ALL variants of the Proton X70 will be powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol direct injection (TGDi) engine producing 184PS at 5,500rpm and 285Nm of torque. (NSTP Archive)

ALL variants of the Proton X70 will be powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol direct injection (TGDi) engine producing 184PS at 5,500rpm and 285Nm of torque.

Depending on the variant, power is transferred to the road via either front wheels or all wheels, both through a six-speed automatic transmission with Manual Mode.

Wheels selection are from 17-, 18- and 19-inch alloys.

Standard exterior equipment includes auto headlights, LED front fog lights and LED rear combination lights. However, only the three upper variants get LED projector headlights with daytime running lights while the base Standard 2WD gets halogen units.

Moving inside, the X70 has leather steering wheel, steering mode selection, LCD meter combination, drive mode selection (Normal, Eco and Sport), rear seats with 60:40 split folding, dual zone air-conditioning and a built-in air purifier system.

Unique to the range-topping Premium 2WD are the plush Nappa leather for the steering wheel and seats, along with powered front seats and lumbar support for the driver’s seat.

The infotainment system is an eight-inch touchscreen featuring Voice Command, online music streaming, online navigation, as well as smartphone and Bluetooth connectivity. There's also Proton Link App for the infotainment remote control and vehicle status.

In terms of safety, all variants of the X70 are equipped with six airbags, ISOFIX, ABS, EBD, electronic stability control, traction control, hill hold assist, hill descent control and emergency stop signal.

Making a debut for the first time ever in Proton cars are advanced safety features available to the Premium 2WD.

This consists of autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot information system and intelligent high beam control.

Prices for the Proton X70 start at RM99,800 upwards to RM123,800 (on the road, valid for Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak) and each purchase comes with Xtra Packages, which include Xtra Service Package, Xtra Low Financing Rate, Xtra Warranty Coverage and Xtra Data Package.

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