Thursday, June 09, 2005

Proton Savvy Launched

Proton's new car, the Savvy was launched by former Prime Minster Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at a Proton showroom at Petaling Jaya yesterday.

A student of the International Islamic University, Nor Hidayah Ariffin came up with the name for the car, which was formerly known during its development stage as the Tiara Replacement Model (TRM). It stands for "Shophisticated, Avant-Garde, Very Stylish, Very Spacious and Youthful".
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The Savvy is a five door, compact car powered by a 1.2 litre (1149cc) engine and has a five-speed manual transmission.

According to their website, it has a maximum speed of 170 km/hr and reaches 0 - 100 km/hr in 12.6 secs.

Read their complete specs here...

At present it comes in 3 colours: Stratos (passion blue), Midnight (tranquility black) and Magma (Chili red).

Prices:

1.2 STD M/T (M) RM42888.00
1.2 STD M/T (S) RM42494.18

You can now book online with a booking Fee of RM 1000/ at the Proton Edar Website

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