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nouvoS
salute to national longest running production car.. the mk1 SAGA..

Saga (19851991)

The Proton Saga was launched in September 1985 by Malaysia's Prime Minister at that time, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. Before the production of Proton Saga, a contest was held to choose the name of the first national car, and the name Saga was chosen from the winner of the contest. The winner of the contestant was Ismail Jaafar[1], a retired military soldier. When asked why he chose this particular name, he replied as "saga" (Abrus precatorius) is a type of seed commonly found in Malaysia, and that the Proton Saga is as strong as the saga seed.

The first Proton Saga that rolled off the production line was presented to the Malaysian National Museum as a symbol of the beginning of the Malaysian automotive industry. Tun Dr. Mahathir also used a new Proton Saga to cross Penang Bridge during the opening ceremony of the bridge on 14 September 1985.

Early Saga models were powered by SOHC 8-valve 4-cylinder petrol engines sourced from Mitsubishi, available in both 1.3- and 1.5-litre displacements. Both engines were available with a 5-speed manual transmission, but a 3-speed Mitsubishi Tri-matic automatic was available with the 1.5-litre engine in 1990.

The Saga was originally offered as a 4-door sedan, followed by the addition of a hatchback variant, introduced in 1988 as the Proton Knight and was later know as Saga Aeroback. The Proton Knight was designed for the European market as the hatchback was more popular in United Kingdom.

In 1989, Proton sold the Saga in the United Kingdom with the slogan Japanese Technology, Malaysian Style. Since then, United Kingdom contributes most of Proton's export sales. The Saga name was not used and it was simply known as the Proton 1.3 or 1.5. The UK models reverted to the dashboard used in the Mitsubishi Lancer, complete with HVAC controls not found in the domestic model.

In 1990, the line-up was revised with the introduction of 12-valve Megavalve engines, which increased power ratings to 75 bhp (56 kW) (from the original 70.5 bhp (53 kW) in the former 8-valve (Magma) version[2]) for the 1.3-litre engine, and 90 bhp (67 kW) for the 1.5-litre engine. On domestic models, the Saga also gained the "Megavalve" moniker. Minor exterior modifications included a new grill and wraparound black trim pieces. In addition, rear seat belts and a third brake light were fitted as standard.

Saga Iswara (19922008)
Since the 1990s, the saloon variant of the Proton Saga Iswara dominated as the preferable car model for taxicabs in Malaysia, as seen with these examples in Kuala Lumpur.
Since the 1990s, the saloon variant of the Proton Saga Iswara dominated as the preferable car model for taxicabs in Malaysia, as seen with these examples in Kuala Lumpur.

In 1992, the Saga was given a facelift and its name expanded as Proton Saga Iswara (also known in short as Proton Iswara), after a species of butterfly in Sarawak. Modifications included slimmer headlights, plastic bumpers, side mouldings, coloured door handles, grooved taillight clusters and rear number plate repositioned to the bumper. This particular model is used as taxis in Malaysia and some are converted to NGV. Due to the modification, boot space was reduced by half to accommodate the NGV tank and there are only a few petrol stations by Malaysian oil-giant Petronas in the Klang Valley that sell natural gas, although there are plans underway to increase the number of stations selling it at various locations around Kuala Lumpur.

Models exported to Singapore and the United Kingdom were available with multi-point fuel injection and catalytic converters to meet Euro I emissions standards. This model was known as the Proton MPi in the United Kingdom. The introduction of the Proton Persona in 1993 replaced the corresponding models in the Saga range in the United Kingdom and this continued until the entire range was replaced in 1996.

In 2001
to regain sales and be competitive with Perodua, Proton introduced a special edition of Saga Iswara Sport based on the Aeroback version which included a new bodykit, jewel-effect headlights and Altezza lights, among other changes. It was only available in silver, with a manual transmission and a 1.3-litre engine. The original Saga Iswara Aeroback was still available in a 1.5-litre engine.

While the Iswara Aeroback underwent further modifications in the domestic market to become the Saga LMST in 2003, the saloon variant remained on sale unchanged.

Saga (20032008)
The 2007 Proton Saga was the second iteration of the re-released Saga.
The 2007 Proton Saga was the second iteration of the re-released Saga.

As a loose successor to the Saga Iswara Sport, Proton gave the Iswara a new facelift and renamed it back to Saga (or know as Saga LMST by local car community) in 2003. The interior has an entirely new dashboard, door panels and an instrument panel with a digital display consisting of an odometer, a fuel gauge and a temperature gauge. Meanwhile, the exterior received new headlights and taillights and colour-coded bumpers and wing mirrors. Proton retuned the 1.3-litre carburettor engine, and fitted a new exhaust system, increasing its power rating to 83 bhp (62 kW). It is only available with the 5-speed manual transmission.

Saga LMST

On 5 March, 2007, Proton launched the 50th Merdeka Anniversary Promotion in Malaysia, where the announced new price of the Proton Saga at that time was RM26,999. The promotion was made as a support to Malaysia's 50th Merdeka Day and also to thank Proton's customers for their support since Proton Saga was first launched,[3] receiving several minor cosmetic changes. The move was also an attempt by Proton to steal potential sales from Perodua's then-forthcoming budget supermini, the Viva. That year, the Proton Saga became the second best selling car behind Perodua MyVi and the best selling saloon car in Malaysia, with over 15,000 orders.

I'm proud... are you?
=:t a f e e 0:=
proud to be malaysian..dh bnyk kuarkn keter2 nasional..n smakin maju n terus mju..syabas malaysia syabas
nouvoS
Dalam thread nie... mana mana owner saga leh join.. pertanyaan, teknikal, dan apa sahaja tentang saga akan dilayan.. Teknikal lambat sket pasal kena tanya sifoo2 kat sioc.. allrite. come on owner saga...

Proton cars with similar engine (4G13 and 4G15) are also invited...

p/s: aku akan bermaustautin kat sini from now on.. pasal aku dah takder motor... wawawa whistling.gif
rallychamp
QUOTE (nouvoS @ Apr 9 2008, 09:33 AM) *
Dalam thread nie... mana mana owner saga leh join.. pertanyaan, teknikal, dan apa sahaja tentang saga akan dilayan.. Teknikal lambat sket pasal kena tanya sifoo2 kat sioc.. allrite. come on owner saga...

Proton cars with similar engine (4G13 and 4G15) are also invited...

p/s: aku akan bermaustautin kat sini from now on.. pasal aku dah takder motor... wawawa whistling.gif


aik?mane g moto ko?
nouvoS
ayah aku amik... dier bagi keta.. iswara..

come on la.. sesapa jerk yang ader keta saga/iswara meh la sini..

ha Rallychamp sure ingat lagi zaman-zaman Karamjit Singh dengan Proton Pert Iswara sedan tuh..

or

zaman Supersaga Batu Tiga Shah Alam
rallychamp
QUOTE (nouvoS @ Apr 18 2008, 09:17 AM) *
ayah aku amik... dier bagi keta.. iswara..

come on la.. sesapa jerk yang ader keta saga/iswara meh la sini..

ha Rallychamp sure ingat lagi zaman-zaman Karamjit Singh dengan Proton Pert Iswara sedan tuh..

or

zaman Supersaga Batu Tiga Shah Alam



haaa...kalo ko igt zaman tu mesti ko perasan team pert ade 5biji saga..2biji 4wd turbo..sebiji 1.6 n lg 2biji 1.5...bpk aku slh sorg dr team tu... cool.gif
nouvoS
hahaha tau tau... masa tuh baca spec dier macam nak terkuar isi perut.. adake patut letak 280hp punya engine kat body bawah 1 tan... giler!!! yang 1.6 aku rasa tak pernah dengar.. yang 1.5 for junior rally kan? pergh.. boleh ker iswara aku nak masuk ralli? relevan lagi ke?
rallychamp
QUOTE (nouvoS @ Apr 21 2008, 09:48 PM) *
hahaha tau tau... masa tuh baca spec dier macam nak terkuar isi perut.. adake patut letak 280hp punya engine kat body bawah 1 tan... giler!!! yang 1.6 aku rasa tak pernah dengar.. yang 1.5 for junior rally kan? pergh.. boleh ker iswara aku nak masuk ralli? relevan lagi ke?



boleh je masok rally...ford sampan tubo 4wd pn ade lg org pakai wat rally(kat bahau aritu ade sebijik)...yg 1.6 tuh pakai enjin twincam mirage...huhu...
kalo iswara ko masok rally ok jer..no probs..mayb kene keje keras cket la psl kalah kat handling keter kalo nk compare dgn keter2 lain..tp dlm rally ape2 pn leh jd...percaya kah anda kalau sy kata 1.6 boleh gigit n bungkus 4wd turbo?...dulu kat selangor awal taun 200# xigt exactly taun bile...team bpk aku dpt no.2 overall(pakai wira 1.6 jer)..no.1 karam...gunaselan pakai putra 4wd pn dok blakang...kacill n kelisa turbo?tersedak makan habuk kot..huhu.. whistling.gif
nouvoS
hahahaha.. kalau lajus sangat pun tak leh corner... turbo lag lagik... entahla aku peminat NA... hahahaha. tapi aky sayang la saga aku... first keta nie... tapi kalau beli saga sedan buruk dalam 6k gitu.. leh la main rali kan? tak kisah la kalau asyik DNF ajer.... ahahahahhahahah
rallychamp
QUOTE (nouvoS @ Apr 26 2008, 09:07 PM) *
hahahaha.. kalau lajus sangat pun tak leh corner... turbo lag lagik... entahla aku peminat NA... hahahaha. tapi aky sayang la saga aku... first keta nie... tapi kalau beli saga sedan buruk dalam 6k gitu.. leh la main rali kan? tak kisah la kalau asyik DNF ajer.... ahahahahhahahah



ala...skang nih pn da pakai format super-rally..so kalo keter ko sangkut or rosak bleh towing smpi tmpt servis..n kalo ko sempat repair da leh sambung rally blik..huhu...so ko masih ade can nk dpt top10..huhu cool.gif
bobb bkt beruntung
member aku skrg udah masuk team sagaburuk sbb da bli orion sbijik~~ tongue.gif

sggup jual rxz smate2 nk pkai kreta... flex.gif mmg gua salute abes~~ notworthy.gif
kuiH samosA
aku pakai saga. dan. sungguh berbangga menggunakan saga. kukuh nak mampuih. biggrin.gif
nouvoS
sokong2

kerana kekuatan kereta lama direka untuk ketahanan...
kuiH samosA
QUOTE(nouvoS @ May 15 2009, 08:59 AM) [snapback]247670[/snapback]

sokong2

kerana kekuatan kereta lama direka untuk ketahanan...

tetapi. sad to say. nak simpan kereta nih malas plak nak restore balik kepada keadaan asal.

chasis umur 1989. aku cam tak berapa confident. dan kalau tukar engine pun takde function. takut chasis stretch teruk sgt nnt.
badkiddies
ade tak pic saga baru yg dah modified?? whistling.gif
bobb bkt beruntung
tukar enjin 4g91 je..nk endos dgn jpj pun sng klu proton saga lame..~~enjin pun murah halfcut dlm 4ribu kowt~~
tp kreta ni lmbt berkarat,n rasenye xberkarat klu dibandingkan dengan proton wira ..btolkan jika aku salah~~
soundpill
kwn pnya..dulu dlm potoshop jer..dah jdi real

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