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Car reviews - Proton - Satria - GL 3-dr hatch

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14 Jun 2001

The entry level GL and mid-range GLi Satrias use a 1.5-litre, 12-valve, four-cylinder engine that generates 66kW of power and 126Nm of torque

A choice of either five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission is offered in the GL and GLi Satria. The XLi automatic is a four-speed

Power steering is standard on GLi and XLi models

Brakes comprise discs on the front and drums at the rear. XLi model gets discs all round

GLi and XLi models get electric windows and central locking

Four-speaker audio system with single in-dash CD player is standard in GLi and XLi Satrias

All Satrias have a 50/50 split fold rear seat

Suspension is shared with Persona and comprises MacPherson struts on the front and a multi-link rear with coil springs all round

Driver comfort is catered for with tilt-adjustable steering column and driver seat height adjustment on all models

A luggage compartment cover keeps valuables away from prying eyes

Intermittent rear washer wiper is standard on Satria

Levers next to the driver seat allow the rear hatch and fuel filler flap to be opened while seated in the car

Body-coloured bumpers and side mouldings distinguish the GLi from the base GL model

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The Satria three-door hatch shares its 1.5-litre and 1.6-litre engines with Proton's larger Persona sedan and hatch models

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