Locally assembled X70 from RM94,800
Subang Jaya, 13 February 2020 – The much awaited locally assembled 2020 X70 was launched today and there will be four variants, Standard 2WD, Executive 2WD, Premium 2WD and Premium X 2WD. The price range is from RM94,800 to RM122,800.
“The 2020 Proton X70 is a significant accomplishment for us as it not only represents the first model off the new line but, also because we have matched and exceeded the quality standards of the model we launched 14 months ago,” said Dato’ Seri Syed Faisal Albar, chairman, Proton.
“This SUV was especially important from a manufacturing perspective as it signalled Proton was able to build vehicles to global quality standards,” he added.
“We wanted to ensure our customer’s needs were met with the 2020 Proton X70 and so many of the new features you see are based on what customers felt they wanted. This is critical for us because our success moving forward will be determined by how well we listen to our customers and more importantly, how quickly we can move to meet the demands of the market”, said Dr Li Chunrong, CEO, Proton.
The 2020 Proton X70 brings with it several new features designed to further delight customers as well as new technology to make it an even more competent vehicle. These include an increase in torque output, an improvement in fuel economy as well as the introduction of a brand new gearbox. The most important technological enhancement is the introduction of a seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (7-DCT) in place of the six-speed Automatic Transmission (6AT) previously used. Among others things and as a result of taller ratios, the new gearbox helps to reduce fuel consumption by 13% to 7.6l/100km. It also results in much smoother and quicker gear changes resulting in a superior driving experience.
Fitting the new 7-DCT gearbox allowed the engineers to use a new engine map, boosting the torque output. It now delivers 5% more torque, bringing its measured twisting force up to 300Nm. Combined with the quicker shifting gearbox the SUV has shaved 1 second off its 0-100km/h time, allowing it to accomplish the century sprint in 9.5 seconds.
Premium and Premium X variants now receive ventilated front seats that allow cool air to circulate to the driver and front seat passenger.