The hyped and much-anticipated Proton compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) has finally been unveiled at a closed event in the company’s Tanjung Malim plant. The Proton X50 is the second all-new product to result from the partnership between Proton and Geely.
From the exterior, the Proton X50 looks more suitable for young professionals where the local carmaker gave it some subtle splashed of colour such as the red lining underpinning the Infinite Weave grille and on the brake calipers.
Proton X50, aesthetically pleasing
The car features Infinite Weave on the front grille and some panels on the interior that add some aesthetic. There is also a lower, neater roof spoiler for the X50 model.
Proton X50 will be offered in four variants – 1.5T Standard, 1.5T Executive, 1.5T Premium and 1.5TGDi Flagship. All variants will feature LED headlights with LED daytime-running lights (DRLs), LED tail lights, quad-exhausts.
Better interface and faster infotainment system than X70
Besides, the car is equipped with 18-inch wheels, auto headlights, leather and powered seats, six airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, 10-inch infotainment system, and 360-degree camera. The uniqueness on the car model are dual-tone exterior colour and panoramic sunroof.
All variants are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that is co-developed by Geely and Volvo. Technology wise, it features the latest GKUI 19 infotainment system which is faster than the one in the X70. It has better interface too, and supports voice recognition.
The car can technically drive itself in certain driving condition
Proton says that the X50 is capable of Level 2 autonomous driving system, so in certain driving conditions, the car can technically drive itself.
The latest car model will be offered with six exterior colours, namely Snow White, Jet Grey, Armour Silver, Ocean Blue, Citric Orange and Passion Red.
No pricing has been announced, but the car is now available for booking at showrooms nationwide for a booking fee of RM500. For more information regarding Proton X50, you can click here.