PROTON-SAGA-3-SIDE-revised

Proton should be looking at introducing a new Proton Saga sometime in the near future as stated by Proton chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, earlier this year. These exclusive renderings show how an Iriz-based third-generation Proton Saga may look.

The current Proton Saga was launched all the way back in 2008, and received a facelift in 2010. Following that, a slew of variants such as the SV and the SE were introduced to expand the model’s range. Shouldn’t be long until the next-generation model arrives.

PROTON-SAGA-3-REAR-3Q

In envisioning his concept for the car, Theophilus Chin started with the profile of the Iriz – of which the height and the A-pillars were of a concern. In an effort to avoid the gawky profile of the Suzuki SX4 or the Peugeot 307 sedan, he lowered the height, pushed back the A-pillars, lengthened the wheelbase and redesigned the rear overhang.

The hardest aspect of this redesign was probably the rear, according to him. After adding the boot, he mirrored the ‘chamfered’ look on the original Iriz, in a way that is similar to the Proton Gen2 and Persona. A Suprima S-style number plate garnish is also present while a black rear diffuser also helps to mask the bulk.

PROTON-SAGA-3-FRONT-3Q

With the current model being already six years old, it seems even more likely that the company should be working on a replacement for the Proton Saga if it plans to have itself taken seriously amongst fellow competitors.

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