It didn’t take lengthy for Malaysian automotive consumers to heat as much as the Proton Saga Anniversary Edition, because the nationwide carmaker has introduced that it solely took 5 days for all 1,100 items to be offered out. The particular version mannequin was first launched on July 9, 2020 to have a good time the Saga nameplate, which turned 35 years old on the date.
All 1,100 items are primarily based on the present Premium AT variant, with some model-specific design components to make it stand out in a crowd. For starters, the Quartz Black paintjob is exclusive to the Anniversary Version, as it isn’t provided for the traditional Saga line-up. In reality, the color is just utilized on vehicles that Proton makes for the federal government in addition to the X70 Merdeka Edition‘s roof.
For distinction, the automotive options yellow highlights on the grille and lip portion of the entrance bumper, whereas the aspect skirts and wing mirror caps additionally get the identical remedy. The selection of yellow is a nod to Proton’s motorsports division, R3, and also you’ll additionally see it within the decrease apron of the rear bumper. Rounding up the record of exterior enhancements is a set of 15-inch five-twin-spoke alloys in a matte gray end as an alternative of the shiny look discovered on the Premium AT.
Transferring inside, the yellow-on-black theme continues with shiny highlights seen on the instrument panel, the bezel of the storage cubby beneath the air conditioning vents and on the guidelines of all 4 AC vents. Moreover, the earlier silver trim across the vents and the touchscreen head unit encompass has additionally been swapped out for gloss black items. There’s additionally a brand new N95 cabin filter, which is now commonplace for the whole Proton vary of autos as of July 9.
No adjustments below the bonnet, because the Saga’s 1.three litre four-cylinder engine nonetheless pushes out 95 PS and 120 Nm of torque, paired with a Hyundai-sourced four-speed torque converter computerized. The latter got here as a part of the Saga’s facelift in 2019, changing the previous CVT.
Each Anniversary Version is priced the identical because the Premium AT regardless of the added goodies, in order that’s RM39,300 on-the-road with out insurance coverage – this components within the present 2020 sales tax exemption. Nevertheless, the bodykit, which consists of a entrance chin spoiler and aspect skirts (all three items have yellow stripes) is a RM2,035 choice (RM315 off the traditional value of RM2,350).
The bodykit might be fitted to all 2019 Sagas, however you’ll be able to solely have it in black/yellow, on the regular value. Additionally included within the package deal are door visors, NVH insulation for the bonnet and boot, and a plastic boot tray. With the choice included, the Anniversary Version’s value goes as much as RM41,335.
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