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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

Fix for Proton’s after-sales parts supply shortage underway, IT problem the cause

Proton has been at the receiving end of many angry complaints from customers with regards to its after-sales. Proton dealers are experiencing shortage of not just regular wear and tear replacement parts, but also bigger body and paint parts for collision repairs. You may have read of complaints of customers who have been waiting for months to get parts for their accident-damaged Proton cars. Those complaints are legit but like many things you read on Facebook, the alleged reasons behind the part


Feb 9, 2021

Deal Breakers: Proton X70 – the boot needs to be rebooted

When the Proton X70 was launched, it garnered tremendous attention. It was Proton’s first SUV and the first Proton car with the “Hi Proton” feature. There’s quite a lot of things to like about the X70 too – the interior is decent, the range-topping variant gets power seats up front, and the price is rather attractive when compared to its rivals. There is however, one thing we don’t quite like about the Proton X70 and that is the boot/tailgate. What is there not to like about the Proton X70’s boo


Aug 13, 2020

Owner Review: Proton needs to upgrade their after-sales service - My 2020 Proton X70 1.8TGDI Premium

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic information about my car 2020 Proton X70 1.8TGDI Premium CKD Space Grey, RM119,800.00 Reasons why I bought this car I am looking for a new car to replace my old Proton Preve that I have been using for eight years. My family often commute from the city to my hometown such as BALIK KAMPUNG almost every month and love to going on holidays an

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Dec 21, 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

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 the same. Thankfully, you do get some cr


Feb 12, 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 announcement by Al Ha


Dec 23, 2020

Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres. To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services. At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorded its highest ev


Mar 2, 2021

Proton X70 vs Honda HR-V; why the smaller SUV is still more practical

Now that the locally assembled (CKD) Proton X70 is finally here, you must be thinking: RM 122k for a C-segment SUV complete with panoramic sunroof? Now that’s affordable! But wait, is the affordably priced X70 the most practical option? The similarly priced Honda HR-V begs to differ. We know what you're thinking, the CKD Proton X70 is a C-segment SUV, while the Honda HR-V falls in B-segment category. But the biggest deciding factor here is the price of the cars. So it is inevitable to compare th


Feb 15, 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

Just RM 10k difference between Proton X50 and X70, which is a better buy?

Like for like, the difference between a B-segment 2020 Proton X50 and a C-segment 2020 Proton X70, even when compared against similarly equipped variants, is just around RM 10k. Put aside for a moment semantics that both the X50 and X70 are from different segments. At the end of the day, both cars do more or less the same thing, have five seats, are similarly equipped, and are priced almost the same – the latter is what matter most to consumers. Both the Proton X50 and X70 come in four variants.


Oct 29, 2020

Without taxes, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross is cheaper than a fully loaded Proton X70

Taxes imposed by the Malaysian government is responsible for bumping up prices of the 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross by nearly RM 30k. Without taxes, the Thailand-made (CBU) Toyota Corolla Cross sells for RM 104,682 for the 1.8G and RM 106,417 – a negligible difference for the added noise insulation, better LED headlamps and taillights, plus a full suite of Toyota Safety Sense. Once you pile on the applicable taxes - already deducted, approved by the Ministry of Finance in view that only 750 units wi


Apr 6, 2021

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

Indonesia will limit import of Proton X70 until Malaysia opens up its car market further

Last week, this column discussed the challenges that lie ahead in exporting the Proton X70 to Indonesia. While the Proton X70 was able to race to the top of the sales chart almost as soon as it was launched, it will not enjoy such luxury in Indonesia. As an imported model, the Indonesian government will certainly not grant Proton any tax incentives the way the Malaysian government does. Without a significant price advantage, it’s will have a harder time going up against the Honda CR-V. To win ov


Apr 10, 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 performance Although the engine remains the same 1.8-litre turbocharged TGDi, it has received some updates. It is known internally as a “Generation 3” e


Feb 13, 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-cylinder,


Sep 1, 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. 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

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

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

Our Ativa’s rattling sound is fixed! What was the problem? - Long-term review #6

It has been about two weeks of ownership with our Perodua Ativa. How have things been? Well, the rattling sound we mentioned previously had gotten really annoying. Every time we drove over abrupt irregularities on the right side, the sound became more and more apparent. We needed to take the Ativa to Sepang on Tuesday to check out some Malaysian-made electric car, so we held off going to the service centre until Wednesday. About two weeks of driving with that sound, we finally checked in at the


Apr 2, 2021

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

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

One of Proton's 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. Let's run it through our WapCar Rating System to break things down. 2020 Proton X70 Premium X 2WD (CKD): Driving Performance - 30/50 pts


Jan 23, 2021

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

Perbandingan: Harga Proton X50 vs Proton X70 bertindih! Nak pilih yang mana?

Proton X50 Proton X70 Proton X50 2020 baru sahaja dilancarkan secara rasmi. Bersama-sama dengan itu, harga bagi kesemua varian turut diumumkan buat tatapan umum. Tinjauan kami, ramai yang merasakan bahawa harga tersebut sesuai dengan tawaran model tersebut. Walaubagaimanapun, pengumuman harga tersebut menimbulkan sedikit tanda tanya. Proton X50 ditawarkan pada harga sekitar RM 79,200 hingga RM 103,300. Hal ini bermakna, harga Proton X50 bertindih dengan harga Proton X70.] Berikut adalah perbezaa


Oct 27, 2020