Timetravel of our national car (3/3)


The SAGA sedan which has its exterior and interior designs completely renewed also was awarded a 4-star safety rating by the ASEAN NCAP. The research which cost PROTON a whopping RM150 million was claimed to be relatively low by recycling past models of outgoing SAGA and also borrowing equipment from other models.

Trivia: This is the third generation of Proton Saga.


YEAR 2009 – EXORA 

EXORA was Malaysia’s first home-grown MPV. It was also PROTON’s first model to use the new CamPro CFE turbocharged engine and CVT technology.

Trivia: PROTON first sketches of MPV dated back till the 1990s, that’s probably when EXORA debuted on paper.



Rebadged version of the Mitsubishi Lancer as fair technology sharing, the Inspira was introduced as a more affordable alternative to own one of this four-door compact saloon.

Trivia: It was sold as the 9th generation of rebadged Mitsubishi Lancer and had over 1,100 booking orders in the first week it was announced.



Claimed to be the natural successor of the Wira, the PREVE became the first Proton Car to be awarded full 5-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) of Australia and New Zealand and also received a 5-star rating from the Malaysian Vehicle Assessment Programme (MyVAP) of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety (MIROS).

Trivia: The name PREVE means to prove or proof.


Endorsed by Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – it was also awarded with many 5 star safety ratings and was sold in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia.

Trivia: The name SUPRIMA S meant Suprima Sport, essentially model after compact hatchbacks.



Introducing the spiritual successor of Proton Savvy – Proton Iriz. The Iriz is Proton’s 1st five-door B segment hatchback which has the ‘Vehicle Dynamic Control’. This is aim to prevent and minimize risks of a potential accident which echo Proton’s spirit in producing high-quality cars.

Trivia: Iriz is inspired and meant for sight and vision.


*Photos are courtesy of Google Image Search. 

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