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The Malaysian brand Proton started its production with licensed Mitsubishi cars and, in 2001, it dared to show their own product: the Impian.

It was a car designed and engineered by Proton.

At the time the car was made, Proton had the British car company Lotus in its portfolio. So, what the management did was to ask the Lotus engineers to work on the Impian. It was an interesting task since Lotus engineers were better in producing performance cars, not regular, family sedans. So, they did what they knew.

The Proton Impian was a three-box sedan, with a conventional look on the outside. The only styling extravaganza allowed to its designers was to install a triangular small window behind the rear seats. Thus, the C-pillars were not that thick. On the front, the hood was extended with another triangular middle section over the grille and it had the shield-like badge mounted on it. The headlights were typical for the '90s, but it was already 2001 and there was a new trend.

Inside, the Impian retained a simple layout of the dashboard, inspired by older Mitsubishi models. But the seats featured higher bolsters on their sides to support the front passengers while hard cornering. In the rear, there was room enough for three adult passengers. The 2001 model featured a standard air-conditioning unit, a Clarion sound system, and full leather seats and wood trims. Later on, the Impian/Waja was offered with less equipped models.

Under the hood, the Impian was offered with various engines supplied by Mitsubishi, Renault or in-house developed along with Lotus. The suspension was carried over from the Mitsubishi Carisma, but tweaked by Lotus for a firmer ride. But that was not good for a family.

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PROTON Waja/Impian 2001 - 2011
  7 gasoline engines
  • 1.6L 4AT (103 HP)
  • 1.6L 4AT (125 HP)
  • 1.6L 5MT (103 HP)
  • 1.6L 5MT (110 HP)
  • 1.6L 5MT (125 HP)
  • 1.8L 4AT (116 HP)
  • 2.0L V6 4AT (148 HP)

PROTON Waja/Impian 1.6L 4AT (103 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 4AT (103 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1584 cm3
Power
76 KW @ 6000 RPM
103 HP @ 6000 RPM
102 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
103 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM
140 Nm @ 2750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.8 in (4465 mm)
Width
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/57.9 in (1,476/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
102.4 in (2601 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.5 cuFT (411 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2657 lbs (1205 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3472 lbs (1575 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)

PROTON Waja/Impian 1.6L 4AT (125 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 4AT (125 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1597 cm3
Power
93 KW @ 6000 RPM
126 HP @ 6000 RPM
125 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
111 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
150 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
122 mph (196 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.8 in (4465 mm)
Width
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/57.9 in (1,476/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
102.4 in (2601 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.5 cuFT (411 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2723 lbs (1235 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)

PROTON Waja/Impian 1.6L 5MT (103 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (103 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1584 cm3
Power
76 KW @ 6000 RPM
103 HP @ 6000 RPM
102 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
103 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM
140 Nm @ 2750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
116 mph (187 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.8 in (4465 mm)
Width
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/57.9 in (1,476/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
102.4 in (2601 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.5 cuFT (411 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2668 lbs (1210 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3472 lbs (1575 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
Highway
43.6 mpg US (5.4 L/100Km)
Combined
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
161 g/km

PROTON Waja/Impian 1.6L 5MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1597 cm3
Power
82 KW @ 6000 RPM
111 HP @ 6000 RPM
110 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
109 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
148 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.8 in (4465 mm)
Width
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/57.9 in (1,476/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
102.4 in (2601 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.5 cuFT (411 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2688 lbs (1219 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3472 lbs (1575 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
Highway
43.6 mpg US (5.4 L/100Km)
Combined
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)

PROTON Waja/Impian 1.6L 5MT (125 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (125 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1597 cm3
Power
93 KW @ 6000 RPM
126 HP @ 6000 RPM
125 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
111 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
150 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
122 mph (196 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.8 in (4465 mm)
Width
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/57.9 in (1,476/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
102.4 in (2601 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.5 cuFT (411 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2679 lbs (1215 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3472 lbs (1575 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
Highway
43.6 mpg US (5.4 L/100Km)
Combined
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)

PROTON Waja/Impian 1.8L 4AT (116 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 4AT (116 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1783 cm3
Power
87 KW @ 5750 RPM
118 HP @ 5750 RPM
117 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
122 lb-ft @ 3750 RPM
165 Nm @ 3750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
116 mph (187 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.8 in (4465 mm)
Width
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/57.9 in (1,476/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
102.4 in (2601 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.5 cuFT (411 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2756 lbs (1250 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3472 lbs (1575 kg)

PROTON Waja/Impian 2.0L V6 4AT (148 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L V6 4AT (148 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 6750 RPM
150 HP @ 6750 RPM
148 BHP @ 6750 RPM
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
179 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127 mph (204 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
175.8 in (4465 mm)
Width
68.5 in (1740 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/57.9 in (1,476/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
102.4 in (2601 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.5 cuFT (411 L)
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