The Proton Saga is set to be launched in the Pakistani market soon. According to a source, CBU units of the Saga have arrived in the country. A cross check with the Proton Pakistan website reveals that the Saga is indeed listed, albeit without a price yet.
While it is largely the same car we Malaysians get, the CBU Pakistan Proton Saga gets a slighty smaller engine, and we mean slightly. It's still a 1.3-litre engine, but has been downsized from 1,332cc to 1,299cc to comply with the local taxation regulations.
Regardless of the 33cc difference, the 1.3-litre VVT engine still pushes out 96 PS and 120 Nm. Transmission wise, you can have the car in either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic, as is the case with local Malaysian units.
The fully-imported CBU units will be a foretaste to the introduction of CKD versions later down the line. Proton, in cooperation with Al-Haj Automotive are gearing up to locally assemble the Saga at their Karachi plant. Said plant is targeted to be fully operational by the end of the year.