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06-05-2005, 08:27 PM
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06-07-2005, 08:29 AM
hopefully quality will be better than the gen2 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

06-07-2005, 11:26 AM
Meh, it doesn't look too bad. The rear end is a bit funky. I like the crystalized headlights, and the grille shape alot though. I wish the grille were either chrome or matte black though.

06-08-2005, 03:36 AM
here's a review of proton savvy<br>looks better than in the spypics<br><A HREF="http://www.motortrader.com.my/NUS/articles/0/article_235/page_m.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.motortrader.com.my/...m.asp</A>

06-08-2005, 08:20 AM
<b>08/06/2005<br>SMALL BUT BIG ON PERFORMANCE - PROTON'S ALL NEW SAVVY</b><br> <br>National car manufacturer PROTON today introduced the Savvy, a five-door compact hatchback making its debut and intending to set a new benchmark in the competitive small car market segment.<p>The all-new Savvy is powered by a 1.2 litre engine and driven by a five-speed manual transmission, capable of delivering a punch of 74 brake horse power and a maximum speed of 170km/h, making it one of the speediest and most powerful vehicles in its class. <p>"We'd like to think of it as my first Lotus," said PROTON Group Chief Executive Officer Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff.<p>"That was certainly the design ideology from the start of the project. We wanted a small car that offers practicality, fuel economy, generous space and great all round performance. Its not a sports car nor does it look like a Lotus but certain elements have been engineered into the car thatll give you a taste of what it's like to drive one of the worlds best handling vehicles. The results are outstanding."<p>These elements involved engineering a new, stronger and more rigid chassis (platform) and bringing Lotus dynamics into a small car, resulting in a vehicle that is more superior in handling, safe, well balanced, responsive and has good power to weight ratio, all the necessary ingredients to making a powerful and enjoyable small package. The Savvy also has greater torsion and bending rigidity compared to previous Proton cars. It has also been tested and verified to be stronger than that of German and Italian marques respectively, that were used to benchmark in the development process. Structural integrity in the car, in terms of bending and torsion rigidity, is almost three times stronger than that of the Wira.<p>Lotus styling also helped to influence the vehicle's sleek and stylish exterior projecting a young, spirited and energetic car. Lotus styling prevailed through to the interior of the car with its minimalist approach to creating a practical and sporty cabin. One unique and practical feature built into the car is the flat-folding rear seats for larger boot space. <p>Priced very competitively, the Savvy is available in the choice of three colours; STRATOS (passion blue), MIDNIGHT (tranquility black) and MAGMA (chilli red).<p>The Savvy is also designed to be the small-segment car for PROTON's new generation of vehicles. PROTON had launched the GEN.2 early last year and is planning to launch two more vehicles within this financial year - one for the mass market and the other a niche vehicle.<p>In line with PROTON's commitment to producing better and higher quality cars for the market, the Savvy is also the first made-in-Malaysia car to roll off the production line with TUV certification for quality. TUV not only certified the overall vehicle, but also helped to control the quality of production processes at PROTON vendors, and more importantly the components they supplied.<p>Internationally renowned TUV Rheinland Group is a global leader in compliance engineering, testing and quality registration services for domestic and foreign markets and engineers were engaged to give the Savvy an independent assessment of the overall vehicle's quality. <p>"We've decided to call in the big boys where quality is concerned with PROTON's new generation of vehicles. There will be no compromise on quality. This is an area that has repeatedly hurt the PROTON brand despite our very best efforts to produce good quality, reliable and dependable cars for the consumer.<p>"In the long term, TUV certification will underline the effectiveness of PROTON's quality management system and its conformity with the relevant globally valid standards."<p>The cars are available at all Proton Edar showrooms and sales outlets nationwide and a booking fee of RM1,000 can be made immediately with delivery of the first cars expected to be within the next one month.<p>Source : Proton<br><A HREF="http://www.proton.com/about_proton/press/full_details.php?intArticleID=86" TARGET="_blank">http://www.proton.com/about_pr...ID=86</A>

06-08-2005, 08:26 AM
More info from Proton Edar (Malaysia's Proton sales & distribution) : (<A HREF="http://www.proton-edar.com.my" TARGET="_blank">www.proton-edar.com.my</A>)<p>Also from <A HREF="http://www.protonsavvy.com" TARGET="_blank">www.protonsavvy.com</A><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by nahar79 at 8:43 AM 6/8/2005</i>

06-08-2005, 08:53 AM
i went to Proton showroom to see the new Savvy about 15 minutes ago. It was marvellous!!<p>The interior is totally different when u look at the showroom, the furnishing and design very cool.<br>Even most of interior used plastic but it seems more solid and smart than Gen.2 furnishing.<br>The front seat very supportive with our body curve. U dont feel terrible to sit.<br>The back seat is high (good!) and u dont feel your legs hanging but not good as front seat.<br>Dont worry about the high back seat because the roof is even higher than Gen.2. Even when u sit, u still got space for ur head not like Gen.2 when my brother (european size body & head) try it,his head feel the roof but in Savvy,a little space and comfortable.<p>The rear light good and interior lighting at night properly arrange with the smart dashboard.<p>Overall i could say, I'M LOVIN' IT..!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

06-08-2005, 09:21 AM
I can only truthfully comment on the design and nothing more, and it's good but it has some flaws. The rear lights look a bit dated and the kink in the side window line seems out of place. The rear window seems a bit small and the space between the bottom of the window and top of the bumper is a bit too large. The front is ok, the lights with the eyebrows are not working 100% for me, would have been better without the eyebrows. They would look better cleared out. <p>Overall the actual shape is fine, modern and youthful. Interior looks rather nice. btw what is that space on the left hand side? A storage area? If so, will front passenger airbags be optional or not an option?

06-08-2005, 11:47 PM
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06-09-2005, 02:07 AM
Proton will launch "premium model" of Savvy that will include air-bags & clutchless manual transmission.<p>but the air-bags i guess only for front seat.. but lets hope their will put air-bags for rear seat also <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

06-09-2005, 08:00 AM
Air bags are not required in Malaysia?

06-09-2005, 08:13 AM
starting from this July i guess, the government force all the cars sell in Malaysia must be come with Air-Bags as standard not option.<p>but for now, not yet.

06-09-2005, 08:16 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PlatForm</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">starting from this July i guess, the government force all the cars sell in Malaysia must be come with Air-Bags as standard not option.<p>but for now, not yet.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>For both front passengers right? or just the driver?

06-09-2005, 03:29 PM
Is "built tougher" a marketting term for "solid rear axle?"

06-09-2005, 04:53 PM
I've seen the car and sat in it. comments are: center console is more solid and robust than gen2. but the plastic is the same.<p>like gen 2..i still can't sit at the rear sear, head is brushing the roofline.<p>designwise..its a great looking little car. I particularly like the one in black, combined with the white wheel.<p>this car can compete with Perodua Myvi.For people like me,I don't really need the excessive space in Myvi, so I guess this car can capture the cheap-sporty market.<p>all in all...i really like the car and thinking about buying it!!

06-09-2005, 07:45 PM
the word ''build tougher'' in their marketing terms means.....the car's body frame is 3 times stronger than any other proton.....and the body rigidity with a strength of 17,000 N/MM....according to the official website that is as tough as a car twice its size....<p>btw....i do heard ABS & EBD before and this is available in this Proton Savvy,but is there such thing known as BEBD (backup electronic brake force distribution) which takes effect should ABS and EBD fail?

06-10-2005, 12:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>For both front passengers right? or just the driver?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>for both front passengers, but for me its not enough for rear passengers safety. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

06-10-2005, 12:31 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ALing</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i do heard ABS & EBD before and this is available in this Proton Savvy,but is there such thing known as BEBD (backup electronic brake force distribution) which takes effect should ABS and EBD fail?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>did new premium version will come with BEBD?? but i know it will come only with ABS.

06-10-2005, 01:49 AM
according from the official website....... <A HREF="http://www.protonsavvy.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.protonsavvy.com</A><br>there is ABS,EBD and BEBD mentioned in the website.........

06-10-2005, 09:50 AM
ohh yeaaa... i guess BEBD such a last resort if both ABS and EBD failed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> so,u still got one chance to safe urself..i still not working..bubhye laa!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">