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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

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Jan 20, 2020

Is RM 124k a fair price for the Toyota Corolla Cross? The Subaru XV and Proton X70 are cheaper

You've been waiting for it, and now it's here. The compact SUV segment in Malaysia just got a whole lot more interesting with the arrival of the Toyota Corolla Cross. You've probably read and digested all the specifications and features, gone back and forth through the brochure. Established players such as the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV, Mazda CX-3 (and the Proton X70 to some extent) have had this segment of the market pretty much licked for years, especially after Toyota's own C-HR was pulled from t


Mar 25, 2021

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

2021 MG HS – What is it and can it challenge the Proton X70?

The SUV segment in Malaysia is set to heat up in the near future, as MG is set to return to Malaysian shores real soon. Sightings of the MG HS have intensified recently, hinting that the company behind the iconic British brand is working hard to introduce the model before the year ends. What is the MG HS? The MG HS is a C-segment SUV that rivals the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Proton X70. First shown as a concept in 2018, it was then launched in Thailand back in September 2019. Pricing of the MG


Oct 7, 2020

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

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 wou

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Oct 15, 2019

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, and Premium

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Dec 17, 2020

Pros and Cons: Proton X70 – Great on comfort, not-so-great on fuel

With all the buzz for the Proton X50, the Proton X70 might have gotten overshadowed recently. But that doesn’t mean the Proton X70 has lost its appeal because it still offers tremendous value for money. To recap its prices, the Proton X70 is priced (OTR without SST and insurance) from RM 89,900 for the Standard variant, all the way to RM 115,800 for the Premium X variant. If the Proton X50 doesn’t suit your needs and preferences, perhaps you need more space and prefer something even more comfort


Jan 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 DCT along with a new col


Sep 10, 2020

2020 Proton X70 introduced in Bangladesh, gets 1.5T engine with 177 PS/255 Nm, 7-spd DCT

PHP Automobiles Limited, the official distributor of Proton vehicles in Bangladesh, has introduced the Proton X70 in the country. The first 100 units are imported (CBU) from Malaysia, while the subsequent units will be locally-assembled (CKD) at PHP Automobile's plant in Chittagong. Separating the Malaysian and Bangladeshi Proton X70 is the engine. Buyers in Bangladesh get the Proton X70 with a smaller 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that does 177 PS at 5,500 rpm and 255 Nm f


Sep 1, 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 255 N

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Nov 23, 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

Getting a 2020 Proton X50? Skip the Standard and Executive variants

The Proton X50 has just made its public launching today with an enticing price that is sure to make you think twice about getting its competitors, especially the reigning crossover king, the Honda HR-V. With prices starting from RM 79,200 without SST, the X50 really sounds like a bargain. Even more impressive is the Flagship variant which has a full suite of ADAS including AEB with pedestrian detection and intelligent cruise control for a little over RM 100,000. But if you’re planning on getting

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Oct 27, 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. The plant, which is built on a greenfield site in Karachi, will have a planned capacity of 25,000 units a year. About USD 30 million have been invested in

CY FoongCY Foong

Apr 12, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Feb 12, 2020

Tanpa cukai, Toyota Corolla Cross 2021 jauh lebih murah dari Proton X70 ‘high spec’!

Cukai yang dikenakan oleh kerajaan Malaysia adalah penyebab utama kenaikkan harga kereta import, termasuklah Toyota Corolla Cross 2021. Kalau anda nak tahu, jumlahnya hampir RM 30,000. Tanpa cukai, Toyota Corolla Cross buatan Thailand dijual dengan harga RM 104,682 untuk varian 1.8G dan RM 106,417 bagi 1.8V. Ini adalah perbezaan yang agak minima untuk penebat bunyi tambahan, lampu depan dan belakang LED, serta rangkaian sistem bantuan pemandu ADAS Toyota Safety Sense yang lebih lengkap. Juga bac

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Apr 8, 2021

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

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

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Feb 17, 2020

What’s the resale value of a Proton X70? Flux has an alternative

The Proton X70 was first launched in December 2018, as a fully imported (CBU) model from China. Slightly more than one year later, the locally-assembled (CKD) model was launched in February 2020, with a new transmission but hardly any change in price. The range topping Premium X model is priced at RM 122,800. Barely two years on the market, it’s still too early to gauge the resale value of a Proton X70. Yes there are quite a number of units listed on used car classifieds, but it’s still too smal


Aug 7, 2020

2020 Proton X50 gets 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating but X70 still safer

The results are in! Well it’s not the prices that are finally announced but the Proton X50 has scored a 5-star rating for ASEAN NCAP. However, its overall score is lower than its larger sibling, the X70. The X50 is Proton’s seventh model that underwent the ASEAN NCAP assessment. While the model tested is a Standard variant which is the lowest-spec model on offer with 4 airbags, it is the norm for crash test labs to use the base model in their tests. The X50’s occupant compartment remained intact

CY FoongCY Foong

Oct 9, 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

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

Spied: 2021 Haval H6 in Thailand - to compete with imported Proton X70

Just under a month ago, we shared our closer look at the 2021 Haval H6. Now, the C-segment SUV heads to Thailand, and the imported Proton X70 will have quite the competition to face there. According to sources, Great Wall Motor (GWM - owners of Haval, Wey, Ora and Great Wall) will be launching the SUV alongside the cutely-named Ora Good Cat and Great Wall Pao in the Land of Smiles sometime next year. This corroborates with the Chinese carmaker's plans to make Thailand their regional production h


Dec 28, 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

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

Proton's 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? Proton's plans to re-e


Mar 16, 2021

Will the new 2020 Honda CR-V do better against the Proton X70 and Mazda CX-5?

Booking for the new 2020 Honda CR-V is now open and with a new and upgraded model, we will of course have to revise our WapCar Ratings for the top-3 best-selling C-segment SUVs in Malaysia. All variants of the new CR-V will now come with Honda LaneWatch blind spot detecting camera as a standard safety feature while higher range variants will get an upgraded power-operated tailgate – now hands-free and you can open it by simply making a kicking gesture under the car, with the keys in your pocket.


Oct 21, 2020