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No replacement planned yet for ageing Proton Saga, BMA platform too costly

The current generation Proton Saga, sometimes referred to as the P2-13A Saga, has been on the market since 2016. To keep it ahead of its biggest competitor the Perodua Bezza, Proton gave the A-segment Proton Saga sedan a mid-lifecycle facelift in 2019, adding a new touch screen infotainment, and a new Hyundai-sourced 4-speed automatic replacing the previous car’s lousy CVT, and more importantly, drop its price to be lower than the Bezza. Since the current Saga is basically a heavily modified ver


Dec 17, 2020

Closer Look At What's New With The New Proton Saga

Proton has just introduced the new Saga, updating the affordable sedan that has been around since 2016 with some much-needed improvements. Let’s take a look at what has been improved on the new Saga. For starters, the front grille now features Proton’s ‘Infinite Weave’ motif, first found on the X70. The new Saga is the fourth model after the X70, Iriz, and Persona to don the new grille. Apart from the ‘Infinite Weave’ front grille, the new Saga also features a chrome strip that connects both hea


Aug 7, 2019

New Proton Saga Launched In Malaysia, Priced From RM 32,800

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 th


Aug 7, 2019

New 2020 Perodua Bezza vs 2019 Proton Saga - How do they compare?

(2020 Perodua Bezza Spec and Prices | Gallery) | (2019 Proton Saga Spec and Prices | Gallery) As Perodua recently unveiled the updated 2020 Bezza, the burning question on everyone’s mind is simple - should I pick the new Bezza or the equally-new Proton Saga? Fuel efficiency - Bezza is king, naturally Since its introduction back in 2016, the Perodua Bezza has cemented its fuel efficiency capabilities, thanks to its featherlight body, fuel-sipping engines, and slippery aerodynamics. According to P


Jan 10, 2020

New Proton Saga – Comparing It Side-By-Side With The Older Model

A couple of days ago, Proton introduced the updated Saga with some visual updates and mechanical improvements. Now let’s take a side-by-side look of the new Saga with the model it replaces. Up front, changes are minimal but noticeable. The grille now features Proton’s ‘Infinite Weave’ motif, while a new chrome strip connects both headlights. Apart from that, the design of the front bumper has been subtly refreshed as well, with a mildly revised lower air intake. LED daytime running lights replac


Aug 9, 2019

New Proton Saga – Could This Be A Better Car Than The Perodua Bezza?

The Proton Saga is Proton’s bread and butter model, a model that has been (and still is) the default first car option for many car buyers. That quickly changed when Perodua introduced its first-ever sedan, the Bezza, back in 2016. Car buyers now have a new alternative to the evergreen Saga. The third generation Saga was introduced just two months after Perodua unveiled the Bezza, giving its core model a much-needed upgrade. Earlier this week, Proton launched the new Saga, which is basically a mi


Aug 8, 2019

New 2019 Proton Saga: 10,000 bookings in first month of sales

Bookings for the new Proton Saga, which was launched on 6-August, has surpassed the 10,000 bookings milestone. Of these, over 1,000 bookings came from Proton’s online booking platform, which allowed customers to book a unit for just RM 9.99. Proton further added that it is extending the closing date for online bookings to 17 September, on the back of strong demand. “Judging from the bookings received, the 2019 Saga is extremely popular with our customers who are attracted to the revised styling,


Sep 4, 2019

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

Two units of the new Proton Saga with camouflage were spotted in Lahore, Pakistan. These units, which appear to be undergoing tests, are likely equipped with a slightly downsized engine (1,299 cc vs 1,332 cc). Proton Saga As reported by CarSpiritPK, the Saga bound for Pakistan will get a downsized engine to gain tax incentives as the tax structure for 1,300 cc and above cars is different. Power outputs of the smaller engine are still unclear at the moment. The 1,332 cc engine we have in Malaysia


Sep 1, 2020

Owner Review: My family own this car since I was born and now it's mine - My 1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3S

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic information about my car 1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3S Reasons why I bought this car My family needed a car for transporting a baby (which was me by the way). The reason we picked this car because at the time it had massive boot space and ample room in the cabin and we heard stories of how reliable the Mitsubishi version Saga’s w

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Dec 12, 2020

Owner Review: Finding my new daily driver - Proton Saga Premium 2019

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Proton Saga Premium owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Shahrul Nizam Finding a New Daily Driver In March 2020, I was looking for a new daily driver to replace my ageing first car, the Honda Civic Ferio EK3 (M) which is having various mechanical problems. I’m not fancying for Honda City, Jazz or even Toyota Vios because of high monthly instalment rate over MYR500. This led me to only have 3 option the Perodua

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Aug 7, 2020

New 2020 Perodua Bezza vs Proton Saga vs Proton Persona – A bigger option for the same price?

The new 2020 Perodua Bezza is the natural rival to the Proton Saga in the A-Segment sedan market, but with the highest spec Advance (AV) priced at RM 49,980, there are other options that you should consider in the bigger B-Segment – the Proton Persona 1.6 Executive. Take a look at the overview: Evidently, the Premium spec Saga is the cheapest of the lot as compared to both the Bezza 1.3 AV and Persona 1.6 Executive on paper. That being said, let’s compare the specs and equipment levels offered i

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Mar 12, 2020

Barang Rare: Proton Saga Limousine 1.5A original. Antara model Proton Saga paling mahal?

Proton Saga generasi pertama memang didatangkan dengan pelbagai gimik pemasaran. Anak sulung Proton ini ternyata menerima edisi-edisi khas seperti Proton Saga Knight sehinggalah ke hari ini dengan Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun. Namun begitu, mungkinkah Proton Saga Limousine 1.5A ini model Proton Saga paling mahal? Proton Saga Limousine adalah sebuah model khas yang dikeluarkan pada tahun 1990 dengan harga anggaran sekitar RM 50,000 pada ketika itu. Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun ke 25 pula pernah d


Sep 14, 2020

Imej Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun 2020 tertiris! Inspirasi dari Proton Saga Iswara teksi?

Proton Saga Tak sampai beberapa jam montaj Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun 2020 dipaparkan, beberapa imej Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun 2020 telahpun tertiris. Laman Facebook The Ajerul memuat naik beberapa imej Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun yang sangat-sangat mirip dengan model yang ditunjukkan di dalam montaj. The Ajerul turut menambah bahawa Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun ini didatangkan dalam varian premium. Berkemungkinan besar, harga Proton Saga Edisi Ulangtahun 2020 ini lebih daripada RM 40,000


Jul 8, 2020

Thailand is using the new and cheaper Nissan Almera to lock out imports of Proton Saga

Last year, Proton exported just slightly over 1,100 cars, a far cry from its heydays in year 2005 when the company exported over 20,000 cars to various countries including Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, and Egypt. The whole point of Zhejiang Geely buying a stake in Proton is to use Malaysia as its gateway to South East Asia, a region with a combined total new car sales of nearly 3.5 million cars annually, led by Indonesia (1,030,126 cars in 2019), Thailand (1,041,739 cars in 2019), and


May 22, 2020

Over 10k summons issued for modified exhaust in 7 days

The Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) has issued a total of 10,166 summons on vehicles with modified exhausts in just 7 days. The Modified Exhaust (Noise) Special Operation is currently being carried out nationwide starting from 1-March to crack down on illegal exhaust modification. Harian Metro reports that during the operation, 26,239 vehicles were investigated across the country. The number involves 12,709 motorcycles, 8,678 cars, and 4,852 other types of vehicles. Out o


Mar 9, 2021

Apa kekurangan Proton Saga 2020?

Proton Saga Artikel ini dibuat bukanlah untuk mengkondem Proton Saga. Artikel ini hanya sekadar ingin memberi sedikit sudut pandang berbeza bagi pembaca yang sedang berkira-kira untuk membeli kereta ini. Sebagai seorang pemilik Proton Saga 2020 baru, kereta ini mudah menjadi kereta kegemaran saya. Tidak dinafikan, ramai yang menggemari Proton Saga 2020 baru ini kerana nilainya. Memang juara kereta rakyat Malaysia! Dengan harga dibawah RM 40,000, siapa yang mampu menandingi Proton Saga dalam aspe


Jun 16, 2020

The Saga continues: Proton Saga, 1.8 million units later

As July 9 looms upon us, we take this opportunity to celebrate an iconic nameplate in Malaysian automotive history. For it was on July 9 1985 that the Proton Saga started rolling off the production lines. An impressive feat, seeing that Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional (Proton) had just been established 2 years prior. And now, here we are, the Saga nameplate still with us, still going strong, still staying true to its humble origins and purpose and ever popular with Malaysian consumers. In fact, the


Jul 7, 2020

2021 Proton Saga seen in Egypt, launching soon?

A couple of days ago, we reported that Proton is in the midst of growing their export business, expanding the business to various new markets. Though not an entirely new market, it appears that Proton is quietly gearing up to introduce the Proton Saga in Egypt, as seen on several social media postings. Seen here is the current-generation Proton Saga facelift that was introduced in Malaysia in August 2019. At a glance, it appears that the Egypt-bound units are visually identical to the Malaysian-


Dec 14, 2020

Proton Saga belum ada perancangan facelift, model sekarang terlalu bagus?

Proton Saga Terdapat banyak ura-ura mengenai Proton Iriz dan Proton Persona yang akan dikemaskini pada tahun 2021 namun tiada perancangan untuk Proton Saga. Proton Saga BT3 generasi ketiga yang telah dilancarkan pada tahun 2016 kini menjengah tahun ke 4 dalam pasaran. Jangka hayat tersebut selalunya menjadi penanda aras bagi kebanyakan jenama untuk memperkenalkan model facelift. Walaubagaimanapun, tiada sebarang perancangan nampaknya untuk sebarang facelift untuk Proton Saga. Pada tahun 2019, Pr


Dec 13, 2020

Sunroof on a Saga? Take a look at these UK-spec Proton Saga brochures from 30 years ago!

The Proton Saga turned 35 in 2020 and to celebrate that, Proton launched the Saga Anniversary Edition. Resplendent in a black and yellow paint job, the commemorative edition Saga sold all 1,100 units in just 5 days! Kudos to Proton for achieving that success in such a short time but it seems that being a fast-seller isn’t just limited to local sales. Once upon a time, Proton did just that with the original Saga in the UK. Proton’s UK adventure began in 1988 when it displayed 9 Proton Saga models

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Sep 6, 2020

Kenapa kena pilih Proton Saga Premium 2019 berbanding varian Standard

Proton Saga 2019 berwajah baru telah mula menjejak kaki dalam pasaran dan Proton juga mengurangkan bilangan model dalam barisan Saga mereka, dari empat varian kepada tiga – Standard MT, Standard AT dan Premium AT. Dengan langkah ini, syarikat otomotif nasional tersebut telah berjaya mencapai skala dan harga yang lebih berpatutan bawah RM40 ribu dan pada masa yang sama meningkatkan kualiti keseluruhan dan tahap peralatan yang ditawarkan. Walaubagaimanapun, jika ada yang masih pening memilih antar


Jun 1, 2020

2020 Proton Saga Anniversary Edition teased, launching on 9-July

Proton has dropped a teaser of the upcoming 2020 Proton Saga Anniversary Edition on its official Facebook page, hinting that the new special edition model is just around the corner. While the post by Proton did not mention when the Saga Anniversary Edition will be introduced, our friends over at Funtasticko provided some preliminary details, including the launch date and photos. Set to be introduced on 9-July, the debut of the Saga Anniversary Edition coincides with the debut of the very first P


Jul 5, 2020

Tun Mahathir wishes the Proton Saga a happy 35th birthday

In a recent Facebook post by Tun Mahathir, he wished the Proton Saga a happy 35th birthday, on top of sharing photos from back in the day. Keep in mind that Proton can be considered as Tun Mahathir’s brainchild, as he conceptualized the idea of a national car way back in 1979 when he was the Minister of Trade and Industry. The National Car Project was greenlit by Tun Mahathir in 1982, a year after he became the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. Mitsubishi was selected to participate in the proj


Jul 10, 2020

Review: 2020 Proton Saga 1.3L Premium facelift, true definition of value for money

Proton took the right approach when they launched the 2020 Proton Saga facelift. Offering improved features and drivability at a lower price point for consumers. Their strategy of giving better value for money to the consumers is being rewarded in their sales numbers, with a monthly average of 3,500 cars delivered. The Saga facelift was crucial in helping Proton achieve their 2020 sales target of 100,000 units. Even as archrival, Perodua launched their updated Saga competitor, the price tag is j

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Feb 28, 2020

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

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. 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,


Apr 5, 2021

Proton says the Saga outsold the Perodua Bezza, but did it really?

The updated Proton Saga is now the best-selling model in the A-segment class. According to Proton, the Proton Saga had broken the 4,000 unit sales per month barrier for three consecutive months, bringing its cumulative sales for 2019 to 34,422 units. The number represents a 32 percent year-on-year growth. “The Saga has been a big success for Proton since its launch in August. In just four months, we have already achieved more than 35,000 bookings and currently, every unit our factory can deliver


Dec 4, 2019

Proton Saga terbabas, bukan jatuh bangunan

Tular di media sosial semalam apabila sebuah Proton Saga didakwa jatuh daripada parkir bangunan di pusat beli belah Station 18, Ipoh. Video yang memaparkan sebuah Proton Saga dalam keadaan mengiring di perkarangan parkir menjadi tular apabila ia didakwa jatuh dari parkir tingkat atas. Ketua Polis Daerah Ipoh, Asisten Komisioner A Asmadi Abdul Aziz walaubagaimanapun tampil menjelaskan keadaan. Ujar beliau, Proton Saga terbabit bukan jatuh dari bangunan tetapi terbabas dari kawasan parkir. Pemandu


Feb 2, 2021

Intipan: Proton Saga diuji di Lahore, Pakistan?

Beberapa intipan Proton Saga yang sedang diuji di Lahore telah dijumpai berdasarkan laporan CarSpiritPK.com. Menurut mereka, syarikat Proton akan bekerjasama dengan Al-Haj Automotive untuk memperkenalkan barisan kenderaan mereka di Pakistan, bermula dengan Proton Saga. Proton Saga akan didatangkan dengan enjin yang lebih kecil untuk mendapat potongan cukai yang lebih tinggi di Pakistan. Ia bakal mendapat enjin berkapasiti bawah 1.3 liter untuk memberikan harga yang lebih menarik dalam pasaran Pa


Sep 1, 2020

Proton Saga - layak terima lambang R3 untuk jualan?

Proton Saga Proton Saga adalah model Proton yang sudah menjengah umur 35 tahun sejak awal pelancarannya. Model facelift generasi ke 3 sekarang adalah antara model Proton Saga yang hampir sempurna sehingga menyukarkan penambahbaikan generasi akan datang. Walaubagaimanapun, bagaimana keadaan Proton Saga jika menerima lambang R3? Jika khabar angin mengatakan bahawa Proton Iriz bakal menerima tambahan aksesori R3 justeru Proton Saga juga harus disyorkan untuk menerima talaan lambang R3. Sebelum ini,


Dec 21, 2020

In Brief: Proton Saga, best value for money under RM 40k?

The Proton Saga received a facelift in 2019 with a host of updates. On top of that, prices were reduced, starting from RM 32,800 (RM 32,400 without SST) for the Standard MT and RM 39,800 (RM 39,300 without SST) for the Premium AT. One of the most significant changes in the facelift exercise is the new 4-speed automatic transmission, replacing the CVT. Pros and cons Having lived with both the Saga FLX and Saga 2019, the 4-speed automatic is a far better daily companion. The transmission works smo


Jul 1, 2020