QUOTE(MR_alien @ Apr 24 2013, 09:23 PM)
reason it very simple
other than the outlook is somewhat similar, everything else is different
even the engine is different, proton will be using the new 2.0L petronas engine
so technically speaking, its not even a rebadge
Correct. Not a rebadge
QUOTE(sudha @ Apr 24 2013, 09:35 PM)
hello Mr kadajawi
I tend to agree with Mr alien... even if the new Perdana replacement is built on the Accord platform, there is news that the Perdana replacement model may use the Petronas engine
With variations in design and a completely different engine, it may not affect the Accords resale value.
But saying that, I too have my doubts. The Perdana replacement story was bandied about a few times, first it was supposed to be based on the Passat through a JV with VW. then came news of partnership with Nissan.. all did not materialise so how far this new venture would go...we dont know yet.
For all I know the Suprima could be a name for another model offering from Proton...may not necessarily be the Perdana replacement. Besides, how proven is Petronas engine technology? does anyone know?
Haha. But maybe this time they will have one.
QUOTE(mokhzaini @ Apr 24 2013, 09:36 PM)
i dont get it.
are they going to refurbish the accord with touch ups and rebadgings
they going to utilize the chasis/ platform only?
mind u, accord is quite sturdy vehicle.
and i thought proton got this multiple use of platform or modular something blah blah blah i heard before?
but from what been written, it seems the car is already ready in flesh. suprised there isnt much
spyshots of it considering end of 2013 is the targetted release
Isnt much? Its NONE actualy