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2.5 out of 5 2.5
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Proton Satria Neo (07-12) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £7,995 - £10,295
Used price £295 - £1,610
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £200 - £260
Insurance group 17 - 19 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Neat styling, six-year mechanical warranty, reasonable economy

CONS

Poor quality and dated interior, cramped driving position, dull to drive, lacklustre performance

Proton Satria Neo rivals

Chevrolet
Aveo
2.5 out of 5 2.5
Citroën
C3
2.5 out of 5 2.5
Kia
Rio
3 out of 5 3.0

Written by David Ross on

The Satria Neo is a decent-value small hatchback with good levels of equipment and neat styling. Lotus (which is owned by Proton) had a hand in the design and also the handling, but it's best to ignore the Lotus badge on the bootlid as the Satria Neo is very disappointing. It's cramped inside, unrefined and poor to drive. Worse still is the awful interior and scratchy plastics which only reinforce the cheap, low-quality feel.

On the plus side it's fairly comfortable on the move with a decent ride but there's little to recommend the Satria Neo.

Proton Satria Neo rivals

Chevrolet
Aveo
2.5 out of 5 2.5
Citroën
C3
2.5 out of 5 2.5
Kia
Rio
3 out of 5 3.0