Proton has finally announced the official pricing for its first ever SUV, the Proton X70. As promised, the entry-level model is priced just under RM100k, with the range-topping Premium 2WD variant going for RM123,800. What’s more, all prices are fixed throughout Malaysia, and each purchase comes with a five-years unlimited mileage warranty.

For the money, you’re essentially getting a proper five-seater C-segment SUV for the price of a B-segment SUV. At heart is an advanced 1.8 litre turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder petrol engine that’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine makes 181 hp and 285 Nm of torque, easily making it one of the most powerful SUVs in its class. You can check out the full model breakdown in our detailed report here, as well as maintenance and running costs here.

Also discussed is Perodua’s new seven-seater SUV, which is due to debut early next year. The Toyota Rush-based car boasts a range of interesting features such as six airbags (standard!) and Advanced Safety Assist 2.0 with Pedestrian Detection. More importantly, the Perodua D38L is tipped to be priced between RM10k to RM20k less than its Toyota counterpart, which would put it comfortably below RM80k.

It’s unusual for both national automakers to field their trump cards around the same time, but that simply means consumers have more choices to choose from, and that’s hardly a bad thing at all. Are you happy with the Proton X70’s pricing, or are you veering towards the more affordable Perodua SUV? Let us know, below.