2024 Proton X70 facelift sighted without disguise – new headlights, grille and bumper seen uncovered

2024 Proton X70 facelift sighted without disguise – new headlights, grille and bumper seen uncovered

The Proton X70 facelift has been previously been sighted a number of times, but always disguised to mask its looks, even up to when it was seen out in the open earlier this month. Now, it has been spotted for the first time without camo in a photo sent in by reader Prince El Rachid.

The image shows the front half of the refreshed SUV, uncovered, presumably undergoing what looks to be a TVC shoot, offering a clear view of the vehicle’s new face. There’s a new bumper as well as slimmer, reprofiled LED headlights and a new grille design – with cascading pin motifs – that was partially shown in earlier spy shots.

As highlighted previously, the car also gets a new wheel design, in this case similar in styling to that used on the Geely Boyue update that emerged in 2022. No view of the rear, so the changes there will have to wait to be documented when the time comes.

2024 Proton X70 facelift sighted without disguise – new headlights, grille and bumper seen uncovered

Aside from the exterior changes, it has been ventured that the refresh doesn’t alter the interior, with the reworked car set to offer the same Hangzhou Bay Bridge-inspired dashboard design as seen on the current model.

The tech however should get an upgrade, with the facelift tipped to add a new steering wheel, seven-inch digital instrument display and 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen – all lifted from the newer X50.

It has also been confirmed that the reworked SUV’s driving assistance system will also get upgrades, with Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), which combines ACC with stop and go and lane centring, expected to be added to its kit list. What do you think of the new face?

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Comments

  • Honestly the front fascia looks so dated now in the sea of modern-looking SUVs. Even the new CR-V looks so much better from the front. The pinstripe pattern just looks gaudy now in 2024.

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    • hazri on May 11, 2024 at 12:47 am

      nope. even previous gen of crv looks better than this. unfortunately, not everyone affords to buy crv, then x70 is the last option. cheaper ride but feel like crv.

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  • Looks like Mercedes GLA.

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  • AkooIm on May 10, 2024 at 4:31 pm

    We can only dream for Proton with it’s own homegrown design at the moment…
    Now Proton will just assemble whatever crap Geligeli gives…

    “Proton… It’s in the Grille”

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  • @NotBruceWayne on May 10, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    X50 when?

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  • Zuskopi on May 10, 2024 at 5:24 pm

    Awkward mix of shapes. Does not float my boat.

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  • How did they manage to make a facelift that is uglier than the pre-facelift model?

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  • ClownsEverywhere on May 10, 2024 at 8:18 pm

    Why still facelift this model? This is 2022 Geely Boyue. OMG, can’t they see Geely Boyue already having new model already?

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    • Bob Mal on May 10, 2024 at 9:53 pm

      Correction this is actually the facelift of Boyue Pro / Azkarra (2019) as sold back in July 2019.

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    • jaguh kampung on May 11, 2024 at 10:56 am

      its all about market share. if proton can sell the first gen x70 worlwide, the second gen would already be in the local showroom by now

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  • Sohai on May 10, 2024 at 10:48 pm

    Is the right decision that they keep the disguise.

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    • SohLan on May 12, 2024 at 9:51 am

      It’s like seeing amoi on the streets 2-3 years ago. Until they removed their masks….

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  • ROTI CANAI on May 10, 2024 at 11:57 pm

    this is becoming the new proton wira

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  • Njfjaiivj on May 11, 2024 at 2:08 am

    Yerr..so ugly, hope they continue to hide the car behind camouflage

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  • kesian on May 11, 2024 at 5:12 am

    if Geely doesn’t wanna bring in new model, all Proton can do is facelift, kesian

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  • Yogurt on May 11, 2024 at 6:50 am

    Just preparing its self to loose to tiggo 7. Better luck next time

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  • najib on May 11, 2024 at 8:27 am

    Honestly, I kinda like the current one more. It’s a little bit too futuristic for me

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  • mechanicnextdoor on May 11, 2024 at 8:30 am

    I wished Proton had reworked the rear too… Oh wait! I forgot they don’t even make the car in the first place!

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  • Mickey on May 11, 2024 at 10:09 am

    Android Auto/Car Play???

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  • Middle Age Diver on May 11, 2024 at 11:08 am

    Honestly, facelift like this is only going to make spare parts availability worst as the volume is low & will be costly. Same car different parts. The manufacturers will stop making parts for the old models leaving them without parts after accident.

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  • The facelift model look worst than current version

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  • Raffique osman on May 11, 2024 at 3:22 pm

    Nothing spectacular!!!

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  • top up a bit and get corolla cross.

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  • McGregor on May 11, 2024 at 4:52 pm

    I can see future owners will slap a mercedes batch on the grille

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  • Put new makeup on old dated China model to sell in underdeveloped countries like Malaysia yet the management still finding excuses of not meeting volume projection to supplier.
    Proton is really not listening to the customers and being too proud till become ignorance.
    Chery, Gwm, Byd etc are selling latest model around the world, while proton and geely still living in pretend national car cocoon.

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  • opmanmy on May 11, 2024 at 6:36 pm

    This is ugly man. Perhaps, next facelift will be better. If not, then the facelift after the facelift. Haiya…maybe the facelift after the facelift after the facelift. Bring us better cars la!

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  • Fastlane on May 11, 2024 at 7:36 pm

    Hi, Proton.
    Open. all windows.
    Hi, Proton.
    Don’t waste time & money on half cut face lift.
    Hi, Proton.
    Close all windows.

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  • ron 95 unsub on May 13, 2024 at 8:51 am

    Yeah new grill, new rim design. Sadly inside is the 3cylinder timing belt high fuel consumption engine. Rm130k better top up abit buy toyota cross.

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  • Geely on May 13, 2024 at 11:46 am

    China cars design when new . It was interesting to look at . After a year or two, becomes an eye sore seeing these Proton rebadged China cars

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  • Yeah I’d rather have the disguise wrap stay on the car

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  • meladam on May 13, 2024 at 4:48 pm

    just give the all new gen already. shame on you potong

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