Savvy: Everything In Your Car October 2011
By Sujan Tiwari
Do better things always cost more? Not always. With Proton Savvy, safety, style, performance and convenience can be yours at an unbeatable price. Brought in Nepal by Constant Business Group, the Savvy is a brand new product in the automobile market of Nepal.
At Rs 2,125,000, it is hard to find a better deal than the Savvy hatchback. Savvy has five doors, 15 inch alloy wheels, extensive safety features, good audio system, body coloured exterior components and the list goes on.
Savvy is made by Malaysian automakers Proton and features a Campro engine. Campro is the first automotive engine developed together by Proton and the auto giant Lotus. The Campro engine is developed to show Proton's ability to make their own engines that produce good power output and meet newer emission standards. The 4-cylinder, in line, SOHC Multi point injection 1149 cc engine produces a maximum power of 74 hp at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 105Nm at 4250 rpm. Savvy boasts a top speed of 170km/h and can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 12.6 seconds, and that too with exceptional handling.
Regarding the design, the engineers at Proton tried to produce a small car that offered practicality, fuel economy, generous space and great all round performance. Now, it can be said they achieved it all. Achieving these goals involved engineering a new, stronger and more rigid platform, resulting in a vehicle that offers superior handling, balance and responsiveness. The Savvy has a lot to offer for its low entry price, strong equipment levels, looks, performance and economy.
The design is eye catching and is sure to turn heads as you drive by in the compact stylish and irresistible Proton Savvy. Savvy's stylish exterior projects a look of young, spirited and energetic car with its stylish curves and the attractive hood lid. It has an integrated headlamp unit with turn signals and additional halogen front fog lamps. Savvy has a spacious interior with 50/50 split fold rear seats with fold flat rear seats cushions for increased load capacity and practicality. The interior is as stylish as the curvaceous exterior, which is complemented with aluminum highlights on the steering wheel, gear shifter and dashboard. There are conveniences like a powerful air-conditioning system, power window and custom built Clarion audio system with a built in CD player and FM/AM.
The Proton Savvy is built sturdy and strong to protect you in many ways as it exceeds international safety regulations of the European community. The body of Savvy is built from strong L3 galvanized steel and is designed with crumple zone protection. Savvy offers side impact protection with side reinforcement bar. It got 3 star rating in Euro NCAP testing and has met international crash safety regulations.
The Savvy has enhanced suspension dynamics ensuring a responsive drive. With the Savvy, Proton has developed an incredibly light yet strong small car that delivers a perfect ride and handling. On the front, it has McPherson strut with coil springs, and stabilizer bar and on the rear, it has torsion beam axle.
Savvy takes you where you want to go in comfort and style, whether it's in city or enjoying a winding hilly road. With its outstanding features, Savvy has been able to receive two known Car of the Year awards from two ASEAN countries, including the Cars, Bikes & Trucks New Straits Times/Am Bank Group 2006 Car of the Year Award in the Supermini category, and the Best City Car award at the 6th Indonesian Car of the Year 2007 awards. Proton Savvy also has been voted among Thailand's top 10 cars in 2008 by The Nation daily's car writers.
The Savvy is also recognized in the Malaysian Book of Records as the most fuel-efficient car in Malaysia during an on-road test by Proton with an average fuel consumption of about 24 km/l. Here in Nepal, the car gives a mileage of 16 to 18 km/l in the city and 20 to 22 on the highways, the company claims.