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  • 2020 Proton X50: about RM 4.3k to service over 5 years/100k km, plus other costs

    The Proton X50 has set tongues wagging since the first spyshots emerged many moons ago, and with its rather competitive price, people have been clamouring to get their names in the order books. Theres a 6-month waiting list right now.Still, buying a car is more than just affording the instalments, so lets explore the maintenance costs for this new B-segment SUV.Proton X50 roundupThe X50 was launched on 27-October with four variants to choose from. You may have observed that its prices overlap wi

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Oct 30, 2020

  • Just RM 10k difference between Proton X50 and X70, which is a better buy?

    Like for like, the difference between a B-segment 2020 Proton X50 and a C-segment 2020 Proton X70, even when compared against similarly equipped variants, is just around RM 10k.Put aside for a moment semantics that both the X50 and X70 are from different segments. At the end of the day, both cars do more or less the same thing, have five seats, are similarly equipped, and are priced almost the same – the latter is what matter most to consumers.Both the Proton X50 and X70 come in four varia

    Hans

    Hans

    Oct 29, 2020

  • Dealers confirm 6 months waiting list for the 2020 Proton X50

    In just two weeks after the Proton X50’s preview, over 20,000 bookings have been racked up. And it’s already been nearly a month later so the figure has only gone up. Checks with several Proton dealers confirm the waiting time of around 6 months for the Proton X50 if you book one today.The waiting time also depends on the variant selected. The Standard variant will be delivered a little sooner, perhaps around 3 months, give or take.Higher rung variants like Premium and Flagship

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Oct 28, 2020

  • Hi Proton, what's the difference in the Proton X50's GKUI 19 infotainment?

    Proton has just launched the 2020 Proton X50 in Malaysia, with prices starting from RM 79,200 for the base X50 1.5T Standard, before topping out at RM 103,300 for the 1.5 TGDi Flagship variant.While the Proton X50 may sit a rung below the Proton X70, the X50 actually features a newer, more sophisticated infotainment.Proton offers two version of the infotainment on the Proton X50: an 8.0-inch system and a larger 10.25-inch system. Both systems run on Geely Smart Ecosystem (GKUI) software, more sp

    Eric

    Eric

    Oct 28, 2020

  • Powered tailgate option officially available in the 2020 Proton X50

    During our first look at the 2020 Proton X50, Adrian noted that the manual tailgate is a little heavy to use, just like on the Geely Binyue donor car. The good news, however, is the Proton X50 can be specified with a powered tailgate.Manual tailgate on all variants of the X50.The powered tailgate is available as part of two accessory packages – Urban and Utility. The Urban package bundles the powered tailgate, built-in toll reader, coil mats, and magnetic sunshades. All these for RM 3,500.

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Oct 28, 2020