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2020 Proton X70 CKD: Here's the confirmed specs

Ahead of the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70’s debut, it appears that some dealers have begun releasing details of the new model.As seen on Paultan.org, the photos give us a good look at the new locally-assembled X70, including the variant walkthrough.It's grey, not blue as previously thought.Kicking things off is the new Space Grey colour, not blue as previously thought.Proton has also updated X70 variants – out goes the Executive AWD variant, effectively transforming the X70

Eric

Eric

Feb 8, 2020

Proton X70 CKD: New blue colour option coming?

It appears that the upcoming locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 will receive a new blue colour.We spotted the new blue body colour in Proton’s own press materials, indicating that at least one variant of the new X70 will receive the new colour.See the similarities?At this point of time, it remains to be seen that the new shade of blue is called, though at a glance, it appears similar to Geely’s own Topaz Blue found on the Dihao GL PHEV.Not that simple..The imported (CBU) Proton X70 i

Eric

Eric

Jan 30, 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

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 20, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD: What's new compared to before?

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD is here, slightly less than two years after the China-made imported (CBU) model was introduced in Malaysia.Sorry to burst the bubble for those hoping to get the Chinese market top specs Geely Boyue Pro as the basis of the X70 CKD, as changes done to the exterior is minimal – the Proton emblems are new, and the X70 CKD gains a new shade of grey called Space Grey, and that's about it. Everything else about the car's exterior remains th

Eric

Eric

Feb 12, 2020

CKD Proton X70 – Here’s What We Know So Far

Launched back in December 2018, the Proton X70 is Proton’s first-ever SUV and is currently the most popular SUV on sale in Malaysia right now.Much of its popularity can be owed to the Proton X70’s price tag, which starts from RM 99,800, positioning the much larger X70 against smaller competitors such as the Honda HR-V.However, unlike other Proton models that are locally assembled, the Proton X70 is actually built in Geely’s Ningbo production facility in China. A couple of

Jack

Jack

Jul 31, 2019

2020 Proton X70 CKD - Which colour looks best?

As part of the new locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 line-up, the company has introduced a new grey colour.The new colour is called Space Grey.This bump the total number of colours up to 6 – Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Cinnamon Brown, Flame Red, and Space Grey.However, the new colour is still not the best looking colour for the Proton X70, in our opinion. It's a rather flat looking colour and doesn't do much to bring the X70's character lines. We reckon that this

Eric

Eric

Feb 12, 2020

Proton X70 - What features could the CKD version get?

Shortly after introducing the X70, Proton announced their intentions to locally-assemble the X70 by the end of 2019, and they have succeeded in doing so.A couple of months after trials runs started in June 2019, the first few units of the Malaysian-made Proton X70s have started to roll of the new production line in Tanjung Malim.Will it be cheaper?Prices are unlikely to come down compared to its fully-imported counterpart, but you might get more features for the same price.So what’s new?Fo

Eric

Eric

Jan 26, 2020

CKD Proton X70 won’t be here until Q1 2020

If you’re waiting for Proton to introduce the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 soon, don’t hold your breath as it won’t arrive so soon.According to sources familiar with the matter, the CKD version of the Proton X70 has been postponed, possibly until Q1 2020, a slight push-back from the originally scheduled November 2019 timeline.A quick check with several Proton dealers also indicates that many dealers are offering discounts ranging from RM 2,000 up to RM 6,000 for a Proton

Eric

Eric

Oct 29, 2019

2020 Proton X70 CKD gets stiffer suspension for better ride & handling

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD (locally assembled) brought about a number of surprises for consumers. Not only did it got a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) and improved kit list, Proton has also revised the suspension on the X70 CKD for better ride and handling.In the fully imported (CBU) units of the X70, it received high praises for its stellar ride comfort. It absorbed and filtered road undulations like nothing else in the segment. However, the flip side of the slack suspension is that it

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Feb 12, 2020

Quick Review: 2020 Proton X70 CKD, the devil is in the details

The long-awaited 2020 Proton X70 CKD (locally assembled) is now finally in Malaysia and we were fortunate to spend a short drive in it from KL to Kuantan prior to the official launch. Although brief, the Malaysia-assembled Proton X70 left a lasting positive impression.The Proton X70 was first introduced in Malaysia in the tail-end of 2018 as a fully imported (CBU) unit from China with customer deliveries started in 2019.Between 2019 to January 2020, over 29,000 units of the Proton X70 found home

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Feb 12, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD updated with N95 cabin filter, launching soon

Proton X70Just as Proton is set to resume all showrooms and service outlets tomorrow, the national carmaker has announced that their 2020 Proton X70 CKD will be updated with an N95 cabin filter.This is a very timely update as the world is facing unprecedented times against the Covid-19 pandemic. This marks the first running change on the X70 CKD since it was launched in February 2020.Proton X70The updated feature is actually part of Geely’s commitment to introduce safer and healthy ca

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

May 4, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD - 4 variants, which is the best to buy?

After much anticipation, the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 is now officially here in Malaysia. No longer imported from China, the locally produced Proton X70 CKD is now cheaper and comes with better features. You can read a summary of what's new here.There are now four variants, all front-wheel drive and powered by the same updated 1.8-lire turbocharged TGDi engine paired to a new 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Handling has been improved thanks to an improved susp

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 12, 2020

Proton X70 CKD: New Premium X 2WD variant to come?

With the launch of the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 nearing, more information regarding the new model are surfacing.Thanks to the latest Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) production data, it appears that Proton will be introducing a new X70 Premium X 2WD variant as the range-topping variant.As it is, the current imported X70 Premium 2WD is loaded to the brim, so it will be interesting to see what Proton can cramp into the new X70 Premium X 2WD variant.For comparison, these are th

Eric

Eric

Jan 29, 2020

Why the 2020 Proton X70 CKD no longer have an AWD variant?

Proton dropped the all-wheel-drive (AWD) variant for the 2020 Proton X70 CKD line up and some consumers are bothered by it. During the media test drive, Proton engineers explained why they didn’t offer an AWD option for the 2020 X70.The reason is simple, the Malaysian market simply does not demand for an X70 AWD variant. Of the 29,000 units fully-imported (CBU) Proton X70 sold last year, less than 4% of the customers picked the AWD variant – that’s only about 1,160 units of the

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Feb 17, 2020

Proton X70 CKD: Will the dual-clutch transmission be reliable?

Prior to the introduction of the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70, the company has confirmed that the upcoming model will be fitted with a new 7-speed wet-type dual-clutch automatic transmission, superseding the 6-speed torque converter unit.Recently, Geely flew selected members of the media to its headquarters in Zhejiang, China as a preview for the new transmission.DCT, reliable meh? The Geely Binyue (soon-to-be Proton X50)'s DCT gear leverSpeaking to members of the media, Geely&rsq

Eric

Eric

Feb 3, 2020

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD is ready, but you can’t buy it yet

Proton announced yesterday that the first locally-assembled 2020 Proton X70 (CKD) has rolled off the company’s Tanjung Malim production line.CKD is short for knocked down (CKD) kits, essentially a very complex Lego set, with major components like engine, transmission and body structure coming from China, to be assembled in Malaysia together with other locally-sourced components.Current China-made Proton X70Although production of the 2020 Proton X70 CKD has commenced, the model will not go

Hans

Hans

Dec 14, 2019

2020 Proton X70 CKD - Worth topping up RM 3,000 for the sunroof?

The locally-assembled Proton X70 CKD is finally here, and the company has done some streamlining to the model's line-up.Previously in the Ningbo-built, imported Proton X70 model, a panoramic sunroof was available on the Premium 2WD variant, but that has since changed, now that the Premium 2WD is no longer the top specs variant.With the introduction of the new CKD model, Proton has introduced a new Premium X variant, whose only difference from the Premium variant sitting one rung below is the

Eric

Eric

Feb 12, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD launched - Up in features, down in price, from RM 94k

The wait is over. The 2020 Proton X70, now rolling off the Tanjung Malim plant, is officially launched and prices start from RM 94,800 to RM 122,800.There are 4 variants for the locally assembled 2020 Proton X70 CKD: Standard, Executive, Premium and Premium X. Standard - RM 94,800 (-RM 5,000) Executive - RM 106,800 (-RM 3,000) Premium - RM 119,800 (replaces AWD Executive, previously priced at RM 115,800) Premium X - RM 122,800 (-RM 1,000)What's new?For starters, there is a new colour named S

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 12, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD – Is the new 7-speed DCT cheaper to maintain?

The locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 is no stranger to Malaysians – we have driven it and discussed about the new dual-clutch automatic, in addition to covering numerous aspects of the new SUV.Another aspect of the new X70 CKD that was a topic of debate is its maintenance cost – earlier, we reported that it costs nearly RM 5,000 to maintain the X70 over a period of 5 years, which is almost RM 1,000 more than a Honda CR-V.However, with the new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic in p

Eric

Eric

Feb 14, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD fuel consumption test, 7.6L/100km possible?

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD is powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 184 PS and 300 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Proton claims the X70 CKD returns 7.6-litre/100 km, so we put it to the test.All tyres were inflated according to the manufacturers recommended tyre pressure of 230 kPa (cold tyres) for all four tyres. Then the Proton X70’s 60-litre fuel tank was brimmed.Driving behaviour was as per a normal driver, accelerating and b

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 20, 2021

Ratings: 2020 Proton X70 Premium X (CKD) - The best family SUV in Malaysia?

One of Protons best products to date is the Proton X70. It was finally available in CKD version in 2020, with the main highlight being the 7-speed DCT (The CBU version has a 6-speed automatic).Although new to the C-segment SUV market in Malaysia, the Proton X70 has been able to challenge existing options such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Nissan X-Trail.Lets run it through our WapCar Rating System to break things down.2020 Proton X70 Premium X 2WD (CKD): Driving Performance - 30/50 pts, The

Arif

Arif

Jan 23, 2021

2020 Proton X70 CKD - is it as good as the China-made CBU model?

By now you’re probably aware that the Proton X70 is locally assembled and Malaysians beings Malaysians, we’re skeptical about the quality, aren’t we?Having been up close and personal with the 2020 Proton X70 for a good couple of days, we thought we’d share our impressions of the 2020 Proton X70, specifically how it feels against the China-made CBU units.First impressions are excellent. From what we can tell performing the infamous Malaysian knocking te

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 25, 2020

Rebiu: Proton X70 Premium X CKD, mampu kembalikan kepercayaan terhadap Proton?

Proton X70Proton X70 telah dilancarkan pada Disember 2018. Hampir 2 tahun selepas pelancarannya, Proton X70 kini telah menjadi SUV paling popular di Malaysia. Apa yang lebih penting adalah, adakah Proton X70 mampu mengembalikan kepercayaan pengguna terhadap Proton?Sebelum itu, perubahan terbesar untuk model CKD ini adalah penggunaan transmisi DCT 7 kelajuan. Transmisi ini juga lebih ringan lalu menjadikan berat keseluruhan model ini juga turut berkurangan. Keputusan ini ternyata member

Haris

Haris

Jul 22, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD, here’s why the Geely Boyue Pro is not for Malaysia

The newly launched 2020 Proton X70 CKD garnered a lot of attention due to its enhanced features and most importantly lower price tag. However, some netizens were harping on the fact that the improved 2020 X70 CKD is not the Geely Boyue Pro.Well for starters, to introduce a new design on a model that’s only been on the market for a little over a year does not make business sense in the automotive industry. The X70 is still fresh to the market and is not due for a model revamp just yet.Howev

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Feb 18, 2020

The 7-speed wet DCT makes the 2020 Proton X70 CKD faster and more fuel efficient

The locally-assembled (CKD) 2020 Proton X70 is now officially launched and the biggest change to the popular SUV is the change to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), replacing the conventional 6-speed torque converter automatic.The new transmission bears the codename 7DCT330 and is developed in-house by Geely. It’s a wet-clutch type unit with 7 forward ratios. The DCT is quoted to be able to withstand up to 330 Nm of torque, hence 330.This DCT is used in over 10 different models acro

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Feb 12, 2020

Proton X70 CKD vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Which one should you buy

The Proton X70 CKD is finally here, slightly less than 2 years since Proton first introduced the imported (CBU), China-made model back in late-2018.The new locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 sees a reduction in price, increase in features, and an improved engine that sees a slight bump in peak torque.Updated powertrain delivers slightly better performanceAlthough the engine remains the same 1.8-litre turbocharged TGDi, it has received some updates. It is known internally as a

Eric

Eric

Feb 13, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD 7-speed wet DCT is tested in Malaysia, lifespan of 350k km

One major highlight of the newly launched locally-assembled (CKD) 2020 Proton X70 is the adoption of a new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that replaces the conventional 6-speed torque converter automatic.Most Malaysians would be familiar with the term DCT (dual-clutch transmission) no thanks to the Volkswagen DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) and Ford PowerShift that started the discussion of DCT reliability. Since then, DCTs have become something that consumers would actively avo

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Feb 12, 2020

Proton exports 2020 Proton X70 to Brunei; First CBU market for updated X70

Barely a year after the Proton X70’s debut in the Kingdom of Brunei, Proton has already introduced an update. Brunei will be the first to import the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 launched in Malaysia earlier this year.Though the Proton X70 has only been on sale for a few months in Brunei, it quickly made its way to rank as the top three SUV in its segment. To recap, the CKD Proton X70 was updated in 2020. The SUV now comes with new stiffer suspension, a new 7-speed

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 10, 2020

Proton X70: What's the difference with CKD model? Answers to this and many more questions here

The Proton X70 is currently the most popular SUV on sale in Malaysia. In terms of size, the five-seater Proton sits in the same segment as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Nissan X-Trail. However, its starting price of RM 99,800 also means that it’s actually priced closer to a lower range Honda HR-V, making it the most value for money SUV on the market.There are a total of four variants to choose from, all using the same powertrain.Specifications for Proton X70: Engine: 1.8-litre four-cylin

Robert

Robert

Sep 1, 2019

From CNY 103k (RM 62k)! Geely Haoyue SUV launched in China, same 1.8T as Proton X70 CKD

Geely Haoyue is now officially launched in China. To our surprise, the retail price is lower than the indicated price announced earlier.There are 3 variants of the Haoyue available priced from CNY 103k to 139k (RM 62k to 84k). All 3 variants are available in either a 5- or 7-seater configuration.Only 1 engine option is available for the Haoyue which is the 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine. It is paired to a 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission pushing out 184 PS and 300 Nm of torq

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jun 24, 2020