We know that Proton seems to have a fascination with building cars directly resembling those that Mitsubishi makes, but we didn’t think that even their concepts would have their own Mitsubishi flavor to them.
As it turns out, the Malaysian automaker isn’t afraid of channeling their inner love for Mitsubishi as they revealed the Jebat Concept as part of their “Pahlawan” series of concept vehicles at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show.
At first glance, it’s easy to spot the references directed towards the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Despite the uncanny resemblances, the Jebat Concept actually has a powertrain all its own with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 237 horsepower.
As far as design goes, the Jebat has unique qualities, including a matte black coat on both the front and rear of the car with a matching strip just around the lower section of the doors. The car also has daytime LED running lights, as well as three bonnet vents, and a rear spoiler that’s unmistakably taken from the Mitsubishi’s Evo performance package. There are also the wide-body style front and rear fenders that you’ll notice once you take a good long look at the car. Finally, Proton decided to add 18-inch wheels to complete the whole sporty and aggressive look.
Speaking of sporty and aggressive, the car’s interior also has some touches of sportiness to it, including Recaro seats with red stitching and a Clarion touch screen ICE system.
There’s no telling if the Jebat Concept will ever see the light of the production line in Malaysia, but if we had a hand on it, we’d like to see it made someday. And when we go to Malaysia sometime whenever, we wouldn’t mind sitting behind the wheel of one.