5 Features Proton S70 gets over Honda City

5 Features Proton S70 gets over Honda City

It was only recently that Proton introduced its new sedan, the S70, in Malaysia with prices ranging from RM 73,800 to RM 94,800. Based on the Geely Emgrand, the new model shares the same BMA (B-segment Modular Architecture) platform as the Proton X50 and is equipped with a 1.5-litre engine/CVT combination, a commonality in the ASEAN B-segment space.

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  • What distinct features does the Proton S70 offer over the Honda City? 

    The Proton S70 comes with a bigger head unit, bigger wheels, a wireless smartphone charger, drive modes, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
  • Also read: Proton S70: Variants explained

    As per the pricing and mechanical setup, the new Proton S70 appears to fall into the B-segment sedan category, where it squares up against the Honda City (priced between RM 84,900 and RM 111,900), however, the automaker designates it as a C-segment sedan. In today’s story, we will explore 5 standout features of the Proton S70 that give it an edge over the Honda City, making it a lucrative and appealing option for prospective sedan buyers.

    17-inch wheels

    17-inch wheels

    The Proton S70 is equipped with 17-inch wheels (16-inch as standard) offering the car not only a stylish aesthetic but a commanding road presence. In comparison, the Honda City settles for 16-inch wheels, providing the Proton sedan with a distinctive edge.

    12.3-inch infotainment system

    12.3-inch infotainment system

    The Proton S70 boasts a generous 12.3-inch touchscreen head unit (Flagship and Flagship X variants) while the Honda City features an 8-inch display. The Proton S70's larger display not only enhances visibility but also promises a more intuitive and engaging driving experience. It offers voice command, navigation, music streaming, and weather forecast services.

    Wireless smartphone charging 

    Wireless smartphone charging 

    Keeping up with modern connectivity needs, the Proton S70 incorporates a wireless smartphone charging system. Available in Flagship and Flagship X trims, this feature ensures that occupants can keep their devices charged without the hassle of cords. However, it is also available in Flagship and Flagship X trims. The Honda City, on the other hand, does not come with this creature comfort.

    Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Tyre pressure monitoring system

    While both sedans come equipped with a vast suite of advanced safety features, the S70 has an upper hand with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. This system ensures optimal tyre health, contributing to overall safety and peace of mind during every journey. It comes with Flagship and Flagship X trims.

    Drives modes

    Drives modes

    The Proton S70 offers various drive modes (Sport, Eco, and Comfort) that tailor the driving experience to individual preferences. This allows drivers to adapt the car's performance to different road conditions and personal preferences, providing a dynamic and customizable driving experience. All the variants of the S70 have this feature, with the Flagship and Flagship X variants featuring the drive mode selection button on the steering wheel. No such modes are available with the Honda City.

    While the Proton S70 has the mentioned equipment benefits over the Honda City, the latter also has several distinguishing features, such as RS styling, paddle shifters, hybrid engine, leather upholstery, and wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

    Also read: Proton S70 Accessory Packages: Detailed in pics

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