Proton X70 SUV assessment – from RM99,800

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A lot has already been written concerning the Proton X70, and the SUV has beforehand been featured in a video assessment, however that was as a part of a gaggle check in a Pushed Internet Collection episode early this yr. Now, Hafriz Shah takes a more in-depth have a look at the SUV in isolation, this time in Langkawi, with a fast sampling of the automobile’s ADAS lively security methods as well.

The X70 is certainly a feather within the cap for Proton – since its arrival onto the scene in December final yr, the SUV has helped propel the nationwide automaker up the gross sales charts. Earlier this month, the corporate stated it had bought 13,572 models of the automobile within the first 5 months of the yr, with 2,439 of those being in Could. Throw within the automobiles delivered in late 2018 following the automobile’s debut and that’s almost 15,000 models, which is nothing to sneeze at.

Consumers proceed to line up for the C-segment SUV, which remains to be bought as a fully-imported CBU mannequin from China – native CKD manufacturing begins later this yr, which can improve capability and supply charges. 4 variants of the X70 can be found, a Normal 2WD, an Govt 2WD, an Govt AWD and a range-topping Premium 2WD.

All variants are powered by a 1.eight litre turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine, which gives 181 hp at 5,500 rpm and 285 Nm of torque from 1,700 to four,400 rpm, the mill being paired with a six-speed automated transmission.

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Specification ranges are excessive, the great gear checklist together with bits reminiscent of an eight-inch TFT touchscreen ‘Hello Proton’ GKUI Android-based infotainment system, keyless entry, push-button begin, dual-zone local weather management, six airbags and Nappa leather-based upholstery because the vary strikes upwards. On the very prime, you’ll discover driver help objects reminiscent of ahead collision warning, AEB, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise management within the combine.

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