Proton today launched the 2022 Proton X70, a styling update with new options for. Malaysia’s best-selling C-segment SUV. Now it comes with a 1.5L TGDi, turbocharged direct injection engine, an alternative to the 1.8L TGDi engine.
The New Engine Option
According to Proton, the 1.5L TGDi engine has been five years in the making and has been used in over 750,000 vehicles globally. It has a maximum power output of 177PS and 255Nm of torque at 15000rpm.
The 1.5L TGDi engines used in the 2022 Proton X70 are built at Tanjung Malim, at a new production line.
When compared to the 1.8L TGDi, Proton says it has a 7% reduction in fuel consumption in urban settings
The 2022 Proton X70 also comes in an AWD variant, with real-time intelligent AllWheel Drive system.
The New Design
The 2022 Proton X70 now has quartz black finishing on the front and rear bumpers, 19-inch alloy wheels, power tailgate with foot sensor, and Nappa leather seats with black headlining.
It also has a combination of N95 cabin filter (incorporated into the air-conditioning) and air purifier system, Proton calls the Proton Intelligent Air Purification System (P-IAPS).
The New Conveniences
Inside there are the nine speakers with power amplifier and subwoofer as well as six USB ports.
There are also six SRS airbags, Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and 360 camera with 3D display for parking.
The PROTON Link app monitors vehicle status including its and allows remote control of specific functions.
While driving voice command allows the driver to operate the windows, air conditioning and online navigation.
Price & Availability
The 2022 Proton X70 is available in six colours: Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Ruby Red, Cinnamon Brown, and Space Grey.
On-the-road prices without insurance and with Sales Tax exemption (until 30 June) are as follows:
|Variant||Peninsular Malaysia||East Malaysia|
|1.5 TGDi Standard 2WD||RM93,900||RM95,900|
|1.5 TGDi Executive 2WD||RM105,500||RM107,500|
|1.5 TGDi Executive AWD||RM111,300||RM113,300|
|1.5 TGDi Premium 2WD||RM117,900||RM119,900|
|1.8 TGDi Premium 2WD||RM121,800||RM123,800|
The 2022 Proton X70 is now available for booking online at https://www.proton.com/en/find-a-car/protonx70 and at authorised PROTON showrooms.