Published on July 17th, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
What Is The Servicing Costs For The Proton X70
We share some information for your attention.
In the last few months many readers and also curious car buyers have been asking on Facebook about the running costs and also issues, if any for the Proton X70, namely the local assembled version which was launched on February 12th 2020 at a selling price that started from RM94,800.
Compared to the fully-imported 2018 Proton X70, this 2020 model had 16 obvious changes, plus a few localized parts (Battery and tyres, easiest to spot) and behind the scenes improvements that were a little tougher for us to highlight.
Now with the sales tax discount and dealers offering some attractive free accessories and services to get their stock moving, Middle class Malaysians on a budget are looking at reducing their monthly overheads and with an almost RM40,000 price advantage over some of its Japanese rivals and about RM20,000 price advantage over the Korean offerings, the X70 is now on many Malaysian SUV buyer’s radar. Add to this is the recent award for Vehicle Of The Year 2020 won by the local assembled Proton X70 which gave it more attention by the market.
PRESS RELEASE: On the surface, you’ll need the usual outlay for
– Road Tax (RM359.70 for a year)
– Insurance (Initially, RM2640.30 to as high as 3334.80 a year, depending on the variant)
What about spare parts? Are they ‘expensive’? Cars don’t run perpetually without attention. Why do you NEED to keep going back to an Authorised Service Centre?
There are tons of FAKE parts in Malaysia, designed and produced to look like genuine parts. In many cases, the packaging is even better than the originals.
Then there are third party parts or “will fit” parts, but are sold in their own packaging.
Proton genuine parts are made to last a long time, to filter air and oil properly and ensure Protons run well and don’t have warranty problems.
Here are typical parts prices for a Proton X70
- Engine Oil Filter – RM38.23
- Drain Plug Gasket – RM1.38
- Spark Plugs – RM112.32
- Air Filter – RM55.18
- Dust & Pollen Filter – RM64.17
- Fuel Filter – RM17.93
There, you can enter your Proton model, variant and interval, and the site gives you an overview of the parts you’ll need to change, and an option book your service online. You can also look at the tab for Proton Genuine Parts to find out how much parts cost.
Do note that wear and tear items like wipers, brake pads and brake rotors are NOT included in your SCHEDULED service intervals, as wear and tear intervals are subject to your driving style.
I hope this post helps, and that you have a much better idea of how much an X70 costs to own and run. It’s pretty economical to own and operate one!
The recommended items or parts above are subject to model, variant and style of driving. Please refer to our Service Advisor for further details.