The most anticipated Proton since the company was first established in 1983 has finally been launched with prices starting from RM79,200 for the Standard variant, RM84,800 for the Executive, RM93,200 for the Premium and lastly, RM103,300 for the Flagship variant of the X50.
All four variants will be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine which will be adapted into future Proton models however there will be two different output levels, depending on which variant you go for. The highest spec Flagship variant will come with 177 hp and 255 Nm while the lower three variants are rated at 150 hp and 226 Nm. Transmission wise, all variants are equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission first seen in the locally-assembled Proton X70.
As for the exterior, all variants come with LED headlamps but from the Executive onwards to the Flagship variant, the X50 will be available with LED fog lights along with an automatic feature for the headlamps. Wheel sizes range from 17 to 18-inches depending on which variant you opt for. As for the quad tailpipes and sporty rear spoiler, it will be available in all variants. There will be six colours available for the Proton X50 – Snow White, Armor Silver, Ocean Blue, Jet Grey, Citric Orange, and Passion Red.
On the inside, the lower two variants are equipped with an analog instrument cluster while the top two feature fully digital units. The Standard variant gets fabric seats while the top three are finished with leather upholstery. As for the infotainment display, there are two different sizes available depending on variant but are powered by the same processors. Impressively, all variants are equipped with rear air-con vents and USB charging ports. Opt for the Flagship variant and you’d stand out from the rest with a dual-tone dashboard and a massive panoramic roof.
As for safety features, the X50 comes with a maximum of six airbags along with the following in the highest spec Flagship variant:
- Intelligent Cruise Control (Level Two)
- Auto park assist with support for both parallel and perpendicular parking (level two)
- Adaptive cruise control with stop-go functionality
- Lane keep assist
- Lane departure warning
- Blind-spot information system
- Intelligent high beam control
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Forward Collision Warning