2019 Proton Saga Launched! - RM33K onwards

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  1. Tom

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    2019 Proton Saga Launched! - RM33K onwards

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    There it is, the latest, most evolved Proton Saga since the Proton x Geely partnership is finally here. It is also Proton's best selling product - contributed a staggering 2 million cars, literally half of the national car maker's 4 million vehicles sold since inception.

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    As you'd expect from the recent changes made in Proton, this newly facelifted Saga has been improved all round, is more refined throughout and pack tempting features previously unattainable in cars of this segment. But one thing It'll not get is the "Hi Proton" driving companion.

    The Saga will still be powered by 95hp / 120nm 1.3 litre four-cylinder engine and comes with either the 5 speed manual or 4 speed auto

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    2019 Proton Saga notable features:

    - New, large 7 inch floating android In car entertainment touch screen display, which is mounted centrally above the repositioned air con vents.
    - 4 speed torque converter automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai replaces the CVT
    - New, more dynamic front and rear bumper looks good, is a lot more pronounced and sporty.
    - Unmissable, horizontal LED daytime running lights are featured in the front bumper
    - New face has integrated "Infinite Weave" motif in the front grill.
    - New 15" wheels are fashioned in polished twin 5 spoke design, with 185/55 Silverstone Kruizer tyres
    - New interior LED map lights is a lot larger than before and nestles within higher quality Tricot headlining.
    - New remote key fob opens the bootlid, and does away with the key hole.
    - Better brakes comprises bigger front disc brakes and also the rear drums
    - Now has ABS as standard including EBD, brake assist and auto hill hold.

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    Colours:
    Snow White, Armoured Silver, Jet Grey, Rosewood Maroon, Ruby Red

    Prices:
    Saga 1.3L Premium AT RM39,800
    Saga 1.3L Standard AT RM35,800
    Saga 1.3L Standard MT RM32,800
    All prices are OTR without Insurance
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    The seat material looks like a worn out jeans. Kind of interesting choice of material there.

    The rest is typical saga...basic and functional.

    What they shouldnt do is install a mirror at the driver side sun visor. It promotes lady driver to apply make up while driving which is annoying to others.

    The car has gone cheaper considering currency depreciation over the years. My 2008 M-line auto was 39,998. This one with better equipment at RM39,800?
    I felt cheated...hahahah.

    Interested to know the fc figure when using the new gb. Existing cvt in the saga,persona,iriz returns good figure in town but the cvt ratio is not highway friendly.

    In my book this one have no problem becoming the staple food of Malaysian taking over from Axia and Bezza.
     
  3. leinnz

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    It's a bezza killer. Kudos to bring all the best in a budget national car
    only sad thing
    1. no autofold side mirror
    2. push star
    3. Rear seat split fold
     
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    Staple food is good point. The manual one is just unbeatable value. Quite curious how this improved one drives actually, especially with the torque converter route
     
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    Push Start would've been cherry on top
     
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    #1 This would've been nice. But at that price if you include autofold mirrors it'll either be cheap and nasty motors or worse. Maintenance gonna shoot up because of these niceties.

    #2 I dunno what is the big deal with push start. I don't like it and it makes cars so easy to steal.

    #3 this seriously would've boosted the value of the Saga even more. Pity it doesn't fold down though
     
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    I thought push start Protons are harder to steal. The immobiliser is built into the ecu
     
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    well maybe up price an additional 1K wont hurt as most car manufacturers are already going forward to use autofold and keyless now
     
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    Some videos show that it is easy to clone, No?
     
  10. parakey

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    Show me please
     
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    Go youtube search got many videos......lol
     
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    only avail for iriz premium & persona premium....
     
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    They just need a scanner to get the frequency by scanning near where your key is (usually near the main door) and drive off your car within 2 minutes. These scanners are really easy to buy these days.
     
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    This one was the most recent. M'sians rarely have CCTV outside the house that captures this kind of thing. Stolen within 5 minutes
     
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    yah! very scary......
     
  16. gunnerzz

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    Yes.
    However this is only easy to do when there is no encryption at both end. Its simple to apply.

    A basic keyless system with no encryption is very easy to clone. Just imagine it like the rfid card we use for some apartment access or elite housing area access or factory. Most of these system does not have encryption thus u can copy the card whenever u need or lost or have ill intention as the system only recognize and need the badge id to work. Some manufacturer tied the programming to work with their software only but wont offer the best protection as sometimes other device such as rfid guard tour tool can still read the badge id. Again, all u need to do is replicate the badge id.

    The one equip with encryption is more secured. Its not foolproof but it is very hard to decrypt unless u have the decryption key.

    Now there is already tech that have decryption and 2 way comm for a very secured card access. I know card access and car alarm sound different but trust me their basic working is the same. How this one work is by sending an encrypted signal everytime we lock and unlock the thing and at the same time set a future encrypted code for the next transaction. This code is as a code for the alarm systen to only recognize signals from the original device.
    This way, bad guys wont know the 'username' and the 'password' as its kept on revolving. To make things worst for them, its encrypted.

    Which keyless alarm uses this tech?
    Dunno, and its best the thief dont know and the manufacturer dont declare.
     
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    Another thing is if it has all this security then I'm pretty sure the price isn't going to be this cheap anymore.
     
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    Only slightly more expensive.
    Just need to pay a geek to design the encryption key.
     
  19. parakey

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    Proton still needs the key to be inserted when starting. I own a Preve CFE. So far, I have only heard of those lesser Preves without Start/Stop immobiliser that gets stolen.
     
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    For Preve & Suprima yes.
    Iriz and Persona for full spec is 100% keyless.

    I believe for Preve and Suprima, they are still using the small chip at base of the key hence u need to put the key into the slot as the chip in the key is passive and needs to be very close to the reader.
     

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