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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. 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 into a front-wheel drive-only model. Then there's the


Feb 8, 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 suspension. It al


Feb 12, 2020

Proton GKUI head unit upgrades to JOOX Music app for Proton X70, Iriz, Persona & Exora

In case you’re not aware, some Proton models that are equipped with the GKUI touchscreen infotainment system has built-in 4G LTE internet connectivity and free online music streaming services (Ultimate Music by Tencent). Proton has just announced that they will be migrating their music app to JOOX Music – also a product of Tencent. The new app will be installed via an OTA (over-the-air) update which will be released from 27 March 2020 onwards. This update will be rolled out to all Proton X70 var

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Mar 26, 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 place, is it any


Feb 14, 2020

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Quality and features

The Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5 are locally assembled SUVs and we’re here to find out which is has the best build and material quality as well as the most well-equipped. Proton X70's build quality and features It should be noted that the Proton X70 we tested was the fully imported (CBU) model. Build quality is impeccable with superb fit and finish to both the exterior and interior. The CKD model we’ve tested has no perceivable difference in quality, and we would rate them identically.


Jun 20, 2020

How to convert your Proton X70 back into a Geely!

By now, the Proton X70 probably needs no introduction – it's based on China's Geely Boyue and apart from the grille and rear tailgate garnish, there's very little difference between original Chinese donor car and the local Proton-badged equivalaent. But, if you feel the need to differentiate your Proton X70 from the rest, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. We’ve gathered a list of parts that allow you to convert your Proton X70 back into the Geely Boyue. Front grille – Goodbye infinite weav


Mar 5, 2020

Proton X70 lambat dapat alat ganti, ada yang ambil kesempatan jual ‘halfcut’ sendiri?

Proton X70 Covid-19 sedikit sebanyak telah memperbesar-besarkan isu yang selama ini kelihatan kecil. Antaranya isu alat ganti Proton yang dikatakan lambat. Bukan sedikit, malah terdapat banyak artikel yang melaporkan isu tersebut. Masalah Proton X70 yang lambat dapat alat ganti adalah antara isu yang banyak diketengahkan. Sebagai sebuah model tempatan, sudah tentu isu ini tidak sepatutnya ditimbulkan. Kalau ada 1 atau 2 isu terpencil boleh dipertimbangkan. Malah, sebelum ini terdapat juga kumpul


Dec 29, 2020

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Ride comfort

Ride comfort is one of the most important aspect to consider when buying an SUV. So let’s dive into a comparison of ride comfort between the Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5. All three cars have the same suspension setup, with MacPherson struts at the front and multi-link at the rear. Mazda CX-5 Turbo Starting with the Mazda CX-5, ride is on the firm side as with most Mazdas. It’s not crashy by any means, but you’ll notice more disturbances being transmitted into the cabin. But the seat sc


Jun 12, 2020

Will Indonesian buyers accept the Proton X70?

Proton ended 2019 on a strong note, firmly putting the Proton X70 as the undisputed leader in the C-SUV segment, with over 13,300 units, eclipsing the Honda CR-V’s 12,000 plus units. But does it come as a surprise at all? Thanks to generous tax incentives that nobody else apart from Proton and Perodua enjoys, the rebadged Geely Boyue is nearly RM 50,000 cheaper than a similarly equipped Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P. On paper, Malaysia no longer have a national car policy, not for the last 20 years. The t


Apr 3, 2020

Should you buy a new Proton X70 or a used Honda CR-V?

With prices starting from just RM 95,000, it’s no surprise why the Proton X70 became a hit among Malaysians. Proton X70 gallery Even in its range-topping Premium X trim, RM 122,800 isn’t a lot of money, considering the amount of features the Proton X70 offers. Keep in mind that for the same price you’re paying for a brand-new Proton X70, you can also get a used Honda CR-V. Honda CR-V gallery A quick check on some car listing sites indicate you can get a turbocharged 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P or a


May 14, 2020

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 test, touching practically every panel and o


Feb 25, 2020

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Fuel consumption

The Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5 feature turbocharged engines with different capacities at 1.8-litre, 1.5-litre and 2.5-litre respectively. And they weigh differently from each other as well. How do they fare in real-world driving? Let’s dig in. Facts and Figures Proton X70 Premium (CBU) Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine 1.8L 4-cyl turbo 1.5L 4-cyl turbo 2.5L 4-cyl turbo Transmission 6-speed AT CVT 6-speed AT Power 184 PS 193 PS 230 PS Torque 285 Nm 243 Nm 420 Nm Weight 1,695


Jul 3, 2020

Proton X70 is the most comfortable & quietest SUV in the segment – Ratings

The Proton X70 Premium 2WD sold in Malaysia is powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged direct-injection 4-cylinder petrol engine linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine pushes out 184 PS and 285 Nm of torque. This Premium variant is front-wheel drive only. Although it has the worst power-to-weight ratio among other SUVs in the same class and output, the X70 does not feel underpowered to drive. In a straight line, the X70 goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.1 seconds, which is decent for a f

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Jan 20, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD – What new features will it get from the Geely Boyue?

The Geely Boyue has been on sale in China since 2016, and received a mid-life update in 2018. It received yet another update for 2020, which is the model you see here. For its 2020 model year, Geely has streamlined the variants on sale – the company now offers just 4 variants of the Boyue in China, down from the massive 13 variants a few years prior. Then there’s the Boyue Pro, a more sophisticated version of the regular Boyue. The Boyue Pro is differentiated by new headlights and tail lights, m


Jan 22, 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 DCT along with a new col


Sep 10, 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 owners have lamented ab


Jan 24, 2020

Perbandingan Skor: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 – Kualiti dan Kelengkapan

Proton X70, Honda CR-V dan Mazda CX-5 adalah SUV yang dipasang di Malaysia dan kali ini, kami ingin mengkaji SUV yang mana mempunyai binaan dan kualiti material paling baik berserta yang mana paling lengkap kelengkapannya. Proton X70 – Kualiti Binaan dan Kelengkapan Perlu diingatkan bahawa Proton X70 yang dipandu-uji oleh kami adalah model CBU atau fully-imported. Kualiti binaannya cukup sempurna dengan padatan dan kemasan yang hebat pada bahagian luar dan dalam kereta. Model CKD yang kami uji t


Jun 23, 2020

2021 Toyota Corolla Cross vs Proton X70 – Still want that X70?

It is inevitable, comparing the recently-introduced 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross against one of the most popular SUVs around – the Proton X70. After all, seeing that the price of the top-spec Proton X70 is very close to the entry-level Toyota Corolla Cross (RM 123k vs RM 124k), cross-shopping between the two is bound to happen. Therein lies the question: for roughly the same amount of money for the top-spec Proton X70, should you, or should you not, add a little bit more money and get the 2021 Toyo


Mar 25, 2021

Why is a Proton X70 cheaper than a Honda CR-V by RM53k? What's the difference in taxes?

The most expensive Proton X70 Premium X variant sells for just RM 122,800. A similarly equipped Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P sells for RM 175,900. Both cars are from the same segment but there’s a whopping RM 53,100 difference in prices! To give you a better perspective, for the price of a top specs Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P, you can buy the most expesive Proton X70 variant, then head over to a nearby Perodua showroom to buy another mid-specs Perodua Myvi 1.5H, and still have some change left! Nevermind compar


Apr 15, 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. 2020 Proton X70 CKD Estimated Launch Date: Q1 202

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Jan 20, 2020

Proton Introduces Limited Edition X70 Merdeka Edition

Based on the X70 Premium Only 62 units available Priced from RM 126,100 Proton has just introduced the X70 Merdeka Edition, a limited-edition version of its popular X70, designed to commemorate Malaysia’s 62nd Independence Day celebration. As such, only 62 units will be made available, each priced from RM 126,100. Only 2 colours are available, namely Snow White and Flame Red. The X70 Merdeka Edition is based on the X70 Premium variant, but with the addition of these extra kit: Quartz Black paint


Aug 19, 2019

Proton X70 - Is it expensive to maintain?

The Proton X70 is currently Proton’s most sophisticated model on sale right now. We took a closer look at the maintenance costs of the Proton X70, comparing it against one of its closest rivals - the Honda CR-V. Proton X70 costs RM 939.09 more to maintain than the Honda CR-V Over a 5-year/100,000-km period, owners can expect to pay RM 4,897 to maintain the Proton X70, while owners of the Honda CR-V only need to fork out RM 3,958, RM 939.09 less. Wait, what? Yes, the Proton X70 does cost more to


Jan 27, 2020

2021 Toyota Corolla Cross vs Proton X70:你还想买X70吗?

Proton X70作为我国最受欢迎的SUV之一,它和刚刚上市的2021 Toyota Corolla Cross之间的对比,几乎是不可避免的。 毕竟,顶配版Proton X70的价格与入门级Toyota Corolla Cross的价格是非常接近的(RM 123k vs RM 124k),因此两者之间的交叉选购也是必然的。 最大的问题就在这里:以顶配版Proton X70的价格,你到底应不应该多加一点钱,去买2021 Toyota Corolla Cross呢? 推荐阅读: Toyota Corolla Cross大马上市,标价RM 124k起跳,搭载全套ADAS、全景3D和TNGA平台 外观:你喜欢Proton还是Toyota? 这两款SUV的设计各有特色,要比出高低并不是一件容易的事情。 诚然,Proton X70或许只是吉利博越的贴牌车,但博越也是一款设计精美的SUV。尤其是配合19英寸的轮圈,X70散发出一种成熟优雅的气质。 至于Toyota Cross,可以说Toyota是将Toyota RAV4的设计元素,缩小放到了Corolla Cross的身上。相比于Toyota C


Apr 1, 2021

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Driving performance

We’ve scrutinized the Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5 by putting them through the WapCar Ratings. This time, we’re comparing driving performances between the X70 Premium, CR-V 1.5 TC-P and CX-5 Turbo. Facts and Figures Proton X70 Premium (CBU) Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine 1.8L 4-cyl turbo 1.5L 4-cyl turbo 2.5L 4-cyl turbo Transmission 6-speed AT CVT 6-speed AT Power 184 PS 193 PS 230 PS Torque 285 Nm 243 Nm 420 Nm Weight 1,695 kg 1,549 kg 1,758 kg 0-100 km/h 10.1 seconds 8.


Jun 5, 2020

At RM 99k, Proton X70 Standard 2WD is the most value for money X70

Since the introduction of the Proton X70, all the love and attention were given to the range-topping X70 Premium 2WD and for good reason. By now you should be well aware of the “Hi Proton” Intelligent Voice Command function that allows you to operate some key functions of the car. Although, it is worth noting that controlling the windows using voice command is only available on the X70 Premium as the other Proton models do not come with the hardware to support it. Not only that, but the X70 Prem

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Oct 21, 2019

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. 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. The imported (CBU) Proton X70 is currently offered in 5 body colours: Snow Whi


Jan 30, 2020

Proton X50 vs Proton X70 - Panduan memilih SUV kegemaran Malaysia untuk anda!

Proton X70 Proton X50 Kehadiran 2 model SUV Proton telah membawa gelombang baru pasaran SUV ke Malaysia. Proton X70 dan Proton X50 kedua-duanya merupakan sebuah produk yang bagus dengan harga terendah berbanding pesaing lain. Di sini, kami akan mengulas satu-persatu mengenai perbezaan 2 model SUV ini sebagai panduan anda untuk memilih SUV kegemaran Malaysia! Pertindihan harga Pasaran Malaysia memang dipenuhi dengan sentimen harga. Jangkaan awal, tiada pertindihan harga yang akan berlaku tapi nam


Jan 13, 2021

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

Proton X70 Proton 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 memberikan per


Jul 22, 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 weeks after the X70 w


Jul 31, 2019

Kebaikan & Keburukan: Proton X70 – selesa tetapi tak ‘save’ minyak?

Dengan kehangatan Proton X50 baru-baru ini, mana perginya Proton X70? Adakah ia sudah kehilangan ‘wow factor’? Sebenarnya tidak. Malah ia masih mempunyai pakej yang cukup berkualiti dan berbaloi. Mengimbau kembali, harga SUV segmen C ini bermula dari RM 89,900 untuk varian Standard hingga RM 115,800 untuk varian Premium X. Sekiranya Proton X50 tidak kena dengan jiwa anda dan mungkin juga anda perlukan ruang yang lebih selesa, Proton X70 semestinya berada di antara senarai teratas. Oleh itu, inil


Jan 23, 2021