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2020 Proton X50 launch date confirmed - 27 Oct, livestream via Facebook

At long last, Proton has confirmed the launch date of the highly-anticipated Proton X50.  (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src ='https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); As seen on Proton’s Facebook page, they have confirmed that the X50 will be laun


Oct 22, 2020

The Hyundai Kona will gatecrash the Proton X50’s October’s launch

Although Proton has yet to confirm when the Proton X50 will be launched, we are pretty certain it will be within the month of October. Some sources have even provided us with a very specific date – October 15.The October timeline is easy to understand because Proton desperately needs the X50 to close the gap in its annual sales target (MCO not helping). As of June 2020, Proton’s cumulative sales stood at 37,078 units versus Perodua’s 74,170 units.Geely Binyue, donor car for Pro


Aug 19, 2020

Two new Proton models in 2020, Proton X70 CKD and Proton X50!

Proton ended 2019 on a high with 100,821 cars sold, a 55.7 % growth compared to the previous year. The company was on overdrive with 5 new model launches (X70, Iriz, Persona, Exora, Saga) over a span of 8 months.Proton CEO, Dr Li Chunrong announced Proton’s plans for 2020 at a media Chinese New Year luncheon today. We won’t bore you with the numbers so here are the juicy bits. Proton will be launching the Proton X70 CKD and Proton X50 this year.Difference between CBU & CKD X70202

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Jan 20, 2020

Proton X50 to be previewed on 15 September 2020!

It is official! Proton's B-segment SUV is about to arrive. The long-awaited Proton X50 will be previewed to a select set of audience on the 15th of September 2020. But wait, this doesn’t mean that the SUV will finally go on sale after the preview. Let us explain.A preview is different from a launch, and with this being a closed preview, the full details of the B-segment SUV will not be announced to the world on the day of the preview.Previously with the Proton X70, Proton had slowly re


Sep 11, 2020

2020 Proton X50 launch – delayed due to Covid-19?

Proton X50For those waiting patiently for the highly anticipated Proton X50, you might have to wait a little longer.Back in January, Proton CEO Dr Li Chunrong have announced that the X50 will be launched this year as a completely-knocked down (CKD) model, straight from Proton's Tanjung Malim plant.According to our trusted source, Proton plans to launch the X50 somewhere in mid-2020, but thanks to the worldwide COVID-19 epidemic, it might have impacted Proton’s direct parts supply and d

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Mar 20, 2020

Proton Commerce getting ready for HP volume jump when Proton X50 launches

Proton Commerce Sdn Bhd (PCSB), Proton’s in-house automotive financier, has stated that they are expecting a jump in the Hire Purchase (HP) market for cars during the final quarter of 2020. The financier made the prediction thanks to 2 factors, the soon to launch Proton X50 and the Penjana stimulus package.According to PCSB, the HP industry has been experiencing growth of 1.0 percent to 2.0 percent between FY2017 to FY2019. The growth is broadly in-line with Total Industry Volume (TIV) of


Sep 30, 2020

Spied! Proton X50 spotted with Proton’s Infinite Weave grill

Now that the country has entered Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), the homologation unit at Proton wasted no time at all to get back on the road. New spy shots of the upcoming Proton X50 was spotted testing on the roads and this time the SUV was spotted with the Infinite Weave grill.This is not the first time the Proton X50 was spied on the roads. When the SUV was previously spotted in Malaysia, it still had Geely’s expanding cosmos grill.We’re speculating that this is the X50


Jun 16, 2020

Proton X50 fuel consumption – 6.1L/100 km, over 730 km range

The Proton X50 will very likely be the national carmakers next model launch but dont expect it to appear in showrooms anytime soon.Proton X50 Engine SpecWe all know that the new compact crossover SUV will be based on the Geely Binyue and the Malaysian market will most certainly feature the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.In China, the Binyue is offered with a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol but thats mated exclusively to a 6-speed manual tra

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Nov 18, 2019

This is why there's still no confirmed price list for the Proton X50 yet

Bookings for the Proton X50 are opened but the obvious question on every prospective buyer’s mind is, “How am I supposed to book for a car when I don’t know the price?”Proton dealers nationwide are ready to accept a RM 500 booking fee for the Proton X50 but you can’t view the car at any showroom yet. Instead, Proton is organizing closed-door preview sessions to selected customers but if you are not on their preferred customers list, you’ll have to wait longer.


Sep 20, 2020

The 2021 Perodua Ativa is more Malaysian than the Proton X50?

Yes, you read that correctly – the recently-launched 2021 Perodua Ativa is more Malaysian than the Proton X50.Recall that when Proton introduced the Proton X50 back in October 2020, the company stated that the new SUV has around 45% local content at launch and has 406 unique parts compared to the Geely Binyue donor car.Also Read: Review: 2020 Proton X50 - all the pros and flaws about Malaysias most-hyped SUV!But the 2021 Perodua Ativa is even better, as Perodua explained that the Ativa boa


Mar 3, 2021

Lynk & Co 06 debuts, can our Proton X50 look as sexy as this?

Lynk & Co has officially presented their latest compact SUV, the Lynk & Co 06. It’s their smallest SUV to date and it looks very good!The 06 is built on the B-Segment Modular Architecture (BMA) platform shared with the Proton X50, Geely Binyue and Geely ICON. In terms of dimensions, the 06 is slightly larger than the Binyue (X50) with a longer wheelbase of 2,640 mm (+40 mm than the Binyue).As seen in previous spyshots, the 06 SUV gets that unique Lynk & Co family design with a

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Jun 17, 2020

Perodua D55L’s Malaysia launch delayed to March 2021

The launch of Perodua’s upcoming compact SUV - the yet to be named Perodua D55L – has been postponed to March 2021, another victim of the Covid-19 debacle.The B-segment Perodua D55L (some insist that it’s an A, not entirely wrong, it sits in between traditional segments) was originally planned to be launched in January 2021, just in time to catch the Chinese New Year car buying season.Of course, Covid-19 and the associated CMCO have caused a fair bit of disruption. Production i


Dec 14, 2020

Only 3.2k units delivered, production of 2020 Proton X50 badly affected by CMCO

Production of Malaysias hottest B-segment SUV, the 2020 Proton X50 has been badly affected by the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), with a large majority of customers still waiting to take delivery of the car since it was first open for bookings on 16-September, 2020. Roslan Abdullah.Proton Holdings Bhds Chief Executive Officer, Roslan Abdullah, told The Malaysian Reserve that the delays were inevitable as its manufacturing side relies on the availability of parts supplied by vendors, w


Dec 30, 2020

4,809 units of Proton X50 delivered so far, January 2021 sales down 29.9% percent due to MCO

Seeing that the second Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0) was enforced on 13-January 2021, sales of motor vehicles also took a heavy beating.Proton sold 5,964 cars in January, down 29.9% compared to January 2020, capturing an estimated market share of 18.5%. This marks a 1.0% drop in market share compared to the same period last year.The best-selling Proton model was the Proton Saga, with 2,583 units delivered in January. The Proton X70 continues to lead the C-segment SUV category with 1,082 units


Feb 3, 2021

Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Sonata to launch online in Malaysia on 30 October 2020

Mark your calendars as Hyundai Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has just confirmed that the all-new 2020 Hyundai Kona and all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata will both be launched on 30 October 2020!The launch will be held on Hyundai Malaysia’s official Facebook page at 3 pm. HDSM made the announcement via a sleek video teaser, inviting fans to witness the official launch of the Kona and Sonata at the same time.Watch the video teaser hereThe Hyundai Kona is not the only B-segment SUV that will be launchin


Oct 24, 2020

Spied: 2020 Hyundai Kona in Malaysia! Proton X50 rival to launch soon?

It looks like the 2020 Hyundai Kona will be making it to Malaysia after all as our friends over at PanduLaju have reported a sighting of the B-segment SUV with trade plates!This is the first time since the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) that the Hyundai Kona has been seen in Malaysia. Yes, plans for the SUV’s arrival has long been in talks.The SUVs were spotted near Oasis Ara Damansara, which is where Hyundai Sime Darby Motor’s (HSDM) headquarters is now loca


Aug 18, 2020

Perodua D55L SUV confirmed for 2020 launch, not a Proton X50 rival!

During Perodua’s annual business review, Perodua President & CEO, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad hinted that they will be launching a brand-new Perodua SUV in 2020. Although the company did not confirm (nor deny) the exact model, all signs point towards the Perodua D55L SUV.Perodua anticipates that SUV market share will continue to grow from the current estimation 20% of TIV (total industry volume) to 26% by 2025 and the second national carmaker is placing great importance on SUV mode

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Jan 21, 2020

2020 Proton X50 teased, could be launched in October

Well this is it. Proton has officially teased the imminent arrival of the 2020 Proton X50 in their latest Merdeka video.The teaser basically confirms what we already know about the Proton X50, including the LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, and quad mufflers. The quick shot of the new round Proton logo also confirms that the X50 will also receive red highlights on the front grille.Furthermore, the side profile of the Proton X50 is practically identical to the China-market Geely Bin


Aug 31, 2020

Proton’s market share at 7-year high - 27.1 %, 8,141 units X50 delivered

February has proven to be a productive month for Proton, as the company managed to deliver 11,873 units, capturing an estimated market share of 27.1%. It marks the highest market share for Proton since September 2013.Overall, Proton’s sales in February nearly doubled January 2021’s total of 5,964 units. Compared to the same month last year, volume has grown by 19.9%, though the cumulative for the first two months of 2021 is still 643 units (-3.5%) than 2020.Also Read: Less choices fo


Mar 2, 2021

HSDM confirms arrival of new 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift, no turbo at launch

Following the announcement of the 2021 Hyundai Palisade in Malaysia, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motor (HSDM) has also confirmed that the updated 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift will be introduced here as well.At launch, HSDM will offer the Kona facelift with a new powertrain, namely the Smartstream G2.0 Atkinson cycle naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine. The new SmartStream engine is good for 149 PS and 180 Nm, mated to a CVT-type automatic that sends drive to the front wheels.The turbocharged en


Mar 12, 2021

Will the Proton X50 be launched in 2020?

It is no surprise that Proton is working hard on the upcoming X50 – spyshots of the said SUV have been circulating on social media since early this year and the X50 name has been trademarked.Another missing piece to the puzzle is when Proton will launch its new B-segment SUV.According to sources familiar with the matter, we can expect the Proton X50 to be introduced as soon as late-2020. However delays in the introduction of the locally-assembled X70 could push the X50’s launch well


Nov 11, 2019

Rumour: Proton X50 to launch on 15 October? Is it finally coming?

Rumour has it the Proton X50 will be launched on 15-October. The long-awaited B-segment SUV from Proton has been speculated, rendered, and spied for the longest time possible. In all this eagerness, we’ve even had failed RHD conversions of the Binyue.Some who are shopping for a B-segment car are ready to pounce on the X50 as soon as it is launched. Whether or not the X50 is a good car, we will have to see it in the flesh to give a final verdict.We already know that the X50 is derived


Aug 18, 2020

Proton to build cars on Volvo’s CMA and BMA platform

The next car that Proton designs might be built on Volvo’s popular Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) or B-segment Modular Architecture (BMA) platforms as Geely has announced that they have plans to streamline its future architecture design. The aim is to accelerate the company’s push to become China’s first global auto giant.According to Reuters, the Vice President of Geely Automobile Research Institute, Li Li, confirmed the plans during an interview but ha


Aug 10, 2020

Proton X50 teased by dealer in Kuching? No, not really

After months of spy shots and speculations, we finally have an official teaser of the upcoming 2020 Proton X50. But wait! The "teaser" was uploaded on a Facebook page operated by a Proton dealer in Kuching and has since been deleted.Based on the headlights along with Proton's Infinite Weave grille on the SUVs in the darkened image, we are looking at both the Proton X70 and Proton X50. Our friends over at Funtastiko confirms that the car in front is ind


Aug 12, 2020

Proton warns buyers against booking a Proton X50 with brokers

The Proton X50 has been met with explosive interest in the months leading up to its preview. Two weeks since bookings started and Proton has already accumulated 20,000 bookings! But the company has since come to realise the problem of third-party sellers and released a note regarding the matter."The upcoming launch of the Proton X50 has created a wave of interest amongst Malaysian car buyers. Prelaunch booking numbers have been strong and Proton would like to thank everybody for their


Oct 8, 2020

The X50's gatecrasher is here: Hyundai Kona launches tomorrow

It's been a long time coming - since KL International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2018 - but the Korean contender to the Proton X50, the Hyundai Kona, launches tomorrow. What do we know about the Kona?The Kona as driven in Malaysia.We've been charting it around its trips, from a first drive in New Zealand and closer to home, a preview and quick review in Malaysia. To recap, the B-segment SUV will have three variants at launch, with the range-topper having a different engine from the res


Oct 29, 2020

Finally, Proton will be launching the 2020 Proton X50 tomorrow!

Ahead of the 2020 Proton X50’s launch tomorrow, Proton has been sharing a number of videos showcasing the upcoming B-segment SUV’s selling points.The videos on Proton Cars’ Facebook page highlighted the X50’s performance, safety, comfort, and connectivity – all of which can be viewed below.Set to be launched via livestream on Proton Cars’ Facebook page, Proton has claimed that they have received more than 20,000 bookings for its highly-anticipated model.To rec


Oct 26, 2020

Proton X50 sets record for highest monthly sales for any SUV in history – 3,345 units

Even as we enter into 2021, it seems that the hype of the Proton X50 has not yet died down with Proton announcing 3,345 units of the B-segment SUV sold in February. With that figure, the Proton X50 achieved the highest monthly sales for any SUV in Malaysian history.Overall, Proton’s February sales were very much positive with 11,873 units sold in that month, nearly doubling that of January’s sales (5,964 units).Also read: Proton’s market share at 7-year high - 27.1 %, 8,141 uni

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Mar 8, 2021

Spied: Proton X50 seen in Thailand - exports before fulfilling Malaysian backlogs?

After making waves in Malaysia and entering Brunei shortly after its launch here, the Proton X50 is making Thailand its next stop. Spotted in Songkhla recently, it seems that this is the Flagship variant - note the black spoiler (hinting at the variant-specific dual-tone colourway) and two-tone wheels.This corroborates with our earlier report that at least the base Standard and the range-topping Flagship variants are very likely to make their way there.To recap, the Malaysian-specs X50 comes wit


Feb 9, 2021

Revealed! Proton X50 will get a similar key fob as Geely Binyue

The launch of the Proton X50 won’t be long now and more details of the B-segment SUV have been slowly surfacing on the internet. The latest detail to be reviewed is the X50’s key fob, as is seen on the Ajerul’s Facebook page.No this is not one of Ajerul’s cool renders, it is a real Proton X50 key fob. And yes, it is the exact same one that the Geely Binyue has right down to the colour of the fob and faux wood trim running down the middle.Stay tuned for more details of the


Sep 10, 2020