Proton Savvy

Proton Savvy

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The Proton Savvy is a supermini hatchback produced by Malaysian car manufacturer Proton. The car was introduced in June 2005 as a successor to Proton Tiara.

History

Following Proton's decision to discontinue the Citro├źn AX-based Tiara in 2000, a replacement model was required in order for Proton to reenter the supermini market. The replacement, originally codenamed the Tiara Replacement Model (TRM), was partially designed in-house by Proton but is powered by a D-Type engine by Renault.

The Savvy was launched June 2005 in Malaysia as a manual transmission-only model, followed by the introduction of Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) model in November 2005. Export models of the Savvy were introduced to the United Kingdom in September 2005. The Savvy was also among two models (alongside the Proton Gen-2) the now defunct MG Rover was seeking to rebadge when it entered talks with Proton's parent company in 2005. On January 19, 2007, a photoshopped facelift was released, sporting minor changes on the front and rear.

In 2006, Proton introduced a "Savvy Zerokit" variant developed in conjunction with the Proton's motorsports division, R3 (Race Rally Research), that includes an all-round bodykit and rear spoiler made from fibre-reinforced plastic, and JRD 155 wheels. Additional options include "dark titanium" headlights, performance suspension and a performance rear exhaust muffler that increases the power output of up by to .

The Savvy is also notable for...
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