At long last, the Proton X70 – the national carmaker’s first-ever SUV – has made its official launch debut in Malaysia. With prices starting from RM99,800 on-the-road without insurance, buyers will get to choose from four variants – Standard 2WD, Executive 2WD, Executive AWD and Premium 2WD.

Regardless of which one you go for, all four are powered by a 1.8 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 184 PS (181 hp) and 285 Nm of torque. A six-speed torque converter automatic transmission is also standard across the range, with drive going to the front wheels, excluding the Executive AWD that comes with all-wheel drive.

The obvious difference here is the equipment list assigned to each variant, and to make the buying decision easier for you, we’ve prepared a spec-by-spec to show you what you stand to gain or miss out on with each of the X70’s variants. After scanning through our guide, which of the four variants do you think suits your needs best? Let us know in the comments below.

Proton X70 Standard 2WD – RM99,800


Gets as standard:

Mechanicals

  • 1.8 litre T-GDI DOHC engine
  • 1,799 cc turbocharged four-cylinder petrol
  • 184 PS (181 hp) at 5,500 rpm, 285 Nm from 1,700 to 4,400 rpm
  • Six-speed torque converter automatic transmission with manual shift mode
  • Three drive modes – Normal, Eco and Sport
  • Electronic power assisted steering with Normal and Sport modes
  • Electronic parking brake
  • MacPherson struts (front), multi-link with stabiliser bar (rear)
  • Ventilated brake discs (front), solid discs (rear)

Exterior

  • Halogen projector headlamps with automatic on/off function
  • LED rear combination taillights
  • LED front fog lamps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/65 profile tyres
  • Electronic power-folding side mirrors
  • Keyless entry

Interior

  • Black leather-wrapped steering wheel with on-wheel controls
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
  • Seven-inch LCD instrument cluster display
  • Push-button start
  • Electronic power windows with anti-trap for driver-side window
  • Black fabric seats and upholstery
  • Manually-adjustable front seats
  • 60:40 split-folding rear seats
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control with rear vents and air purification system
  • Eight-inch touchscreen infotainment with voice command, online music streaming, navigation, smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Proton Link App to check vehicle status, remote functionality
  • Six speakers
  • Six USB ports – one for data, five for charging
  • Tonneau cover
  • 18-inch steel spare wheel with 155/85 profile tyre

Safety

  • Six airbags (front, side and curtain)
  • Rear seat Isofix child seat anchors with top tethers
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Auto brake hold
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction control
  • Hill Hold Assist (HHA)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Four rear parking sensors
  • Reverse camera

Proton X70 Executive 2WD – RM109,800


Adds on:

Exterior

  • LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRL)
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/60 profile tyres

Interior

  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Front welcome and footwell lamps
  • Leatherette seats
  • Eight speakers

Safety

  • Two front parking sensors
  • 360-degree camera

Proton X70 Executive AWD – RM115,800


Adds on:

Safety

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Proton X70 Premium 2WD – RM123,800


Adds on:

Exterior

  • 19-inch alloy wheels with 225/55 profile tyres
  • Panoramic sunroof

Interior

  • Black Nappa leather multi-function steering wheel
  • Remote open/close all windows and sunroof
  • Electronic power windows with anti-trap for all windows
  • Brown Nappa leather seats and upholstery
  • Eight-way powered front driver’s seat (with lumbar support), four-way powered front passenger seat (with additional shoulder switches)
  • Additional voice command functionality for the infotainment system
  • Nine speakers (with amplifier and subwoofer)

Safety

  • Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • Door Opening Warning System (DOW)
  • Intelligent High Beam Control (HBC)
  • Four front parking sensors

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