2011 Proton Saga Debuts at Thai Motor Expo 2010

Proton has unveiled the 2011 Proton Saga facelift at the Thai Motor Expo 2010. Changes are minor, mostly at the exterior, but also include an USB/AUX-in function, an extra airbag and rear power windows for the higher spec models.

Exterior changes include a new head lamp design, a new grille, bumper and pretty much the entire engine hood sheet metal design. The sides of the hood are now more prominent, giving the vehicle a sportier look at the front. The hood also features a slight crease in the centre, whereas in the pre-facelift Saga it was flat.

The headlights now feature a dedicated high beam bulb, instead of the two-bulb configuration of the outgoing model. The signal lamps have also been moved, and are now situated towards the inside of the lamps. Turn signals have also been added in the side mirror casings, giving the vehicle a more modern aspect.

The rear has also been improved, with LED tail lamps, a small spoiler that's been added to the trunk lid and a small diffuser emulating piece inserted into the rear bumper. The bumper has been widened and shaped to show off the exhaust muffler and tail pipe, whereas in the pre-facelift model the tailpipe was hidden beneath the bumper. The alloy wheels have also been redesigned, but the dimensions were kept from the pre-facelift model.

The 1-DIN Clarion radio has been upgraded with USB and Auxiliary ports which are situated beneath the radio. Their position seems to have been hastily chosen, as the ports take up some space in the console and are badly integrated with the design. Audio control buttons are now available on the steering wheel as well, as in the Satria Neo.

Four colours are available in Thailand, Solid White, Tranquility Black, Genetic Silver and the new colour, Blue Rock.

The Thai spec sheet indicates no mechanical changes, with peak power still at 93 horsepower and 120 Nm (88 lb-ft) of torque.
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