Here are more spikes of the 2022 Proton Saga MC2, which should be launched right now. We’ve seen the exterior of the updated Saga – here, we see a lot more of them, close-ups, as well as the interior of the car, which changes something.
We’ll start with the red highlights, which will appear as a ring around the dials on the meter panel. Color meter rings are not a new concept for Saga – the 2020 anniversary edition featured yellow rings as well as Air Convent and Center Stack highlights.
Although MC2 goes further with red. Here, the “sporty color” surrounds the central AC vents, as opposed to the highlights of the adjusters. The tiny chrome strip that separates the steering buttons is also red here. We can’t see the side AC vents, but they should be red to match the central vents. Red treatments may not go as far as Iriz Active or Myvi AV facelifts, but they are welcome.
Also new is the AC control panel, which has a knob on both ends and two buttons in the middle. Knobs look like Iriz Active, but there’s no piano-style key and no display. It looks much better than the current car’s basic-looking three-dial layout.
There seems to be a new OS for the infotainment system as well, judging by the home screen, with more icons and colors. There is also a parody-style “Please check your luggage” reminds you to bring your baby, bag and laptop with you when someone stops the engine. Finally, Saga gets a new round logo of Proton on the steering wheel.
Externally, the changes are very small. The grill has got the new logo of Proton, and here is a red ethereal bow attached to the grill, X50-style. We can also see a Shuriken-style two-tone pattern for new alloy wheels and black side mirrors in this top-spec example. Everything else, including the bumper and lights on both ends, looks unchanged, but take a closer look and you’ll see a bodykit.
A leaked document that made the rounds earlier this month tells us all we need to know about the Saga MC2. There will be a new range-topping 1.3L Premium S AT variant, and you’ll see here an updated trunk lid with new 15-inch wheels and bodykits, auto-fold side mirrors and a release switch.
Other items listed in the document include an updated material cluster, steering wheel and leather cover for seats, a keyless entry with a push start button, and a black headliner. In addition, the 1.3 standard AT variant is set to receive Electronic Stability Control (ESC). 1.3 The standard MT will not have ESC, but will exist as the only manual transmission car of the Proton.
What do you think about the 2022 Proton Saga MC2 changes and internal updates?
Gallery: 2022 Proton Saga MC2 Spitshot