2021 Proton Saga (3rd Generation)
- Expected Price in Pakistan: 21,000,00 PKR to 23,00,000 PKR
- Prebookings are Open: SAGA BOOKING LINK
As we all know, the Proton Saga has-been a Major milestone in the Malaysian automobile industry as it became the first locally produced car and it has been enjoying the best-selling car in Malaysia till now. Currently, the third generation of Saga is available in Malaysia that has received some facelift changes, and Proton is about to bring its 2021 version of Saga in markets that were sighted in its camouflage form in Kuala Lumpur in September 2020. The 2021 model of Proton Saga will likely be-launched in mid of 2021 that will continue to have a similar powertrain as introduced in 2019 Saga, but some minor changes in its design are going to be-introduced. Proton Saga is also going to launch in Pakistan soon after the entry of X70 in our country. High Commissioner of Malaysia has announced the launch of Proton X70 on December 18th in Pakistan and Saga will then be-launched afterwards. An official date for the launch of Proton Saga in Pakistan is-not announced yet, but we expect to see its launch after January 2021. Initially, 100CBU units will be available for sale, and then locally produced cars will also be available from June 2021 as per the plan of Proton. Proton Saga was also-spotted on the roads of Karachi that showed the car is in a testing phase. Proton is establishing its dealership networks in big cities of Pakistan so that the availability of their vehicles is made easy for the customers.
Trims available :
It will be available in three levels that include Standard trim, Executive trim, and Premium trim but in Pakistan only Standard and Premium trims are available. The Standard-trim will be available in both manual and automatic options, but the Premium trim will be available in only the automatic transmission option. The CVT-version was already-discontinued in the 2019 model and a Hyundai –source four-speed automatic-transmission was-introduced.
The 2021 Proton Saga will be available in 1.3 litres DOHC VVT engine with 1332 displacement that generates a maximum power of 70 kW AT 5750 RPM and torque of 120 Nm at 4000 RPM. The Saga coming to Pakistan will have a downsized engine that will have a displacement of 1299 cc instead of 1332 cc displacement generating almost similar engine power at torque. Four-speed automatic and five-speed manual transmission will be available in the upcoming Proton Saga.
Proton Saga has always been exceptional when talking about the driving experience and has given awards many times. The latest model is improved to modify the handling on most and the-good suspension is-coupled to enhance the handling even when cornering and curving are required. The braking system is improved as well by the addition of higher friction pads and large-sized discs. It now offers you automatic transmission instead of continuously varying-transmission and the gearbox is-taken from the Hyundai Transys, both the manual and automatic-options are-given with smooth throttle changes. The new automatic driving mode is more economical and also gives a bit of sporty feeling to the drive-by when giving direct in-gear acceleration. It delivers a decent acceleration that hovers the revolution needle below 3000 RPM at a speed of 110 kilometres per hour. The engine brakes feel strong in the new gearbox when you lift off the gear. It can accelerate from zero to a hundred kilometres per hour in 11 seconds. The hydraulic steering wheel is lighter and works with less steering effort. Turning and curving the car around corners is made easy and effortless that is appreciated by the customers. The steering wheel remains the same effortless even at high speeds and makes the handling confidence-inspiring. It has always been a priority by the customers because of its dynamic sophistication that makes high speed cruising even more fun. The fuel economy of Proton Saga is also not very bad, consuming 5.6 litres of petrol by giving a hundred kilometres of mileage when driving it with manual transmission and automatic transmission consumes 5.4 litres of petrol by giving mileage of hundred kilometres. It is the best car if you are looking for driving enjoyment, and some of its features like electronic stability control, traction control, hill-hold assist, reverse camera, and parking sensors at front and back.
Exterior design and features:
The Proton saga modern and elegant lines complement its refined looks with distinct-enhancements that attract every person. The front bumper features an infinite weave-shaped grille above, and new diamond-shaped halogen reflector headlights on its sides are-given with new LED daytime running lights. The rear end is-garnished with a new rear bumper and spoiler that attracts every eye and the proton logo is-encrypted in between the two stunning taillights. There is a bee sting antenna fixed on the roof that looks good and does the job-perfectly to attract radio signals. In the last fifteen inches, alloy wheels complement its looks and add a bit sporty design to it.
Interior design and features:
It is all about comfort when talking about the cabin of Proton Saga. The stylish leather upholstery adds luxury to the interior, whereas-the eye-catching central console is-given with convenient buttons that are easy to reach, and a seven inches touch screen display is mounted-on that comes with Bluetooth connectivity and 16GB of storage memory. You can now connect your Android smartphones easily with the display screen and enjoy the music of your choice. The N95 cabin filters suit best in the days of viruses when you need to filter out all the dust, bacteria, and other pollutants including the smoke particles. The cabin features a new LED Map lamp, sun visor with mirror, and ticket holder, attractive instrumental display that comes with Eco-Drive Assist. Three USB ports, power windows, steering tilt adjustment, a big cargo area, and bench type rear-seat fold for additional cargo space are also-given to the customers.
Proton Saga comes with an improved NVH braking system and drives quality that ensures its passengers a safe ride. It has equipped with an electronic stability control feature, traction control system, 2 airbags, brake assist feature, hill-hold assist, parking sensors at front and rear, ISOFIX, and reverse-view camera. It has been given four stars by ASEAN NCAP that increases the customer’s trust and faith in Proton Saga.
The expected price of the Proton Saga will be around 2.1 Million Pakistani rupees, while its price in Malaysia ranges from 32,800 RM to 39,800 RM.
Proton Saga is the most loved car in Malaysia, just like our Suzuki Mehran that is owned by almost every house at least once in a lifetime, and its popularity is still the same that is proved by their sales. Sales of Proton Saga reach the highest level up till now in June 2020 that shows people’s love for it. The entry of Proton Saga into the Pakistani auto market will not be a threat only to all its rivals but also prove to be a worthy option to own, and we expect a welcoming-market for Saga in our country too.