Proton has introduced the new Saga here in Malaysia, with prices starting from:
- Standard MT - RM 32,800
- Standard AT - RM 35,800
- Premium AT - RM 39,800
All prices are on-the-road, without insurance.
Visually, the new Proton Saga now gets Proton’s ‘Infinite Weave’ motif in the front grille, plus a new front bumper, while the rear bumper has also been redesigned with a chrome strip and bumper inserts on the sides. Proton has also removed the emblem that was on the boot garnish, replacing it with the Proton wording instead. The Saga emblem has been relocated to the lower right of the boot for a cleaner look. The rear fog lamp has also been removed on the new Saga.
In terms of dimensions, the new Saga is identical to the older model, coming in with a length of 4,331 mm, width of 1,689 mm, and a height of 1,491 mm. Wheelbase remains at 2,465 mm.
Powertrain wise, the new Saga continues to be powered by a 1.3-litre VVT petrol engine that does 95 PS at 5,750 rpm and 120 Nm at 4,000 rpm. While the Getrag-sourced 5-speed manual remains unchanged, Proton has finally replaced the Punch-sourced CVT-type automatic with a Hyundai-sourced 4-speed torque converter automatic.
Proton has also fitted larger brakes from the Iriz/Persona duo to the new Saga, which Proton says improves the braking performance of the new Saga.
From now till the end of August, those interested to own the new Saga can book one for just RM 9.99.