Despite the fact that the third generation Saga is all-round larger than its second generation siblings, it is marketed as an A-segment or A -segment sedan.
In contrast, the second generation Saga was classified as a B-segment model throughout its life cycle.
The new Saga launched approximately one month after the new Persona, its larger and more sophisticated sibling.
The Saga has ceded the B-segment sedan bracket to the new Proton Persona, and would no longer offer a 1.6-litre engine option.
The various trim levels differ mainly in terms of kit, cosmetic enhancements and safety features, but are otherwise mechanically identical.
Twin airbags are standard across the range, but ABS is not available on the entry-level Standard, and ESC is reserved for the range-topping Premium.
Production for export markets will commence in early 2017.
The new third generation Saga continues to utilise the second generation Saga platform, which underpinned the previous BLM, FL and FLX models between 20.