Proton X70 house owners embark on 13,000-km, 33-day highway journey to go to Geely’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China
Embarking on a highway journey will not be solely a great way to discover the world, but in addition a method to kind a more in-depth “bond” along with your automotive. This morning, a gaggle of Proton X70 house owners started their journey from the Proton Centre of Excellence, however their journey received’t take them to Penang or Johor. As a substitute, they may drive over 13,000 km to Hangzhou, China, to the headquarters of the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.
The whole spherical journey, which takes 33 days, will see the members go via 13 cities throughout 4 international locations (Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and China), earlier than ending at again the place they began. The convoy, organised by the Borneo Car Leisure Touring Group and the Kunming Surroundings-Buyer Worldwide Journey, consists of 9 X70s of various variants together with different autos.
All of the X70s you see listed below are owned by the members themselves, and they are going to be supported by Proton and its native companions in Thailand and Laos to supply upkeep work if required. Every other bills shall be borne by the members of the convoy themselves.
Primarily based on the schedule posted on the group’s official web site, the convoy is predicted to achieve Hangzhou by March 12, and can arrive on the Centre of Excellence on March 28. We want them the most effective of luck on their journey.
“Whereas this can be a non-public initiative, PROTON is completely satisfied to supply its help as an indication of appreciation to its clients. The Proton X70 has been very properly acquired by Malaysians and we hope that by displaying regional automotive patrons its capabilities, we shall be laying the groundwork for future export gross sales success,” stated Datuk Radzaif Mohamed, deputy chief govt officer at Proton.
The X70 was launched in December final yr, with 4 variants provided which are priced between RM99,800 and RM123,800. Powered by a 1.eight litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine (181 hp and 285 Nm of torque), the X70 contains a six-speed computerized transmission, and on the top-spec variant, the Superior Driver Help System (ADAS) suite. The nationwide carmaker’s first SUV can also be the star in our Pushed Net Sequence, the place we pitted it in opposition to nameplates just like the Honda CR-V and Subaru XV.
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