REVIEW: 2011 Proton SAGA 1.3 FLX With CVT

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REVIEW: 2011 Proton 1.3 FLX With CVT

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First off, in the department, there#8217;s practically new about the FLX, except for the at the rear and a new colour tone Elegant Brown. The real is that its engine noise as intrusive as before, the front end of the car a little more reactive and of all, it should be less on your pockets.

The CVT equipped Saga 1.3 FLX features a button below the gear knob SAT (Stepped Automatic Transmission)

The Saga 1.3 FLX variant comes a list of added features the driver and passenger air-bags, now Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brake-force Distribution but this time around its the CVT on showcase here. The CVT comes a button right next to the knob; labelled SAT #8211; S A utomatic T ransmission.

Once engaged, the CVT then to feather the gearbox and throttle, you the impression that its changing and mimicking that of a stock gearbox. Unfortunately, there#8217;s no remap of the engine#8217;s ECU for a more drive, instead it simply the illusion that that the is shifting, which is something for who#8217;d very much

Proton claims that the CVT FLX#8217;s fuel economy to be as in comparison:

Proton#8217;s Fuel and CO2 Comparison chart compares the the 1.3 (M) with the Saga 1.3 FLX with

The CVT gearbox comes from Powertrain, where their can be found in the likes of Audi, Hyundai and Kia to name a few. We suspect it could be the VT2 transmission Punch Powertrain, which has a torque tolerance of 186Nm, where the CamPro IAFM engine produces 120Nm of torque and

Punch Powertrain VT2 CVT gearbox.

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The new CVT comes in weighing only in the FLX and is 15kg lighter than the 4-speed automatic transmission which helps in making the end feel a little more The CVT also chain driven, a wet-sump clutch and does not any additional maintenance, save the transmission fluid flush. then, Proton says the CVT#8217;s service intervals has by 20,000km from the usual which helps in keeping maintenance expenditures lower, by your service frequency flushing out your old transmission for new.

Proton FLX 1.3 CVT oil cooler can be just behind the grill on the

Although certain CVT gearboxes been known to overheat in the during the first phase of its into vehicles, Proton has qualm some of these by installing an independent oil cooler for it, the transmission fluids will run from the gearbox to the oil cooler and again. The oil cooler has been vertically, in front of the radiator on the far (when facing the vehicle#8217;s and Proton assures that the CVT is of tolerating temperatures of up to 150°C whilst a lifespan of up to 200,000km.

On full acceleration, the CVT was smooth on power and will help to optimise access to horsepower and torque, is best at around 5,500rpm. the usual 4-speed auto allows you access all the way to red-line at This doesn#8217;t mean you#8217;ll only use less it also means that now able to experience 500rpm of engine noise, providing for audible comfort, especially the lack of sound proofing exists in Proton#8217;s #8216;budget#8217;

With the inclusion of ABS+EBD as a 15kg lightened front we did note a more sharper that was dialled in and the rear feel more planted usual as we tried entering the of speeds between 110 and 130kmh. As we onto higher speeds, it did a little more steering that usual, which that this car has the usual Lotus tuned handling; under-steer.

What we#8217;ve experienced far indicates quite an amount of in terms of fuel economy, and cost effectiveness in owning a CVT SAGA FLX. However, in of the SAGA#8217;s next evolution, are afloat that there be an inclusion of a 1.6L CamPro soon to appear for better ratio which should into even better economy figures, but to expect a start-stop function to be included may be to for far too much, far too soon.

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