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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 ho

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Feb 12, 2020

Review: Proton X70 Premium X - Is there a better SUV for the money?

Most Malaysians are no strangers to the Proton X70. There’s a reasonable number of Proton X70s on the road and with good reasons, of which we’ll dive into a little later. Let’s begin with a recap - the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 was introduced early last year in 2020 with a host of updates such as powered tailgate, ventilated seats, new transmission, etc. Prices have gone down across the board as well compared to the fully-imported (CBU) versions. Since the Proton X50 has taken some of t


Jan 28, 2021

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 Manan Proton X70, C-segment For Under RM100K I 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 shortl

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Aug 5, 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 – 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

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

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. Of course, looks are subjective but our


Feb 12, 2020

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

Malaysians are eagerly waiting for Proton's 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 Proton's foreign strategic partner. We've tested the Geely Binyue in China, not to lay a death sentence on the Proton X50, but to get a first taste of what pr

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Dec 26, 2019

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 total sales. Mor

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Feb 17, 2020

Spied: 2020 MG HS spied, Proton X70 rival coming soon?

MG exited Malaysia a couple of years ago and talks of the iconic British marque returning to Malaysia isn’t new, as MG’s parent company, SAIC Motor Corp Ltd, has been in talks with various parties to re-introduce the brand here over the past couple of years. Needless to say, none of those talks came to fruition. But the recent sighting of a 2020 MG HS at a Road Transport Department (JPJ) branch pretty cements the notion that MG will be reintroduced in Malaysia. According to our friends over at F


Jul 6, 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 across v

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Feb 12, 2020

Review: Can the Honda CR-V still justify itself against the Proton X70?

Let's be honest here, the Honda CR-V has seen better days. Before the introduction of the Proton X70, it was the default choice for families looking for an SUV. There were many decent alternatives to the Honda CR-V - the Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, or even the similarly priced but 7-seater Mitsubishi Outlander - but none could challenge the Honda CR-V's dominance. All that changed when the Proton X70 undercut everyone else in price. The X70 is far from being a perfect family SUV. In fact, it has


Mar 27, 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 avoid or at

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Feb 12, 2020

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 a


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 place, is it any


Feb 14, 2020

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, let's park these cars side-by-side, go through each point and then help you pick out the perfect Proton. Note that we're pitting the range-toppers of each model, the X50 Flagship and the X70 Premium X. Prices - not too different We realise Malaysians are prone to cross-shopping between prices more than ve


Jan 1, 2021

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 to

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Jun 24, 2020

Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Volkswagen Tiguan - which is the better SUV?

The C-segment SUV market is one of the most lucrative segments in Malaysia, evident by the increasingly many new models introduced by cars manufacturer, all trying to get a slice of the market. The Honda CR-V has been the long-reigning king of this segment and defending champion, that is until the Proton X70 came by and shook the market. (2020 Proton X70 Gallery | Specifications | Full Review) Proton X70 Proton X70 is the first SUV to be jointly developed by Proton and Geely, and is the first-ev

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Apr 19, 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

SUV Geely Haoyue dilancarkan di China, enjin 1.8T seperti Proton X70 CKD, berharga dari CNY 103k (RM 62k)!

Geely Haoyue kini secara rasminya telah dilancarkan di China. Yang lebih mengejutkan, harga jualannya lebih rendah daripada harga indikasi yang diumumkan dahulu. Ada 3 varian untuk Haoyue yang boleh didapati dengan harga bermula dari CNY 103 ribu hingga 139 ribu (RM 62 ribu – 84 ribu). Semua varian boleh didapati dengan konfigurasi 5 atau 7 tempat duduk. Cuma 1 opsyen enjin yang ditawarkan untuk Haoyue, iaitu enjin petrol turbocharged 1.8 liter dengan 4 silinder. Ia dipadankan pula dengan transm


Jun 25, 2020

2020 Proton X70 teased in Pakistan, 1.5L turbo with 177 PS and 255 Nm, CBU Malaysia

The locally-assembled Proton X70 is heading overseas, as Al Haj Proton, the official distributor of Proton vehicles in Pakistan, has just teased the new model. As seen on their social media account, the CBU Malaysia Proton X70 was driven 2,286 meters above sea level to Gabral, a village and hill station in the Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. This is not the first time the Proton X70 was spotted in Pakistan, as the X70 was caught a couple of months back covered in copious


Jun 1, 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

Special edition Geely Boyue gets Lotus ride & handling, but not Proton X70?

Lotus' famed ride and handling prowess - long the pride point of Proton cars - was something not found on the cushy Proton X70. It seems Geely has beat us to the punch on that front as the Chinese-market Geely Boyue Asian Games Edition will be upgraded with Lotus ride and handling! Updated chassis, better handling Built to commemorate the 19th Asian Games - set to take place in Hangzhou, China, next year - the most notable update this special edition Boyue gets is its chassis updates. The Boyue


Mar 8, 2021

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

Review: Honda HR-V, still worth your attention over the Proton X70?

(Honda HR-V price and specs | Gallery) The B-segment Honda HR-V was once the king of the mountain but these days, it has to contend with the new reality that the larger C-segment Proton X70 has muscled into its territory. For many consumers, it's an easy decision to make. Consumers shop by price and academic concerns like demarcation between vehicle segments and tax advantages enjoyed by the Proton, don't matter in their purchase decision. But don't brush off the Honda HR-V yet. We have sampled


Apr 13, 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

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

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 Sp


Feb 12, 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

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 WapCar Andy Chin Woon Fook Shopping For the Car I Need 12th 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 mode

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Jun 21, 2020