The Johor Sultan drove a pristine-condition blue Proton Saga with the registration number “Proton 1” from Istana Bukit Serene to the airport, a 20km long journey. Earlier, Dr Mahathir had an hour-long audience with Sultan Ibrahim at Istana Bukit Serene, Johor Bahru.
Sultan Johor berkenan menghantar Tun Dr Mahathir ke Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Senai dengan memandu sendiri Proton Saga edisi pertama yang dihadiahkan kepada Almarhum Sultan Iskandar pada 1985.[Tonton BNC di Astro 502, unifi TV 631, MYTV 121, iflix dan LIVE YouTube Bernama News Channel]
Posted by Bernama TV on Thursday, January 10, 2019
The Proton Saga is Malaysia’s first national car, based on the Mitsubishi Lancer Fiore sedan. Launched on 9 July 1985, it was Proton’s flagship model and the company’s longest running model, having seen different iterations over 31 years.
It was first powered by the 1.3-litre Mitsubishi 4G13 Orion II engine, and two years later, Proton introduced the 1.5-litre 4G15 Orion II-powered model.
The Proton Saga cost MYR17,000 for the 1.3-litre model and MYR19,000 for the 1.5-litre when they were first launched.