Customer interest in the Proton X70 continues unabated, with the national automaker having received more than 15,000 bookings for the SUV since it was officially launched on December 12 last year. To date, over 2,000 units have been delivered to customers in the five weeks since the car was introduced, and the company says that it is working to accelerate the delivery rate in the coming months.

“Proton is very thankful for the support Malaysians have shown for the X70 and we are repaying their faith by trying to deliver units as quickly as we can. This is the start the company was looking for and we hope to keep the momentum going for our other activities throughout the year,” said Proton deputy CEO Datuk Radzaif Mohamed.

Presently, the X70 is being sold as a fully imported (CBU) model from China, and is available in four variants with prices starting from RM99,800. Local assembly (CKD) of the SUV is slated to begin around October 2019 once plant expansion initiatives at Proton’s Tanjung Malim site are completed.

The national carmaker had announced last year that it will be investing RM1.2 billion to upgrade its Tanjung Malim facility, which will produce the X70 and next-generation Proton models.

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