National research and development centre for information and communication technology MIMOS has revealed a sketch for the Proton Savvy 18 concept. What you see here is the work of Saharudin Busri (his other creations are posted below), the lead designer of the first-generation Savvy when it was being developed 15 years ago.

An owner of the original himself, Saharudin’s concept retains the design identity of the hatchback, albeit with a sportier look to attract the younger generation. At first glance, it certainly has quite some presence to it, wouldn’t you say so?

The front fascia features a larger lower intake, flanked by the main headlamps in the side intakes. Those slim LED daytime running lights remind us of Citroen models, and they meet up with the bonnet line and chrome trim that leads towards the logo. Said bonnet also gets some “power bulges” to make it even more aggressive-looking.

Highlights along the concept’s sides include a defining shoulder line and rising beltline. The latter is a subtle homage to the original Savvy, and features chrome trim that wraps around the front windscreen and lower section of the rear windscreen as well. Joining this arrangement is a black-painted roof as well as B- and C-pillars for a “floating” look.

At the near-flat rear, there are two-piece, 3D-design taillights that are said to be inspired by sports cars (Ferrari GTC4Lusso, perhaps?). Other cues include the roof-mounted spoiler and another tribute to the original Savvy – the central exhaust.

So, what do you think of this Savvy concept? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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