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

Jason ยท Mar 10, 2021 04:00 PM

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

Pakistan is not the only market to sell the Proton Saga, as it was also recently launched (or slated for launch) in Nepal, Kenya and Egypt.

Jason

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Jason's foremost passion is all things automotive, where he spent his formative working years as a Product Planner and Trainer. An Advanced Driving Instructor by training and an all-round enthusiast, Jason loves going into intricate details about driving dynamics. Will drive anything with 4 wheels and a steering.

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