Proton Pakistan has unveiled the X70 SUV today in an exclusive media event held at Avari Towers Karachi. Formal launch of the vehicle will take place in a digital event on the 18th of December with sales to commence thereafter.
Both the units that were put on display were the flagship Premium 2WD versions. The vehicle was able to impress the media with its superior quality and rich safety features & equipment on offer. Plus Proton Pakistan will be offering a 5-years/ 150,000km warranty on all of its products which is an industry-first & is touted as company’s efforts to deliver the best service to its customers.
In terms of exterior the Proton X70 Premium 2WD which is supposed to be the top-of-the-line variant features automatic LED projector headlamps with follow-me-home function, LED DRLs, 18-inch wheels, rain sensing wipers & rain sensing panoramic moonroof, fog lamps and foot-sensing power tailgate.
The interior features premium Nappa leather on seats & steering wheel, the latter gets audio, telephonic & cruise control switches. There is an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia unit with voice command function, navigation, Smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth, 4G & Wi-Fi. Plus there are 6 USB charging ports in total (1 data, 5 charging), 9 speakers with power amplifier & subwoofer, electronic drive mode selector, intelligent entry & push button start, LCD combination speedometer, dual zone air-conditioning with rear vents, panoramic sunroof, auto dim rear view mirror, electrically adjustable front seats with 6-way adjustments for driver & 4-way adjustment for front passengers, front ventilated seats and air purification system to name a few.
In terms of safety, in addition to the special energy absorbing safety shell, the X70 Premium 2WD comes fitted with 6 airbags, however this number of airbags is standard across the range. Other safety equipment includes ABS with EBD and BA, auto brake hold, ESC and TCS, hill hold assist & hill descent control, and ADAS (Advanced 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, intelligent high beam control, tire pressure monitoring system, front & rear parking sensors, reversing camera with 360o assistance, immobilizer & anti-theft alarm system.
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.
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Proton hasn’t revealed the official prices at this stage & will be revealed closer to the launch (18th December) but sources have confirmed that the variants will be priced ‘competitively’ likely below the corresponding Sportage/ Tucson versions. Initial units will be sold as CBU whereas local production is set to commence before June 2021.
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2021 Proton X70 Premium 2WD
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