Malaysian automaker Proton has formally said goodbye to the Exora MPV, which has been around since April 2009 and stayed in production for a little more than 14 years. It was earlier reported that Proton will kill one of its oldest models this year, and it has now been confirmed that it is none other than the Exora.
The last unit went into the assembly line on 18th October, the image of which was shared by Proton. Although it was lately the slowest-selling vehicle in Proton’s lineup, the Exora has sold 196,583 units over the course of 14 years which is nonetheless impressive.
Positioned as a C-segment 7-seat MPV, the Proton Exora saw numerous improvements throughout these years despite the fact that it looked largely unchanged from the outside. The improvements included an upgraded powertrain, revised styling inside & out, and various seating configuration options. The Exora also boasts a 4-star ASEAN NCAP crash test score.
The Exora was also seen testing on the roads of Pakistan when Proton was preparing to enter our market. However later, the idea to introduce an MPV was dropped and Proton kept its faith in the Saga sedan and the X70 SUV. As per reports, the Exora might be succeeded by the Geely Jiaji MPV just like the latest breed of Proton cars which are all but re-badged Geely models.
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