PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today unveiled Proton Holdings Berhad's Saga Special Edition (Saga SE) and the Exora 1.6 Manual Transmission (MT) cars.
The event was held at the Felda Settlers Day 2009 at Felda Maokil here today.
Najib also unveiled the Satria Neo Super 2000 Rally Car developed by the United Kingdom-based motorsport preparation company, Mellors Elliot Motorsport (MEM).
"The move to unveil the cars here is in line with the Prime Minister''s One Malaysia call for equality amongst all Malaysians," said Proton chairman Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh.
He said it also coincided with Proton's aspiration as a national car maker to be close to the people regardless of race, religion, economic standing and status.
The Saga SE, a premium and sporty variant to the existing Saga, is targeted for youngsters who want to be different and comes in two exclusive colours of brilliant red and solid white.
It is handsomely dressed up with stylish black finishing roof top and front grille, new front and side skirting,rear lip spoilers, rear skirting with black diffuser as well as a new alloy rim design.
The Saga SE boasts of a new interior finishing complete with leather seats and door trims with matching leather-wrapped steering wheel, pearl white meter panel finishing, dark chrome air-con vents and is fitted with a CD player with MP3 capability.
It is estimated to be sold at RM43,000 for the manual transmission and RM45,000 for the automatic version.
The Exora on the other hand is the much awaited manual transmission version of the country's first homegrown MPV and will be priced at RM64,998 (metalic) and at RM 64,548 (solid) with insurance coverage.
The cars will be available for sale at all Proton Edar and EON showrooms on August 15.
The Satria Neo Super 2000 was launched at the Proton Cars UK headquarters in Bristol, London July last year.
The small and agile car, constructed to conform to the latest International Automobile Federation(FIA) homologation, has raised the performance bar for the rapidly expanding FIA Super 2000 series.
The construction of the car was the result of an agreement signed between Proton and MEM to collaborate in the development and production of a World Super 2000 Rally Car to meet all technical specifications set by the FIA.
Today's event was Proton's second outreach programme after the inaugural "Karnival Proton Bersama Rakyat" in Jeli, Kelantan last month.
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