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Proton X70 online booking starts Oct 17; more specifications revealed

The new Proton X70

The new Proton X70

Ahirul Ahirudin
Written by Ahirul Ahirudin

PETALING JAYA – October 11, 2018: In line with the high technology image of Proton’s first SUV, the company will be offering consumers the option to book the car online starting October 17.

In an exclusive preview of the model here today, Proton Edar Chief Executive Officer Abdul Rashid Musa said this move was to make it as easy as possible for buyers.

The company will be running a promotion for three days starting October 17, under which those who place their bookings will receive gifts.

Today’s preview revealed that all variants will come with an 8-inch infotainment system as standard.

However, the interior colour scheme cannot be customised and those looking to book for the premium specifications, will have the brown leather interior colour scheme. The good news is that it is the premium Nappa leather.

Other details of the specification can be found in the attached image below.

specs interior color color

Arguably one of the most interesting parts of the car is the infotainment system called the Integrated Cockpit Information System (GKUI).

This is where Proton aims to showcase its advancement in technology. GKUI will be able to perform many tasks, including controlling the sunroof, radio, air-conditioning, power window and GPS all through voice command.

“Hundreds of voice samples were recorded for each phrase to ensure the system would have a high degree of accuracy even when you take dialects into account,” said Rashid.

These functions can be operated manually if voice function is not to the owners’ preference.

To recap, all variants of the Proton X70 comes with a 1.8 TGDI turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 181 horsepower and 285Nm of torque.

For the 1.7-tonne 2WD version, 0-100 km/h is done in 10.5 seconds and claimed combined fuel consumption is 7.8 litres per 100 km (12.8 km/l)

Reliability wise, Proton said it has put 77 test vehicles in its fleet and has performed up to 300 vehicle tests and over 500 vehicle system tests on the car. There was also the over 2,000,000 kilometres of reliability testing just to make sure it is ready for Malaysian roads.

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