This is because the X50 is equipped with a dual-clutch transmission (DCT). CVT or automatic transmission fluid (ATF) will be incompatible for it.
That said, prices for DCT fluids don't vary too much from the two types mentioned above.
Body panels, glass and cosmetics
Costs for these things will be exponentially higher.
Recall that the X50 comes packed with safety features, and some of them have physical objects that help them operate.
Should something untimely happen to them, the cost of replacing them can be high - such as for windscreens with AEB cameras, which the X50 has.
Ultimately, everything leads to higher labour costs.
Due to the car's relatively-complicated build, it will take more time and skill for maintenance and repairs. Recall the AEB camera-equipped windscreen - it needs to be recalibrated if it's ever changed.
These things require expertise and equipment, which results in higher labour fees.
We're not here to stop you from going after the Proton X50 - it's a rather good car.
Always remember that the cost of a car goes beyond the retail price, and keep these points in mind before you sign the dotted line.
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.