2021 Proton X70 SE to be launched in M’sia on July 22

2021 Proton X70 SE to be launched in M’sia on July 22

Proton has officially confirmed the virtual launch for the new X70 Special Edition (SE), which is set to take place on July 22, 2021 at 11am on the national carmaker’s Facebook page. If you’re interested, you can now register your interest, but you’ll still need to wait for pricing to be revealed on the day.

The X70 SE is based on the existing Premium 2WD variant and will be offered in limited numbers, with a production run of just 2,000 units. In terms of specifications, it is nearly identical to the 37-unit X70 Exclusive Edition (EE) that was launched in Brunei in June.

Like that model, the SE gets a new Ocean Blue paint finish that isn’t found on the current palette that consists of Snow White, Armour Silver, Jet Grey, Ruby Red, Cinnamon Brown and Space Grey. Unlike the Brunei-only EE, Ruby Red is available as an alternative to the blue body colour.

Besides the new hue, the SE’s side mirrors, rear spoiler and roof are painted black to create a two-tone look, which is something only the 62-unit X70 Merdeka Edition had previously. Other touches include an SE emblem on the tailgate as well as 19-inch wheels, the latter similar in design to those on the Geely Boyue Pro and sized the same as the Premium 2WD and Premium X 2WD variants.

Inside, you’ll find darker interior trim as well as dedicated SE-badged floor mats. Also new is black Nappa leather upholstery (instead of brown as seen in the aforementioned top two variants), which is matched with white and red contrast stitching, while the steering wheel is dressed with white contrast stitching.

Aesthetic changes aside, the SE’s mechanicals remain unchanged, with the X70’s 1.8 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine continuing to provide 184 PS (181 hp) and 300 Nm of torque. The unit is paired with a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission that sends drive to the front wheels.

GALLERY: Proton X70 Special Edition leaked brochure

GALLERY: Proton X70 Exclusive Edition (Brunei market)

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  • How to sell MCO showroom and SC cannot operate. Even car plant put to the halt.

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    • Same Lo0rr on Jul 20, 2021 at 5:36 pm

      Get a better sushi. Pay more to get a better HRV or even a kimchi sportage.

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    • YB Albert on Jul 21, 2021 at 10:28 am

      YESTERDAY, a row of food outlets in Taman Connaugt ,Cheras were “locked up” due to covid. 2 kopitiams in Sri Gombak also locked down. It seems even with no dining in,’safe outlets’ can be a minefield.
      The virus is coming from the next breathe of your contact.
      So,to classify essential or less essential is just to limit the unfortunate ones like car dealerships from opening.Car accessory shops are also bleeding red ink.
      I read from another car website,some Honda dealers are considering closing down next month..their Sales advisors are resorting to food banks,and even borrowing from their own boss!!
      The only practical ways out ..full vaccination,double masking with face shield,crowd control and avoidance,good personal hygience .
      If the lockdown of car dealerships continue,there will come a day,
      some sales advisors will need to call the Befrienders daily.
      Its not cars breaking down.It is people breaking down.

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      • Angry Voters on Jul 22, 2021 at 10:27 am

        This is YOUR comments is it not;
        YB Albert on Jul 14, 2021 at 2:12 pm
        Before we debate on kilang(which is a big contributor to current covid explosion),can the menteri explain why car workshops/spare parts shops are still banned?
        Some of the poor rakyat has only a single boneshaker left

        YB Albert on Jul 02, 2021 at 12:23 pm
        The saddest reality is the real total lockdown should have been done in mid May.

        Why the flipflop? Just stop. Grow up. Handling pandemic isn’t for kiddies that cannot comprehend the necessary actions taken here.

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    • Calvin on Jul 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm

      Still selling online

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  • Si Kataxxx Axxx on Jul 19, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Not worth to wait, no spare part, no buy.

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  • Ah seng on Jul 19, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    What is so special. Wait for new HRV , worth waiting to get a better sushi.

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  • PlainBS on Jul 19, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    LOL, Proton is not trustworthy on any teasing of their launching date.

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  • RUfReal on Jul 19, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Evoque Silly Edition

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  • seancorr (Member) on Jul 20, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Wow enhanced features

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  • If got parts, better settle the existing customers that have been waiting for it for ages-lah.

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    • SyatapBish on Jul 20, 2021 at 10:02 pm

      So, are you implying that “parts unavailability” is a specific Proton issue? If you’re so enthusiastic about parts availability, why don’t you do an analysis on every car brands in Malaysia about “the average period it takes for parts to be available” and show us. If Proton is not number one as the “most delayed”, you better find something very specific about Proton to complain about.

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    • Avenger on Jul 20, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      Which is why waiting was the best, since those still in line could upgrade for SE Edition now. It is worth waiting after all.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Jul 20, 2021 at 11:04 am

    the interior is sexy

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  • Kapten Mabeles on Jul 20, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Come on P1, ur special edition are all cosmetic. Nice to see only but no real performance improvement. Lazy way to create sales, and make profit.

    Please up engine performance like hp or torque figure. At least kasi la free flow exhaust system, better air filter, etc.

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    • SyatapBish on Jul 20, 2021 at 10:12 pm

      Ha? In what world that a “Special Edition” need to up performance? Are you dreaming? Tell that to the other brands who offered SE variant with cosmetic changes only. What? SE need to drive in circuit ka? need for racing ka? thats why need to up performance? lol

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    • Avenger on Jul 20, 2021 at 10:28 pm

      What the…? Come on show us which special edition has any of those? Nearly all consumer car brands does cosmetic editions and call it SE, some worse than that doing color change and calling it ‘Facelift’ which is worse.

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  • Kunta Kinte on Jul 20, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    This car is already looking very outdated.

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  • How to test drive, unless it is Ford Raptor.

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  • VoiceAssistantFTW on Jul 20, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Still no Android Auto, that’s a huge deal breaker for me

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  • KF Tung on Aug 17, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    PROTON cannot deliver one lah!
    After buying my X70 under the Early Bird package, I am still waiting for the floor mat , one and a half years and still waiting !!!!

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