Proton’s Geely Boyue SUV will be ready by Q4 2018; price and features will be a game changer – report

Proton’s Geely Boyue SUV will be ready by Q4 2018; price and features will be a game changer – report

Proton’s first ever SUV, which is based on the Geely Boyue, will apparently be ready by the fourth quarter this year, according to a report by The Malaysian Reserve. A source told the publication that the SUV is only expected to be ready for driving tests in October 2018, once the right-hand drive conversion and the necessary certification from relevant authorities are completed.

“The process will include a certification from the NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) and SIRIM (Scientific and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia) before it can be released to the market. The process will take one year at least, to obtain these certifications,” the source explained to the daily. In any case, the timeframe is in line with what the company said last year.

The Boyue, after making its first appearance here in June 2017, is required to undergo a lengthy conversion and market adaptability process, and possibly a slight redesign as well. “Any products that we will bring from Geely and from elsewhere outside Malaysia, it will take time, because predominantly these products are left-hand drive, so to convert to right-hand drive will take some time,” DRB-Hicom managing director, Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar said back in September.

“The level of the CKD programme that we are going to have for new products will also have to be detailed out, and this will include the RHD conversion and local components that are supposed to be produced here,” Albar added.

As for Proton, the rebadged Boyue is one of the initiatives under Proton’s turnaround programme and part of its holistic strategic plan on the road back to profitability. In terms of pricing, the daily’s source said it will be set within the affordable range.

“The Geely Boyue is currently priced around RM68,500 (110,000 yuan) in China, while competitors such as the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 are sold at over RM100,000. But its (the rebadged Boyue’s) features, affordable price and attractive design will be a game changer to the SUV market,” the source claimed.

Proton’s Geely Boyue SUV will be ready by Q4 2018; price and features will be a game changer – report

The Boyue was just spotted on the Elite highway yesterday, but the unit is a left-hand drive mule.

The report also said that Proton’s plant in Tanjung Malim will be able to support production of the Boyue by middle of this year. To recap, the Boyue – designed by former Volvo designer Peter Horbury – is a five-seat C-segment SUV measuring 4.5 metres long. In China, it is offered with a range of engines, including a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated unit (139 hp/178 Nm) and a 1.8 litre turbo making 163 PS and 250 Nm.

The said turbo mill can be had with either a six-speed manual or automatic, but the latter receives a higher 180 PS/285 Nm tune. The Boyue also offers an impressive list of equipment like an eight-inch display screen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, as well as safety kit that includes lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

Fancy one? Find out what we think of the Geely Boyue in our first impressions review, or watch the video below for a quick tour around the turbocharged model.


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  • Q4? Release and give year end discount?

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    • Bodyglov on Jan 07, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      P1 shud collabo Peugeot PSA instead. M’sians cud buy Proton 3008 SUV $70k & Proton 2008 $50k.

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      • BeemerFreak on Feb 03, 2018 at 7:41 am

        People who harps on the past belongs to the past. Geely has 49% share why should proton collaborate with Peugeot when you can get Volvo tech?

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      • Anonymous on Feb 06, 2018 at 10:48 pm

        What kind of crap do you want the 3008 to be, to buy it for 70k?

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  • Oldsmobile on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Back in 2014, Proton CEO proclaimed the much-awaited Proton Iriz the “game changer” for the national carmaker, top-spec variant will go head on against its direct competitor in terms of price and features.

    As we knew it the rest is history, so long Proton

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    • Game Over on Jan 05, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      19 Aug 2013 – Newly launched Suprima S to be “game changer” to Proton

      8 Nov 2013 – …”We believe the GSC will be a critical game-changer for Proton as it needs the volume in the popular B-segment to drive its capacity utilisation and profitability,”

      4 Mar 2014 – …he believed the launch of Proton’s GSC in April would be a game-changer

      22 May 2014 – …“In addition, Proton’s global small car (GSC) which is expected to be launched in the second half of this year (delayed from April 2014) will likely be a game-changer for Proton,”

      3 Jun 2014 – …In the second half of this year, Proton’s global small car will be launched and it is expected to be a game-changer.

      21 Jul 2014 – …“We believe that the launch of its global small car (GSC), slated for 4Q14, is a potential game-changer.

      9 Sep 2014 – Proton compact to be ‘game changer’

      25 Sep 2014 – …He said the Iriz will be a “game changer” for Proton, which is entering a popular and affordable car segment in the domestic market.

      26 Sep 2014 – Iriz a ‘game-changer’

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      • balldisc on Jan 05, 2018 at 3:44 pm

        when the actual fact is… not game changer but almost game over.

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        • Hidop Potong on Jan 06, 2018 at 12:09 pm

          Proton taking their fate like a games. Lose then just quit game and restart, repeat and replay. Again and again.

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    • As history has proven, Iriz wasnt just a game changer, it was a market changer. It changed everyone’s perception to take safety features seriously and this then filtered down to kimchis, then Honda, and lastly selowpoke P2 (Toyota was unable to compete cuz their small car is a piece of unsafe junk). We r increasingly getting more safer small cars nowadays and its all thanks to the humble Iriz, the car that changed everything.

      I hope Boyue can oso be as revolutionary as Iriz did, and change the SUV market segment. With Geely’s resources, that goal is achievable.

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      • Sohai on Jan 05, 2018 at 3:13 pm

        Ohwai… Honda Jazz now 2018 selling in mesia even still without VSC …

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        • U sure about that? honda.com.my/model/safety/jazz

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          • Sohai on Jan 06, 2018 at 2:06 pm

            Confirmed & i will put banana on chopping block if i was wrong : S-spec have no VSC. After sales No1 DRB-Honda been transformed into songklap king of mai.miti EEV15,000 , no bisoness ethics and no humanity. The poor who only can buy the cheapest Low-spec Jazz been ignored their life safety…

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          • Well, u better put some anesthesia on that banana cuz according to: https://paultan.org/2017/06/22/2017-honda-jazz-records-over-1300-bookings-within-two-weeks-of-launch/

            Only 28% went for that S spec. So majority afforded for specs with ESC.

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      • I feel it was the Preve that started it all back in 2012, introducing us to ESC on a car below 120k, and High tensile steel, when even the 2012 Toyota Camry 2.5V did not have ESC. If it weren’t for proton, car companies would be complacent in selling us overpriced unsafe road going lemons for years to come. Any competition is always beneficial for the consumer

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        • Preve did start it but it was C-segmenter, not an affordable volume seller like Iriz did.

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          • I believe it was Kia Forte. way earlier than Preve
            :D

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        • Come on lah…Keluar lah dari tempurung itu..It is Malaysia that does not allow foreign cars to be sold with extra safety features…less proton will look bad, outdated and not up to.safety standards. In the world market, all this safety features are standard fittings..
          ” It was preve that came out first… Why don’t you say Preve is the only car in the world…the rest are just copy cat…

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      • then filtered down to kimchis, then Honda, and lastly selowpoke P2
        ….

        Woo hold up, just to add, not to challenge your Protoness Honda implemented VSC on higher spec E grade City on its 3rd gen circa 2007-8(?). The Kimchi 2013 Picanto revolutionise the sub-RM70k with 6-airbags and VSC and is still the only A-segment with this USP. That slowpoke Perodua, saw that Proton followed the Kimchis with VSC standardised throughout their model range decided to up the game….something even the Iriz didnt.

        Granted the Preve had the books right as a game changer, with a Blown engined that was inefficient but effective, and a applaudable safety system. The Iriz, sort of inch the game ahead, selling a car that almost all other 75% of what others have in the market but at a lower price, its adoption rate, reflects that success. I mean you dont see ASA in any car until the Hyundai Ioniq and in the sub-RM200k, you can count the models with active safety features with your finger.

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        • If u wanna say small cars without a price limit then of cuz A keras & 1Series too had all these safety net way ahead of Iriz, but they r not affordable as a small car, and so to is Picanto. U can practically buy a C-segment Preve for its price!

          So nope, Picanto wasnt the market changing car it was touted but that crown went to Iriz, the little car with safety bells & whistles in an affordable package.

          What Mivi now had was all thanks Iriz, otherwise it will still ONLY has 2 airbags (for top spec), no ESC, no TC, no ASA, and nobody was wiser until they saw what Iriz has.

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        • tokmoh. on Jan 06, 2018 at 4:30 am

          Only City E facelift in 2012 got VSC, rm90k back then.

          Then there was Kia Picanto at rm60k+. What a seriously underrated car, they even brought in manual, which also had 6 airbags + VSC. But what to do, Naza, like proton, leaves bad taste in consumer’s mouth, forever horror after sales service stories keeps many away from the brilliant Korean hatch.

          Iriz pushed down further by introducing VSC into sub-rm50k segment. Even more ground-breaking would have to be introduction of HPF, now having that is truly game-changing.

          Just yesterday i saw another iriz accident, squeezed by lorry trailers. Miraculously, the occupant survived, and observing the damage, the HPF section around B-pillar substantially contributed to the survival of the occupant.

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        • The Iriz didn’t have VSC? I don’t know where you read that. The safety features were identical except for the airbag count on all models, from day one.
          The 2007 city cost more than 80k though, and a lot more than it’s rivals back then. The Korean cars were very appealing in the showroom, with fantastic features on paper, like 4 disc brakes, where rear drums like the fiesta, Iriz stop much quicker.

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        • Truth on Jan 18, 2018 at 3:48 am

          the truth is we are the second most expensive car in the world…all malaysian had to suffer to protect the national car maker…proton strategy to becoming global car maker is wrong at very beginning…proton saga exp.we sub-con the tech from japan and claim our success in 90s…but after that it just keep getting worse…we repeat the same strategy..but when we start using our own component ..quality drop..we focus more on sales than quality..we built affordable crap car instead of building brand first…

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  • Operation Manager on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Wow… P1 can even transform oversea left-hand drive into mesia right hand drive passed test local manufactured CKD and sell in mesia in 1year time. P2 ceo should learn from P1, p2 now with provided ready manufacturing Daihatshu Terios at Indonesia to be direct project transfer to mesia need to few years time without any promised proposal plan. —>P2 management have no vision, there are slow in plan & execution. All P2 model generation change, all exceed 5yrs standard, how to compete aminah…?

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  • BOYESS on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:19 am

    50k pls ..thank you!..tht will be the mother of great changes ya.

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  • Iskandar Che Wah on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:20 am

    I am 65 yrs old. My first Proton was in 1985. Since then I have had nearly every model of Proton. You name it…Saga, Iswara, Waja etc etc. I have had about 10 models.

    Every launch we hear the same words….game changer. Proton promises the world to the rakyat. Then, each and every model, we experience the same disappointment.

    You may ask why did I buy 10 different models then. Well, firstly, I am patriotic. I love local products no matter what.

    Secondly, my company, being a GLC, says, if I wanted to get my car allowance, it has to be a Proton.

    So from 1985, I have been buying Proton after Proton because if I choose a Japanese car, I will lose out on my car allowance completely.

    Every year of launch, I have heard the same old story that Proton sudah bertaubat and quality has improved. But once you buy the car, you will see, everything breaksdown and everything leaks.

    By the way, my wife still keeping her Waja. Proton is the only car, if you buy RM60k, in 10 years, you would have spent another RM60k on repairs.

    Amazing how a Waya, in 10 years, you spend RM60k just to maintain the car.

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    • sohai on Jan 05, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      Power window replacements cost so high ?

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    • Ben Yap on Jan 05, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      excuses that GLC must drive proton. if you have not progressed in life, please don’t blame it on Proton.

      it’s your affordability that makes you drive a proton.

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    • Do share what isit that cost u 60k for service. My 9 year old Gen2 CPS is still in tip top condition despite the vroom vroom every so often. First 5 years serviced in SC for Rm300~400 (2.5X per year) and outside serviced now for Rm200 (2.5X per year). The only time it was costly when I did my engine overhaul @100,000km for Rm2000. Total service bill dun even come up to Rm8,000 for 9 years ownership.

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      • Are you being sarcastic? hahahhaa. This “my Proton still in good condition” template has been used too often. Ask your boss to create new template la.

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        • Every couple of times per month when im in the mood, I kick in my CPS just to let it “breathe” and stretch its “muscles”. I doubt u can catch the sarcasm in my car when it outruns ur pile of junk.

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          • cynical on Jan 07, 2018 at 11:38 pm

            Every couple of times per month…. Most times CPS stuck in Proton SC?

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          • Nope. I dun speed most the time, so I keep the CPS beast in check during my daily drives.

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    • QChan on Jan 05, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      This is funny.

      So contradictory at every turn, yet so humourous! I practically fell off my chair!!

      Made my day……. one funny Proton story! Thank you.

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    • bullshi on Jan 07, 2018 at 11:45 pm

      60k repair is pure bullshit

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  • Mozilla Chrome on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:24 am

    And when P2 introduces its Daihatsu based SUV, Proton will be dead. Same old same old.

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  • old horse on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:24 am

    It will be real game changer if price at RM70K, but Protong probably price at RM100K then discount..

    Only they get their strategic right (which is their target customers with the pricing).

    Low price, big size, low tech target x customers
    High price, small size, high tech target y customers
    High price, big size, high tech target x customers

    if they don’t have that above sorted out (just like UMW lost in translation now), waste their time and effort.

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  • 12yrsold on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:26 am

    For marketing reason, P1 should have a Lelong style to see how many M’sian willing to part with their $$$ to own one. Lets hope they sell the 1st batch of 100 vehicle at a special price from RM70,000.

    That is the best way to sell a C-segment SUV cheaper than a B-segment SUV to beat your competitors. Remember, the price start FROM 70k. That mean U let the bidder decide. Win Win ma. Cheers…

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  • tokmoh. on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Y’all shall know the might of Geely soon, resistance is futile!

    Geely > all
    Bao Teng > all

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  • ex-VGM staff on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Most international car companies like Toyota or Ford whenever they are making new models, they will include both LHD and RHD designs even during conceptual stage. to switch LHD to RHD actually not a difficult task. engine and transmission layout remainds the same. radiator, and external body parts are the same.

    the major difference is only the steering box and also the dashboard. but items for dashboard mostly remain the same. example the head unit, AC vents, meter, AC controls, glovebox.

    to say all sorts of things are merely BS.

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    • If u think changing from LHD to RHD is a simple process of mirroring the mechanics over, then u really shud take a hard look at Pijot cars when they did just that. Just ask them local Pijot owners, practical things became impractical.

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      • tokmoh. on Jan 05, 2018 at 6:28 pm

        Yea, the glovebox became non-existent due to fusebox location, which was fine in LHD as the fusebox is located just under the steering wheel in LHD.

        Volvo’s current V40 hatch has handbrake on passenger side pun got people complaint.

        Bmw E30 had the bonnet release latch on passenger side. E60 had inverted wiper, they never bothered to convert to RHD properly.

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      • John is otak batu on Jan 05, 2018 at 6:43 pm

        Peugeot should have learnt from Renault!

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    • gtmaniac on Jan 05, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      Major item only dashboard & steering box? U forgotten the exterior.

      Side mirror casing.. headlights.. wipers & their linkage… all need to be re-moulded. And patented. And tested for type-approval.

      The ones that not attached to the dashboard also affected – driver side windows control for instance. To switch to left side, they need new wiring set too. Driver seats & front passanger seat also different.

      And if the car were never design to be in RHD in the first place, it will be total nightmare. Imagine switching the steering box to RHD.. only to find it will not clear the gearbox!

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    • Rightwinger on Jan 05, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      You sir have never spent quality time under hood or the skid plate, with a wrench in hand and sweat and grease on you.

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    • Afeeq on Jan 06, 2018 at 9:41 am

      This is true, the thing is that Geely didn’t take into account that a RHD model would ever be needed when they were first designing this car. It was meant to be just LHD. Who knew that Geely would buy Proton

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  • Sidebyside on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Proton will put 1.6 campro turbo in this proton boyue. Lols.

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  • End of this year?by that time the features offered become obselete oredi.

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  • thepolygonal on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:45 am

    “The process will take one year at least, to obtain these certifications” Wow… so basically the car s ready.. it’s the certs that’s not… how sad…

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    • camtakpro on Jan 05, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      Maybe it meant take 1 yr for cronies to make the compatible parts.

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    • Mabuk Dedak on Jan 05, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      Read half.. quote one sentence.. where you put your brain leh??? Car ready for test drive on oct, expected to be in market end of 2018.. 4 month for the certs.. where got 1 year???

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  • thepolygonal on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:46 am

    “Any products that we will bring from Geely and from elsewhere outside Malaysia, it will take time, because predominantly these products are left-hand drive, so to convert to right-hand drive will take some time,” There is an alternative. Just ask the government to switch the rule to LHD if this will help speed things up.

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  • “Game-Changer” as usual, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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  • Silthice on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:50 am

    If they can keep almost similar price tag then should be hot seller.

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  • “The Geely Boyue is currently priced around RM68,500 (110,000 yuan) in China”

    As long as Proton price lower or equal than in China, then it will be a game changer. With the equivalent specifications of course.

    Otherwise, every RM above the China price will be seen as greedy profit by Proton.

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  • Firdaus on Jan 05, 2018 at 11:56 am

    After countless ‘game changer’ models, i’m not looking forward to this one!

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  • Welcome Rm 68k Bouye on Jan 05, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    If Rm 68k is good for most Malaysian.. but all other suv will have a hard time to sell their cars. The front & rear need a more aggressive looks, steering also need to be redesign, example new mazda steering looks nice.

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  • Hmm..
    how many games has been change?

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  • Iskandar Che Wah on Jan 05, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    For 30 years, despite billions given to Proton, Proton cannot even do their own designs or make their own car.

    Infact, according to official figures by Mustapha, Proton has been given over RM20 billion of free money. These are official figures. Unofficial figures as we know is many times that figure.

    Sad that after 30 years, we are only a rebadger. This Geely, we can only rebadge. We can’t even put our own Malaysian design onto it or make a fully Malaysian made SUV.

    It is pretty disgraceful and sad that for 30 years, we also have only come out with just 1 engine, the Campro. Other car companies, come out with a few new engines every year

    We have nothing to be proud of Geely. It belongs to China and the clever people of China have now found a way to sell it in Malaysia.

    Sad, 30 years have passed, Proton has been protected so much, car prices have gone up by 700% because of protection to Proton…..and we only have this China made car for Malaysians

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    • Ahh, I feel like a fool to properly reply ur previous comment now that i know which dupe this nick belongs to.

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      • Rightwinger on Jan 06, 2018 at 3:56 pm

        He’s just lucky he could hide behind the internet. Out in the real world, I would eat his heart for breakfast.

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    • jinggo on Jan 05, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      what shit u tok bout.. so u tot waja, preve, exora, satria neo, suprima s, saga blm, iriz & persona 2016 are rebadge car? Sohai simpan sikit.

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    • kzm (Member) on Jan 05, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Suppose applied to all ASEAN too? So u mean p1 cause all car price in ASEAN to rise? well most country in ASEAN has pretty much similar price car as in bolehland. Try surf other car maker website for every ASEAN country they operate u will be terkejut..

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  • Ksatria on Jan 05, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Hope proton truly learned the meaning of “game changer” by now.

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  • If quality is good, definitely can consider. I hope they have a mid-level spec car because no everyone wants all the bells and whistles….

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  • Game Changer? on Jan 05, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Always heard the word ‘game changer’ from P1 since Preve > Iriz. What game changer?

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    • It changed how the market views safety features in an affordable car. It wasnt just a game changer, it was a market changer.

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      • Habis tu why your market changer cannot post profits and kena minta tolong tongsan masuk? Tak payah nak bangga dengan specs bila jenama kereta pun tak laku.

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        • Cannot post profits cuz of missteps from a certain previous chairman, not cuz of Iriz. Kalau takyah bangga dgn specs, apesal ko melolong tentang ASA kat Mivi? Tu kalau bukan kerana Iriz, mimpi saja Mivi dapat ESC & ASA.

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  • Petoron Sagu on Jan 05, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Make the price same with china….. Then it will be a game changer. Laku keras…. Yang tak nak pakai proton… Pakai je la kete jepun ke korea ke…. Tak payah bising.

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  • Barry on Jan 05, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Geely/Proton needs to bring in the hybrid version of the Boyue. Fuel consumption of the either 2.4 NA or 1.8 turbo is gonna be a killer, and considering the “wonderful subsidy scheme” of our beloved government, you’ll need to get ready to sacrifice a kidney or two to run it.

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  • lkf0512 on Jan 05, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    No hard feeling here but I think Proton has yet to learn their lesson.

    You don’t simply sell teasers or the phrase “game changer”. That phrase is up to consumers to decide and everytime Proton comes up with a new car model, they claim it to be “game changer” but in reality, it isn’t. You want game changer, look at Perodua’s MyVi.

    You might hate/loathe MyVi but no doubt the end-product changes the way consumers perceive/approach MyVi and racking up sales. Did Perodua give you any heads-up before they launched the MyVi? No, they just launched it and sell it.

    And by the time this Boyue starts selling here, facelifted Honda HR-V and new Toyota CH-R could have taken up (huge) part of the sales.

    Best of luck, Proton.

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  • kelvin yam on Jan 05, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    will buy if <80k

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  • Dengar je perkataan “game changer”, segala aib Proton terbukak dengan sendirinya.

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    • Keaiban orang ramai yg telah sedar ditipu selama ini, bila Iriz membuktikan kepada mereka bahawa ciriciri keselamatan bukannya milik mutlak kereta berjernama mauhupun berharga mahal saja. Bila Iriz keluar, segalanya telah merubah.

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      • Yelah tu. Merubah sampai company pun terjual.

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        • Maksud ko, VolvoCar terjual tu sesuatu yg aib ke? Tapi tengok prestasi diorang lepas dijual tu.

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  • China brand car … hahah. People also praising Great Wall H2 – good value, this and that. Can they sell? no. People do not buy China brand car. What’s more a China rip off.

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  • Maria on Jan 05, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Oh my God p1 please have your own design. You are not ‘kid’ anymore. Don’t simply rebadge 100% from boyue and change the logo only. I don’t mind if they are sharing engine and platform including the feature but please have your own identity. P2 now also can design thier own car already why not p1. Honestly i lost intrest on p1 for p2 right now. No wonder p2 is always be malaysian choice of people car.

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  • Sonyman on Jan 05, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    I wonder if the CEO will read the comments from paultan. Imagine he reads all this shit. Will he be. I will show these ppl what I’m capable. Or business as usual lah. What does the public know about cars. Or will he go down to his ppl and screw them bottoms up.

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    • He wud rather hear what the market says rather than from competitor sales advisors.

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    • tokmoh. on Jan 06, 2018 at 4:04 am

      You think Dr Li behave like orang kite? Sleep during work is budaya kite?

      If Geely wasn’t serious, they wouldn’t even bother to appoint anyone into Proton’s board at all, Dr Li would do better elsewhere to serve Geely’s other operation.

      Since the day he was appointed, Dr Li call for support for his management team. He is very dead serious in asking the govt and drb to leave them alone, they know what they’re doing.

      Dr Li already said, Proton’s problem begins with their lousy kangkung dish. Of all the metaphors he could use, he chose kangkung, any keen observer will get the message who is he jabbing at. Not only he is subliminally telling everyone to improve faster, but he demands vendors to drop their price by 20%. He isn’t afraid to say the vendors overcharge them kaw2, and now demand them to give them better price.

      He changed name from Pu Teng to Bao Teng to convince Geely that proton is a worthy “treasure”.

      Word has it within 3 months since his appointment, he has personally visited every single dealer and branch. Even i personally saw him during MAEPS motorshow when Myvi gen 3 was being teased, walking on the floor with Proton Edar CEO, Rashid Musa. He was too shy for any VIP treatment and attention, just wearing normal T shirt, trying to look inconspicuous. I later saw a few other personnel with him including Yoshiya-san. A far cry than typical crony too incompetent to care about observing your rivals and plan a serious counterattack.

      You can stay ignorant all you want, thinking Volvo is still a loser like under Ford era, that Geely is some tin milo, lauya China car still making knockoff junks. You will soon come to regret it anyway, for Geely family will have the last laugh.

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  • Too late for launch, won’t able to become game changer.
    Just launch the spacious PHEV car with starting price RM40k will 100% guarantee become game changer!

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  • This time, P1 should “less” in profit but “gain” in trust….. That’s is a real “game-changer”…..

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  • applegreen on Jan 05, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Definitely people will eyeing the 1.8t version, and then people will start compare between proton bayu and cr-v. If this SUV can sell in rm120k area(hrv price) for sure many people buy

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    • Johorian on Jan 06, 2018 at 9:56 am

      120k? Who will buy Protong SUV at 120k..Lol
      So many choices at 120k

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  • Preve the game changer.. and then Iriz the game changer.. and then Persona the game changer.. and then Saga the game changer.. and then Honda sell more cars than Proton..

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  • SeanC on Jan 05, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Once the Perodua SUV comes out, which it will soon, the Proton Jeli will die a slow and painful death…

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  • pomen on Jan 05, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    game changer??it is not a game changer but ‘kena game’…..haha

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  • Kuinosan on Jan 06, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Don’t la always shiok sendiri and say that this Boyue will be a game changer. By the time this vehicle is launched, most mainstream brands would have been electrified (EV or plug in hybrid).

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  • Haval (Great Wall) is launching a similar category with Audi Q7 specs and may price around RM110K to RM130K soon. Watch the space at Haval FB

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  • Johorian on Jan 06, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Only if their management can come out another word then game changer again and again and fail again and again…Lol

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  • Absolute Rider on Jan 06, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Dear Paul Tan,

    May I know what happened to the Proton-Recardo-Lotus GDI/TGDI engine project? The project started before Geely bought 49.9% Proton stake and if everything run smmothly and according to the time frame, it was almost done when Geely came into Proton.

    Please update us regarding this project. Thanks and Happy New Year to all.

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    • Ollie on Jan 08, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Great comment!! Yes, lets find out more, and the ‘future’ world’s oldest PM also should comment

      The engines – costing a total of RM600 million to engineer – have been in development since last year, with engineers having been dispatched to the United Kingdom and engineering partners Ricardo and Lotus since March. In total, there are four different engine series being developed by Proton, with two three-cylinder engines and two four-cylinder mills.

      The three-pots with variable valve timing (VVT) displace 1.0 litres and 1.2 litres respectively, while the inline-fours with direct injection (GDI/TGDI) are 1.3 litre and 1.5 litre units. The engines will come with Dual VVT, a timing chain, an integrated exhaust manifold and longer service intervals.

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  • Is the HP at 163 lower than its peers from Honda/Toyota/Mazda/Renault etc for the same range?

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  • GODISGOOD on Jan 06, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    I thought it was a 7 seater suv. It looks big though. I hope proton will excel as a national and global carmaker. Im not a proton user but Im Malaysian and im proud that Proton is the one and only carmaker from Southeast Asia.

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  • Dual clutch auto ??? You better make sure it can survive in a hot country here. If not, customers will keep complain. Then the usual service center problems pop up. Customer complain juddering, ” mmg mcm tu bang, ni Proton bkn Volkswagen “. Gearbox rosak ,” kena tunggu HQ approve dulu”. Then u wait few months. Or you face those dealers that are super lazy to do warranty claims for u. I own a Proton and i do faced all these stuffs already. Only COSE headquarters will serve u properly. Other dealers all junk.

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    • U mean they complain same thing with Honda City & Jazz hybrids alredi? So wheres the jepunis quality?

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  • Price is the most important factor now. If CRV and CX5 are selling rm100k in China but Boyue only rm68500, direct conversion exclude other factors (especially the high efficiency of china workers), then Proton SUV should be abt rm100k here. Those who like it may not have budget. Those have budget may not go for Proton. The price, spec offers, really play a role in this case.

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    • superdriver on Jan 08, 2018 at 11:52 am

      sel for RM100k from RM68500? wtf…just add RM30 ringgit to tampal proton symbol shamelessly lar.

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      • roadytax on Feb 03, 2018 at 8:13 am

        its vendors problems.. thats why they ask proton vendors in malaysia to lower their price.. if not they will take vendors from china.. checkmate..they already plan to take part from china vendor also.. proton its not the problem.. for all this time.. their vendors are the problem.. supplying crap part with higher price then proton got the blame..

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  • Paultan kindly re-confirm the spec again as 163PS/250Nm is using JLE-4G18TD pair with 6MT in China spec… but for 6AT which the engine using JLE-4G18TDB with 183PS/285Nm… this SUV come with either AWD or FWD….

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  • Chris on Apr 25, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Proton would be wise if they ensured that like the Nissan X trail and our older Perodua Kembara, one can choose 4 wheel drive for difficult terrain or the normal 2 wheel drive for fuel efficiency. If you think of the customer, they will reward you with sales and the possibility of a turnaround.

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  • Rozie on Jul 03, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    of course!!! this is the quality tht should be proud of. can book?

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  • Highway101 on Jul 13, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Why buy bouyue…they don’t give job to malaysia and china being a bully country….
    Just dump the old products to our country

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  • Hii Lu Ling on Sep 16, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Yes sir, proton X70, could you have 7 seats SUV in near future? If have, I think I will willing to book 1 unit. How is the price for the standard Model? please reply to us urgently.

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  • Azhari on Sep 28, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Good

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