The Proton X70 SUV has just made its first public debut in Petaling Jaya as the company beings its nationwide exclusive previews to customers, C-level executives and potential corporate buyers.
The nationwide preview kicks off in Central with events scheduled in Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kuantan, Ipoh and Kota Kinabalu which will run until 4 November 2018. Expect its official debut to happen shortly after that.
CEO of Proton Edar, En. Abdul Rashid Musa said: “Since bookings were opened on 8 September, the response from our customers has been overwhelming. The Proton X70 scales new heights for the Company with its modern and sophisticated design so we are organising previews to allow customers to get a closer look to understand the level of engineering and feel the premium materials we have used in this SUV. It goes without saying PROTON is very excited about our new model and we hope, after the preview, customers will feel the same way too.”
Customers who had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the X70 shared their excitement with many being impressed by the design and features of the SUV. Mr Darren Ho, General Manager of Hong Leong Bank Berhad said, “I think the car is simply amazing and impressive, from the whole design development as a Malaysian car and also a car that will represent Malaysia to the world, I think it’s really great. Great looking inside out and the features are impressive too.”
“Outstanding! To be honest, I have never been a big fan of PROTON but after this preview, the X70 is really an eye opener; the design, the safety and other features are really impressive,” said engineer, Shaun Lin Jern Ming to which he estimates the SUV will fall in the RM140,000 to RM170,000 price bracket though he hoped it would be lower than that.
En. Marizan Nor Basiran, Chief Technical Officer of WZ Satu Berhad said after viewing the car: “The best of Proton that I have seen. Well done to the team in PROTON. I think this is the best car that Proton has ever produced so far with the best design so it is going to be a hit in the market.”
“We plan to reach nearly 6,000 potential buyers through the preview sessions and while that’s a small portion of the potential buyers we are targeting, it gives those who are considering the X70 a chance to view the SUV so that they can make a decision. Spaces are limited so anybody who wants to attend should visit the PROTON outlet closest to them and speak to the sales team there,” concluded En. Rashid.
We have detailed the top spec Proton X70 Premium 2WD while a photo gallery of the new SUV is available here. We have also sampled the X70’s Chinese twin, the left-hand drive Geely Boyue and was genuinely impressed by the car’s overall performance, features and most importantly build quality. Also, be wary of unverified news circulating on social media claiming the price tag of the new SUV as Proton yes yet to announced its price nor spec sheet of the X70.
Proton X70 Exclusive Preview in Central
Proton X70 Official Photos