PROTON IRIZ 2022 – Full Review

PROTON IRIZ 2022 - Full Review

Excited to gain ideas on Proton Iriz 2022 – Full Review? Proton has officially launched the new Proton Iris facelift version which is featured with a more attractive design set to remain in the local market position.

For anyone who loves a sporty and comfortable hatchback car, Proton Iriz is the best choice to own nowadays. With reasonable price, the Proton Iriz is perfect for those who are single or have a small family because of its small size and ease to do the free movement.

The Proton Iriz has a strong level of stability. Now, it has been given a new lease of life with improvements in terms of specifications, safety, handling, and even comfort. The first update was in 2017 by reducing noise, vibration, and loudness (NVH) levels.

For better fuel consumption, Proton Iriz has reduced the number of engine mounting from four to three. The next update in 2019 is more comprehensive for the Proton Iriz which includes a redesigned and refurbished exterior.


From this Proton Iriz 2022-Full Review article, you learn that Proton brand which is well-known to Malaysians has officially introduced three types of variants to the media, namely the 1.3L Standard CVT variant, 1.6L Executive CVT, and the highest variant, 1.6L Active CVT. These variants are designed with similar body structure but added with few advanced specifications according to variants and prices.


The Proton Iriz (2019) is powered by a 16-valve DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine in two 1.3L (93hp @ 5,750rpm, 120Nm @ 4,000rpm) and 1.6L (107hp @ 5,750rpm, 150Nm @ 4,000rpm) engines with choice of two transmissions, manual 5-speed (Standard 1.3L MT variant only) and CVT, while the fuel system uses Multipoint Injection (MPI) technology.

The tank capacity is 40 liters included with the ECO Driving Assistance mode for all variants. The system uses MacPherson struts and stabilizer bars at the front and torque beams at the rear. The brake systems used is disc brakes at the front and brakes at the rear.


As we all know, the Iriz facelift 2022 was launched once with its sedan twin, the Persona. For this time, Iriz and Persona share the same headlights, grille, and bumper, only distinguished by a few small specifications. The headlight cluster still looks the same as before, but the infinite weave grille has been redesigned to look almost the same as the grille on the Proton X50, complete with a red highlight stripe on the bottom and also a new round-shaped Proton logo in the center.

The design now looks fierce as the chrome stripe on the top of the lamp and grille has been replaced with a shiny black finish stripe. The bumper of this model is also updated with significant changes where the LED daytime running lights are designed to be more muscular along with the bottom which is designed as a spoiler.

For the Active version, the finish provided makes it look neater and more rugged like a SUV model. This model is given a plastic protector under the side of the body on the door and also a flared fender on each wheelchair that looks like it is attached to an Allen boat. The protectors are provided around the body, equipped with a silver-finished skid plate on the front, rear bumpers and the side skirts.

The sides and back are created with a new design on the rim where the black finish on the tailgate door and also given a red stripe on the bottom finish of the bumper. As for the alloy rim size, it receives 15 inches for the standard 1.3 model, and 15 inches for the 1.6 executives.

The under-bumper grille for the Proton Iriz active is also different as it is the only Iriz variant that receives LED headlights and is equipped with a silver roof rail that stands out on the black roof.


As for the interior design, significant changes are visible especially in the center of the dashboard as well as the tunnel console. The infotainment screen is made to look wider with an upright design on the air-conditioner that is designed horizontally underneath. As for its interior space, it is adequate and satisfactory for medium-sized passengers. The legroom and headroom are also quite comfortable. The seats are quite large, it feels more comfortable with the fabric seats compared to the leather wrap (for the Premium variant).

The driver’s seat with the semi-bucket seat is indeed the best and supports the body position to the maximum. It can be adjusted manually for more convenient comfort. Among the internal advantages of the 1.6L premium, the model is inclusion of a smart key with engine start button, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio control buttons, leather trim on the inner surface of the door, 6.2 -inch screen equipped with DVD, USB, bluetooth, aux and Wi-Fi. A navigation display and a reversing camera are also provided.


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PROTON IRIZ 2022 - Full Review


For Proton, safety factor is very much emphasized for this model. In terms of safety, all variants are equipped with Electronic Stability Control, ISOFIX child seat hooks in the rear, as well as a climbing start assistance. The Standard model remains with two airbags, but the Executive model has six airbags. The Proton Iriz 2022 also received five-star rating for the latest ASEAN NCAP conducted in December 2020.

Among the security features include:

  • 2 SRS airbags (all variants), but the Premium 1.6L CVT variant comes with 6 airbags (2 sides, 2 curtains)
  • ISOFIX chair link top link
  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Hill Stand Assistance (HHA)
  • Front Parking Sensor
  • Dynamic Line Reverse Camera (Executive 1.3L CVT, Executive 1.6L CVT, and Premium 1.6L CVT variants)
PROTON IRIZ 2022 - Full Review


In terms of color, the Proton Iriz provides colors according to variants. For the Standard variant, the colors offered are Snow White, Armor Silver, Jet Gray, Ocean Blue, and Ruby Red. For the Executive variant, the colors are same but has the addition of Citric Orange. As for the Active variant, it is served with a new and more attractive color, Passion Red.

With the price offered from RM42,063.40 to RM56,440.90, the ownership of this Iriz is seen as very worthy. What’s more, there is a five-year warranty and free service for three years from Proton which adds another ‘bonus’ for the owners of this model.

Proton Iriz is sold at a fairly reasonable price, with important safety elements as well as tidiness especially the interior space can be said to be almost similar to the models of competitors of external brands. Similarly, the external image that is highlighted is also quite attractive to our eyes.



Proton also has big dreams to penetrate the global market more widely. Thus, the production of Iriz is seen as a ‘stepping stone’ for Proton to realize it’s dream. As Malaysians, there is nothing wrong if we give this local automotive manufacturer a chance to uplift its image in the market.

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1 year ago

Does the replacement for the faulty gearbox at RM 13,000 is reasonable or making sense for Proton Iriz ?? That was first suspect at year 2018 which need to replace with RM 8,000 but i send to outsider to check and they manage to fix it without extra cost. However yesterday Proton Service at Plentong Johor tell again they suspect of the gearbox faulty with repair cost of RM 13,000 for PROTON IRIZ CVT…..Ridiculuos