The New Saga FLX!

    To answer the call for greater youth engagement, Proton organized a One Million Youth Gathering last May which saw Malaysian youth from all walks of life gathered at Putrajaya, participating in over 200 programmes and activities such as hip hop dance performances and Proton lifestyle fashion show.

    One such eventful activity was the showcasing of various Proton models together with a product and technical briefings to enable the youths to have deeper product understanding. The attendees were duly impressed by our national carmaker’s commitment towards innovation.

    The gathering is a clear case that PROTON is one national car maker that keeps the youth in mind. Understanding the challenges of cost and the increasing standard of living, Proton has recently unveiled Proton Saga FLX 1.3L; a new model enhancement to its Proton Saga model which is affordably priced, guaranteeing as well increased fuel-efficiency besides eco-friendly emissions.

    Besides providing consumers with greater savings on fuel consumption and smoother drive with the use of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) technology.

    As a young working adult, these are the few criteria that I will put into consideration when purchasing a car:


    The new Proton Saga FLX is a Proton Saga facelift, which is the best selling model in Malaysia from January to June 2011. Since its introduction, the new generation Proton Saga has won a few accolades under its belt – Frost & Sullivan’s Best Model of the Year 2009, Best Passenger Car of the Year 2010 and Best People’s Car Award. Rest assured that the new Proton Saga FLX can only gets better, with its chic and sassy, stylish and sophisticated exterior.

    The choices of colors are brilliant too! Apart from the new colour Elegant Brown, one can choose from the existing classics such as Tranquility Black, Genetic Silver, Solid White and Blue Rock.


    The biggest selling point of the new Proton Saga FLX is CVT, or Continuous Variable Transmission. The automatic variant of the new Saga FLX 1.3L utilizes the CVT, as opposed to the conventional Automatic Transmission (AT) gear. CVT ensures silky smooth gear shifts (no more jerkings!), allows the engine to have less wear and tear (cost less to maintain!) and thus improve its durability. Another power feature under CVT’s is its ability to simulate a 6 speed automatic gearbox.

    Safety Features:

    For most of us who put a lot of emphasis on safety features, the Proton Saga FLX 1.3L Executive variant comes driver and passenger air-bags along with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). The body shell of a Saga FLX is built stronger and stiffer for the passenger’s protection too.

    Fuel Consumption:

    Because of the lighter built of the engine, along with the “stepless” gear transition that the CVT provides, the Saga FLX can deliver a fuel consumption drop of four percent in an a urban driving environment, with consumption dropping up to 10 percent when driven on highways. This transmission change improves the drivability and responsiveness of the car without compromising its power.


    As a young working adult who earn less on average, pricing is an important consideration. Fortunately for us, Proton Sage FLX is well known as one of the best value for money car model available in the market! It is priced only between RM 38,598 and RM 44,998 for all that amazing features!

    Variant Peninsular Malaysia East Malaysia Labuan Langkawi
    Standard MT RM 38,598 RM 41,378 RM 38,298 RM 36,448
    Standard CVT RM 41,598 RM 44,378 RM 41,298 RM 39,448
    Executive MT RM 42,398 RM 45,198 RM 41,648 RM 40,098
    Executive CVT RM 44,998 RM 47,798 RM 44, 248 RM 42,698

    All in all, the newly launched Saga FLX, which put a lot of emphasis on safety features, affordability and fuel-efficiency, is one of the best choices for a young working adult like myself. The car design is chic and sassy enough to make me a proud owner too!

    Test drive the awesome Saga FLX at your nearest showroom or log on to to discover more on the features and functionality!

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