Remember the Proton X50 R3 20th Anniversary Limited Edition (concept) that debuted during Malaysia Autoshow 2023? Well, Proton has now launched the kit to turn your Proton X50 into one, and it will cost you RM12,000. Referred to as the “Proton X50 R3 20th Anniversary accessories package, the kit is exclusive for the range-topping 1.5 TGDI variant only and for a limited run of 200 units.
Developed by the R3 division, the Proton X50 R3 20th Anniversary Limited Edition adds a sleuth of R3 enhancements to the range-topping X50 Flagship variant. With its yellow accents, the X50 R3 20th Anniversary Limited Edition is easily identifiable as a product of the local carmaker’s motorsport division.
Among the items that are part of the R3 20th Anniversary Limited Edition kit are 18-inch lightweight wheels, and an R3 aerokit. The full list of equipment that the X50 R3 20th anniversary limited edition features is as follows:
- Satin black vinyl wrap with motorsports-inspired stripes
- R3 Sport aerokit
- Sport rear roof spoiler
- R3 bonnet stripe
- R3 radiator grille logo
- R3 20th Anniversary tailgate name plate
- R3 20th Anniversary Interior name plate
- R3 headrests embroidery
- R3 floor mats
- R3 number plate holder
- R3 18-inch flow-formed lightweight wheels
- 215/55R18 tyres
- Proton window tint
No performance enhancements are included in the X50 R3 20th anniversary package. Being based on the X50 1.5 TGDI Flagship variant, the X50 R3 20th Anniversary Edition is powered by the same 1.5-litre inline-3 TGDI engine that churns out 177 hp (metric) and 255 Nm. Paired with the engine is a 7-peed dual-clutch transmission which transfers power to the front wheels only.
The Proton X50 is the first post-Geely-partnership Proton model to be blessed with the R3 treatment. Will there be R3 kits for the X70, X90, and upcoming S70 too?