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Marketing - (Australia)
Proton has announced a re-positioning of its stylish and sporty Satria Neo three door hatch with new pricing across most models delivering even better value with a starting price of just $14,990 and announced a special Apple iPhone test drive promotion for September.
Satria Neo GX manual is the price leader of the range giving three door hatch buyers extreme value at $14,990 plus ORC, while still retaining its impressive standard equipment list and outstanding fuel economy and running costs.
As a bonus to potential customers and to celebrate the new Satria Neo pricing anyone who test drives a Proton during September goes in to the draw to win one of the world's hottest personal communications devices, the Apple iPhone. Five lucky Proton test drivers will win an iPhone 8GB Handset just for test driving any new Proton before September 30.
The re-positioning of Satria Neo represents a saving of $2000 for GX manual buyers while the GX Automatic has been reduced by $1000 to $16,990 plus ORC and the high spec GXR manual has also been reduced by $1000 to $17,990.
According to Proton Cars Australia's general manager of sales and operations Billy Falconer, the positioning of Satria Neo is part of the company's constant quest to provide value for money products.
"Satria Neo was the only model in the Proton range that was not ranked amongst the most competitively priced vehicles in its category and we knew it was due for a price revision," said Billy Falconer.
"Currently the Persona and Gen.2 manuals are the best priced vehicles in the small passenger car category, the Savvy is the best priced in the light passenger car category and the Jumbuck is the best priced in the ute and cab chassis category, all based on manufacturer's recommended retail prices," he added.
It is a very competitive market here in Australia and getting the pricing right is critical and with the special iPhone promotion there has never been a better time to try a Proton.
"Satria Neo is now one of the best priced three door hatches on the market and will be an attractive proposition for buyers seeking an economical and practical three door hatch with cutting edge styling and handling by Lotus," he said.
Satria Neo GX includes air-conditioning, reverse sensors, ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD, SRS dual front airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners, power steering, power windows, power mirrors, central locking with integrated remote keyless entry, alarm and immobiliser all as standard equipment.
The up spec GXR variant includes the same standard equipment as GX plus 16" alloy wheels with Continental Conti Sport Contact low-profile tyres, rear spoiler, cruise control (Auto only), auto climate control air-conditioning and front fog lights as standard.
Satria Neo is powered by the latest version of Proton's own CamPro 1.6 litre twin-cam multivalve engine with a five-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic transmission.
The free revving 1.6litre engine delivers 82kW of power and 148 Nm of torque and uses the latest Step4 engine management profile which when coupled with a kerb weight of 1159kgs, provides strong performance, a flatter and more even torque curve and impressive fuel economy.
With a combined city/highway fuel consumption average of 7.2 litres/100km (manual) Satria Neo promises low running costs to match its strong value for money package.
Satria Neo uses Macpherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension with stabiliser bars front and rear along with four wheel disc brakes and rack and pinion steering to ensure a total dynamic handling package.
Lotus styling is also noticeable in the interior of the Satria Neo with its sporty instrument binnacle, steering wheel and body hugging bucket seats.
Satria Neo comes with Proton's full three -year unlimited kilometre warranty with a seven-year anti-corrosion warranty along with three year's 24 hour roadside assistance at no extra cost.
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