National research and development centre for information and communications technology MIMOS has finally revealed the final design of the Proton Suprima X, the agency’s crossover reimagining of the Suprima S previously shown only as a sketch. Industrial design boss Saharudin Busri has reimagined the national carmaker’s C-segment hatchback as a more rugged, lifestyle-oriented offering.

It’s certainly an eye-catching design, with slimmer, shapelier headlights carrying Y-shaped LED daytime running lights that flow into the bolder two-bar grille. The Y motif is repeated in the fog lights, forming part of the more aggressive front bumper design.

Moving back, there are fender vents aft of the front wheels, with chrome trim that flows upwards to form the beltline of the car. The rear handles have also been moved to sit within the C-pillars, which itself has been painted black to provide a floating roof look. The ride height has been raised, and the larger wheel arches house five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in higher-profile tyres.

At the rear of the car, the tail lights are now two-piece items in the style of the Prevé, albeit with a centre bar joining the two. The number plate recess has also been moved downwards to sit within the larger rear diffuser and above the twin trapezoidal tailpipes. Rounding off the more adventurous aesthetic is the black protective cladding around the car, roof rails and silver skid plates.

MIMOS previously produced a hot hatch version, the Suprima R

The Suprima X was created to showcase MIMOS’ expertise in automotive design – the agency, which previously only designed products for its own projects, is offering its design consultancy services to other companies. Its industrial design department has bagged various Red Dot Design Awards for design concepts, and has reached as high as third in the awards’ world ranking in terms of design studio innovation, in 2014.

So, what do you think of the Suprima X? Should it become a reality as a production vehicle to be sold to the public? Could the design be improved? Sound off in the comments section after the jump.