Following the news we shared just a week ago, Proton has proceeded to introduce the Intelligent Air Purification System (P-IAPS) as standard equipment on the 2020 CKD Proton X70 with a 7-speed DCT to complement the existing Air Purifier System.

The new N95 Cabin Filter is said to be capable of removing 95% of particles larger than 0.3 microns and can also remove 98% of PM2.5 dust particles. As such, it’s an effective “barrier” against smoke particulates, dust, bacteria and other pollutants for both fresh and recirculated air in the cabin.

The new filter will join forces with the existing Air Purifier System already fitted into the X70 we tested recently. It utilises a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter that removes 99.97% of particles larger than 0.3 microns.

The activated carbon within the filter can also remove odours, formaldehyde while absorbing and purifying smoke particulates. Negative ions discharged by the ioniser also serves to cleanse the air.

The combination of both the Air Purifier System and the new N95 cabin filter can serve as protection against contaminated air entering the cabin – offering a shield against airborne pollutants.

The company also announced that although it’s only available in the X70 for now, its engineers are working to fit the cabin filter into its other models.

Owners of the first batch of X70s can opt to have the new filter fitted for RM79 excluding labour charges. As for that, a quick poke-around revealed that it shouldn’t cost you more than RM100. As of 18th May to the 18th of August 2020, Proton will be offering a 15% discount on the new filter.