The Savvy is one of the cheapest new cars you can buy. Running costs will be low, although the Savvy isn’t as frugal as many city car rivals, managing nearly 50mpg. Resale values are poor: the Savvy should will only retain around a third of its list price after three years of ownership.
Proton Savvy Hatchback quality & reliability
Proton has tried to give the Savvy a modern exterior look, with a modicum of success. The cabin is less convincing, however, because the plastics are hard to the touch and look dated. A three-year warranty with breakdown cover is included, but we have heard of some owners suffering problems with the air-conditioning systems and poor build quality.
Proton Savvy Hatchback safety & security
Proton has supplied the Savvy with the bare minimum of safety kit. There are anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and two front airbags, but nothing more. Side and window airbags aren’t available. An alarm is fitted as standard, as are marked parts, etched windows and locking wheelnuts.