The launch of the Proton X70 2020, the CKD version of the SUV has finally entered production at the Tanjung Malim factory. The first locally-assembled units are rolling out of an extension of the plant, which cost RM1.2 billion to develop.
The car is largely identical to the one that was imported from China, with the exception of the new Proton roundel in front that replaces the previous shield-shaped badge. There will be more changes to be found inside, which include a powered tailgate and possibly a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
We expect the car to soldier on with the same 1.8 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as before, and in China this very configuration produces the same 181 hp, but an extra 15 Nm of torque at 300 Nm. The CKD X70 will be launched very soon, and we will of course be there to bring you full coverage.
The national carmaker says that it has fulfilled its promise it made at the launch of the imported model, to commence production of CKD units by the end of 2019. And that’s just the beginning – Tanjung Malim will also be hub of joint venture partner Geely’s right-hand drive production, with global exports in the pipeline.
Geely president and CEO an Conghui said, “Proton has undergone a tremendous transformation over the past two years. This experience has worked out very well for us at Geely Auto as we are happy to help Proton realise its global aspirations.
Proton X70 price
Proton X70 price were announced during the X70 official launch by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Wednesday (Dec 12) night. Dr Mahathir, in his speech, said he hopes the collaboration between Proton Holdings Bhd and Zhejiang Geely Holdings Group (Proton-Geely) collaboration will produce a truly Malaysian car in the future.
The prices for National carmaker Proton's highly anticipated sport utility vehicle (SUV), Proton X70 have finally been announced and start at just shy of RM100,000.
The Standard 2WD two-wheel drive is priced at RM99,800; RM109,800 (Executive 2WD); RM115,800 (Executive AWD - all-wheel drive); and RM123,800 (Premium 2WD).
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