Proton S70: Variants explained

Proton S70: Variants explained

Proton added a new S70 sedan to its lineup earlier this week with a short gestation period of only one month. Just like the X50, X70, and X90, the new Proton car is also a rebadged Geely model, named the Emgrand. Bearing the tagline "Intelligence that Evolves," the Proton S70 comes equipped with the latest safety features, seamless connectivity, and a turbo drivetrain.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many variants of the Proton S70 are available?

    Proton offers the S70 in four variants - Executive, Premium, Flagship, and Flagship X, priced between RM 73,800 and RM 94,800.
  • Which Proton S70 variant should you buy?

    Choosing the best Proton S70 variant boils down to desired features, as dimensions and engine remain consistent. Opt for the Executive if features are not a top priority; explore Premium, Flagship, or Flagship X for an advanced, exclusive driving experience.
  • In our launch story, one can get a good overview of the Proton S70, here, however, we will delve into the new sedan in a bit more detail. We will be discussing the S70 variants in a manner that may help prospective buyers in making informed decisions. So, let's get started.

    Proton S70

    Proton S70 variants: Price 

    Variants

    Price (on the road, without insurance) 

    S70 Executive

    RM 73,800

    S70 Premium

    RM 79,800

    S70 Flagship

    RM 89,800

    S70 Flagship X

    RM 94,800

    With four variants on board, the 2023 Proton S70 is offering customers a chance to pick the one that best fits their budget and requirements. 

    Proton S70

    Proton S70 variants: Dimensions

    Dimensions

    Executive

    Premium

    Flagship

    Flagship X

    Length

    4,602 mm

    Width 

    1,809 mm 

    Height 

    1,466 mm

    Wheelbase 

    2,627 mm

    Turning radius

    5.5 m

    Fuel tank

    50 litres

    Wheels

    16-inch alloy

    16-inch alloy

    17-inch alloy

    17-inch alloy

    In terms of dimensions, all four 2023 Proton S70 models are the same, with the only distinction being the size of the wheels. That we think is in accordance with the price point. 

    Proton S70

    Proton S70 variants: Engine

    Specs

    Executive

    Premium

    Flagship

    Flagship X

    Engine

    1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder in-line 12 Valve DOHC

    Max power

    150 PS at 5,500 rpm

    Max torque

    226 Nm from 1,750 to 4,000 rpm

    Transmission

    7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with Manual mode

    Drive system

    Front-wheel-drive

    Drive modes

    Eco, Comfort and Sport

    As shown in the above table, all the variants of Proton’s new sedan are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder in-line 12 Valve DOHC engine. The said mill is identical to the one we can find under the bonnet of the lower variants of the X50. 

    Proton S70

    Proton S70 variants: Features

    Here’s a detailed comparison of the Proton S70 variant-wise features:

    Features

    Executive

    Premium (Over Executive)

    Flagship (Over Premium)

    Flagship X (Over Flagship X)

    Exterior

    • Halogen projector headlamps
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Electric door mirrors with manual fold
    • Automatic LED headlamps
    • Rear LED light bar
    • Electric door mirrors with auto fold
    • Silver trim on bumpers
    • Auto nearby trunk unlock
    • Sunroof

    Interior

    • Urethane-wrapped steering wheel
    • Cruise control
    • Standard metre panel
    • Intelligent entry with push start button
    • Remote engine start
    • All windows auto down
    • Fabric seats
    • Manual air-conditioning with rear vents
    • N95 cabin filter
    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Bluetooth
    • Four speakers
    • 5 USB ports 
    • 4 speakers
    • Leatherette steering wheel
    • Leatherette seats
    • Single-zone automatic air-conditioning 
    • Rear centre armrest
    • Anti-trap power windows
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with 4G and WiFi
    • Full LCD digital metre panel
    • 6-way powered driver seat
    • Wireless charger
    • Voice command, navigation, music streaming, weather forecast
    • Proton Link app with vehicle status, remote control
    • Two additional speakers
    • Security window tint
     

    Safety

    • Six airbags (front, side, side curtain)
    • Anti-lock braking system
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Electronic brake force distribution
    • Auto brake hold
    • Brake assist
    • Hill hold assist
    • Rear collision warning
    • Lane change assist
    • Rear cross traffic alert
    • Door opening warning
    • Reverse sensors
    • Reverse camera
    • Front parking sensors
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Forward collision warning
    • Intelligent cruise control
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane departure prevention
    • Lane centering control
    • Intelligent high beam control
    • Traffic sign information
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 360-degree camera with 3D display
    • Digital Video Recorder

    Proton S70

    Which Proton S70 variant should you buy?

    Choosing the right Proton S70 variant for you comes down to looking at the unique features each model offers, given that the dimensions and engine configuration remain consistent across all variants. If features aren't a top priority, the Executive variant might be suitable for you. However, if you seek a more comfortable driving experience with advanced features and additional exclusivity, exploring the Premium, Flagship, or Flagship X variants would be a worthwhile consideration. 

    Also read: Proton S70 passes the ASEAN NCAP crash tests with flying colours

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