As we all know, Proton is one of Malaysia’s pride and joy. Well, the new released of SUV, Proton X50 has become one of the most anticipated cars of the year. It was officially introduced at their Tanjung Malim plant on 15 September 2020.
Even though, there was speculation about what Proton will name their new B-segment SUV.But, it has confirmed that it will be named the Proton X50. The car will also have four variants of the car which are Standard, Executive, Premium and Flagship.
The Standard will be getting the most basic specs, like four SRS Airbags, full LED headlamps, fabric seats, eight-inch infotainment head unit, and the Executive variant gets six SRS Airbags, leather wrap steering wheel, auto headlamps and leatherette seats.
The Premium range will have more fancy upgrade, like the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, 18-inch alloy wheels, Driver Power Seat, 360 camera and a bigger infotainment head unit at 10 inches.The Flagship variant adds a 1.5 TGDi engine with higher power output and a panoramic sunroof.
It was revealed that the Proton X50 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is derived from the same engine that the Volvo XC40 uses.
The car will come in six different colours which are red, jet grey, ocean blue, citric orange, armour silver and snow white. But, the Flagship variant will sport the dual-tone exterior.
However, it was said that Malaysia-specific features will be different from China. For example, all variants of the Proton X50 boast two rear air conditioning vents with two USB charging ports and a reverse camera.
For Flagship variant, you’ll be getting an Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS) 2.0 feature. On top of that, your personal Proton assistant in the car will be the voice of a woman, instead of a man in the Proton X70.
For the Proton X50, you will be getting an 8-inch or 10-inch infotainment heads up the unit, and Proton has upgraded the GKUI to make it faster and more efficient. The infotainment system is now powered by the new E01 Quad-core chip, which said to be five times faster in computing performance, 33 per cent faster in boot-up speed and a whopping 67 per cent faster in navigation app loading time.
To take advantage of the new GKUI, Proton has also upgraded the Proton Link app, which let you connect your smartphone to your new Proton X50 to perform several cool functions like Proton Link app can be used to start the car and turn on its air-conditioning system. The booking for the Proton X50 beginning 16 September for RM500.
So, anyone interested in this new model?
Info via Soya Cincau