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Ahead of the launch debut of the 2016 Proton Saga, the national carmaker has announced that the new model is now open for booking. No prices have been revealed, but we are treated to a teaser image of the Saga’s new rear-end, which as you can see, heavily differs from the outgoing model.

The new Saga will arrive with not just new looks, but also with a four-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. Under the hood, the car will likely receive the same 1.3L VVT engine from its Iriz sibling, which outputs 94 hp and 120 Nm on the hatchback.

The company has also revealed key new features, including an ECO Drive Assist indicator from the Persona, a reverse camera, front and rear parking sensors, two rear USB charging ports, a folding rear bench, a 420 litre boot (seven litres bigger), brake assist, ISOFIX child seat anchors and, finally, stability control and hill-start assist.

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The warranty coverage has also been increased from three years/100,000 km to five years – although no mileage limit has been specified, we assume that it is identical to the Preve, Suprima S, Iriz and Persona, which is 150,000 km.

We have more details and photos of the new Saga, but these will only be revealed at midnight, so check back to find out all you need to know about the latest iteration of Proton’s longest running nameplate.