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Proton Wira
Proton Wira

Proton is Malaysia\'s the biggest carmaker, which specializes in the production of vehicles under license from Mitsubishi. 

Wira is a Malaysian word (derived from Sanskrit), which is translated into English as \"Hero\". 

The Proton Wira was a vehicle manufactured by this carmaker and known as Proton 416 or 400 series in different European Markets. In 1993 the car was released as four-door hatchback and a four-door saloon. Proton Wira is based on the platform of Mitsubishi Lancer. The company made minor changes to the bumpers, taillights and dashboard. There was a choice of 5 trim levels. The 1.8 and 1.6 l models (4G92/4G93) were equipped with front and rear armrests, rear disc brakes, electric mirrors, electric windows on all doors, folding rear seats and a high quality interior. 

The car is equipped with a full list of standard equipment: ABS, airbags, central locking, heated seats, and radio. And for an extra charge buyers are offered with full power accessories, leather steering wheel, and climate control instead of air conditioning. 

Range of engines includes 4G13P 1, 3 l 12V (74 hp, 107 Nm), 4G15P 1, 5 l 12U (88l.s, 120 Nm), 4G18S41, 6L 16V (104 hp, 140H-m) or 4S93R1, 8l 16V (115 hp, 150 Nm) and diesel 4D6 2, 0 l 8V (65 hp, 123 Nm or 85 hp, 172 Nm with turbocharger). In the UK, all engines Wira are installed with 4G15P 4G9 and only four-speed automatic gearbox.

In 2000 designers decided to change the interior trim of all Wira models to grey. The seats material had been also changed to a new softer batik-like design.

The Proton Wira was replaced by two similar cars of in-house design: The Proton Gen-2 (that was launched in 2004 to replace the hatchback variant-\"Aeroback\") and the Proton Persona (that was launched in 2007 to replace the saloon variant). 

Since 2003, the Company began production of commercial pickups Jumbuck on the basis of Wira with a lifting capacity up to 600 kg and dependent rear suspension. 

Among the main advantages of Proton Wira we should mention generous equipment level, good interior space, great performance (for the engine size) and its class-leading warranty. 

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