The spare tyre is a space saver. While the standard fabric seats are good to comfort you, the premium Nappa leather seats take comfort to a new level. Elsewhere, there are rear air-con vents and a full-sized panoramic glass roof, but the latter is only available on the top variant. The Boyue is the first Geely model to be converted to right-hand drive. This made me beam with pride. The X70 is based on the facelifted version of the Boyue, so Malaysians can expect almost the same specs in the local version.
There are a total of five colours available, including Jet Grey, Armour Silver, Snow White, Flame Red, and Cinnamon Brown. Fit and finish is excellent too; easily troubles class rivals. At first glance, it reminds me of the Toyota Fortuner or Harrier. The button is available in Boyue version. You can talk to the X70 in Malaysian English, and it even understands open-ended questions. Spare tyre is 18 inch regardless the model? You can see this on the front of the car especially on the grill and at the rear especially on the tailgate.
Among the advantages of registering is once a name has been registered, a guest cannot post using that name. Talking about the features, the X70 gets a dual-zone climate control, tyre pressure monitoring system, a panoramic sunroof, power adjustable driver seat, rearview camera and a live feed from 360-degree cameras. If you have an account, please before commenting. More importantly, we were told that Proton engineers had a say in the ride and handling setup of the X70 which, given their former tutelage by Lotus, can only be regarded as a good thing. The assortment of gadgets and technology available in the car is aplenty. The name 'X70' will make the car more 'universal', so that people in other countries can pronounce it unlike the Prevé.
Proton X70 promotion, discounts and final price available on official launch. Obvious opportunities for cost-cutting were snubbed, in favour classy materials and fancy details. Regardless of which one you go for, all four are powered by a 1. But as they also say, the difference between a winner and a loser is a refusal to give up, so Proton is back at it again. I hail this as a very logical move, as it does not make sense to make complicated re-modeling changes that cost an arm and a leg to implement. The Proton designers have done a commendable job to incorporate Malaysian details. It is a product of great merit, one which we feel would comfortably go toe-to-toe with the competition on a level playing field.
Oh, and did we mention its 360-degree camera system? Proton has introduced a really impressive option in the segment with a lot of segment-leading features that make Proton X70 set apart from the other competitors Read More Feature Value Driver Airbag Yes Passenger Airbag Yes Side Airbag-Front Yes Side Airbag-Rear Yes Child Safety Locks Yes Anti-Lock Braking System Yes Brake Assist Yes Ebd Yes Vehicle Stability Control System Yes Rear Seat Belts Yes Seat Belt Warning Yes Rear Camera Yes Parking Sensors Yes Crash Sensor Yes Engine Check Warning Yes Tyre Pressure Monitor No Front Impact Beams Yes Side Impact Beams Yes Traction Control Yes. The customer events, to run from Sept 19-Nov 4, would also be held to allow members of the public, the banking and insurance industry as well as potential corporate buyers to get a close look at the X70 before it is launched. What is more regarding the voice command in the premium compared to the base model? The name of the Geely Boyue-based vehicle was also announced as X70, the first time a Proton model gets an alphanumeric name. The name was apparently chosen from a contest open to members of the public, and X70 was selected amongst a shortlist of five finalists. As for the meaning of the name, the 'X' in the name stands for 'crossover' while the number '70' denotes the class or size of the vehicle. The final selling price and specifications will be shared from official channels very soon.
Mechanical origins of the X70 are no mystery to us. It is known that Proton is offering four variants of the X70, all powered by the same 181hp 1. Stay up to date with CarBase. The Standard X70 gets fabric seating, the Executive trims get leatherette seats and the Premium X70 features Nappa Leather. The materials, the build quality and the features, all collectively take you momentarily to a different world, precisely in the world of Proton X70. It's nothing to shout about, but it still has enough power for you to overtake the pesky Myvi that's hogging the fast lane.
Another new model in the works, this time with Chinese help, and the initial signs are promising. Suspension appears to be Macpherson struts in front, while the rear looks like a multi-link arrangement with coil springs all round. The Proton X70 also comes with a decorative trim and material include brushed silver and wool inlays on the dash and silver grab handles. After scanning through our guide, which of the four variants do you think suits your needs best? Along with the media preview, Proton will be holding a series of customer events in seven towns and cities to gauge public response to the X70. On top of the usual autonomous emergency braking, tyre pressure monitoring system, and adaptive cruise control, the X70 also boasts a Smart Air Purifier system, a Smartphone Remote Control feature, a 360-degree camera and get this, a voice recognition support that reportedly understands Manglish! In a nutshell, the Proton X70 is a Geely Boyue with some minor renditions to the face to make it a Proton. One other never-before-seen-on-a-Proton-feature is the 360-degree camera which scans the surroundings and shows a 3D view of obstacles surrounding the car.
The most interesting, for me, is the digital meter cluster which offers plenty of viewing and customisation options. That assuming if the price is right. As standard, all variants of the X70 will be powered by a 1. The doors and speaker panels get wood garnishing that enhances the overall appeal of the cabin. The dashboard is pretty neat, with soft-touch padding in the right places, so it looks great. When the road conditions become unfavourable, the drivetrain will instantaneously alter to a 70:30 front to rear torque split for maximum traction.