Brand new Proton X70 MC catches fire in Puspakom

Brand new Proton X70 MC catches fire in Puspakom

A video of what appears to be a brand new Proton X70 catching fire at Puspakom Alor Gajah is making its rounds on social media platforms (as below). The short clip shows the SUV, brand new complete with the plastic seat covers still intact, no less, nearly engulfed in white smoke.

The smoke appears to come from under the bonnet of the grey X70, apparently after being put out by fire extinguishers. As of now, it is not known why or how the vehicle caught fire. We will update the story as soon as Proton issues a statement on the incident.

The national carmaker was recently quick to respond to a video of an X90 SUV catching fire. For that incident, Proton immediately took possession of the vehicle to investigate the fire and soon after revealed to the public that it had identified the root cause – a grounding connection issue in close proximity to sound proofing material, not the 48V mild-hybrid battery as speculated by internet “experts.” A recall to rectify the problem has been issued.

As for the latest incident involving the X70, expect Proton to respond as diligently too.

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Preferring to drive cars rather than desks, Hafriz Shah ditched his suit and tie to join the ranks of Malaysia’s motoring hacks. A car’s technical brilliance is completely lost on him, appreciating character-making quirks more. When not writing this ego trip of a bio, he’s usually off driving about aimlessly, preferably in a car with the right combination of three foot pedals and six gears.



  • Ex Proton Fanboi on Oct 12, 2023 at 7:25 am

    To all X70 owners and future owners, don’t forget to buy a fire extinguisher as well.

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    • Chong Or Pei on Oct 12, 2023 at 12:13 pm

      You must be the exclusive distributor for the extinguishers, eh?

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  • Bob Mal on Oct 13, 2023 at 8:36 am

    So confirm this is not a hybrid issue (since the smoke is coming out from the engine bay) while now both X50, X70 & X90 owners who uses the same Engine – 1.5TGDi and transmission needed to beware as well.

    The power of Malaysian assembled 1.5L TGDi engine with syok sendiri joke Proton audit score closer to Volvo it seems.

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  • Aiseyman, why hide this post from the thread?

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  • Siapa punya tagline hebat on Oct 13, 2023 at 11:33 pm

    Bmw – the ultimate driving machine
    Mercedes – the best or nothing
    Honda – the power of dreams
    Proton – FEEL THE FIRE

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