2022 Proton X70 goes on sale in Malaysia at RM 93,900

2022 Proton X70 goes on sale in Malaysia at RM 93,900

After teasing the new X70 for a while, Proton finally pulled its wraps off earlier this morning. The updated SUV benefits from small cosmetic changes along with a new engine under the bonnet as the most significant upgrade over the predecessor. Let’s discuss all the aspects of the new 2022 Proton X70 in detail, starting with the price.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the new Proton X70 cost?

    The new 2022 Proton X70 price starts at RM 93,900 and goes all the way up to RM 121,800.
  • What powers the new Proton X70?

    The new Proton comes with two engine options - 1.5 TGDi and 1.8-litre TGDi, generating a maximum power of 177 hp and 184 hp, respectively.
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    2022 Proton X70 price 

    Proton offers the new X70 in five variants, viz. 1.5 Standard, 1.5 Executive, 1.5 Executive AWD, 1.5 Premium and 1.8 Premium. Yes, the all-wheel-drive trim, which was dropped in 2020, returned with the 2022 model year. The prices of these 5 variants are as follows:

    Variant

    Price (on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of SST rebate) 

    1.5 Standard

    RM 93,900

    1.5 Executive

    RM 105,500

    1.5 Executive AWD

    RM 111,300,

    1.5 Premium

    RM 117,900

    1.8 Premium

    RM 121,800

    Compared to the earlier numbers, the new X70 prices have gone up by RM 4,000 to RM 6,000, depending on the variant. 

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    2022 Proton X70 Engine specifications

    As mentioned earlier, the X70 gets a new powertrain setup for 2022. This new unit is a 1.5-litre TGDi petrol mill borrowed from the X50 Flagship; however, it gets a new NVH-optimised foam-based engine cover for reduced noise levels. 

    The motor generates a maximum power output of 177 hp at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 255 Nm between 1,500 - 4,000 rpm. The power is sent to the wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, enabling the SUV to hit the century sprint in 9.8 seconds.

    2022 Proton X70

    Along with this new setup, the earlier 1.8-litre turbocharged inline-four engine is also on offer with the top-spec model, which makes 184 hp and 300 Nm.

    As we can see, the power numbers of the new engine are less than the 1.8 TGDi, so what’s the point of downsizing? Well, Proton explains that switching to the new mill is due to better fuel consumption while maintaining similar performance levels. The new powertrain weighs 43 kg less, thus offering a 7% improvement in terms of fuel economy and takes 0.3 seconds less time in hitting the century sprint.

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    2022 Proton X70 Exterior

    In terms of visual changes, the SUV gets a few revisions, including new multi-spoke 19-inch alloys (borrowed from the 2022 X70 SE model) for the Premium trims and new 18- inch units for the Executive. Also new for 2022 is a gloss black finish on the front grille, front fog lights, rear trim piece, and diffuser. 

    2022 Proton X70

    Depending on the variant, the 2022 Proton X70 continues to feature the same LED headlights with DRLs, LED rear combination tail lights, LED front fog lamps with cornering light function, front welcome lamps, auto rain sensing wipers, power-folding door mirrors, and Panoramic sunroof. 

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    2022 Proton X70 Interior

    Inside the new X70, you will get only a small cosmetic upgrade, i.e. a new black headliner in place of the beige one. Other variant-specific highlights remain identical, which include -

    • 7.0-inch digital instrument display
    • 8.0-inch infotainment unit with “Hey Proton” voice assistant, online music streaming, navigation, and smartphone connectivity
    • Multifunctional steering wheel wrapped in Black leather
    • Dual-zone climate control with rear vents
    • Nine-speaker Kenwood sound system 
    • N95 cabin filter
    • Air purifier system
    • Nappa leather power seats
    • Front ventilated seats
    • Push-button start and keyless entry
    • Power tailgate with foot sensor
    • Six USB ports
    • Parking sensors
    • 360-degree camera system

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    2022 Proton X70 Safety 

    The Proton X70 safety kit remains unchanged and includes the following bits -

    • Six airbags (front, side and curtain)
    • ABS with EBD and BA
    • Auto brake hold
    • Electronic Stability Control 
    • Traction control
    • Hill Hold Assist
    • Hill Descent Control 
    • Emergency Stop Signal
    • Rear ISOFIX child seat anchors 

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    On top of these, the Premium variants are also equipped with the brand’s Advanced Driver Assistance System pack. This comprises Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Information System, Door Opening Warning and Intelligent High Beam Control.

    Proton X70

    You can go and check the new Proton X70 in person as it is now available at all Proton dealerships. With every purchase, the automaker offers a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and 5 complimentary labour services, just like before.

    Also read: Sales Report: Proton Malaysia’s performance in May 2022

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