Proton Suprima X
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You’ve seen Theophilus Chin‘s unofficial artist impressions of a ‘Proton Suprima R,’ or a souped-up version of the recently-launched Proton Suprima S hatchback. The ‘S’ suffix in its name opens up the possibilities for future Suprima-badged variants, and Theo now gives us an idea of how a Suprima S-based crossover could look like.

The SUV/crossover trend isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, with lots of carmakers offering high-rider spin-offs of their (largely hatchback) models. C-segment examples include the Volvo V40 Cross Country, Peugeot 3008 and Volkswagen Tiguan – could Proton make a foray into this section of the market in the future?

Proton Suprima X

The master automotive manipulator fittingly dubs this a ‘Proton Suprima X’. Apart from the raised ride height, his vehicle gets a more rugged-looking front apron (borrowed and modified from the pre-facelift Volkswagen CrossGolf), black plastic cladding on the sills, wheel arches and lower body, five twin-spoke wheels (from the Audi Q3) and roof rails.

Look round the back and you’ll see the Suprima S’ diffuser-like insert has been replaced by a wrap-around bumper with a huge contrasting skid plate and integrated twin tailpipes. We quite like the way this looks – let us know what you think in the comments section!

See our long string of Proton Suprima S-related posts to learn more about the car of the moment.