2016 Proton Saga spyshot

Yesterday, we brought you a spyshot of the rear of the 2016 Proton Saga, and now another photo has been posted on the Proton CFE & CVT Technical Discussion Facebook group – this time showing the front end of that same mule.

Not much appears to have been changed from the current Saga FLX at first glance, but a closer inspection reveals a new dual-bar front grille, as well as mildly reshaped headlights that look more three-dimensional in form. The bumper also appears to have a more aggressive in design, with protruding fog light surrounds and jutting chin spoilers as seen on newer Proton models from the Prevé onwards.

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Elsewhere, the side shoulder line slopes further down towards the front for a more dynamic look, while the new door handles (taken from the Iriz) are now aligned to that line. The C-pillar also now has a kink that necessitates reshaped rear doors, while the rear end has been completely revised with more three-dimensional tail lights and a new number plate recess on the bootlid connecting the two.

Technical details remain scarce right now, but the Saga could launch with the Iriz’s 1.3 litre VVT engine and a choice of a five-speed manual or a CVT. Proton’s new naturally-aspirated 1.0 litre and 1.2 litre three-cylinder engines may also make an appearance further down the line – these mills are slated to begin production by the end of 2017 – while a turbocharged version of the 1.0 litre engine could also feature.

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