PRESS RELEASE

12 May 2022
PROTON LAUNCHES THE NEW 2022 SAGA

- Updated classic model drives PROTON on a new journey
- Improved features, safety, and quality headline improvements
- New Premium S variant added to the product line

Subang Jaya, 12 May 2022 – National car maker PROTON launched the new 2022 Proton Saga today, the latest version of the brand’s classic model, at an exclusive media event held at the PROTON Centre of Excellence (CoE). The new car delivers an intelligent proposition for drivers and takes the company on a new journey with improved features, safety and quality in a refreshed design that aptly captures its USPs of Supreme Style, Smart Savings and Superb Stability.

Available in four variants – Standard MT, Standard AT, Premium AT and a new Premium S AT, the 2022 Proton Saga is powered by a proven 1.3 litre four-cylinder 16-valve DOHC VVT engine with a maximum output of 95 PS at 5,750 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm paired to a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic transmission. The updated model also offers upgraded features both inside and out as well as improved fuel efficiency with the help of features such as an ECO Drive Assist indicator to highlight how efficiently it is being driven.

“For close to four decades, the Proton Saga has been the vehicle of choice for many Malaysians and buyers overseas, and we are proud to continue its legacy and mark the start of a new journey with the 2022 Proton Saga. This latest update further extends the heritage of PROTON’s all-time best-selling model for drivers of all ages and backgrounds, and with more than 1.9 million units having been sold in over 28 markets worldwide, we are confident the Saga name will continue to thrive for many more years,” said Roslan Abdullah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, PROTON.

Supreme Style raises the bar for A-segment sedans
The 2022 Proton Saga offers supreme style with significant enhancements that raises the bar in its class and provides greater appeal to younger, first-time buyers as well as those looking for an A-segment sedan. To add a fresh touch to the Saga’s familiar and distinctive form, the new model comes with bold new front and side skirts offering a sporty feel complimented by new 15-inch alloy wheels and LED daytime running lamps.

Inside, the new Premium S variant features a sporty dark colour scheme, redesigned semi-leatherette seats for a touch of elegance, and new carpet mats with red edging. The steering wheel, which comes with tilt adjustment builds on the theme, and is wrapped in leatherette for improved comfort, with red finishing on the steering switches. This is supplemented by meter combination rings and air outlets carrying the same flash of red while the finishing touch is provided by redesigned climate control switches that are paired to the N95 Cabin Filter to filter out smoke particulates, dust, bacteria and other pollutants.

Smart Savings geared to help you get ahead
Packed with practical and convenient features the 2022 Proton Saga provides more value to drivers. Improved convenience starts even before you get behind the wheel with intelligent entry and door mirrors that automatically unfold when unlocking the car. A new push start button makes it easier to start the engine while a remote trunk release on the key fob ensures easier to access the boot. With 420-litres of boot space, luggage capacity is generous, and can be expanded by using the rear seat fold function to transport oversized items.

Other touches further improve the driving experience. The 7-inch touchscreen head unit now has the latest operating software and Bluetooth 4.2 for better wireless connectivity. It also pairs seamlessly with Android and iOS smartphones, allowing drivers to access their favourite apps while on the move. Switches located on the steering wheel allow for easy access to change audio settings and answer calls while driving, and three conveniently located USB ports make it easy to charge electronic devices. Finally, a friendly reminder appears on the monitor once the engine is switched off, asking owners to check they have all their belongings and haven’t left their children behind.

Superb Stability ensures safety and peace of mind
The 2022 Proton Saga offers a comprehensive list of safety features that give owners greater peace of mind. For a start, two SRS airbags are standard across all variants together with Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). All automatic transmission variants are also equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS) to help maintain control in slippery road conditions, while the Hill Hold Assist (HHA) feature allows driver to confidently move off without worrying about slipping backwards on a slope. Finally, a reverse camera paired to front and rear parking sensors makes it easier to perform parking manoeuvres in tight spaces.

The 2022 Proton Saga is now open for bookings online and at authorised PROTON showrooms. It is available in five exterior colours – Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Rosewood Maroon and Ruby Red.

On-the-road prices for the 2022 Proton Saga without insurance* are as follows:

Variant

Peninsular Malaysia

East Malaysia

Proton Saga 1.3L Standard MT

RM34,400

RM36,400

Proton Saga 1.3L Standard AT

RM38,300

RM40,300

Proton Saga 1.3L Premium AT

RM41,300

RM43,300

Proton Saga 1.3L Premium S AT

RM44,300

RM46,300

*Valid until 30 June 2022 with Sales Tax exemption

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En Roslan Abdullah

Proton Group Photo

Speech and Price Announcement Dr Li Chunrongmin

2022 Saga Exterior

2022 Saga Interior

2022 Saga Superb Stability min