GO
GoAutoLogo
MENU

Make / Model Search

Proton - Satria - Neo range

Latest articles for Proton Satria

Proton Satria

Satria

Make: Proton

Model: Satria

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Jan 2005

Proton logo1 Feb 1997

By BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS

The Satria was based on the (unseen locally) 1992 Mitsubishi CC Mirage nee Lancer three-door hatchback, just as the Wira/Persona and M21 were.

This car had a better chance of success, owing to the pretty styling, keen pricing and road manners that bettered arch-rivals the Daewoo 1.5i and Lanos, Ford Festiva and Hyundai Excel.

Five four-cylinder engines were offered – a 66kW/126Nm 1.5-litre OHC 8V unit in the GL (until ’99) and GLi (revised to 64kW/120Nm output from November 2000 in the GLi, post-2000 XLi and XLS) a 55kW108Nm 1.3 in the post-’99 GL and short-lived 2000-01 GLS a 70kW/138Nm 1.6 SOHC 16V unit in the pre-2000 XLi the Persona’s 83kW/137Nm 1.6 DOHC 16V in the Feb 2000 to Nov 2000 Satria XLi “Son of a Gun” and the post-’99 GTi’s 103kW/164Nm 1.8-litre DOHC 16V.

The latter two benefited greatly from Lotus tuned suspension and steering (that made it fun to fling around), a gutsy and involving engine, an attractive bodykit and alloy wheels, and high equipment levels.

Reviews

Latest reviews

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.