Proton Saga 38th anniversary carnival is on tomorrow

The Proton Saga – Malaysia’s first National Car – is 38 years old this year. Over three generations, it has become a part of the Malaysian landscape, providing mobility to millions. Its significance is never forgotten and this year, Proton is celebrating the history of the model with a mini carnival.

The event will be held tomorrow (Sunday, July 9) at the Proton Centre of Excellence (COE) which is also the carmaker’s head office complex. The public is invited to the carnival which will be on from 9 am to 7 pm with lots of activities throughout the day.

Showcasing Saga’s heritage
In particular, this year’s event will showcase the Saga heritage and Proton is gathering fans and owners of the car to be present for the celebration. Members of the highly popular 24,900-strong Apa Khabar Proton Lama Hari Ini group on Facebook will be joining as well.

Proton Saga 1985

It was probably the Saga that was the first to demonstrate driving on two wheels on Malaysian roads at Dataran Merdeka. 37 years after that thrilling stunt, another Saga went on two wheels at the Sepang International Circuit and this achievement by Faidzal Alang will be recognised by the Malaysian Book of Records during the event.

Faidzal Alang will be recognised by the Malaysian Book of Records for being the first to drive a Saga on two wheels at the Sepang International Circuit.

Contests for kids and adults
Visitors to the Proton Saga 30th anniversary carnival will be able to win lots prizes in contests, especially those for the little ones. There will be a Kids Corner to keep them happily occupied and a ‘Proton Kids Got Talents’ contest where those aged from 4 to 6 can demonstrate their skills and win attractive prizes. And when they get hungry, there are also lots of makan spots at the carnival.

There will also be a ‘Count to Win’ contest to guess the number of boxes inside an Exora, the class-leading MPV. Within the 4.6-metre long body of the Exora, there’s over 912 litres of space for cargo so that’s a lot of boxes that can go in. Guess the right number and win a great prize.

Proton Exora
Guess how many boxes can go into the spacious cabin of the Exora and if you are correct, you can get a prize.

Other activities include taxi rides by Proton R3’s racing driver, James Veerapan. R3 is the brand’s motorsports and high-performance unit and its team has had a significant presence in local motorsport. There’s also a 30% discount on R3 products and Proton merchandise.

Special offers for car-buyers
The Proton COE complex also has a showroom (and service centre) so there’s an opportunity to check out the latest models. The first 50 customers to book new vehicles will get a special gift. Those who already own the Proton Saga, Persona, Iriz and Exora can get up to RM30 discount on the ProCare package as well.

For those who have a vehicle to trade-in, be sure to bring it along and a valuation can be made, with an attractive value offered for a new Proton. The H-P interest rates are as low as 2.7% per annum from Proton Commerce.

Visit the Proton Facebook page for up to date information on the event.

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