The upcoming new sedan mannequin from Proton, broadly dubbed the ‘S50‘ has been sighted in public as soon as once more, this time with a unit having stopped to refuel at a station as proven in a video clip on TikTok.
Proton CEO Dr Li Chunrong mentioned in early September that the S50 shall be launched “in two months time”, which might imply early November at its soonest.
The S50 has been referred to internally because the SS11, referencing the Geely Emgrand, and this shall be a B-segment sedan that may compete with the likes of the Toyota Vios and the Honda Metropolis. That mentioned, the Emgrand-based S50 shall be bigger automotive externally, on condition that it measures 4,638 mm lengthy, 1,820 mm extensive and 1,460 mm tall, making it bigger than the latest-generation Vios.
With Emgrand as a reference, the sedan offered abroad might be specified with a 114 PS/147 Nm 1.5 litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, paired to both a five-speed handbook or a CVT in China. Given its BMA platform shared with the Proton X50, the S50 might additionally use the 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine within the B-segment SUV.
There shall be no Android Auto nor Apple CarPlay, nevertheless, and the X50 will as an alternative use an improved model of the infotainment head unit (IHU). Proton remains to be trying into Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, mentioned deputy CEO Roslan Abdullah in July, “however the staff is trying into the chance,” he mentioned.
When it comes to pricing of its Japanese rivals, the Toyota Vios begins from RM90k and goes to RM95k, whereas the Honda Metropolis that features a hybrid variant on the prime is priced from RM85k to RM110k.
With the Proton X50 priced between RM86k an RM113k, we predict the upcoming S50 may very well be priced between RM70k – the place the Preve was priced – and RM85k to get under the bottom X50 variant. How a lot do you assume the Proton S50 shall be priced?
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