Proton Saga with S70 styling, by Theophilus Chin

Proton Saga with S70 styling, by Theophilus Chin

With more details and first impressions of the Proton S70 released early this morning, after the first batch of initial details and images at the beginning of this month, one may wonder what its design may appear like if applied to the next Proton Saga. Here, visual rendering maestro Theophilus Chin has given his take.

Taking the new model’s styling and adapting it to the Saga, the fourth-generation budget sedan gets the more upright front fascia of the S70, bringing with it the grille, headlamps and front bumper styling. This Saga rendition also carries over the character line from the S70 in profile, which stretches from the edge of the headlamp, through the front and rear doors and the rear quarter panel.

Proton Saga with S70 styling, by Theophilus Chin

The Saga, in its MC2 iteration received its most recent update in June this year when the manufacturer made the switch from Hyundai to Aisin for its four-speed automatic gearbox. No other changes in equipment or pricing emerged at the time, and this was a running change that was not formally announced, and was simply a change of suppliers for a given part.

Based on the Geely Emgrand that uses the Geely BMA platform, dimensions for the Proton S70 have yet to be officially released, though going by the Emgrand as a reference, the Geely sedan is longer 4,638 mm long, 1,822 mm wide and 1,460 mm tall with a 2,650 mm wheelbase, making it a larger car than Proton’s previous C-segment sedans, the Preve and Inspira.

As for the Saga, what do you think of this digitally rendered next-generation model? Does it work well with the design elements of the S70? Let us know in the comments.

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Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Fiat Multipla on Nov 20, 2023 at 1:13 pm

    Just stop it. Sedan need to be designed from ground up, else the proportion will always be wrong. No need to slap any other thing on it, as it’ll always end up looking like a turtle anyway.

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    • Lane Mower on Nov 20, 2023 at 7:28 pm

      Pity this wannabe car designer Teoh Bilis Chin forever couldn’t get dream job with any car manufacturer company

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  • Ben Yap on Nov 20, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    based on siti mastura’s theory from PAS, she will say Theophilus Chin is related to Chin Peng.

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  • Made In China on Nov 20, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Lol, no different with S70

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  • fudgemesideways on Nov 20, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Let it die already

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  • Kereta pakcik2 yg umur 60an. Design boring. Ini konon nak kill honda civic haha keep dreaming geeely

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  • Proton need to develop new engine with 1400cc for Proton Saga, Dual vvti and keep the gearbox 4 speed conventional auto.

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  • Grab with persona on Nov 21, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Hopefully there will be a S50 1.5NA 4cylinder timing chain, 4AT.

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  • This S30 design is much more better than current Saga. Pelik laa, kenapa saga 2020 ni buruk sangat. Belajar tinggi², produk ntahapa²ntah…

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  • my dream for proton saga new concept design is modern retro style.. look at Alpha Saga sedan design from Alpha USA company.. I like that style design.. with new engine from geely maybe 1.0 T is enough to boost new Saga demand in the world.. interior is using X50 part..

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