Proton has released a new video on its new 2016 Proton Saga. The budget sedan receives an entirely new exterior and interior, a revised engine from the Iriz and a number of added features.

This video focuses on what’s under the bonnet – the 1.3 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine receives variable valve timing for improved performance and fuel consumption. Outputs remain identical at 94 hp at 5,750 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Despite this, it’s now quicker than before, with the five-speed manual clocking a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 12.2 seconds (0.8 seconds faster), and the CVT model doing the deed in 13.1 seconds (1.4 seconds faster). It’s also more fuel efficient – Proton quotes consumption figures at 90 km/h of 5.4 litres per 100 km with the manual (down from 6.0 l/100 km) and 5.6 litres per 100 km with the CVT (from 6.3 l/100 km).

Proton has also made big claims about its testing regime for the new Saga, with months of testing resulting in a cumulative mileage of more than three million kilometres. The company said that it has engineered the Saga to put a smile on its buyers’ faces, as well as its employees’.

We’ve driven the new 2016 Proton Saga, and you can find out if it puts a smile on Gerard Lye’s face by reading his full review here.