Proudia / Dignity

2000

Proudia / Dignity

The Proudia is a luxury car launched in Japan in February 2000 as the successor to the Debonaire. Its name is a portmanteau of the English words "proud" and "diamond" (referring to the company's logo). Measuring 5,050mm in overall length, 1870mm in overall width and 1475mm in overall height, the Proudia's body had an imposing and elegant road presence. It was offered with either a 3.5L V6 GDI or a new 4.5L V8 GDI engine. The car featured a comprehensive safety specification with front and side SRS airbags for driver and front passenger as well as side SRS airbags for rear passengers. It was available with a Driver Support System - comprising a Rear Quarter Monitor, Preview Distance Control and Lane Departure Warning systems which used a number of cameras and radar-based sensors fitted around the car to monitor its operational status as well as surrounding traffic - that provided appropriate driver assistance. The comfort and convenience specification included Easy Access rear seats which slid back when the rear doors were opened, power-adjustment on all seats giving optimal positional comfort and power rear seats that could be reclined individually. Its sister car the Dignity limousine featured a body stretched by 285mm to 5,335mm giving 250mm more legroom.

Proudia
Overall length 5050mm
Overall width 1870mm
Overall height 1475mm
Engines 3.5L / 4.5L