Proton Holdings Berhad has just launched a new variant to the Saga lineup – the Saga Plus, which will effectively replace the outgoing SV, Executive and SE variants all without increasing its price of RM33,242.40 (manual; RM36,099.84 for the CVT).
So, what’s new to the Saga Plus? For the same price as the Proton Saga SV, you get the looks of the costlier Saga Executive look, courtesy of a new set of 14-inch full alloy rims, full body kit (front, side and rear), a rear spoiler, a ‘Plus’ badge as well as a rear garnish body colour (previously matte black).
Powering the Saga Plus is a 1.3-litre Campro IAFM inline-four cylinder that makes 94 hp at 5,750 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100km/h will take 13.0 seconds with the five-speed manual, and with the CVT it takes 14.5 seconds. Top speed is 160 km/h for the manual and 155 km/h for the CVT.
The Proton Saga Plus will only be available for viewing in showrooms beginning 15 August 2015 (Saturday), and will come in five different colours – Tranquility Black, Fire Red, Genetic Silver, Solid White and Elegant Brown. Packaged together with your purchase is a three-year or 60,000km warranty programme, whichever occurs first.