2020 Proton X70 CKD - What’s new
Proton launched the X70 in 2018, and it recently received a mild update, restricted to subtle styling updates and some new additions to the equipment list. Based on the Geely Boyue, the X70 is essentially a tailored version of Boyue, with changes made in tandem with the Malaysian market. As for the 2020 Proton X70 CKD is assembled locally, unlike the previous version which was sold as a CBU.
While the model receives styling tweaks on the outside, no major change has been made to the cabin as it carries over most of the elements from the pre-update version save for a few additions. The 2020 version of X70 is available in four variants including Standard 2WD, Executive 2WD, Premium 2WD and Premium 2WD X. Another significant change on the X70 is the new dual-clutch transmission which replaces the six-speed torque converter automatic tranny in the previous version. Speaking of 2020 Proton X70 CKD specs sheet, it consists of a single turbocharged unit, available only with a 2WD drivetrain.
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The Toyota Rush and Mazda CX-5 rival is blessed with a copious safety suite which comprises a host of active as well as passive safety features. As for pricing, the base X70 CKD unit is available at RM 94,800, while the fully-loaded top-spec variant costs around RM 28,000 more. Proton has spruced up the Toyota Rush rival to give it an edge in the segment, and here is look at what’s new, and how it compares to the outgoing model.
2020 Proton X70 CKD Exterior
The X70 carries over most of the styling cues save for the new Proton “tiger head” logo on the front grille. Other than that, the face looks the same with halogen units for the base and LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights from Executive onwards. Also new are the restyled wrap-around tail-lamps with LED graphics, while the Proton lettering at the back, integrated rear spoiler and the dual chrome exhaust tips remains as is. Moving to the side, the 17-inch alloy units are standard, and the larger 18-inch comes with the Executive variant. While the meaty 19-inch units are reserved only for the Premium variants. Besides, the new X70 CKD can now be availed in a new grey shade.
2020 Proton X70 CKD Interior
As mentioned earlier, nothing much changes on the inside. The cabin looks the same as before and brims with the most advanced comfort bits. While it packs a whole bunch of goodies, the base trim misses out on leatherette seats, powered driver’s seat, front seat ventilation, 8 speakers and a 360 camera that are standard on X70 Executive. However, it gets the large 8-inch infotainment head unit with six speakers, rearview camera, and an air purifier system. Only the Premium grades benefit from the Nappa leather seat covers, powered co-passenger front seat with boss switch, nine speakers with power amplifier & subwoofer. On the other hand, the panoramic sunroof is available only with the top-spec Premium X 2WD. The ventilated seats can be availed from Executive onwards, and the 60:40 rear split seats additionally get the reclining function. Also, the powered tailgate with programmable height adjustment has been introduced on the Executive trim and above.
2020 Proton X70 Engine & Transmission
1.8-litre, four-cylinder, TGDi turbocharged
Seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox
The power on the 2020 Proton X70 CKD continues to come from the solo 1.8-litre, four-cylinder, TGDI, turbocharged petrol engine, linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with manual mode. This unit replaces the previous six-speed auto box.
Speaking of output, it makes 184 PS of maximum power, and the top torque sees a bump of 15 Nm from 285 to 300 Nm. It comes only with the 2WD drivetrain set-up, while the AWD unit has been dropped from the line-up due to sluggish demand. The fuel economy has gone up by 13 per cent to 13.2 km/l from the previous 12.8 km/l.
2020 Proton X70 Safety
There has been no change to the safety kit. The standard safety features on the new X70 have been listed below -
- Six airbags (dual front, side and curtain)
- Rear seat ISOFIX child seat anchors with top tethers
- Anti-lock-braking system
- Electronic brake-force distribution
- Brake assist
- Auto brake hold
- Electronic stability control
- Traction control
- Hill hold assist
- Hill descent control
- Emergency stop signal
- Four rear parking sensors
- Reverse camera
In addition to the standard features, the front parking sensors and a 360-degree camera can be availed with the Executive variant. While more prominent bits such as tyre pressure monitoring, advanced driver assistance system, four front parking sensors, intelligent high beam control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, door opening warning system, blind spot information system and adaptive cruise control come only with the top-spec trims.
2020 Proton X70 Price in Malaysia
Proton X70 2020 Standard 2WD
Proton X70 2020 Executive 2WD
Proton X70 2020 Premium 2WD
Proton X70 2020 Premium X 2WD
The 2020 Proton X70 CKD price starts from RM 94,800 and goes up to RM 122, 800. The difference in cost in the base and Executive trim is RM 12,000, and the Premium grade is priced RM 13,000 more than the Executive. While the Premium X, which comes with an additional panoramic sunroof is just RM 3,000 pricier than the Premium 2WD.
First launched in 2018, the X70 received an update within a short span of time post its official launch in the country. While the changes are not prominent, it does improve over its previous version a tad. Some of the changes, such as inclusion of a powered tailgate has been introduced based on customer feedback. The X70, which was earlier available as a CBU now comes as a locally assembled model. Also, the six-speed auto box has been left out for a new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. These are the two major changes seen in the 2020 X70. As for pricing, it has dropped marginally; the base Standard now costs RM 5,000 less, Executive RM 3,000 less and the Premium RM 4,000 less. The solo AWD has been dropped from the carline, and the new top-spec Premium X 2WD is priced at RM 122, 800.