By now, you’ve known almost everything you need to know about the new Proton X70 SUV, including the powertrain, infotainment system, safety and preliminary specifications – we’ve even provided you with a full gallery of the national carmaker’s new pride and joy. We’re now just waiting for the car to finally be launched, and Proton has given us a date – December 12, 2018. That’s three weeks from now.

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. 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’s paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

We know that the X70 will come with the latest Geely Smart Ecosystem (GKUI) infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen and voice control with artificial intelligence. We also know that the Premium model will 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.

All that’s left is the price, which will be revealed at the launch – so stay tuned.

GALLERY: Proton X70 Executive 2WD


GALLERY: Proton X70 Executive AWD
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