Proton launches Made-in-Malaysia Proton X70, from RM95k

Additional equipment and a new gearbox are amongst the differences in the new, locally-assembled Proton X70 SUV starting from RM94,800

Proton has launched the locally-assembled X70 SUV which now starts from RM94,800, down RM5000 from the Proton X70 launched in December 2018 from China. There are now four trim levels: the Standard 2WD, Executive 2WD, Premium 2WD and Premium X 2WD. The Premium and Premium X have almost identical specs except the Premium X comes with a panoramic sunroof. A four-wheel drive variant is no longer offered. Prices are as follows:


Standard 2WD

Executive 2WD

Premium 2WD

Premium X 2WD

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T0 summarise, the updates in the CKD X70 are:

  • New gearbox – a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Power tailgate with foot sensor (top two, Premium specs)
  • Ventilated front seats (top three specs)
  • Optional panoramic sunroof (top, Premium X, spec only)

Other updates are two-step adjustable rear seat back angle, new design engine cover and a tweak to the suspension to reduce bodyroll.

The most significant update is the new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox which replaces the six-speed automatic. The wet dual-clutch transmission is also in the Volvo XC40. The 1.8-litre turbocharged engine’s 184bhp output remains the same but torque has increased 15Nm to 300Nm while its claimed fuel efficiency has improved by 13 per cent. Fuel consumption is now 13.2km/L (claimed). The 0-100km/h time has also been reduced, by 1 second, to 9.5 seconds.

As before, the autonomous safety Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) is only in the Premium spec, comprising Autonomous Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Information System, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and a door opening warning. Other features exclusive to the Premium trim are tyre pressure monitoring, four front and four rear parking sensors, intelligent high beam control and Nappa leather seats with ‘Boss’ switch.

Safety features offered across the range are six airbags, ABS brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, hill-hold assist and hill descent control.

The Standard spec has halogen headlights, LED front foglights and 17-inch rims. The Executive and Premium models have all-LED lamps. The Executive has 18-inch rims while the Premiums are shod with 19-inch rims. The top three trim levels are also fitted with auto rain sensing front windscreen wipers, intelligent entry and push button ignition, six-way adjustable powered driver’s seat and 360º camera. 

The infotainment system is the same across the range with an eight-inch touchscreen monitor, voice command, smartphone connectivity (Android only), Bluetooth connectivity and 4G and Wi-Fi. The Standard comes with six speakers, the Executive with eight and the Premium nine – with additional Power Amplifier and subwoofer. There are also six USB ports, including a dedicated dashcam port located behind the rear view mirror.

The Proton X70 is offered in six colours:


Snow White

Armour Silver

Jet Grey

Ruby Red

Cinnamon Brown

Space Grey

Standard 2WD

Executive 2WD

Premium 2WD

Premium X 2WD

  The Proton X70 comes with five-years unlimited mileage warranty, five-year data package (1GB a month), five times free labour for scheduled services, a low interest rate of 2.34 per cent per annum and premium insurance coverage. The Premium insurance coverage comes with betterment waiver for up to 10 years, agreed value coverage for up to 12 years, key care cover up to RM1000, flood relief allowance of RM1000, coverage for all drivers and personal accident coverage up to RM15,000.

An Early Bird Package for the first 3000 customers is available: an additional 4GB a month of data package for five years worth up to RM1740 and an accessories package worth RM2000 consisting of dashcam, floor mats, magnetic sunshade, door visors, boot tray and trunk organiser, saving RM3740 in total. Depending on the model, Early Bird customers would receive a discount of between nine and 13 per cent on the new locally-assembled X70 versus the price when launched in December 2018.