Malaysian national carmaker Proton has launched it's first national car Saga in Nepal. Since 1983, Proton has risen as one of the consistent automotive manufacturing companies to produce cars. Now, this company has risen to a level as it exports its cars to more than fifty countries including Nepal and other parts around the world. The Proton Saga is a series of compact and subcompact cars produced by Malaysian automobile manufacturer. Jagadamba Motors Pvt. Ltd which is under Shankar Group is the authorized dealer of Proton brand in Nepal.
There are now three variants of the Proton Saga – Standard MT, Standard AT, and Premium AT – all being powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder VVT engine that pushes 95 PS and 120 Nm of torque. The Proton Saga is powered by a 1299 cc four cylinder, 16 valve, DOHC, VVT petrol engine. The car is mated to a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Talking about the features this Saga includes a digital instrument cluster and the large touchscreen infotainment system. All variants get halogen lights, an LCD multi-info display, fabric seats and Bluetooth connectivity. The innovative designs and creative engineering methods have been vital to the company’s growth.
Saga is currently available in Nepal with Manual and Automatic transmission depending on the variant. The Saga is a 5 Seater Sedan and has a length of 4331 mm the width of 1689 mm, and a wheelbase of 2465 mm. Guarding the safety front are ABS with EBD and BA, traction control, electronic stability control, hill hold assist, front airbag, ISOFIX, and immobiliser. Its accessory kit includes first aid kit, safety triangle, and plate holder. The feature list of Saga includes central locking, power door locks, anti theft device, anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer in terms of security.
As for the pricing, the Manual transmission cost NRs. 35.50 lakhs and the Automatic transmission cost NRs. 39.50 lakhs in Nepal. According to the statement by company, the car will be available in Nepal for sale from January 13. For a car of this price, the Proton Saga lacks a number of comfort and convenience features which the buyers of today’s generation take for granted. For the latest auto news in Nepal, follow nepalautotrader.com on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.