To celebrate Malaysia’s 62nd Merdeka, Proton has released the Proton X70 Merdeka Edition (ME), with a limited production run of only 62 units. Unveiled at the Ming Heng Motor Proton 4S dealership in Setapak, the X70 ME is a variation of the Premium variant and is priced at RM126,100. It comes in either Snow White or Flame Red. Judging by the current demand for the X70, the company expects this limited run to sell fairly quickly.
The X70 ME is mechanically identical to the regular X70 Premium, but differentiated in trim and exterior styling. For the exterior, a signature Quartz Black paint is added to the roof and A-pillars. The SUV also gets the addition of door visors, a rear bumper scuff plate and, as a finishing touch, a customised Merdeka Edition emblem mounted on the tailgate.
The interior of the Proton X70 ME gets new floor mats, a trunk mat and a special numbered Merdeka Edition emblem to make each vehicle unique. The Nappa leather seats and glass roof along with the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) found on the Premium variant are all carried over to the ME.
“The Proton X70 Merdeka Edition was born out of PROTON’s desire to celebrate Malaysia’s Merdeka anniversary month. We are extremely thankful for the support Malaysian car buyers and the Malaysian government has shown to PROTON, so this is the Company’s way of creating a special version of the Proton X70 as a small gesture of thanks to all Malaysians,” said Dr Li Chunrong, CEO of PROTON.