Suprima S able to with­stand even the tough­est chal­lenges

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOTORING -

DUR­ING its de­vel­op­men­tal phase, the Pro­ton Suprima S un­der­went a se­ries of rig­or­ous tests. The car was taken to Swe­den to un­dergo a cold test to en­sure that could still per­form in harsh -40°C weather.

Pro­ton’s Ho­molo­ga­tion and Test­ing team also took the car to the deserts of Oman to test the car in ex­treme con­di­tions, where the heat can rise to a scorch­ing a 40°C to 60°C.

The Suprima S also un­der­went fur­ther test­ing at the Aus­tralian Au­to­mo­tive Re­ser­ach Cen­tre in Vic­to­ria, Aus­tralia. There, the Suprima S was awarded the max­i­mum five-star safety rat­ing in the Australasian New Car As­sess­ment Pro­gramme (ANCAP), with the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Hot Press Form­ing (HPF) tech­nol­ogy in its body be­ing one of the con­tribut­ing fac­tors.

The HPF process be­gins when the sheet metal is heated to around 900°C for ap­prox­i­mately five min­utes.

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