Proton Saga spyshots 8

The new 2016 Proton Saga, the third in the national carmaker’s three-strong sedan offensive after the Perdana and Persona, has been spotted on the road again, by readers Encik Ray and Antony Beecham.

As with the previous set of spyshots, it’s clear here that the new budget sedan will still be based on the current Saga, as can be seen through the similar front end shape, upright windscreen rake, front door cutouts and wing mirrors.

However, several major revisions to the exterior can be found at the rear, seen more clearly here – the rear door features a prominent C-pillar kink that differs from the current car’s straight slope, while the door handles are new and look like they come from the Iriz. The rear end has also been completely revised with a sleeker, more streamlined design.

Expect the new Saga to come with the Iriz’s 1.3 and 1.6 litre VVT engines, mated to either a five-speed manual or a CVT. Added equipment, particularly in terms of safety, should also make their way into the new car – although quite what level of kit we should expect from Proton’s sub-RM40k entry level sedan remains to be seen.