Proton Saga is a compact car which was launched by the Malaysian automaker Proton in the year 1985. This sedan is based on the blueprint of Mitsubishi Lancer Fiore which was quite a popular sedan in its existing days. The second generation of this vehicle was launched with lots new features and facelift to attract more customers in the year 2011. The versions from Proton Saga to Proton Saga FLX has undergone various changes over these three decades. In Indonesia, this sedan is available at a decent price in comparison to the other similar segment cars from different brands.
Proton Saga FLX houses a 1.3-litre, inline 4-cylinders DOHC engine under its hood. This engine churns out a peak power of 94 hp at 5750 rpm along with a peak torque measuring 120 Nm at 4000 rpm. The acceleration and pick up of this engine is also decent. This engine starts from a halt position and reaches the 100 kmph mark in 13 seconds and reaches a peak speed mark of 160 kmph. Overall performance of this engine is enhanced by the manual transmission gearbox. This 1.3-litre engine consumes approximately 18.83 kmpl on an average on combined terrains. It has a large fuel tank with 40 litres of storage capacity.
The exterior of Proton Saga FLX has decent exterior features with neat finish. The front grille holds the appealing Proton insignia and wings. The side and rear profiles of this sedan have elegant looks, which give a soothing feeling to the eyes. This Proton product measures 4278 mm x 1680 mm x 1520 mm (L x W x H0 and wheelbase counting 2465 mm. The wheelbase is quite long to ensure comfortable headroom and legroom to all its 5 occupants. Coming on to the wheels and tires employed in Proton Saga FLX, it has 14-inch alloy wheels with tires measuring 185/60/ R14. This set of wheels and tires give good stability to this vehicle even while running on elevated speed.
The interior of Proton Saga FLX is kept simple yet graceful. This sedan has all black interior trim with leather covered seats. The front seats of this vehicle come with reclining and sliding facilities for more comfort. Talking about its trunk capacity, this sedan has 413 litres of boot space which can accommodate decent amount of luggage. If you love enjoying music during your drives, this sedan has decent entertainment system employed in it. The AM/FM tuner along with MP3 systems is incorporated along with amplifier for full-on entertainment of the occupants. Additionally, AUX-In and USB connectivity is provided in Proton Saga FLX so that the passengers may listen to the music of their choice.
The Proton Saga FLX is employed with basic safety features. Airbags are equipped in this sedan for the passengers of this vehicle. Seat belts are provided for all the 5 seats to ensure safety of the occupants. EBD and ABS are employed to ensure the stability of this vehicle on slippery lanes. Vehicle immobilizer system is given in this vehicle that safeguards the vehicle from any theft. Anti-theft alarm system is also provided in Proton Saga. Ventilated disc brakes are employed at the front wheels and drum brakes are given at the rear wheels of this sedan. Talking about the handling, Saga FLX comes packed with McPherson strut along with stabilizer bar on front and and trosion beam system at rear axle for better handling on elevated speeds.
Proton Saga FLX is a decently equipped sedan which is available with a decent price tag. This vehicle carries comfortable interior with soothing exterior and a not-so-powerful engine. Talking about the safety, this sedan equips standard safety features which would not appeal to you if you are very much concerned about the protection of your family while they are in this vehicle.