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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 manufacturer's 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 brak


Feb 20, 2021

Used Perodua Axia stolen by customer during test drive!

A used Perodua Axia test car from a used car dealer in Jalan Kampar was reportedly stolen by a man posing as a customer during a test drive. According to Ipoh District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner A Asmadi Abdul Aziz, the suspect had posed as an interested buyer looking for a Perodua Myvi. But as the dealer had no Myvis on sale he was directed to test drive the blue 2016 Perodua Axia instead. The suspect was accompanied by a sales representative from the dealer during the test drive. The


Feb 24, 2021

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia brings your test drive car to your doorstep

Though all operations have returned to full capacity for Mitsubishi Motors showrooms, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) is still taking further safety steps by introducing a new Test Drive 2U online service. The new service is part of MMM’s continuous efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). Test Drive 2U will see dedicated MMM sales consultants bringing the Mitsubishi vehicle you wish to test drive right to your doorstep. This will ke


May 19, 2020

Ford Malaysia will now deliver a test drive unit to your doorstep

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, continues to enhance its customer enhance services in providing an additional test drive option through its Home or Office Delivery Test Drive for its vehicles. With this added option, customers considering a Ford can now have the test drive vehicle delivered to their home instead of having to visit a physical dealership if they wish to. This service is available within a 10km radius of the customers chosen dealership.


Jun 26, 2020

Buying used cars: How to test drive a used car?

Buying brand-new cars without test driving them is common, especially when shopping for an econobox. These days, you can learn more about a brand-new car just by browsing the internet. The COVID-19 pandemic has also pushed brands to enhance their respective virtual showrooms. While shopping for a brand-new car can be safely done without a test drive, the same couldn’t be said about used cars. Test driving a brand-new car is meant to impress you with all the bells & whistles and the “joy of drivi


Sep 4, 2020

Haval H6 airbags failed to deploy in C-NCAP crash test, cries foul over improper test

While the Haval H6 may have overtaken the Geely Boyue (Proton X70 to us) as the best-selling SUV in China, recent events could slow sales down a bit. The reason is because a recent crash test of the Haval H6 by China’s C-NCAP raised an eyebrow or two amongst the automotive scene in China. In the C-NCAP crash test, the Haval H6 aced the full-frontal crash test as well as the 40% offset frontal crash test, but where it got interesting is the side impact test, as the H6’s curtain airbags failed to


Dec 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

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Feb 17, 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 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

Is it true that the Proton X70 suffers from high fuel consumption?

Weighing nearly 1.7 tonnes for just a five-seater SUV, the Proton X70 is the heaviest C-segment SUV. Naturally, its fuel consumption is higher than the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, or even Nissan X-Trail. But how much higher? Curiously, Proton doesn’t provide any official fuel consumption data for the Proton X70, which is powered by a turbocharged 1.8-litre direct injection engine. A similarly turbocharged but 1.5-litre Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P has a claimed fuel consumption of 7.0-litre/100 km. The equiv


Jan 7, 2020

Hyundai MR23T test mule spotted, a mid-engine rear-wheel drive hatch?!

There’s a mysterious Hyundai MR23T spotted being ferried around in South Korea and reports claim that this is the test mule for Hyundai’s next mid-engine rear-wheel drive mega hatchback! These pictures were uploaded to Korean car website, Bobaedream. From the pictures, we can see a Hyundai Veloster that’s been heavily souped-up with flared wheel arches and aggressive bumpers. What’s interesting is the ‘MR23T’ text plastered on the side and rear of the car. ‘MR’ is often understood as the short f

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Apr 2, 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

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

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

Proton X70 1.8T 2WD fuel consumption, 7.5L/100 km possible only if you don't get stuck in traffic jams  – Ratings

Ever wondered what is the fuel consumption of the Proton X70 1.8T 2WD? We put Proton X70 through our WapCar fuel consumption test and here are our Proton X70 fuel consumption test results. 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. A conventional 6-speed automatic and turbocharged engine is not the most ideal combination for fuel economy. The Proton X70's 1,695 kg kerb we

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Jan 23, 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

In Brief: Volkswagen Tiguan – Ageing but still worth going for a test drive?

(2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Price and Specs | Gallery) Volkswagen Tiguan The Volkswagen Tiguan is a crossover that competes in the hotly contested C-segment SUV market against the like of Proton X70 and Honda CR-V. Locally assembled here at the Volkswagen Assembly Plant in Pekan, the Tiguan has been on sale since 2017, certified as Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) SUV. It underwent a minor update in 2019 with full-LED taillights and digital Active Info Display (AID). How much is the Volkswagen Tiguan?

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Apr 15, 2020

Spied: Geely Vision S1 crossover in Malaysia, Proton to test 1.4L turbo & CVT?

Since Proton and Geely signed their partnership agreement in 2017, Malaysia has become one of the testing grounds for the Geely Auto group. Previously we’ve seen Lynk & Co models running around on Malaysian roads. Our friends over at Funtasticko broke the story that a Geely Vision S1 was spotted in the compound of an undisclosed Proton facility. You can spot an X70/Boyue in light camouflage in the back background. It’s almost certain that it’s the Vision S1 as told by the C-pillars, the side win

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Apr 2, 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

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Oct 9, 2020

User Test Drive: 2021 Perodua Ativa, the cheapest turbocharged SUV with good safety specs

** 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 The Car Time of visit: 2.00 PM Dealer Name: Setia Namus Automobile Sdn Bhd. Dealer Location: Seremban Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: RM 73, 180 without insurance (tested on AV) Dealer’s Asking Price: As above Discount: Not in the near future. Vehicle Delivery Time: Less than a month for red and white. Granite gre

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Mar 9, 2021

Is it true that another right-hand drive Proton X50 has leaked?

Recently, a suspicious photo began circulating on social media, depicting what appears to be a right-hand drive Proton X50. But is it real? Like the photo we debunked last week, there’s a good chance this photo is a fake. The biggest giveaway is the left stalk behind the steering wheel, as the wiper stalk is mirrored wrongly. Check out the Proton X70’s wiper stalk for comparison. Note that the Proton X70's wiper stalk is on the right side of the steering, not the left. Then there’s the somewhat


Jul 1, 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

Why does it take so long for Proton to “merely” convert to right-hand drive?

Many are waiting for the Proton X50’s launch with bated breath. So, what’s taking so long to simply convert the car from left to right-hand drive? Well, the Proton X70 underwent the process and to better understand it, Zhejiang Geely Holdings gave an insight into its development. They pointed out that the process is rather more involved than just changing where the driver sits. In total, 761 parts from the Geely Boyue had to be changed to create the Proton X70 and that’s before you count parts t


Aug 26, 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

New 2020 Honda CR-V will cover all bases but can it win you over the Proton X70?

Honda Malaysia has announced that it will be launching a new 2020 Honda CR-V before the year ends, and it will have an expanded list of features. The new CR-V is equipped with full suite of Honda Sensing, which will now be available even on the 1.5L VTEC Turbo 4WD variant, while LaneWatch blind spot detecting camera will now be standard on all variants. The power-operated tailgate will be upgraded to a hands-free operation one, but we believe this is limited only to higher range variants. But th


Oct 25, 2020

Tired of reading about Proton X70? Here are 5 cars that might be more suitable for you

The new locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X70 has many great things going for it. Prices have been lowered, there are more features, and the engine has been updated to deliver better driving performance, paired to a new, more fuel efficient transmission. You can read a summary of what’s new with the Proton X70 CKD here. Being a popular new car, there’s also a lot of hype surrounding the new Proton X70 CKD’s launch. That hype might give the impression that it’s a perfect car but it is not because th


Feb 12, 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

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

Proton X70 bukan sekadar rebadge? Ketahui mengapa ini bukti komitmen Geely-Proton!

Proton X70 Geely adalah antara jenama kereta terbesar di dunia. Antara strategi perniagaan Geely yang paling sensasi adalah membeli pegangan syarikat Proton pada tahun 2017. Langkah ini mendapat reaksi yang berbeza-beza daripada ramai pihak. Bukan sekadar mahu gah atas kertas, Geely menegaskan bahawa komitmen terhadap Proton bukan sekadar ‘pintu gerbang’ untuk menjual model Geely di pasaran Malaysia namun lebih kepada membantu Proton berjaya dengan jenama sendiri. Mengorak langkah pertama, Geely


Aug 26, 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