Automotive Proton X50 Media Preview September 2020

Published on September 18th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Fake Proton X50 Price List Making the Rounds Again

Earlier this week, the all-new Proton X50 was previewed to the media at its Tanjung Malim plant. Pretty much everything about the crossover (including the variants and spec for each variant) has been divulged except for the pricing.

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Perhaps not being able to contain their excitment, someone has decided to spread a fake price list of the X50 on social media, saying the crossover is expected to cost from RM75,800 for the Standard 2WD to RM103,800 for the range-topping ‘Sport Edition 2WD’. This is not the first time it has happened as a similar price list was also circulated earlier this month.

To put an end to the rumour mill, Proton has taken to Facebook to clarify that the pricing that is making the rounds is indeed fake. The company adds that “the price list for the upcoming PROTON X50 has not been released or disclosed at this point in time”. So there you go, folks. Instead of believing everything you see on social media, wait for the official announcement by the automaker.

As reported previously, the X50 will be offered in four variants, namely Standard, Executive, Premium and Flagship. Built on the B-Segment Modular Architecture (BMA) platform, the X50 is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine that was co-developed by Geely and its sister brand Volvo.

The engine is paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) that was developed in Geely’s China Euro Vehicle Technology Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. Driving the front wheels, the transmission boasts an industry leading 97% transmission efficiency. 

In terms of power output, the engine makes 150 PS and 226 Nm in the first three variants, while the Flagship variant gets a TGDi version of the same engine that puts out 177 PS and 255 Nm of torque.

Equipment-wise, the Standard variant comes with four airbags, LED headlamps with daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, fabric seats, rear air-cond vents, 8-inch infotainment unit and a reverse camera. The Executive adds on six airbags, leather steering wheel, auto headlamps, front fog lamps and leatherette seats.

Moving up to the Premium variant, it gets a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, 18-inch alloy wheels, driver power seat, 10-inch infotainment unit and 360 camera. Apart from a more powerful engine, the Flagship variant gains dual-tone exterior, panoramic sunroof and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

While the pricing has yet to be announced, Proton has started taking orders for their newest crossover with a booking fee of just RM500. You can also vote for your favourite slogan for the model on their website soon.

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