The original Proton Saga crafted its name as the perfect choice as an entry level car way back in the early ’80s. The spaciousness, the power and the price make it unchallenged in its own class. The national car then brought a great sense of pride to the nation, having acquired the status of Car Assembly Nation among the rest of the world.
Proton Waja was first conceptualized in the late 1990’s and introduced to the Malaysian market in August 2000. Proton Waja was the first model designed in house by Proton, responding to Malaysian called to have a truly Malaysian made car. Waja means “steel” which also reflects the strength of the steel used for the Waja compared with the previous models. Read the rest of this entry »
Proton Wira was aprropriately named as the hero of Proton Saga era, which was intended as a newer alternative to Proton Saga Iswara when the market trend turned to a rounder body saloon. Proton Wira, the Hero, was introduced in 1993 as a 4-door saloon and was based on the 1992 Mitsubishi Lancer design, but the styling was slightly modified to distinguish it from the Lancer. Read the rest of this entry »
Proton Iswara – named after a species of buttefly from Sarawak – was facelifted from the original Proton Saga in 1992. One wonders whether the National Car Manufacturer were thinking of the greatest Mohamad Ali who was famed for his gracious dancing style of boxing in bringing the opponents down in his prime days, “He dances like a butterfly and stings like a bee”. Read the rest of this entry »