Saturday, August 21, 2010
Words are spreading around about the new Perdana replacement model.
Most likely the new perdana will be based on the Australian made Mitsubishi 380.
The mitsubishi 380 based perdana will be most likely to be a replacement to the current Perdana which is based on the Mitsubishi Eterna. However the Mitsubishi 380,as the name implies, uses a 3.8 liter v6 engine. This is a big no no for malaysian market. With fuel prices shooting up like rockets, it is most likely to be replaced with a smaller engine.
The current perdana uses a 6a12 v6 engine from mitsubishi which produces around 150hp which is suitable for platform which weight only 1300kg. But this engine is not suitable for the new perdana as it weight over 1600kg.
Expect a 2.2 or 2.4 with at least 160hp engine to be fitted on this 380 based platform.
However this new model can be quite dissapointing for proton fans as proton start to do rebadging again despite
of the few successful,proton made model such as the gen 2,satria neo,persona and the new blm.
Whatever it is,lets cross our finger and hope to see an outstanding new perdana which can outperform most of its competitor such as the Mitsubishi Lancer GT and Honda Civic.