After plenty of spyshots and a teaser video that showed the full car, Proton has finally pulled the covers off its most important new car yet, the 2016 Proton Saga. We brought you an exclusive live stream of the launch event, and exhaustively covered the national carmaker’s new budget sedan in our comprehensive launch report. But perhaps you prefer to simply click play and watch our man Hafriz Shah point out all the new bits to you, which is why we’ve prepared a new walk-around video tour of the new car.
A quick recap – the Saga starts at RM36,800 for the manual Standard variant and RM39,800 with the CVT. Moving up, the mid-range Executive CVT variant is priced at RM42,800, and the top-spec Premium CVT model retails at RM45,800. All prices are on-the-road, inclusive of insurance and a five-year/150,000 km warranty – up from the outgoing model’s three-year/100,000 km coverage.
Despite being based on the previous Saga, the new car has been significantly revised – it’s 74 mm longer, 9 mm wider and 11 mm lower than before, and boasts a new, more dynamic exterior design, an entirely revamped cabin and a boot that’s now seven litres bigger at 420 litres.
There’s only one engine option – as part of a range-wide restructuring, you can only have the Saga with the smaller 1.3 litre VVT four-cylinder engine from the Iriz, producing 94 hp at 5,750 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Despite similar outputs as before, the new car is said to be faster and more fuel efficient than before, both with the five-speed manual and the improved CVT.
Big news is the addition of stability control and hill-start assist on the top Premium variant, making it the cheapest sedan in Malaysia to come with the electronic safety net. Dual airbags are standard across the range, but only the Executive model and above get ABS with EBD and brake assist. All models get a four-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, up from three stars previously.
As usual, you can browse CarBase.my for full specifications, equipment and options on offer. But enough writing – watch the video above to learn everything you need to know about the 2016 Proton Saga, and sound off in the comments section after the jump. Thanks for watching!
GALLERY: 2016 Proton Saga 1.3L Premium