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The Proton Saga is a subcompact automotive, formerly a compact car manufactured by Malaysian auto producer Proton since September 1985. The name “Saga” was chosen from the winner of the contest which was held to decide on the primary car’s identify, Ismail Jaafar, a retired military soldier. This title was derived from “saga”, which is a kind of sentimental, fragile, oily, extremely combustible but productive seed commonly found in Malaysia, and incidentally, the Proton Saga 1.3 litre engine “is as sturdy because the saga seed”.
It is tough to smoke a FWD car, not to mention if the automobile is in 4WD form. A donut can simply be completed on RWD car. The smoke actually the end consequence from the rubber on the fringe of melting point where traction is form of zero on the point. That is why the auto stand still but the rear wheel keep on spinning.
In step with Autocar India, Proton is trying to enter the Indian market with a small automotive underpinned by Nissan’s V platform. The journal’s sources spilled that Nissan could license the stated platform to Proton, who could use it for the manufacturing model of its EMAS concept.
Proton Satria, (additionally known as Proton Compact within the UK) a sporty three-door hatchback based mostly on the Mitsubishi Colt. Proton gained plenty of valuable engineering data from its takeover of Lotus which in the end led to a particular Lotus badged version of the Satria being produced; the Proton Satria GTi . This was Proton’s try on the sporty, efficiency hatchback market. Very popular in Malaysia and has a big following in Australia and the UK. Powered by a four-cylinder 1,800 cc DOHC 16v engine and featured Lotus-tuned suspension, it was among the finest Protons ever constructed.
At a current media briefing, Proton’s administration reiterated that it made little financial sense to construct a automobile on this phase from scratch, as the small volume gained’t help it recoup the investment. It takes about RM600-seven hundred million to do so, while a OEM collaboration (as Proton MD Datuk Syed Zainal prefers to name it over “rebadging”) takes up just RM250 million. The process also just took 17 months compared to a full two years if Proton would have worked solo. Not price it for a projected 1,600 units monthly, they say.
Proton unveiled the successor to the 2007 Saga. The new car is an indigenous design, essentially based on a stretched Proton Savvy platform. The new model is an in-house design developed in collaboration with Korea’s LG CNS and Lotus Engineering. The Proton Saga is not planned for U.S. launch but will be sold throughout Southeast Asia, in China, India and Australia.
Proton unveiled in Malaysia a Merdeka special edition of the Proton Persona called the Proton Persona SE on the 26th of August 2008. The Proton Persona SE has a bodykit, different alloy wheels, matte silver door handles and front grille, a leather interior and a GPS navigation system.
Persona known as the Proton Gen-2 Persona in the UK and Indonesia.The Proton Persona is essentially a saloon based on the Gen-2 hatchback introduced in 2004.
and inherits the Persona name from rebadged Proton WIRA sold in certain countries. It addresses several main flaws of the Gen-2, although the Gen-2 itself remains in sale.
The 1.6 liter Campro engine in the Persona is the same 110 hp unit used in other Proton models but with an improved cast aluminum oil pan design that reduces the chances of damage. A transmission control unit re-calibration on models with automatic transmissions reduces the hunting of gears and improves gear changes in an attempt to mask the dip in the torque curve in the lower and middle rev ranges. It has been announced that in early 2008 the Persona will be equipped with new Campro engines that incorporate a new variable-geometry intake manifoldmodule (Campro IAFM engine) which improves low-end torque and high-rev breathing.
The following are the equipment for the special edition model proton persona SE:
- Leather-wrapped seats, steering wheel, gear knob and trim
- Meter panel from the GEN2 CPS
- Different alloy wheel design (15 inch)
- Cruise Control
- Smoked headlamps
- Silver matte door handles and front grille
- A bodykit consisting of front, side and rear skirts and a subtle spoiler
- A Proton-rebadged windscreen-mounted GPS navigation device