The third generation Proton Saga was recently seen in Pakistan, as spotted by a PakWheels reader.
According to the Government of Sindh’s online vehicle check, this particular Proton Saga was brought into Pakistan by the Al-Haj Motors Group. The Al-Haj Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Proton back in September 2018, which will allow the former to start selling Proton vehicles in Pakistan. The MoU would also allow the Al-Haj Group to commence CKD operations of Proton vehicles in Pakistan.
Proton entered the Pakistani market back in 2006, but exited the market after sales tanked. The company offered the Saga, Wira, Gen2, and Waja for a few years before ceasing operations there.
To recap, this generation of the Proton Saga was introduced back in 2016, part of Proton’s aggressive four model launch campaign. Power comes from a 1.3-litre VVT petrol engine that does 94 hp and 120 Nm, sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual or CVT-type automatic.
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