Proton S70

Proton S70 News in Malaysia

  • Proton delivers 12,882 units in January 2024 - Best start since 2013, Proton S70 already C-Segment bestseller

    Proton has had a stellar start to 2024, posting its strongest 1st-month of sales since 2013 with 12,882 units (domestic and export) delivered in January. The figures mark a 1.3 percent jump versus sales in December 2023 (with 12,711 units) and a significant 10.3 percent improvement versus the same period last year. Proton estimates its market share for January to be 19.5 percent, 3.3 percent higher compared to December 2023. Roslan Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer, Proton Edar, CEO of Proton Ed

    ArvindArvind

    Feb 5, 2024

  • 150 PS/226 Nm and a superb chassis, but we can't have a manual 2024 Proton S70? Here's why

    The recently launched 2024 Proton S70 may share its general architecture with the Geely Emgrand, but under its sheet metal, it's significantly different. With a healthy 150 PS/226 Nm from its 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder (shared with the Proton X50, X70, and X90) and Proton’s famed ride and handling chassis tweaks, you can surmise it's a pretty brisk sedan with sporting intentions. So why hasn’t Proton thought of completing the package by offering a manual transmission for the more enth

    ArvindArvind

    Feb 2, 2024

  • Here's how the 2024 Proton S70 retains its famed 'Ride and Handling', despite more power than Geely Emgrand base car

    The one thing that sticks out about the 2024 Proton S70 – and it comes with great bragging rights among Malaysians – is that its the most powerful Geely Emgrand derivative on sale anywhere in the world. That comes from its 1.5-litre turbocharged three-pot that it shares with the Proton X50, X70, and X90, loaded with 150 PS and 226 Nm. Elsewhere in the world, the Emgrand makes 109 PS and 147 Nm through its naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre engine. Now, Proton is usually lauded for its locally-tailore

    SanjaySanjay

    Feb 2, 2024

  • Slow deliveries of 2024 Proton S70 not due to production issues; this is Proton's answer

    The 2024 Proton S70 marked the brand’s return to the C-segment sedan market. Launched in November 2023 and priced between RM 75,800 (1.5T Executive) and RM 96,800 (1.5T Flagship X), the S70 is largely slated to disrupt sales of the popular Toyota Vios and Honda City. With over 5,000 bookings so far, it looks like Proton is right on the money with what the market wants. However, deliveries of the Proton S70 fell behind projections in December; only 109 units of the planned 800 units were delivere

    ArvindArvind

    Feb 2, 2024

  • Will the Proton S70 get a cheaper 1.5L NA variant? Here's Proton's answer

    During the Q&A session conducted at the media drive for the Proton S70, inquiries arose regarding the potential availability of a more budget-friendly variant featuring a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated (NA) engine instead of the currently offered 1.5-litre turbocharged mill (1.5T). Azman bin Mahmod, Proton’s Deputy Head of Powertrain R&D, responded by stating that the company plans to stick with the 1.5T to ensure production costs align with economies of scale. “If we have a 1.5L NA, we will need

    ShaunShaun

    Feb 2, 2024

  • Manual mode in the 2024 Proton S70 - Why is it left and right instead of up and down?

    With over 5,000 bookings collected so far, the recently launched 2024 Proton S70 looks to be one of Malaysia’s hottest cars in 2024. More than just a simple badge engineering of the Geely Emgrand, the Proton S70 uses a different powertrain compared to its Chinese donor, crucially the 150 PS/226 Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder and 7-speed DCT transmission, the same as 1.5T variants of the Proton X50. Also read: The hottest sedan in Malaysia? Here are all the prices and specs of the 2024

    ArvindArvind

    Feb 2, 2024

  • Vios and City can breathe easy; deliveries of Proton S70 remained delayed for now; 5,000 bookings received

    The all-new Proton S70 marked the brand’s return to the C-segment sedan market. Attractively priced between RM 75,800 (1.5T Executive) and RM 96,800 (1.5T Flagship X), the S70 was largely slated to disrupt sales of the Toyota Vios and Honda City, even break their longstanding dominance of the B-segment RM 80k – RM 100k sedan category. However, thus far at least, the sales impact of the Proton S70 has been relatively muted, with deliveries appearing to be behind initial projections. Also read: Th

    ArvindArvind

    Jan 3, 2024

  • Proton 2023 sales: Best-ever year since 2012 with 154k units sold, Saga, X50, Persona top-sellers

    National carmaker Proton closed 2023 by posting its best sales performance since 2012, achieving a fifth consecutive year of sales growth. In December, 12,711 units were sold, bringing the year-end total to 154,611 units (domestic + export), a 9.3% increase over the 2022 sales of 141,432 units. Proton's overall market share is calculated at 19.4%, and it ended the year ranked second in overall sales, maintaining this position for the fifth consecutive year. Strong market demand for the Persona,

    SanjaySanjay

    Jan 3, 2024

  • The hottest sedan in Malaysia? Here are all the prices and specs of the 2024 Proton S70 variants

    The 2024 Proton S70 marks P1’s return to a segment where it once held nearly complete dominance in Malaysia. Proton’s first all-new sedan in 7 years is looking to be another success with over 3,000 orders received since bookings opened on 21 November. More than just a simple badge engineering of the Geely Emgrand, the Proton S70 uses a different powertrain compared to its Chinese donor. It also has a very competitive price with 4 variants being offered and we’ll break down each of the specs here

    CY FoongCY Foong

    Dec 14, 2023

  • Proton S70: Over 900 buyers in one week, total bookings crossed 3,000 units

    One week after launching the Proton S70 on 28-November, Proton says it has since collected over 3,000 bookings for its latest C-segment size / B-segment price sedan. Bookings for the Proton S70 were first opened on 21-November, garnering over 1,200 bookings one week before its launch. Proton says it is now averaging around 900 bookings per week. The Proton S70 is offered in 4 variants, priced as below: 1.5 Executive - RM 73,800 1.5 Premium - RM 79,800 1.5 Flagship - RM 89,800 1.5 Flagship X - RM

    HansHans

    Dec 5, 2023

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