Two pictures of the upcoming model had surfaced earlier today in the closed Proton Saga Community Facebook group giving us a good look of its posterior. The pictures were quite obviously taken inside the production plant.
One picture gives us an unobstructed view of the vehicle’s rear in the final stages of production, showing us a pair of BMW E90-inspired tail lights and a rear bumper with painted diffuser elements and central rear fog lamp.
A chromed horizontal bar joins the two tail light units flowing into the reverse and signal lamps, whilst at the same time visually widening the car. We also see an old-fashioned key hole to the right of the number plate slot on the boot lid.
A second deliberately blurred image shows a vehicle at a more advanced stage of production (or may be even a higher-specced model). This vehicle noticeably wears a sportier body kit and has its ‘Saga’ badge affixed on the top right corner of the boot lid.
Available information suggests that the new Saga is being built on an evolution of the present model’s platform, suitably updated to meet present day standards. We anticipate that it will use the Iriz’s 1.3-litre VVT engine paired to either a 5-speed manual transmission or CVT. Smaller members of Proton’s new RM600 million engine family might be introduced in the future.
Special thanks to Eric Goh of Autofreaks for the tip.