Proton X70

RM 94,800 - 122,800 TBC
C-Segment SUV | 1.8T

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Local assembly has brought prices down, with the base model now priced below RM 95k.
Proton has tested the new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic in Malaysia extensively and says that it can last for 350k km.
The Proton X70 CKD gains a retuned suspension set-up that improves comfort and handling.

Proton X70 Pros&Cons

Pros
Cons
  • Good value for money
  • Quiet and comfortable
  • High level of safety features
  • No Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • High fuel consumption
  • Boot floor is higher than its rivals, not so user friendly

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  • 2020 Proton X70 front quarter view2020 Proton X70 CKD Gallery

    Design 

    The design of the 2020 Proton X70 CKD is largely taken from its Geely counterpart known as the Geely Boyue. To appeal to the local market better, the X70 was given a new grille that is made of a pattern inspired by batik and wood carvings. (2020 Proton X70 CKD - Which colour looks best?)

    Dimensions

    2020 Proton X70 CKD Dimensions
    Length 4,519 mm
    Width 1,831 mm
    Height 1,694 mm
    Wheelbase 2,670 mm

    2020 Proton X70 headlights

    Lighting 

    Only the 2020 Proton X70 CKD Standard variant comes with halogen headlamps while the Executive, Premium and Premium X variants are equipped with LED headlamps. 

    Wheels 

    Out of 4 variants, only 2 variant of 2020 Proton X70 CKD shares the same tyre size.

    2020 Proton CKD Wheels
    Standard 17-inch wheel
    Executive 18-inch wheel
    Premium 19-inch wheel
    Premium X 19-inch wheel
  • 2020 Proton X70 Interior side view

    Centre console 

    Leather wrapped and a good arm support but unfortunately, the storage space within is a little small. 

    2020 Proton X70 dashboard

    Dashboard 

    The upper dashboard is wrapped in soft touch leather while the centre part of the dashboard is built with good quality hard plastic. 

    Space and Practicality

    With a driver seat set at a standard 30 cm space between the seat and the steering column, the rear seats still provides 3 tennis balls worth of legroom for a person of 175 cm height and 2 tennis ball worth of headroom. 

    Boot

    Proton has installed new power tailgate to solve the problem of the heavy tailgate, only the Standard variant miss out on this feature. Both Premium and Premium X variant also has the convenient hands-free opening feature. 

    2020 Proton X70 camera

  • 2020 Proton X70 infotainment2020 Proton X70 CKD Specs and Features

    Safety Features

    2020 Proton X70 CKD comes with not bad safety features at a suitable price:

    • 6 airbags, ESC, TCS (all variants)    
    • AEB, FCW, ACC, LDW, BLIS, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Premium and Premium X variant only)
    • 360 camera (Executive variant onwards)

    Comfort Features

    Some advanced comfort features are equipped on the 2020 Proton X70 CKD:

    • Ventilated front seats  
    • Reclinable rear seats   
    • Nappa leather upholstery (Premium and Premium X variant only)
    • Boss switch on passenger front seat (Premium and Premium X variant only)
    • 6-way power adjustable seat for driver (Premium and Premium X variant only)
    • Rear airvents

    Infotainment

    The 2020 Proton X70 CKD still standard-fits with Geely Smart Ecosystem (GKUI) Android-based infotainment system:

    • 8-inch, voice command, online music streaming, navigation, weather forecast, 4g+Wi-Fi
    • 9 speakers, 6 usb ports
    • Proton Link App; vehicle status & remote control

    You can check out the Ratings of the Proton X70 quality and features here.

    2020 Proton X70 engine

  • Engine

    The 2020 Proton X70 CKD is powered by a 1.8L 4-cyl turbocharged petrol engine that produces  184 PS @ 5,500 and  300 Nm @ 1,750 - 4,000.

    2020 Proton X70 drive by wire gear shift

    Transmission 

    Proton swap out the old conventional automatic gearbox with a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that was co-developed between Geely and Volvo engineers. 

    Drive system 

    The 2020 Proton X70 CKD no longer has an all-wheel-drive (AWD) variant. Now it is a front-wheel-drive only SUV. 

    2020 Proton X70 driving

  • Acceleration time 

    With a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the updated 2020 Proton X70 CKD manages 0-100 km/h in 9.5 seconds.

    Engine Performance

    The Proton X70 has a very calm and sedated drive. It doesn't jump off the line like a sports car, but, bare in mind, the X70 is a family SUV and not one designed for a sporty drive.

    Transmission Performance

    Gear shifts are smooth but slow at the same time, but that is expected but the Proton X70's dual clutch is tuned that way for better fuel efficiency and durability

    Steering and handling

    With the update also came stiffer suspension, but that only slightly improved the handling of the X70. 

    You can check out the 2020 Proton X70 CKD review here.

    2020 Proton X70 handling

  • Sound Proofing 

    Even before the update, the Proton X70 is known for its quiet cabin. Now, the 2020 Proton X70 CKD is queiter than ever!

    Passenger comfort 

    With the update also came stiffer suspension, the X70 has largely resolved its bodyroll problems and given the car much better ride comforts than before.

    You can check out the Proton X70 comfort ratings here.

    2020 Proton X70 fuel cap

  • Fuel consumption

    2020 Proton X70 CKD has a claimed fuel consumption of 7.6-litre/ 100km, consuming 13 percent less than the previous gearbox. 

    Besides this, the Proton X70 new DCT transmission has a better maintenance cost.

    2020 Proton X70 rear quarter

  • With a starting price of RM94,800, the 2020 Proton X70 CKD is well equipped in terms of convenience, safety and entertainment. With the latest update, the X70 is now even more affordable with even more owner convenience that other C-segment SUVs are lacking. 

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