Aside from the Proton Iriz, which will be launched in Indonesia next week, Proton will also be introducing the new Persona and Saga sedans in the republic this year, according to Auto Bild Indonesia.

The publication quoted regional head of Proton’s ASEAN international sales division Shahidin Sahamid, who broke the news during the media test drive of the Iriz there. “After this, there will be more cars that will be launched in Indonesia, the Persona and Saga,” he said.

Specifications and equipment will likely mirror Malaysian-spec models. In the Saga’s case, three trim levels are available over here, Standard, Executive and Premium – all powered by a 1.3 litre VVT four-pot producing 94 hp at 5,750 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox (Standard only) or a CVT.

The Persona is also available in the same three trim levels, but is instead powered by a 1.6 litre mill, pushing out 107 hp at 5,750 rpm and 150 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The same transmission options are also offered, with the manual only offered on the Standard variant.

Proton will face a bigger challenge marketing the two cars in Indonesia compared to the Iriz, however. Sedans are slapped with a 30% sales tax compared to just 10% on other models, which means that the retail prices will be more expensive. The Persona will be pricier still, as its larger engine also incurs higher taxes. However, the booted models mean that the company will likely have an entry into the taxi market there.

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