KLIMS18: Proton X70 SUV full preview, inside and out

Still no launch yet, but Proton has finally revealed the X70 SUV in full at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) today. This means we can now give you a full gallery of the national carmaker’s new pride and joy, inside and out.

As you’d have all known by now, the X70 is based on the facelifted Geely Boyue, and will be offered in Standard 2WD, Executive 2WD, Executive AWD and Premium 2WD variants, with the top three present here. All are powered by a 1.8 litre turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 181 hp at 5,500 rpm and 285 Nm of torque from 1,700 to 4,400 rpm.

It is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox and a choice of either front- or all-wheel drive, depending on the variant. The 2WD version gets from zero to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds and has a claimed fuel consumption figure of 7.8 litres per 100 km.

KLIMS18: Proton X70 SUV full preview, inside and out

The Standard 2WD is the base model and gets halogen headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels and fabric seats. The Geely Smart Ecosystem (GKUI) Android-based infotainment system with navigation, music streaming and voice control with artificial intelligence is fitted across the range.

Moving up the ladder, you have the Executive 2WD variant that throws in LED headlights and daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, faux leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and a 360-degree camera system. Other items visible on the show units are keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, hill descent control and a seven-inch digital instrument cluster. For now, it is unclear which of these features – if any – are also fitted to the Standard model.

KLIMS18: Proton X70 SUV full preview, inside and out

Last but not least is the top-spec Premium, coming with real Nappa leather, a power-adjustable passenger seat (with shoulder buttons) and a panoramic sunroof. New additions to the variant’s kit list that weren’t fitted to the preview models we’ve seen before are the 19-inch two-tone alloy wheels wrapped in Continental UltraContact UC6 tyres (the rest get Giti Comfort SUV 520 rubber), as well as a Kenwood sound system.

Safety-wise, all models get six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control and rear ISOFIX child seat anchors, with the Executive AWD throwing in a tyre pressure monitoring system. The Premium is the only variant to get an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), consisting of autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and auto high beam.

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