Video: 2020 Proton X50 review in Malaysia, is it really better than the Honda HR-V?

Adrian Chia · Jan 23, 2021 08:00 PM

Much of the buzz in the automotive scene in 2020 was surrounding the Proton X50. The hype for Proton’s latest B-segment SUV is off the charts. So much so that Proton is having trouble to deliver new cars to their customers.

We have detailed in full on all the pros and cons of the Proton X50 in a written review. But here is a quick recap if you are short on time.

2020 Proton X50 Video Review in Malaysia

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The X50 competes in an increasingly popular segment because buyers love the tall-ish driving position but without the bulkiness of a C-segment SUV like the Proton X70 or Honda CR-V.

It comes with an array of class-leading features such as Level 2 ADAS semi-autonomous driving, panoramic sunroof, 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, Intelligent Voice Command and Auto Parking.

2020 Proton X50 Accessories Urban Package

Optional Accessories available for X50

Most importantly, the X50 price makes for a very attractive proposition:

2020 Proton X50 Price in Malaysia
Proton X50 Standard 1.5 MPI

RM 79,200    

Proton X50 Executive 1.5 MPI

RM 84,800

Proton X50 Premium 1.5 MPI

RM 93,200

Proton X50 Flagship 1.5 TGDi RM 103,300

*Prices quoted are OTR without insurance & SST

However, there are some flaws to the X50 as demonstrated in the video. Most notably are the lack of thigh support for the front seats, A-pillar wind noise and the poor interior practicality compared to its rivals.

For more details and specification of the Proton X50, you can visit our comprehensive model page here.

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Adrian Chia


Psychology graduate with over 4 years in the automotive industry, 3 in front of the camera. Occasionally seen at his family owned tyre shop. Will only buy cars that passes the big bottle test.

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