Al-Haj Proton has finally launched the much awaited X70 SUV in Pakistan. The launch took place in a digital event streamed on Proton Pakistan’s official Facebook page, days after the SUV was unveiled to media on the 9th of December.
Available in two variants, the Proton X70 is priced at PKR 48.9 lac for the Executive AWD variant and PKR 53.9 lac for the flagship Premium FWD version. However these prices are specific to the initial units as the vehicle is being imported from Malaysia as CBU. The company is targeting to commence local assembling before June 2021 at their plant that is being constructed in Karachi.
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Once local assembling is commenced, the prices of Proton X70 will come down which were also revealed in the launch event today. The Executive AWD will then be available for PKR 46.9 lac whereas the Premium FWD will be available for PKR 49.9 lac.
Proton X70 comes rich in equipment with Executive AWD featuring 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, ESC & TCS, auto brake hold, hill hold assist & hill descent control, tire pressure monitoring system, voice command function, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, front & rear parking sensors, 360o camera assistance, on-demand active AWD system, power driving seat, ventilated front seats, leatherette seats, 9 speakers with power amplifier & subwoofer, 18” inch wheels, LED headlamps with DRLs, power tailgate and keyless entry with immobilizer & anti-theft system etc.
Proton X70 Premium FWD
The Premium FWD which is the flagship variant gets additional features including Nappa leather seats, front passenger power seat, panoramic sunroof, 19”wheels, Adaptive Cruise Control and ADAS (Advance Driver Assistance System) which includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), door opening warning and intelligent high beam control etc.
Under the hood, the X70 for Pakistani market gets powered by the award winning 1.5L turbocharged engine that was co-developed by Geely and Volvo. More powerful (176hp/ 255Nm) than the naturally aspirated 2.0L units (155hp/ 196Nm) found in Kia Sportage & Hyundai Tucson, the engine comes paired to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
Proton X70 is backed by 5-years/ 100,000 km warranty which is an industry-first & is touted as company’s efforts to deliver the best service to its customers. The Proton X70 will go against the likes of Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and upcoming MG HS and DFSK Glory 580 Pro in the compact crossover SUV segment which is becoming increasingly competitive in recent times.
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