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Proton V70 News in Malaysia

  • Missed opportunity? Should we have gotten the Geely Jiaji L instead of the Haoyue?

    When Proton entered its partnership with Geely back in 2017, the Geely Jiaji MPV was one of the models that was speculated to wear a Proton badge, alongside the Proton X70 / Geely Boyue. Further cementing that notion was that Proton trademarked the V70 name, which some people speculated could be the name for the MPV. As a brief recap, the Geely Jiaji is a C-segment SUV that offers 6- or 7-seater options, as well as a range of turbocharged and mild-hybrid (MHEV) powertrains. In China, the Geely J


    Mar 31, 2023

  • Proton to launch Geely Jiaji (Proton V70?) in Malaysia in Q4 2022 – supplier claims

    Proton is set to launch a new 7-seater MPV model in Malaysia in Q4 2022, if claims by Proton supplier JHM Consolidation Bhd, which makes LED lighting and audio visual systems for Proton, is to be believed. Note that Proton has not said anything about its next new model, and the following are claims made by JHM, in a recent interview with The Edge. The business publication reported that JHM had signed a technical collaboration agreement with Jiangsu Dekai Auto Parts Co Ltd (Dekai) last month, to


    Jul 29, 2021

  • Geely-based Proton models most likely to launch in 2021 - Proton S50, V70, X90, or Perdana

    Proton has previously said that it is committed to launching at least one new model every year and based on past history, they are not referring to just minor updates/facelift models, but all-new models. So what’s coming for 2021? The Proton S50, V70, X90 don't exist yet but that hasn't stop netizens from giving these trademarked names a life of its own. Before that let’s do a quick recap. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group formalized its 49.9 percent stake in Proton in June 2017. Less than a year lat


    Feb 6, 2021

  • Will Geely make a 2-cylinder engine next? This is CEVT powertrain boss’ answer

    At a recent virtual meeting with Dr. Håkan Sandquist, director of powertrain strategy at the Geely-Volvo Car jointly owned powertrain specialist CEVT AB, we posed a question to the person who lead the development of the Proton X50’s three-cylinder 1.5 TGDi and 1.5 MPI, will Geely go smaller than 3-cylinders? Beyond the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder, Geely also has a 1.0-litre three-cylinder for the Chinese and European market. So how small is too small? The simple answer is that 2-cylinder engines are un


    Jan 3, 2021

  • 2021 Proton V70: We pit the Geely Jiaji-based MPV against the Exora!

    If you're looking for a 7-seater family MPV, you could do much better than the aging Proton Exora. Really, in the 11 years that it's been on sale, things never really changed much - it's always had passé looks, dated features and a thirsty, tired powertrain. Possibly the only good thing about the Exora is how about much space you get for the price - 7-seats starting at RM 59,800? Where else can you find that? But that's about it, and Proton desperately needs a new MPV to be competitive in this s


    Dec 17, 2020

  • Proton V70 (Geely Jiaji) might be dropped in favour of Proton X90 (Geely Haoyue)

    The 7-seater C-segment Geely Jiaji is billed as a more upscale model to replace the ageing Proton Exora (on the market since 2009). Our recent posts on the yet to be confirmed Proton V70 (Geely Jiaji) have spurred a lot of conversations. In fact, interest in the Geely Jiaji have taken a life of its own, as netizens have took it upon themselves to unofficially name the car on behalf of Proton, making ‘Proton V70’ a trending keyword on Google searches. While Proton have trademarked the V70 name, t


    Dec 15, 2020

  • Proton V70 name trademarked – new Proton MPV for 2021?

    Both the Proton X70 and Proton X50 have steered the domestic car maker to a fresh and new direction. Proton has actually registered a few interesting model names back in 2018, and one of them is the Proton V70 name. If the “X” letter has been used to name crossover models, the “V” letter might just be used to name MPV or van-like models. Proton has told its investment partners that a new Geely-based model is due for 2021. The model of the car is yet to be confirmed. However, if we look at Geely’


    Dec 8, 2020

  • Proton V70: rebadged Geely Jiaji to be a more upmarket 2021 Proton Exora?

    This handsome multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that you see here is the Geely Jiaji, a model that could potentially be a replacement to the ageing Proton Exora - not in terms of product positioning, but rather a spiritual replacement. What is the Geely Jiaji? Introduced in March 2019, the Geely Jiaji is a brand-new MPV. We sampled one during our visit to Guangzhou some time last year and found it to be a rather compelling upgrade to the ageing Proton Exora. Is the Proton V70 name confirmed? Proton tr


    Dec 8, 2020

  • Proton to launch third Geely-based model in 2021, Proton V70 to replace Proton Exora?

    Proton’s management have told its investment bank partners that the company will be launching a new Geely-based model in 2021, according the latest investor’s newsletter by RHB Research. The research house didn’t mention any specifics on which Geely model that Proton’s management was referring to. However back in 2018, Geely Automobile Holdings, the parent company of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which owns half of Proton, signed an agreement to license three Geely models to Proton for CNY 1,344


    Dec 7, 2020

  • Geely Jiaji MPV, Binrui Sedan and Haoyue SUV launching in Philippines, what about Malaysia?

    Geely will be launching the Geely Jiaji, Geely Binrui, and Geely Haoyue in the Philippines according to a teaser their official website. The silhouettes shown on Geely Philippines' website are easy guesses as told from the distinct body style – an MPV (Jiaji), sedan (Binrui), and large SUV (Haoyue). These cars would allow Geely to cover different body segments in the Philippines and appeal to a wider customer group. Geely entered the Philippines market in late 2019 with the market debut of the G

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    May 13, 2020

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