The locally-assembled Proton X70 SUV now has a dual-clutch gearbox
Proton has launched the 2020 X70 SUV. The entry-level Standard model starts from RM94,800, RM5000 less than the fully-imported Proton X70 Standard launched in December 2018. There are now four trim levels: the Standard 2WD, Executive 2WD, Premium 2WD and Premium X 2WD. The Premium X comes with a panoramic sunroof. The four-wheel drive variant is no longer offered.
To 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 addition is the new seven-speed wet clutch dual-clutch gearbox that is also in the Volvo XC40. The previous gearbox was a conventional six-speed automatic. The 1.8-litre turbocharged engine’s 184bhp output has not changed but torque has increased 15Nm to 300Nm. In addition, the claimed fuel efficiency has improved by 13 per cent. Fuel consumption is now 13.2km/L (claimed). The 0-100km/h time has 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.
Headlights are halogen in the Standard spec and LED for the Executive and Premium trims.
The Standard spec has 17-inch rims while the Executive has 18-inch rims. The Premiums are shod with 19-inch rims
The infotainment system is also 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 port dedicated to the dash cam located behind the rear view mirror
Six colours are available. Space Grey is exclusive to the Premium models.
Standard 2WD: Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey
Executive 2WD: Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Ruby Red, Cinnamon Brown
Premium 2WD: Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Ruby Red, Cinnamon Brown, Space Grey
Premium X 2WD: Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Ruby Red, Cinnamon Brown, Space Grey
Prices of the Proton X70 CKD are as follows:
||Standard 2WD||Executive 2WD||Premium 2WD||Premium X 2WD|
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 RM1,740 and an accessories package worth RM2000 consisting of dashcam, floor mats, magnetic sunshade, door visors, boot tray and trunk organiser.
Depending on the model, these customers can save between nine and 13 per cent on the Proton X70 based on the difference between the price of the CKD now and price of the CBU at initial launch
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.
Test Drive the new Proton X70 this weekend (15-16 Feb) Ready stocks of the CKD Proton X70 SUV available now at Kayu Ara Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.