Welcome to our review of the Proton X70, a stylish and powerful SUV that’s perfect for those who want a combination of performance and comfort. The X70 is powered by a 1.5L TGDi engine that delivers 130kW of power and 255Nm of torque, making it a formidable force on the road. The engine is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with manual mode, which provides faster, smoother, and more responsive gear shifting.
The X70 also has a drive mode selection feature that allows you to choose between Normal, Eco, and Sport modes to suit your driving style and needs. Whether you’re commuting to work or hitting the open road, the Proton X70 has the power and versatility to get you there in style.
In the Malaysian market, the Proton X70 has proven to be one of the most popular cars produced by Malaysian automakers. In October 2022, the X70 achieved 1,391 units in sales, bringing its total volume to 15,536 units. Along with the X50, Proton has delivered a total of 48,729 SUVs in Malaysia in 2022, making it a dominant force in the country’s SUV market.
The success of the X70 and other Proton SUVs is a testament to the brand’s commitment to delivering high-quality vehicles that prioritize performance, comfort, and safety.
In addition to its success in Malaysia, the Proton X70 also achieved an impressive milestone in October 2022 by selling over 500 units in Pakistan, as reported by Autojournal.
Despite already experiencing great success in Malaysia, Proton continues to expand its reach by entering new markets in South Africa.
“PROTON’s fourth consecutive year of volume growth coincides with the brand’s entry into the SUV market with the Proton X70. It’s an achievement the company is proud of and despite the launch of newer rivals, it remains a class leader and was even named Best Large SUV at the 2022 Carsifu Editors’ Choice Awards.
Therefore, to celebrate its upcoming fourth birthday, we are offering customers gifts comprising accessories worth RM1,499, interest rates as low as 2.52%, and many other surprises from our dealerships if they purchase a Proton X70 in November,” said Roslan Abdullah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, PROTON.
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LED Headlamps with Daytime Running Lamps
The Proton X70 boasts stylish LED headlamps that provide maximum illumination in all weather conditions, making it easier to see and be seen on the road. The daytime running lamps add an extra layer of visibility and safety.
19° Alloy Wheels
The 19° alloy wheels add a sporty touch to the X70’s exterior and improve its handling on the road.
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
The X70’s wipers automatically activate when they detect rain, making driving in inclement weather easier and safer.
Power Tailgate with Foot Sensor
The power tailgate can be opened and closed with the push of a button or by using the foot sensor, making it convenient to load and unload the trunk.
Front Welcome Lamps
The front welcome lamps add a touch of luxury to the X70’s exterior and make it easier to locate the vehicle in a crowded parking lot.
LCD Meter Combination
The X70’s LCD meter combination displays important information such as speed, fuel level, and warning messages in a clear and easy-to-read format.
Nappa Leather Power Seats
The X70’s comfortable Nappa leather power seats can be adjusted to the perfect position for a relaxing ride.
Front Ventilated Seats
The front seats are also ventilated, making them ideal for hot weather or long drives.
The panoramic sunroof allows natural light to flood into the X70’s cabin, creating a spacious and open feel.
N95 Cabin Filter and Air Purifier System
The X70 is equipped with an N95 cabin filter and an air purifier system to keep the air inside the vehicle clean and fresh.
X70 Infotainment System
The X70’s infotainment system is packed with features to keep you connected and entertained on the road.
The voice command feature allows you to control the infotainment system hands-free using voice commands.
The online navigation feature uses real-time traffic data to provide the quickest and most efficient route to your destination.
Online Music Streaming and Weather Forecast
The X70’s infotainment system allows you to stream music and get real-time weather updates through a variety of online services.
The X70’s infotainment system can be connected to your smartphone using Bluetooth or a USB cable, allowing you to access your phone’s apps and features on the go.
The X70’s infotainment system can also be controlled remotely using the Proton Link app, making it easy to adjust settings and access information from a distance.
9 Speakers with Power Amplifier and Subwoofer
The X70’s premium sound system includes nine speakers, a power amplifier, and a subwoofer for a rich and immersive listening experience.
6 USB Ports
The X70 is equipped with six USB ports, allowing multiple devices to be charged at the same time.
Proton X70 Engine and Drive Assist
The X70 is powered by a 1.5L TGDi engine that delivers 130kW of power and 255Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with manual mode for faster, smoother gear shifting.
Drive Mode Selection
The X70’s drive mode selection allows you to choose between Normal, Eco, and Sport modes to suit your driving style and needs.
Auto Brake Hold
The X70’s auto brake hold feature automatically keeps the brakes engaged when the vehicle comes to
a complete stop, making it easier to drive in stop-and-go traffic. The brakes are released by depressing the accelerator pedal.
Ride and Handling
The X70’s suspension and steering have been carefully tuned to provide a smooth and comfortable ride while also delivering responsive handling. The vehicle’s NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) driving experience has also been optimized for a pleasant driving experience.
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System
The X70 is available with an optional intelligent all-wheel drive system that improves safety and stability in various road conditions.
The X70 is equipped with a variety of safety features to protect you and your passengers.
- 6 SRS Airbags
The X70 is equipped with six SRS airbags to reduce the risk of injury during a collision.
2. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
The AEB and FCW systems use sensors to detect potential collisions and automatically apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate the impact.
3. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
The ACC system automatically maintains a safe distance from the vehicle ahead, making long drives more comfortable and stress-free.
4. Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
The LDW system alerts the driver if the vehicle begins to stray from its lane, helping to prevent accidents caused by inattention or drowsy driving.
5. Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
The BLIS system uses sensors to detect vehicles in the X70’s blind spot and alerts the driver with a visual warning on the side mirror.
6. Door Opening Warning System (DOW)
The DOW system uses sensors to detect approaching vehicles and pedestrians and automatically retracts the door mirrors to prevent collisions when the doors are opened.
7. Intelligent High Beam Control (IHBC)
The IHBC system automatically switches between high and low-beam headlights to improve visibility and avoid blinding other drivers.
8. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The TPMS system continuously monitors the pressure of the X70’s tires and alerts the driver if the pressure falls below a safe level.
9. 360 Camera with 3D Display
The X70’s 360-degree camera system provides a full view of the vehicle’s surroundings, making it easier to park and maneuver in tight spaces. The 3D display provides a clear and accurate representation of the vehicle’s position.
The Proton X70 has a starting price of RM98800 in Peninsular Malaysia. For more information, visit the Proton website.