Export-spec Proton Saga launched in Pakistan, R3 variant gets a manual!

Eric · Apr 5, 2021 10:57 AM

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As part of Proton’s aggressive push to export overseas, the company has launched the Proton Saga in Pakistan. Five variants are available in Pakistan, with prices ranging from PKR 1,975,000 (~RM 54k) for the Saga Standard MT to PKR 2,225,000 (~RM 60k) for the Saga Ace AT.

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In addition to the regular variants, Proton’s Pakistan arm is also offering the Saga R3 there. Only 100 units of the kitted-up Saga are offered. Unlike Malaysia whereby the model is sold exclusively with a four-speed automatic, the R3 variant offered in Pakistan can be had with a five-speed manual transmission.

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Interestingly, the Saga R3 gets the same 1,332-cc engine as Malaysia, instead of the downsized 1,299-cc engine.

Also Read: Proton Saga spotted in Pakistan, new 1,299 cc engine, CKD in 2021

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The kitted-up Saga R3 is priced between PKR 2,175,000 (~RM 59k) to PKR 2,425,000 (~RM 66k).

As reported earlier, the Pakistani Proton Saga is powered by a downsized naturally-aspirated 1,299-cc four-cylinder petrol engine. Regardless, the engine still outputs 95 PS and 120 Nm.

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Equipment-wise, the Proton Saga sold in Pakistan is largely identical to the Malaysian-spec car. The top-spec variant gets LED daytime running lights, 15-inch alloy wheels, and a 7-inch floating head unit.

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The Saga R3, on the other hand, gets a host of model-specific features, such as the R3 body kit, 15-inch dark alloy wheels, various R3 emblems, leather upholstery, and R3 carpet mats. 

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According to sources, initial batches of the Proton Saga will be imported (CBU) from Malaysia, with local assembly (CKD) expected to commence later this year.

Also Read: Pakistan launching Proton Saga this month with smaller engine, manual and 4AT options

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