Proton X70 now CKD in Pakistan, costs RM2,375 less

Proton X70 now CKD in Pakistan, costs RM2,375 less

Proton Pakistan, operated by Al-Haj Automotive, has just conducted a line-off ceremony to mark the rollout of the first locally-assembled Proton X70 from its plant in Karachi. The X70 is dubbed “the first intelligent SUV” to be assembled in the country.

Based on an earlier report, the CKD X70 will enjoy a slight reduction in federal excise duty (FED; now 2.5% from 5%), bringing prices down by 100,000 Pakistan rupees (RM2,375). This applies for both the Executive AWD and Premium 2WD variants. Other revisions include revised customs duty (from 7% to 2%).

Proton Pakistan assures its customers that it has “kept quality measures in place to ensure that the CKD units have the same quality as CBU units.” There will be no changes in specifications, and the SUV continues to be powered by the same 1.5 TGDi three-cylinder engine, offering 177 PS and 255 Nm of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is standard.

In terms of features, the Executive AWD gets LED headlights with LED DRLs, 18-inch wheels, keyless entry with push-start button, powered tailgate, powered driver’s seat with ventilated system, air purifier system, leatherette seats, and voice control.

The Premium model adds 19-inch wheels, foot sensor for the powered tailgate, brown Nappa leather seats, panoramic sunroof, and the full suite of advanced driver assist system. This comprises AEB, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot information system, door opening warning system, and intelligent high beam control. Both X70 models come with a five-year or 150,000 km warranty, which is the first in the country.

The Karachi facility, which was set up with an investment of around USD$30 million (around RM125.6 million), is said to have a planned capacity of 25,000 units per year. Production numbers include the Saga as well, which was announced in November last year with updated specifications.

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  • jinggo on Jan 20, 2022 at 9:46 am

    so perodua still sell in malaysia..? jaguh kampung.?

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    • dis one china designed and made car, stop tumpang glamour

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      • Avenger on Jan 20, 2022 at 5:11 pm

        Peroduas are design and barang buatan Indonesia. What so glamour about it?

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        • Dr Strange on Jan 22, 2022 at 11:00 am

          Perodua shares designs & other resources with PT Astra Daihatsu Motor for the South East Asian region, depending on what it is being permitted by Daihatsu (& sometimes Toyota) Japan. Daihatsu & Toyota themselves are also not regarded as glamorous brands; that’s why Lexus was created.

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        • Muhammad Najmi on Jan 23, 2022 at 1:30 am

          Not Really, the newer generation Myvi and Bezza are Malaysian Designed though …

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    • More like jaguh B40. Perodua never seem to move upmarket unlike Proton

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    • In other countries, they’re known as Daihatsus, sometimes as Toyotas in others.

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  • Dong Gor on Jan 20, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    Actually what is covered for the 5 yr warranty? I checked the proton website, it seems engine, gearbox and many major parts only have 3 yrs (except the Cbu announcement) . And nothing is being spelled out for 5 yrs.. Screws and nuts only?

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  • Celup King on Jan 20, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    Perodua continue to be jaguh ayam, exporting telor overseas.

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    • Bet your 2 biji that they’re producing for export, but badged as Daihatsu & for some, Toyota.

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