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2020 Proton X50: Maintenance Guide

2020 Proton X50: Maintenance Guide
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After the X70 SUV, the X50 is the second product coming out of a licencing agreement inked between Proton and Geely in 2018. While the former is the rebadged version of Geely Boyue, the latter is based on the Geely Binyue (also known as the Coolray, in few markets, including the Philippines).

What else these two cars have in common? Well, like the X70, the X50 will also be a locally-assembled car. Therefore, the maintenance cost would be considerably low compared to a CBU car. Further, the X50, though based on the Binyue, borrows certain design cues from its bigger sibling - the 70, like the 'Infinite Wave' grille, prominent bulges on the front fender, blacked-out D-pillars, and deep shoulder creases. Lastly, we expect the X50 to achieve the same retail success as the X70, giving tough competition to its rivals.

Proton X50 launch

Are you interested in buying the X50? Here are a few bits you should know -

  • The Proton's latest product hails from the B-segment crossover segment that already have strong contenders like Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and recently launched Hyundai Kona.

Also Read: Proton X50 vs. Hyundai Kona: The compact crossover fight

  • Underpinning the X50 is Geely's B-segment Modular Architecture (BMA) and has a total of 406 unique parts over the Binyue
  • The X50 is offered in four variant options - 1.5T Standard, 1.5T Executive, 1.5T Premium, and 1.5 TGDi Flagship
  • The X50 has acquired EEV (energy efficient vehicle) status, meaning it has met or surpass a set mileage figure for its kerb weight. Speaking of which the crossover is capable of sipping 15.6 km per litre

Proton X50 features

  • With X50 comes several first-for-the-brand features, in terms of technology and safety
  • Powering Proton's new crossover is a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo engine available in two versions - port-injected and direct-injected. The former powers the base Standard, Premium, and Executive trims making 150 PS at 5,500 rpm and 226 Nm from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. While the latter is found under the hood of the X50's range-topping Flagship model and makes 177 PS at 5,500 rpm an 255 Nm from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm.
  • All the X50 variants are front-wheel drive and get the same seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission, designed by Geely and Volvo.
  • On the performance front, the X50 takes 7.9 seconds to complete a 0 to 100 kmph run

Proton X50 engine

Proton X50 maintenance - Why is it necessary?

Every car, irrespective of its class and price tag demands care from its owner. Regular check-ups and servicing will guarantee vehicles smooth- and long-running. Further, timely maintenance will help detect any fault or worn-out parts and call for required replacement, thus protecting any driving-related uncertainty.

Proton X50 SUV

Proton X50 maintenance tips -

Read the X50 owner's manual carefully

At the time of the purchase, the dealer along with the car keyps will also hand over the X50 owner's manual, contacting every minute detail about the crossover. Every owner needs to go through the manual thoroughly to know the functioning and maintenance of the X50 parts and systems. Besides, the owner's manual will help customers know about the servicing dates of the car, at least for the first few months.

Proton X50 exterior

Tyre care

One of the most used car parts that constantly come in contact with the road is the tyre. And therefore needs to be checked and if required needs to be replaced. It is advised the owners check the tyre pressure regularly and get tyre rotation done every six months.

Oil and fluid change

Every car requires periodic oil and fluid checks and changes (if required). The engine needs to be oiled regularly for its proper functioning, else dirty oil would cause damage to the internal parts. Similarly, transmission oil, steering oil, brake oil, and coolant needs to be changed, as per requirement.

Proton X50 engine

Belt and filter replacement

Filters, belts, and spark plugs though small, but play an important role in delivering high fuel economy. Therefore, it is advised to keep a check and replace them as and when required.

Proton X50 transmission

Note, timely checks and treatments will keep long-term maintenance costs under control and ensure a smooth ride all along.

That’s all an owner needs to ensure for X50’s long and healthy life-cycle. Lastly, here is the complete price list of the Proton’s latest compact crossover.

Variant 

Price 

X50 1.5T Standard 

RM 79,200

X50 1.5T Executive 

RM 84,800

X50 1.5T Premium 

RM 93,200

X50 1.5 TGDi Flagship

RM 103,300

 

Also Read: Proton X50 - Key highlights

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