Proton X70 Launched In Malaysia; Four Variants Available From RM99,800

Proton X70 Launched In Malaysia; Four Variants Available From RM99,800

It’s finally out! The much anticipated Proton X70 has been officially launched in Malaysia, with four variants available to choose from. Proton’s first SUV is borrowed from and co-developed with its partner, Geely, and is the first premium SUV by a Malaysian brand.

A team led by Peter Horbury, Executive Vice President of Design in Geely (who is also responsible for the design work in Volvo in the 1990s and early 2000s), and Guy Borgoyne, Design Chief at Geely Shanghai (and also worked with Horbury at Volvo) are largely responsible for the the Proton X70 design. This team worked with the Proton design team led by Azlan Othman to incorporate and localise certain design elements.

Proton X70_Rear_Malaysia_Launch 2018But let’s get back to the meat and potatoes which are the prices and what you’ll get. The base model is the Standard 2WD priced at RM99,800; moving up to Executive 2WD at RM109,800; Executive 4WD at RM115,800; and topping off with Premium 2WD at RM123,800. All prices are on-the-road without insurance, and for the very first time in Malaysia, it’s satu negara, satu harga i.e. these prices apply to Peninsular Malaysia as well as Sabah and Sarawak.

What buyers will also get are a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty, 5x free labour service, low interest rates from 2.34% p.a., and a 5-year internet data plan (capped at 1GB a month).

Common to ALL variants of the Proton X70 are:


  • 1.8L TGDI (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) engine with 135 kW and 285 Nm of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
  • Electric parking brake
  • Ventilated front brake discs & solid rear discs
  • MacPherson Strut front suspension & Multi-link with stabiliser rear


  • Automatic headlamps with follow-me-home function
  • LED front fog lamps with automatic activation when turning
  • LED rear combination lamps
  • Tilt & telescopic steering


  • Leather steering wheel
  • Steering mode selection (Normal & Sport)
  • Cruise control
  • Drive mode selection (Eco, Normal & Sport)
  • LCD combination meter
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Rear air vents
  • Air purifier system
  • Tonneau cover
  • 60:40 folding rear seat


  • 6 airbags
  • Rear seat ISOFIX
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Auto Brake Hold
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Hill Hold Assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • 4 rear parking sensors
  • Reverse camera


  • 6 USB ports (Data 1x; Charging 5x)
  • Proton Link app for vehicle status and remote control
  • 8″ touchscreen infotainment with voice command, online navigation and music streaming

And here are the differentiating features, starting from the base model and adding on as we move up:

Standard 2WD

  • Halogen headlamps
  • 225/65 R17 wheels
  • Power windows with anti-trap on driver’s side
  • Fabric seats
  • 6 speakers

Executive 2WD

  • LED headlamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • 225/60 R18 wheels
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers
  • Automatic dimming rear view mirror
  • Front welcome lamps
  • Front footwell lamps
  • Leatherette seats
  • 6-way powered driver’s seat
  • 8 speakers
  • 2 front parking sensors
  • 360° camera

Executive AWD

  • Borg Warner intelligent all-wheel-drive system
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Premium 2WD

  • 225/55 R19 wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Nappa leather steering wheel
  • All windows & sunroof open/close remote function
  • All powered windows with anti-trap
  • Nappa leather seats
  • 2-way lumbar support for driver’s seat
  • 4-way powered front passenger seat
  • Boss switch for front passenger seat
  • Voice command with additional functions
  • 9 speakers with power amplifier and subwoofer
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Door Opening Warning System
  • Intelligent High Beam Control
  • 4 front parking sensors

Although there are five colours available, it isn’t applicable to every variant (the Premium does get all).

Standard 2WD: Snow White, Armour Silver

Executive 2WD: Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Cinnamon Brown

Executive AWD: Snow White, Jet Grey

Premium 2WD: Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Cinnamon Brown, Flame Red

Proton X70_SUV_Side View_Malaysia_2018“The Proton X70 is the result of more than one year of hard work by Proton and Geely engineers, designers and hundreds of other people working together to develop the first premium SUV by a Malaysian car manufacturer. Proton is proud of our achievement and it is our belief Malaysian car buyers will be equally proud to own an SUV that will help to transform the Proton brand. With over 10,000 bookings, it already has a good start so we will work hard to deliver on our product and brand promise,” said Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer of Proton.

“Deliveries of the Proton X70 will commence over the coming weeks as we want customers to get their cars as soon as possible. Some have had to wait for over six months, having given their names to dealers before bookings were even officially opened, so Proton is thankful to them for their patience and incredible brand loyalty,” he added.

Photos may not completely do the X70 justice, so it’s best that you head to the nearest Proton dealer and see it for yourself.

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