The Proton brand has recently launched another SUV model in its catalog. It’s none other than Proton X70 CKD. This award-winning SUV model by Proton has a bunch of features. Read them below and make the perfect drive the best SUV possible in any Malaysian town.
The 7-speed dual-clutch system
The first of its new features present in Proton X70 CKD is this one. The brand replaces 6AT with 7DCT. That is the replacement of six-speed automatic transmission with a seven-speed dual-clutch. This gearbox is plentiful and loved by many other sporty and robust cars around the world. For example, it’s also used in Volvo XC40 T5, and other Lynk & Co, and Geeky car models.
1.8L TGDI Engine
The combination of this engine with the clutch system produces 300Nm torque. It’s at least 15Nm more than the previous models of X70. The gear ratio is taller and saves 13 percent more fuel consumption than the previous ones.
The gear level is now a shift-by-wire stick, like the ones present in the BMW models. It gives you, the driver, the sleek and premium look of such branded cars in the set price range.
Presence of power tailgate
For better and extra convenience to drivers and users of this car, Proton introduced a power tailgate. It will be exclusively available for Executive, Premium X, and other premium models launched in the Malaysian market.
However, the tailgate’s foot-sensor enabled for hands-free operation is only available through the Premium X and other premium models.
The tailgate also has the feature of the anti-trap function. This helps it know whether the person who stands behind really wants to use the tailgate or not.
The reclining of backseats is now possible.
The Proton X70 CKD gives the people sitting at the back a comfortable experience with reclining rear seats. It was earlier not present in the CBU versions. The reclination is possible from 27-degrees to 32-degrees angle for the people sitting on the rear seats. You also get the 60:40 rear seats split for a better sitting experience for longer hours of the drive.
Get front seats ventilated during the hottest days
Now, that’s an impressive feature of the Proton X70 CKD version. It allows drivers to use the Hi Proton voice command to activate the front seats’ ventilation system.
This will enable the drivers and the person sitting on the passenger seat to feel much better. The ventilation system would make the front seats cooler, better, and easier to relax on for longer hours.
There is also an 8” touch panel available for activating the ventilation mode. But there are no physical buttons to do it.
The Proton style update
There are no evident or visible style changes inside or outside the 2020 Proton X70 CKD car. The X70 badge is also the same. So, you won’t realize if it is a 2020 model.
However, the badge on the car’s front side is now circular instead of being the famous Proton shield in shape. This badge can be found on the wheels and steering of the car.
A premium model without the sunroof
The 2020 Proton X70 CKD premium model would ease your panoramic experience without the sunroof. It has all the premium options for a nice vintage point of view of the driver except the sunroof.
However, the Premium X models have all the previous premium options and the sunroof as an odd with additional charges. It costs around RM 3,000 in addition to getting the sunroof, though.
Additional features you must know about
Apart from the other convenient features, the 2020 Proton X70 CKD also has:
- 6 SRS airbags
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Brake Assist (BA)
- Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
- Auto Brake Hold
- Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
- Traction Control System (TCS)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Backseat ISOFIX with the top tether anchorage
- Hill Hold Assist (HHA), and
- Hill Descent Control (HDC)
360-camera view enabled
As similar to the previous models and their features, the 2020 Proton X70 CKD car also has a 360-camera for a better view. It helps in steering clear of the roadblocks, blind spots, even helps the car in smart parking in any type of lane. This camera is available through all the currently available premium versions of the car.