Review: Proton Savvy (2006 – 2016)

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Low prices and said to handle and ride quite well. Readers report that is reliable.

Quality of interior trim is poor. Most testers regard it as mechanically unrefined. No longer sold in the UK. Official website unreachable.

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31 December 2016

No longer sold in the UK. Official website unreachable. Read more

31 December 2016

No longer sold in the UK. Official website unreachable. Read more

1 April 2008

Proton ordered recall of all 34,000 Savvys built before 17-12-2007 for an inspection and replacement of the rear wheel bearings based on a parts defect found during random checks. Water could get into... Read more

Proton Savvy (2006 – 2016): At A Glance

What does a Proton Savvy (2006 – 2016) cost?

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Real MPG average for a Proton Savvy (2006 – 2016)

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Average performance

81%

Real MPG

30–42 mpg

MPGs submitted

9

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When was the Mk2 Proton Savvy launched?

When was the MK2 of the Proton Savvy introduced?
In 2006, Proton introduced a "Savvy Zerokit" variant that includes an all-round bodykit and rear spoiler and 15-inch JRD 155 wheels with 175/50 R15 tyres. Additional options included "dark titanium" headlights, performance suspension and a performance rear exhaust silencer that increases the power output of up by 4hp (3kW) to 78hp (58kW).
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