If you missed the Proton Saga 35th Anniversary Editions 1100 sold-out units, don’t worry - you can now buy the Proton Saga R3 Limited Edition.
Carlist.my was one of the first and few to get our hands on the Proton Saga 35th Anniversary Edition. You can read how much I enjoyed it here or watch our review of it here.
So is the Proton Saga R3 Limited Edition any different from the Proton Saga 35th Anniversary Edition?
The answer is largely no, it isn’t except for new leatherette seats with R3 emblems and yellow stitching on the interior. That is the biggest difference.
The Saga R3 does however get a ‘sporty’ sticker running along its left and right flank with the number 82 on it. This is an homage to Team Racing R3’s Saga race car number. As this is a Limited Edition, this will serve as further proof to buyers down the road that this is an ‘original’ Saga R3 Limited Edition and not a copy ori lah.
Another aesthetic difference between this Saga and Saga 35th Anniversary is the addition of yellow buttons on the steering wheel to further accentuate its R3-ness. You also get carpets with yellow borders. Two bespoke R3 yellow windshield sun visor strips on the front and rear windshields complete the look.
We count one R3 emblem on the right rear of the car complemented with a Limited Edition emblem on the left. There is also an R3 Limited Edition emblem just above the glove compartment inside the car. A further reminder you’re in an R3 Limited Edition Proton Saga.
The Saga R3 Limited Edition sits on 15-inch twin-five spoke alloys finished in matte dark grey, shod on 185/55 profile tyres. It carries forward the bunga raya themed design which was first introduced on the 2019 Proton Saga facelift albeit in a different colour.
Entertainment is via a 7.0-inch Android-based head unit that comes with Bluetooth and MirrorLink.
The engine remains the same 1.3-litre four-cylinder that kicks out 95 PS paired to a 4AT gearbox from Hyundai. There is NO increased power output, NO handling upgrades otherwise to this Proton Saga R3 Limited Edition.
The Proton Saga R3 Limited Edition is priced at RM42,300 (after the PENJANA Sales Tax discount of RM500) which is RM3000 more expensive than the current Proton Saga 1.3L Premium Edition that retails for RM39,300 but similarly priced to the Proton Saga 35th Anniversary Edition that sold for RM41,335 fully kitted out.
The Proton Saga R3 Limited Edition only comes in Quartz Black and bookings are now open at all authorised Proton dealers nationwide.
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