It’s been a while since we’ve seen a rendering of the Proton Putra. Fans of the fabled coupe have long longed for a successor, but if we’re being honest, it seems like a pipe dream.

The best we can do is provide you with this set of renderings by Theophilus Chin. Underpinning the Putra is the new Geely Emgrand, a B-segment sedan that’s a far cry from the likes of the Honda City, Toyota Vios and Nissan Almera.

Familiar design cues here include the X50’s red accent grille with cellular mesh design and Proton circle, the front bumper of the Binyue Pro facelift, and the rear bumper of the Geely Xingrui sedan.

Theo then removed the doors and pillars, shortened the wheelbase, lowered the height of the roof, and moved the A-pillars forward for a sportier profile. Completing the design are the Binyue Pro’s new black wheels with red calipers, lowered ride height and purple exterior paint. Like Satria, the chances of making this are slim.

Well, as for the technical details, the Emgrand sits on Geely’s BMA platform and is powered by the automaker’s latest all-aluminum 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with DVVT technology. It’s a naturally aspirated unit that produces 114 PS and 147 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission or the latest CVT with eight analog drive ratios.

It features projector headlamps with triple LED DRLs, minimalist dashboard design with 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch freestanding infotainment display with latest GKUI smart ecosystem (OTA updates, AI voice assistant) Screen, full-width vent design CN95 intelligent air filtration system, modern flat-bottom three-spoke steering wheel.

Emgrand’s top models come standard with a 540-degree surround-view camera system, a high-definition driving recorder, a hands-free tailgate, and Bosch’s latest 9.3 ESP system, helping it achieve the best-in-class 100 km/h braking at 0 km/h below 36 meters.