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Video: Geely Binyue (Proton X50) 1.5L Turbo SUV Review, Needs Proton Ride & Handling!

Malaysians are eagerly waiting for Protons next compact SUV which is expected to arrive after the locally assembled Proton X70 which is speculated to be called the Proton X50.Although Proton has never confirmed (nor deny) whether their next SUV will be called the Proton X50, we know that it will be based on the Geely Binyue – courtesy of Protons foreign strategic partner.Weve tested the Geely Binyue in China, not to lay a death sentence on the Proton X50, but to get a first taste of what p

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Dec 26, 2019

Review: 2020 Hyundai Kona - the Korean alternative to the Proton X50

Just recently, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Malaysia, organized a media preview of the 2020 Hyundai Kona ahead of the models introduction.Lets take a look at how well the Hyundai Kona fares in Malaysia, as weve driven the Kona in New Zealand a couple of years ago.2020 Hyundai Kona ExteriorDespite being a three-year-old model (Hyundai also just introduced the facelifted model overseas), the Hyundai Kona still looks fresh. Nothing else in the B-

Eric

Eric

Sep 30, 2020

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

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.The X50 competes in an increasingly popular segment because buyers love the tall-ish driving position but without the bulkiness of

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 23, 2021

Quick Review: 2020 Proton X50 – does it live up to the hype?

This is it. Well, by "it" we mean the first test drive of the 2020 Proton X50, not the prices just yet. For that well have to wait for the official launch, which we predict will happen sometime in October. This is a short media Proton X50 test drive session arranged by Proton at Sepang International Circuit.While prices for the Proton X50 have yet to be announced, we do know its variants and specifications from the preview.Proton X50 Engine PerformanceTo recap, there are 2 engine optio

Shaun

Shaun

Sep 30, 2020

Review: 2020 Proton X50 - all the pros and flaws about Malaysia's most-hyped SUV!

When some of us brought home the 2020 Proton X50, one experience united us all: neighbours coming out of their homes to kepoh.They cant believe it! The long-awaited, much-discussed B-segment SUV is right in front of them, and in the range-topping Flagship variant (RM 103,300 - SST-free price until 31-Dec 2020) no less.Amidst all the hullaballoo one neighbour quipped: "Its like seeing a celebrity!" Which, to be fair, isnt too far-fetched: theres tons of content out there which would giv

Sanjay

Sanjay

Dec 5, 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

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 20, 2020

Review: Geely Binyue (Proton X50), possibly Proton's next big hit

(Proton X50 | Gallery)Weve driven the upcoming Proton X50. Well, sort of.This here is the Geely Binyue, the basis for Protons upcoming B-segment SUV, most likely will be called the Proton X50.But before we get started, it is worth mentioning that the China market Geely Binyue is not an accurate representaiton of the upcoming Proton X50, as Proton will have its own input on the SUV when it arrives in Malaysia. The Geely Binyue made its debut back in August 2018, positioned below the Boyue (Proton

Eric

Eric

Dec 20, 2019

2020 Proton X50 – how will it affect other B-segment SUVs?

The debut of Proton X70 in December 2018 took Malaysia by storm, so well that the C-segment SUV set a record for the most registration by an SUV during launch.Proton X70This is reinforced even further when the X70 took home Midsize Crossover and SUVs 5-seater category, and the Overall Car of The Year 2019 at the 18th Malaysia Cars of the Year Awards (previously known as COTY).It catapulted Proton back to the top of the pyramid, once again becoming a major threat to other manufacturer in the loca

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 20, 2020

Proton X50 vs Perodua Aruz – Do you really need that 2 extra seats?

This week saw the media preview of the Proton X50. Some might be tired of all the hype and some might even be tired of waiting for the official price list. Having said that, we predicted that the price of the X50 could range between RM 80,000 to a little over RM 100,000.With that price, it is priced closely to Perodua’s SUV. No, not the D55L, that might be out in 2021. I’m talking about the Perodua Aruz. At RM 77,900 (inclusive of SST) for the top-of-the-range 1.5 AV, shoul

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 1, 2020

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

Sanjay

Sanjay

Feb 9, 2021

Geely Binyue (Proton X50), is the 1.5L 3-cylinder turbo powerful enough for Malaysians?

Proton will be launching their next SUV that is rumoured to be called the Proton X50. Whether it will be called as such is another story altogether.The Proton X50 will be based off a Geely product, the Geely Binyue. It’s a 5-seater compact crossover that’s positioned against the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur.In China, the Binyue is available with two petrol engine options, a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo paired strictly to a 6-speed manual and a 1.5-litre 3-cyl

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Dec 20, 2019

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

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 20, 2020

Worth RM 3,500? A closer look at the 2020 Proton X50's accessories package

Theres been much ado recently and its not about nothing - the 2020 Proton X50 has very clearly won Malaysias popularity contest since its October launch. But popularity isnt the only thing Protons latest B-segment SUVs got in common with A-list celebrities. As waiting lists extend up to 6 months, the X50 was caught in controversy following allegations that dealers were forcing customers to buy optional accessories. A lot of the hubbub is due to pricing: at RM 3,300 for the Utility Package and RM

Sanjay

Sanjay

Dec 7, 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

Hans

Hans

Aug 19, 2020

Booked a Proton X50? Watch how it’s made

The Proton X50 is definitely one of the most exciting cars of 2020. At least in Malaysia. The variants have been revealed, the tech features look exciting, the performance has been impressive, and yet the prices are yet to be announced.Still, that doesn’t faze people from booking the X50 but don’t be deceived by the unofficial price figures. This just shows how hyped the little brother to the X70 really is. The X50 is locally-assembled at Proton’s Tanjung Malim plant and P

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 1, 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

Eric

Eric

Mar 3, 2021

Powered tailgate option officially available in the 2020 Proton X50

During our first look at the 2020 Proton X50, Adrian noted that the manual tailgate is a little heavy to use, just like on the Geely Binyue donor car. The good news, however, is the Proton X50 can be specified with a powered tailgate.Manual tailgate on all variants of the X50.The powered tailgate is available as part of two accessory packages – Urban and Utility. The Urban package bundles the powered tailgate, built-in toll reader, coil mats, and magnetic sunshades. All these for RM 3,500.

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 28, 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

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 11, 2020

Harga Proton X50 sekitar RM76k hingga RM104k? Boleh percaya ke?

Proton X50Terdapat beberapa keping gambar yang tular sekitar media sosial yang mengatakan Proton X50 bakal berharga RM76k hingga RM104k. Sayangnya, harga tersebut tidak tepat.Gambar yang didakwa memaparkan harga Proton X50 tersebut merupakan imej tangkap layar daripada sebuah video yang memberi spekulasi tentang perbandingan Proton X50 dengan Perodua D55L. Ini bermakna harga tersebut bukan harga rasmi dari Proton.Malahan, Proton juga tidak mengeluarkan apa-apa kenyataan rasmi mengenai Proton X50

Haris

Haris

May 30, 2020

Getting a 2020 Proton X50? Skip the Standard and Executive variants

The Proton X50 has just made its public launching today with an enticing price that is sure to make you think twice about getting its competitors, especially the reigning crossover king, the Honda HR-V.With prices starting from RM 79,200 without SST, the X50 really sounds like a bargain. Even more impressive is the Flagship variant which has a full suite of ADAS including AEB with pedestrian detection and intelligent cruise control for a little over RM 100,000.Will this be as ubiquitous as the M

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 27, 2020

Proton X50: Priced from RM 76k to RM 104k? Not really

A photo recently surfaced on social media, purporting that the 2020 Proton X50 will be priced from RM 75,800 to RM 103,800.But that is not true.The alleged photo is a screengrab from a video (which we won’t link here, for obvious reasons) that is speculating how the Proton X50 stacks up against the Perodua D55L. It is not a leaked pricelist from Proton.In fact, Proton themselves have yet to reveal any information regarding the upcoming X50 – everything is purely speculations at

Eric

Eric

May 22, 2020

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

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 10, 2020

FAQ: Everything you need to know on the 2020 Proton X50

After endless spy shots, some photoshopped interiors, and a teaser on Merdeka Day, the wait is finally over as the all-new 2020 Proton X50 is officially unveiled.It is one of the hottest new car launches of 2020 and Proton’s long-awaited smaller sibling to the successful X70. But before we get down to business, here’s the definitive guide to get yourself updated with the Proton X50.Q: So, first thing’s first, how different is the Proton X50 compared to the Chinese Geely Binyue/

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 15, 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

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 12, 2020

Optional wireless charger to be offered for Proton X50, dealers confirm

Following tip-offs by our dear readers, checks with a couple of Proton dealers confirm that an optional wireless charging pad will be offered to Proton X50 customers in the near future.This brochure is making its roundsWe understand that the wireless charging pad will retail at around RM 450 and offered at Proton 2S, 3S, and 4S centres. The wireless charger will be fitted where the key is in this photoPending official announcement by the carmaker, we also learn that the wireless charger must be

Sanjay

Sanjay

Apr 6, 2021

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

Sanjay

Sanjay

Dec 30, 2020

2021 Perodua Ativa要比Proton X50更加本地化?

是的,你没有看错:近日发布的2021 Perodua Ativa,要比Proton X50更加“马来西亚”!Proton在2020年10月推出Proton X50时,他们在发布会上声称,这款新SUV使用了约45%的本地零部件,并拥有406个吉利缤越所没有的独特部件。推荐阅读:Review: 2020 Proton X50 - all the pros and flaws about Malaysias most-hyped SUV!但2021 Perodua Ativa在这个方面更进了一步,因为Perodua表示,Ativa将使用95%的本地零部件,这个数字已经与Perodua Bezza、Perodua Myvi和Perodua Aruz不相上下了。不过,我们必须说明的是,“本地零部件”这个词目前的定义依旧比较模糊,车企很容易通过曲解概念来获得国内税退税。其实,我国的许多制造商/装配商都会从其它国家进口汽车零部件,并在国内将这些海外零部件装配成模块,然后将这些半成品标榜为“本地部件”。而实际上,这些部件并没有在本

Rax

Rax

Mar 4, 2021

2020 Proton X50 – 4 features we get that the Geely Binyue doesn’t!

Okay, settle down everyone. The all-new 2020 Proton X50 is finally here and though there are still some naysayers who wished for Proton to stop rebadging existing products, we have to admit that the car looks set to be another runaway success for Proton.It is based on the Geely Binyue (or Coolray as it is known in the Philippines) and while some might think that, “Oh, it’s just a rebadged Chinese crossover with a few bits of Proton badging” or even more optimistically, “I

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 15, 2020

Skip the Q: Get your Proton X50 in just 7 days by subscribing to Flux for RM 1,995

The most anticipated car of the year, the all-new 2020 Proton X50, is now available for reservation on Flux. The subscription service o­ffers the X50 in Flagship or Premium specification with a choice of Snow White, Jet Grey, and Passion Red colours.As you already know, the X50 currently has a waiting list of up to 6 months. Flux offers potential owners a chance to beat the queue and get their car within 7 days of an approved reservation.Starting from just RM 1,995 per month for a 36-month s

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 7, 2020

China's Geely Binyue (Proton X50) now comes with selectable exhaust noise modes

The Geely Binyue - aka the Proton X50’s donor car - in China now allows drivers to can change the sound of the exhaust notes as they wish. The accessory is only available on the top-spec Geely Binyue Pro 260T DCT Battle variant.Known as the Passion Sound Wave kit, Geely claims it uses an intelligent valve system that will adjust the valves opening angle according to the drive mode selected.Image credit: BitautoDrivers can choose between 3 drive-modes namely “Qing Liang” –

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 8, 2020