2016 Proton Saga prototype 6

Another day, another sighting of the 2016 Proton Saga. This time, the photos come courtesy of paultan.org reader Jayson Lai, who spotted two test mules rolling along the ELITE Highway. So, what’s new here?

Well, there’s now a wavy, circular camouflage on one of the prototypes (seen here with a new trade plate compared to earlier prototypes). As for its design cues, a clear shot of the prototype’s front fascia reveals reshaped headlamps, a new dual-bar grille and redesigned front bumper. These exterior highlights appear to be consistent with earlier photos of the car.

At the rear, the “hypnotic” camo hides away more of the tail lamps’ design. Earlier sightings revealed a three-dimensional look to them, but that may have been altered on this example here. However, the rear fog lamp is still clearly visible.

2016 Proton Saga prototype 1

Down the sides, the Saga’s shoulder line is prominently seen, progressively rising from the front to the rear of the vehicle. Iriz-style door handles are positioned within the said line as well. The rear window is extended further back compared to the current Saga, possibly to promote more interior space.

Like before, details on what lies under the hood of the new Saga is scarce. Potential engine options could include the Iriz’s 1.3 litre VVT engine, with 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 be featured in the future as these mills are slated to begin production by the end of 2017.