Almost 5 weeks after the spy shots first appeared on the internet, Proton has finally launched the all-new S70 sedan in Malaysia. The Proton S70 sedan, like its siblings the X50 and X70, is based on a Geely vehicle, the Emgrand sedan in this case.
Despite having the size of a C-segment sedan, the Proton S70 comes with a B-segment pricing which puts it head-to-head against the likes of Honda City and Toyota Vios. As reported earlier, the all-new Proton S70 is available in four variants:
- Proton S70 1.5T Executive: RM73,800 (PKR 45.07 lac)
- Proton S70 1.5T Premium: RM79,800 (PKR 48.74 lac)
- Proton S70 1.5T Flagship: RM89,800 (PKR 54.85 lac)
- Proton S70 1.5T Flagship X: RM94,800 (PKR 57.90 lac)
Under the hood, the S70 gets the same engine that propels the Proton X50 in Malaysia. The 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder engine punches out 148hp of power and 226Nm of torque and comes paired with a 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission. According to the automaker, the Proton S70 can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in under 10 seconds.
In terms of equipment, the base Executive variant comes with an 8-inch infotainment head unit (IHU),16-inch alloy wheels, fabric seats, halogen headlamps, and 6 airbags. Moving up, the Premium variant brings several upgrades to the table including LED headlamps and a taillight bar as well as leatherette seats, a reverse camera, and auto air-conditioning.
The Flagship and Flagship X options are equipped with 17-inch wheels together with a driver power seat and wireless charger. Both these variants come with a larger 12.3-inch IHU, a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster, as well as a 360-degree camera with 3D display. However, the Flagship X variant has an edge over the other one for having the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) which includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and Lane Centring Assist. Other than that, there is also Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Door Opening Warning, Automatic High Beam, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Features like sunroof and front dashcam are available as add-ons.
All Proton S70 variants are backed by a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and come with free labor charges for 6 service sessions. The Flagship and Flagship X variants are also accompanied by a free 5-year data package that has a monthly data quota of 1GB.
Proton is likely to introduce the S70 sedan in export markets from 2024 onwards. However, we will have to wait to see if it going to make its way here in Pakistan.
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