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

Sanjay · Oct 30, 2020 09:10 AM

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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

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There's a 6-month waiting list right now.

Still, buying a car is more than just affording the instalments, so let's explore the maintenance costs for this new B-segment SUV.

Proton X50 roundup

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The X50 was launched on 27-October with four variants to choose from. You may have observed that its prices overlap with the Proton X70's, so here's an article to help you choose between the two models.

Well, if you're dead set on getting an X50, skip the Standard and Executive variants. But make sure you fit the recommended salary bracket to sign the loan agreement!

Proton X50 maintenance costs

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The total cost of maintaining the car at Proton's official centres over a 5-year/100,000 km period is RM 4,326.95. This applies to both engines the car comes with (depending on variant).

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The X50's 1.5-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder engines take 5 litres of engine oil, which is changed at every service interval - along with the usual engine oil filter and drain plug gasket.

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Keep in mind that the engine coolant (RM 135.45) needs to be replaced at the 36-month/60,000 km mark, which is why the service is relatively pricier than others. Same goes on the 54-month/90,000 km interval - the price is bumped up because you need to change the dual-clutch transmission (DCT) fluid (RM 237.36).

The timing belt needs to be changed at the 66-month/110,000 km mark. The belt alone costs RM 195.16, and the total service cost for that interval is RM 825.27.

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Keep an eye on these too - you can read about it here.

You might ask, why not automatic transmission fluid (ATF)? Why is the service more expensive? We've answered these questions for you in this article.

Proton X50 tyre costs

Here are the X50's tyre sizes and their recommendations:

  • Standard and Executive - 215/60R17
  • Premium and Flagship - 215/55R18 
Proton X50 tyre recommendations
Brand Size Est. price/pc
Contential UltraContact SUV 17" - 19" ~ RM 350 - RM 680
Michelin Primacy SUV 17" - 19" ~ RM 475 - RM 920
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV 17" - 19" ~ RM 370 - RM 550
Yokohama Geolandar SUV 17" - 19" ~ RM 330 - RM 840

For a deeper dive on tyre choices, you can read this article or a SUV-specific one.

Proton X50 insurance costs

2020 Proton X50 insurance prices
Variant Insurance cost (RM)
Standard 2,338.70
Executive 2,484.30
Premium 2,702.70
Flagship 2,965.30

These quotes assumes that the driver has zero No Claim Discount (NCD), zero loading, and excludes additional coverage items such as windshield or floor coverage.

Proton X50 full maintenance costs

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Anything else I should know?

More articles can be read on our model page, and of course, you're always welcome in our WhatsApp group and Forum.

If videos are more your thing, hey, we've got a bunch of those too!

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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