Here are official photos of the Proton Iriz facelift for 2019

Proton will be announcing a new facelifted Iriz for 2019 very soon. Ahead of its launch later this year, Proton has revealed its official images for the compact hatchback.

Exterior design

The front of the Proton Iriz has been refreshed with new slim headlights with design elements that appear to be integrated with the grille. According to Proton, the new shape of the grille is inspired by the “Ethereal Bow” that was featured on the Proton X70 SUV. The radiator grille also has an “Infinite Weave” pattern design that has a prominent Proton logo. The front bumper is also updated with a new design and it features LED daytime running lamps (DRL).

Over at the back, the Iriz for 2019 gets a large PROTON branding on the tailgate that’s placed on top of a black panel for a wider appearance. The rear bumper is also updated with a sportier look and it features slimmer reflectors with vertical garnish inserts.

Interior updates

On the inside, the dashboard looks the same as the current model but they have updated the in-car entertainment system with a new colour touch-screen unit that offers connectivity options and voice command features. According to Proton, this feature is a first for a B-segment hatchback from a national car maker.

The instrument panel appears to be updated as well and it has a colour info-screen in the middle. Proton will reveal more details of its mechanical specs closer to the official launch date.

The Proton Iriz was originally launched in September 2014 and this is the first model to receive a facelift since Proton’s collaboration with Geely.

Alexander Wong