Published on August 7th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


2019 Proton Saga Facelift Brings More Value & a New Gearbox

The facelifted 2019 Proton Saga has been launched with a starting price of just RM32,800.

The new Saga brings a number of key improvements over the original 2016 model, including:


  • a new Hyundai-sourced 4-speed conventional automatic gearbox instead of the Punch CVT
  • NVH improvements
  • Improved brakes (same as Persona and Iriz brakes)
  • ABS, EBD, BA, 2 airbags, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX points standard
  • Hill Hold Assist, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, Reverse Camera and front parking sensors on Premium model

Exterior Styling

  • a redesigned exterior with more aggressive bumpers
  • daytime running lights (DRLs) in the bumpers
  • infinite weave pattern in the front grille
  • ‘PROTON’ Script written on rear boot lid
  • new integrated rear spoiler
  • newly designed 15″ rims
  • 5 colour choices: Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Rosewood Maroon, Ruby Red


  • 7″ floating touchscreen infotainment system (Bluetooth, 16GB internal storage, Android Smartphone Compatible)
  • new seat upholstery
  • new centre panel
  • new instrument cluster and display with Eco Drive Assist
  • 3 USB ports
  • Tricot headliner (similar to X70)

Convenience Features

  • remote trunk release
  • sun visor with ticket holder and mirror
  • LED map lamps
  • new Assist grips colour matched to headliner


Three variants of the 2019 Proton Saga are being offered:

  • 1.3L Standard MT – RM32,800
  • 1.3L Standard AT – RM35,800
  • 1.3L Premium AT – RM39,800

Proton are offering three Extra Value packages:

  1. Service Package with free labour service three times/ 1-year
  2. Interest rate package with 2.98% per annum interest rate
  3. Insurance package with waiver of betterment charger up to 10 years, agreed value coverage up to 12 years, key care cover up to RM1,000, flood relief allowance up to RM1,000, coverage for all drivers with no added cost, personal accident coverage for policy holder up to RM15,000

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