2020 Proton X70 CKD
Proton launched its core X70 model after its partnership with Greely automobile makers and later launched its PIES four models Persona, Iris, Exora and Saga that contributes to half of the total sales of the company in 2019 and all these new models let the Proton achieve its target sales to get a total market share of 18.1 percent in June 2019 (Asian Markets). Proton X70 managed to get a huge customer demand after a successful sale of 15,175 vehicles within first six months of 2019. Now the news has been received from the CEO of Proton telling us about the launch of the all-new Proton X70 CKD and Proton X50.
The X70 CKD was scheduled to be launched in Pakistan in the mid of 2020 with local assembling of the vehicles and it will be available to the customers at a very low price and it will be equipped with more powerful and latest features. The schedule launch of Proton X70 CKD has already been took place with the officially launched of this beautiful specie in Malaysia because Earlier Proton X70 was gifted by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed to Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan at a ceremony held on March 22, 2019 where the X70 was officially received by Financial Advisor of Pakistan on 19th December, 2019. Proton is also planning to set assembly plants in Pakistan in association with Al- Haj automobile company of Pakistan to make the availability of every Proton vehicle easily to the public.
Engine, transmission and performance:
The locally assembled Chinese vehicle CKD in Malaysia has the similar powertrain as the previous Proton X70 but it does get some updates in its performance. Proton X70 CKD is powered by 1.8 liters four cylinder turbo charged engine that produces a power of 184 PS at 5500 rpm and torque of 300 Nm at 5500 rpm.
It offers you a seven speed automatic transmission delivering you more refined driving experience as compared to the previous torque converter unit in previous model. One of the drawback seen in Proton X70 was its heavy weight that penalizes the fuel economy but the 2020 Proton X70 CKD is much lighter in weight with efficient seven speed DCT as compared to older six speed torque converter and all these factors contribute to improve the fuel economy of Proton X70 CKD giving you a mileage of 100 kilometers with a consumption of 7.6 liters of fuel and fuel tank capacity of sixty liters. This fuel economy is much better and improved as compared to its two of the biggest competitors; Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.
Exterior design and features:
The actual design and looks of Proton X70 has not been changed a lot but it received some identical twining with Greely Boyue but some of the minor facelift changes have been introduced in it. X70 CKD has a newly designed logo encrypted on the chrome accented grille on front so the previous X70 is differentiated to the all-new X70 CKD Greely model. This new signature logo is also stamped on the steering wheel and wheel caps.
The overall design is not changed a lot with the same dimensions as X70 and the similar features like automatic headlamps, front fog lights, panoramic sunroof, and automatic rain sensing wipers, front welcome lamps, bold sporty wheels and large sized rear combination lamps. Another new feature added to Proton X70 CKD is the foot sensor power tail gate that automatically opens the tail gate when you wave your foot under the bumper.
Interior design and features:
The cabin of Proton X70 CKD 2020 is known for its comfort and deluxe looks. It offers a large space inside to accommodate five adults easily providing them enough leg room and head room and an extra comfort level is added by the Napa leather covered seats adding luxury and relaxation while the front seats are power controlled and provided with heating technology.
It received a new element that is the new logo on its steering wheel and the cabin is equipped with many other latest features that include dual zone climate control, air purifier, seven inches instrument gauge screen, eight inches infotainment screen, navigation, nine speakers, six USB ports, dedicated smartphone software and online music streaming.
Proton X70 CKD 2020 is available in Malaysia at a starting price of 122,800 RM and as Proton is fully ready to make its entry to Pakistani automobile market so we are also expecting this to be released in Pakistan and its launch is highly expected in 2021 after the release of Proton X70. Highly Expected Price for Pakistan Market is Similar to CR-V and HRV but if Assembled Locally than it will not cost More than 65 lacks PKR Much Near to KIA Sportage.