Proton has launched the new Saga Anniversary Edition, based on the range-topping Premium AT variant, to celebrate 35 years of the Proton Saga which was first introduced in 1985.

The Anniversary Edition is limited to 1,100 units and doesn’t come with mechanical upgrades and is limited to aesthetics. It still utilises the same 1.3-litre engine with 95 hp and 120 Nm, paired to a 4-speed automatic.

Available only in black, which are not offered in the standard models, the Anniversary Edition is available with yellow side mirrors and a yellow strip on the front grille, front lip, side skirts, and on the rear bumper.

Don’t get to excited just yet. Interestingly, the front lip and side skirts are OPTIONAL items. It’s surprising that they didn’t try to sell special addition emblems for the Anniversary addition. If you want the complete buffet package, which includes the front lip, side skirts, door visors, a front bonnet insulator, trunk lid cover and boot tray, it’ll cost you RM2,035.

If you choose to purchase these items separately, which is compatible with the 2019 facelift Saga, it’ll cost you RM315 extra for a total of RM2,350. The “standard” Anniversary Edition is priced at RM39,300, similar to the Proton Saga Premium AT variant. The price of the Premium AT variant was reduced by RM500 after the Sales Tax Exemption announcement.

On the inside, is there it gets a little comical. We’d like to think Proton was exercising some form of humour here with the yellow trims on the centre air con vents and centre console storage. Doesn’t it look like a smiley face to you? How can you not giggle every time you look at it?

The Saga Anniversary Edition will also come with Proton’s N95 Cabin Filter, previously only available on the X70. As for the other models in the Proton range, here’s the latest price list after the Sales Tax Exemption.


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