Should You Buy Proton Saga?
Proton Saga is finally launched in Pakistan. The launch ceremony held yesterday showcased not only the official features of the entry-level sedan but also shared complete details of all offered variants. After the vehicle reveals, the fans and auto experts shared mixed reviews about it. Sinc Proton Saga is an entry-level sedan with the cheapest price tag, the expectations are cut down to a base level. If you are wondering whether you should buy Proton Saga or not, the following details can help you decide!
Proton Saga 3rd Generation
Overall, the car’s look and feel are showing a smaller sedan as compared to other sedans like Honda City, Toyota Yaris, or Changan Alsvin. While this may be true, it is important to remember that Proton Saga’s 3rd generation is purely an entry-level sedan. This means that the direct competitors of this car based on specs and details are Suzuki Cultus, KIA Picanto, and other hatchbacks of the same category.
What gives an advantage to Saga is the added trunk which is missing in Cultus or Picanto.
The company has offered a modern yet very compact exterior setup in Proton Saga. However, the car covers almost all the exterior features that are common with the competitors.
- Signature Proton “infinite weave grill”
- Halogen headlights
- Power Windows
- Electric Door Mirrors with LED Turn
- Keyless Entry
- Remote Trunk
- 14-inch alloy wheels (Standard MT and Standard AT variants), 15-inch alloy wheels (Ace AT variant)
- LED daytime running lamps (Ace AT variant only)
The interior of Proton Saga reflects a base level modification. The overall material feels and design looks pretty much similar to Cultus. If you were hoping for a luxury interior in this entry-level sedan, you may be a little disappointed! While this may be valid, here are the features included in the interior:
- Hydraulic Power Steering
- Power Steering Tilt
- Driver Seat Height
- Eco-Drive Assist
- Dual Airbags (Driver + Passenger)
- ABS + EBD
- Brake Assist
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Hill Assist (Ace AT variant only)
- Electronic Stability Control (Ace AT variant only)
- Traction Control System (Ace AT variant only)
- Front Parking Sensors (Ace AT variant only)
- Reverse Camera (Ace AT variant only)
- 7-Inch Multi-Information Display (Ace AT variant only)
- Power side-view mirror adjustment
- Multimedia Steering (Ace AT variant only)
The new Proton Saga comes with a 1299cc inline 4 cylinders 16 valve DOHC VVT engine, capable of producing 95 hp and 120 Nm Torque. The transmission is a 5-Speed Manual Transmission system.
The Standard Automatic and the Ace Automatic variants have the same engine mated to 4-speed CVT automatic transmission.
- Standard MT —- Rs. 1,975,000
- Standard AT —- Rs. 2, 125, 000
- Ace AT —- Rs. 2, 225,000
- R3 (Limited Edition) MT —- Rs. 2, 175,000
- R3 (Limited Edition) AT —- Rs. 2, 425,000
The above-listed features and shared review of the car can help you decide if you should buy Proton Saga or not!
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