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.


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.