We’ve just received confirmation from Proton’s officials that the 2020 Proton X50 1.5T & 1.5 TGDi will both be 3-cylinders. Our earlier reports that indicates the 1.5-litre multi-port injection turbo engine is a 4-cylinder unit is incorrect. All articles have since been amended.
Proton will be offering two 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine options for the X50 the difference between them is the type of fuel system used. The lower output 1.5T unit uses a multi-port injection (MPI) while the 1.5 TGDI uses direct injection.
Both engine options are paired to the same 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission first seen in the Proton X70 CKD. However, the 7DCT in the X50 will have a different calibration from the X70.
The 1.5 TGDI unit, codename JLH-3G15TD, is co-developed by Geely and Volvo. It develops 177 PS and 255 Nm of torque, making the X50 the most powerful car in its class.
However, there is very little info about the 1.5T as it is a new engine that will be making its debut in the X50. All we know that it will have 3-cylinders, a turbo, MPI, 7DCT, and makes 150 PS – the output figures we assure you, is accurate and verified by Proton.
Once again, we apologise for the misinformation.