Proton has began a countdown to the official launch of the Proton S70 sedan. The time is 4.30 pm and the date is November 28, which is seven days from now.
“Embark on a journey the place security meets sophistication with the Proton S70. Designed on the world-class BMA platform, this distinctive sedan guarantees to redefine your drive with unparalleled intelligence that adapts to each journey. Because the countdown begins, be a part of us in unveiling the ‘Intelligence that Evolves’ on November 28. Your journey awaits!” the social media caption reads.
Sure, the S70 rides on Geely’s BMA platform, which additionally underpins the Proton X50. It’s based mostly on the Geely Emgrand sedan, which has dimensions which might be in between present B- and C-segment sedans. Proton has elected to name it a C-sedan, with the ’70’ title to match.
Additionally extra C than B-sedan is the 1.5L turbo engine and seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox combo. This is identical pairing discovered within the non-Flagship X50, which implies a 1.5-litre port-injected three-cylinder engine with 150 PS/226 Nm, and never the 177 PS/255 Nm 1.5L TGDi from the X50 Flagship and X70 MC. The Emgrand makes use of a 1.5L NA + CVT combo elsewhere however the 1.5T MPI is made in Tanjong Malim so it makes good enterprise sense to make use of within the S70.
The S70 will are available in 4 variants, however we’ll name it ‘3+’. In contrast to the X50, there’s no Customary variant, and the sedan’s vary begins from Govt. The mid-level spec is Premium and the highest one is the Flagship. The Flagship X makes it 4, however the one distinction the ‘X’ brings is a sunroof and an unique Quartz Black paint choice.
We’ve already detailed the Proton S70, gave you a by way of walk-around tour and shared our first impressions take a look at drive notes – the one thriller left is the value. Count on a value vary that covers the RM70+okay to RM100k floor, which is at present Honda Metropolis/Toyota Vios territory. Full particulars right here.
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