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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

Eric

Eric

Oct 22, 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

Proton to return to Pakistan in December 2020, X70 first model to launch

After reporting a few spy shots of the X70 and the Saga being spotted on roads all over Pakistan, it appears that Proton’s launch in the South Asian country is imminent.Partnering with Al-Haj Automotive, the Proton X70 will be the first model launched in Pakistan in December. This will be followed by the Saga in January 2021 according to a report by CarSpiritPK.The Pakistani-spec X70 will be powered by a turbocharged 1.5-litre 3-pot similar to the Bangladeshi X70 that produces 177 PS and 2

CY Foong

CY Foong

Nov 23, 2020

Haval H6 Hybrid makes world debut in Bangkok Motor Show, ahead of Proton X70's Thai launch

Great Wall Motor (GWM) hosted the world premiere of the all-new 2021 Haval H6 Hybrid SUV at the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show.The all-new Haval H6 Hybrid SUV on display at the motor show is the right-hand drive version. It is equipped with a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine supplemented by a 130-kW electric motor, resulting in combined output of 243 PS and maximum torque of 530 Nm.This powertrain is first seen at this global debut in Thailand and is yet to be featured in the Chin

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 23, 2021

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

Proton X70 - Is the GKUI infotainment system any good?

The Proton X70 is currently Proton’s latest and greatest model.As such, it features the company’s most advanced infotainment system to-date, including features such as voice command and built-in 4G LTE internet connectivity.The infotainment system is built upon Geely’s GKUI system, with Android 4.4 running underneath.Contents of the infotainment system are projected onto a 8.0-inch touchscreen with a 1280x720 resolution.What apps are included?Considering that the infotainment s

Eric

Eric

Jan 25, 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

Proton X70 1.8L 2WD Is More Expensive To Maintain Than The Honda CR-V 1.5L

Estimated cost 60-months/100,000 km is RM4,897.50 1.8-litre TGDi engine uses 5-litres of engine oil Automatic Transmission Fluid costs RM500.96The Proton X70 recorded unprecedented success in the local SUV segment and it’s not hard to see why. It’s packed with advanced features and impressive build quality at an attractive price point of RM99k to RM123k for the range-topping Premium 2WD variant.To date, Proton has delivered over 15,000 units of the X70 and the figure is only going t

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 30, 2019

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

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 previewed in Pakistan, powered by 1.5L from X50

Previously, we reported on Proton’s plans for a return to the Pakistani market, and right now, that time has come. The Malaysian Tiger’s first model for its Pakistani comeback is the Proton X70 but there is a slight twist.According to CarSpiritPK, there were two units of the Proton X70 shown at the Pakistani media preview. Both units were the flagship Premium 2WD variant. There are 4 variants of the X70 available in Pakistan which are the Standard 2WD. Executive 2WD, Executive 4WD, a

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 17, 2020

Proton bakal kembali di Pakistan dengan pelancaran Proton X70 pada bulan depan!

Proton kini sedang giat bekerjasama dengan Al-Haj Automotive untuk meluaskan pasaran mereka ke Pakistan. Syarikat pengeluar automotif kebanggaan negara ini akan melancarkan Proton X70 di Pakistan pada Disember ini. Menurut laporan daripada CarSpiritPK, Proton Saga pula akan beransur pada Januari 2021.Unit ujian jalan untuk kedua-dua model ini telah lama diintip di beberapa bandar yang terkemuka di Pakistan. Pada mulanya, Proton mensasarkan pelancaran pada pertengahan tahun ini. Dengan penguatkua

Faisal

Faisal

Nov 23, 2020

Owner Review: Met Some Problems with My 2020 Proton X70 Premium X. Do I Regret Buying It?

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Proton X70 Premium X owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarAndy Chin Woon FookShopping For the Car I Need12th February 2020 was a historical date for Malaysian to witness the launching of Proton X70 CKD. Before decision was made and due to competition of SUV market, I did step my foot on Mazda CX5, Peugeot 3008, Honda CRV 1.5T and Nissan X-Trail Hybrid. Based on my personal opinion, there are pros and cons for every model,

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 21, 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

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 30, 2020

Illegal “premium” to cut queue for Proton X70 in Pakistan, sold out in 4 days

Al Haj Automotive, the Proton distributor in Pakistan has received several complaints on the Proton X70. Through the Proton Pakistan Facebook page, it seems that some customers have been unable to book the Proton X70 since its launch just a few days ago.The problem arises since some dealers have charged a “premium” on those who wish to expedite the delivery of their new Proton X70. Hence those who were unaware of the “premium” are unable to book the Proton X70.In a public

Arif

Arif

Dec 23, 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

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

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

Proton to start assembly in Pakistan by Q3 2021 – X70, Saga first models

Proton has been ramping up its presence in Pakistan with the launching of the Saga a little more than a week ago. Even though it has only two models in its line-up with the Proton X70 completing the pair, Proton’s partner in the South Asian nation, Al-Haj Automotive aims to commence local assembly at its new plant by the third quarter of 2021.Proton and Al-Haj Automotive signed an agreement in 2018The plant, which is built on a greenfield site in Karachi, will have a planned capacity of 25

CY Foong

CY Foong

Apr 12, 2021

Did Proton just hint that they are making a return to Thailand?

Proton seems to be actively expanding itself to other countries, earlier this year they announced the launch of the Proton X70 in Pakistan and recently the Proton Saga was exported to Kenya as a CKD unit. But does this mean that the brand is looking to make a return to countries they have pulled out of previously like Thailand? Maybe.Speculations on our end started when Proton Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Dato Radzaif Mohamed, mentioned Thailand as one of the countries that they hope to have

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 24, 2020

Proton X70 sudah tiba di Pakistan! Enjin lebih kecil, 1.5L seperti X50

Media Pakistan yang hadir ke acara persembahan media bagi Proton X70 di Karachi semalam ternyata kagum dengan rupa paras dan kelengkapan SUV Proton segmen C itu. Bulan lepas, SUV Proton ini bersama-sama dengan Proton Saga dilihat dipandu-uji di Pakistan.Menurut CarSpiritPK, ada dua unit Proton X70 yang ditayangkan iaitu varian flagship Premium 2WD. Berbeza dengan Proton X70 yang ditawarkan di Malaysia, unit yang diimpot ke Pakistan didatangkan dengan enjin yang lebih kecil iaitu enjin 1.5 liter

Mersita

Mersita

Dec 10, 2020

Spied: Proton X70 in Thailand, to get newer 1.5T engine than Malaysia's

Protons plans of re-entering Thailand may come into fruition sooner than we think - a little over a month since the Proton X50 was first spotted there, now the Proton X70 has also made its way to the Land of Smiles. Said to be found driving around in Bangkok, the X70 seen here is either the Premium or the Premium X variant as judged by the 19-inch dual-tone wheels this car wears.Also read: Spied: Proton X50 seen in Thailand - exports before fulfilling Malaysian backlogs?Protons plans to re-enter

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 16, 2021

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

The 2020 Proton X50 shares the same 7-speed DCT with the X70, but with a twist

It feels quite like the end of The Lord of The Rings, doesn’t? After a long Saga (pun intended) of spyshots and all sorts of fake leaks, the war is over, Sauron is slayed, and the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X50 finally breaks cover.The engine in the Proton X50.One does not simply wait for a new Proton only to receive a copy-and-paste job. It's not. The Proton X50 is properly all-new - there’s two engine choices, one of them new to the X50 and is not available even i

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 15, 2020

Owner Review: C-segment For Under RM100K - My Proton X70

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Proton X70 Executive owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Norazam MananProton X70, C-segment For Under RM100KI had been waiting for the launching of the Proton X70 CKD for the longest time, when it finally came on 12th February, and booking for the Standard model was made the very next day after a test drive. I had also tested Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Nissan X-Trail and not forgetting the CBU model. The shor

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 5, 2020

Proton X70 – What needs improving?

When Proton first launched the X70 back in late 2018, consumers were sceptical of the car’s Chinese roots – will it be problematic, they asked.Well, that comes as no surprise, considering the history of Chinese cars sold here in the past.With the X70, Proton and Geely hope to change the perception once and for all.Despite all of their efforts, the X70 is not perfect and has some (minor) shortcomings.Is the Proton X70's fuel consumption poor?We are aware that a lot of ow

Eric

Eric

Jan 24, 2020

How much does Proton X70’s 19-inch tyres cost?

The Proton X70 became an instant hit with Malaysians for its superb value for money, quality and features.At launch, the national carmaker surprised us by equipping the range-topping X70 Premium with 19-inch alloys as standard. The largest-ever wheel size to be fitted onto a Proton model.Proton officials said that this is to create a greater visual differentiation between the mid-range Executive and Premium variants despite knowing full well that the tyre replacement for the 19-inch wheels would

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Oct 15, 2019

2020 Proton X50 vs 2020 Proton X70: Malaysia's hottest SUVs, which is better?

With the launch of the 2020 Proton X50, Malaysians now have yet another SUV to shop for - even if it means waiting some time for one. Since prices for the X50 overlaps with the 2020 Proton X70, lets park these cars side-by-side, go through each point and then help you pick out the perfect Proton.Note that were pitting the range-toppers of each model, the X50 Flagship and the X70 Premium X.Prices - not too differentWe realise Malaysians are prone to cross-shopping between prices more than vehicle

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 1, 2021

Proton aims to double export volume in 2021 - Saga, X50, and X70 to lead

Proton aims to double its export volume over the next 12 months, assuming that export activities are not overly hampered by restrictions due to the global pandemic, said Proton in a press statement released today.Spearheading Proton’s export ambitions will be the Proton Saga, Proton X70, and Proton X50.The Proton Saga has since been exported to Kenya as knocked down (KD) kits to be assembled there, as well as to Nepal, as a completely built-up (CBU) car.Meanwhile, the Proton X70 has also b

Hans

Hans

Jan 29, 2021

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