engine reliability.
Proton GEN-2 Saloon safety & security
All Gen-2s have twin front airbags and anti-lock brakes, but the saloon doesn't have side 'bags, which are available on GSX versions of the hatchabck. Curtain airbags aren't available, either. Brakeforce distribution – which helps when braking on uneven surfaces – is standard, but stability control isn't available. An alarm is fitted, however deadlocks are not.