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  • 2021 Nissan Navara facelift teased, November 3 unveil

    Having endured six long years on the market without any major changes, the D23 Nissan Navara is finally going under the knife. We’ve recently seen several leaked images of the facelifted pick-up, but the Japanese carmaker has now confirmed that it will debut on November 3, with this teaser video accompanying the news.

    First, we’ll have to talk about the name. After persevering with calling the vehicle the NP300 Navara, Nissan appears to finally be ditching the alphanumeric middle name. The aforementioned leaked photos show the car with the Frontier script on the grille, a name which is used in Latin America. However, North Americans will get a completely different version of the Frontier, based on the old D40.

    Just as in the teaser video of the Z Proto, the company spent a lot of time talking up the heritage of its pick-up line that spans 85 years. Our only look at the new Navara comes at the end of the video, with a darkened front shot that shows the new cube-like LED headlights, C-shaped daytime running lights and hints of the massive grille and reprofiled bumper.

    Aside from the major front overhaul, the rear is also expected to receive some changes, including new tail lights with C-shaped light guides, a revised tailgate design and a beefier bumper. We’re also expecting some new wheel designs to go with the nip and tuck.

    To keep up with the advancing pick-up market, the Navara will likely receive several new features, particularly in the world of safety. The truck can already be had in Europe with autonomous emergency braking, so this vital safety net should make its way to Southeast Asia with the facelift. New systems like adaptive cruise control may also be introduced.

    As for the engine, the Navara will likely soldier on with the Renault-sourced 2.3 litre twin-turbocharged diesel four-cylinder, currently making 190 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Malaysians won’t be familiar with this mill because it has never been offered here – instead, we get the old 2.5 litre oil burner from the D40, making a similar amount of power and torque as the 2.3 litre unit.

    Could the smaller, more frugal engine make it to our shores – perhaps with a power boost – given that the rest of the competition come with new and upgraded engines? Time will tell, but whatever engine we’ll get, it will likely be mated to the same six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic gearboxes as before.

  • Proton X50 – electric powered tailgate available in official Urban and Utility accessories packs, fr. RM3.3k

    There’s no doubting that the just-launched Proton X50 is pretty well specified, even from the Standard base model on, and such is the spread of kit across the four available variants that most bases should be covered. But like with everything else, there’s always room for more, especially so if it’s something that will be useful to have on a daily basis, like an electric powered tailgate.

    The automaker is making this item available as an optional accessory, and has specified its availability in two accessories packages revealed for the X50. The first is in an Urban package, which groups the powered tailgate assembly with three other items, in this case a built-in SmartTag reader, a magnetic sun shade set and PVC coil mats. The package is priced at RM3,500.

    The other is called an Utility package, where the powered tailgate is lumped together with PVC embossed mats, a boot tray and door scuff plates. The pack is slightly cheaper, at RM3,300.

    Internal memo that is circulating online.

    It’s evident from the pricing of both packages that the bulk of the cost is from the powered tailgate unit, which cannot be purchased independently at this point. Fitment of the unit, we were informed, will be carried out by the dealer.

    Note that these packages are officially available as an optional extra, and are not by any means compulsory to all X50 buyers. This has been confirmed to us by Proton itself, so if your SA or dealer claims that the packages are compulsory, you now know that is not the case.


  • Proton X50 specs compared to the X70, Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-3, CX-30 and other SUVs

    Proton today launched the new X50, which is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated cars of 2020. With four variants available and pricing from RM79,200 to RM103,300, there’s quite a lot of appeal to be had here given the specifications on show.

    So, how does the X50 stack up against mainstream B- and C-segment SUVs that are currently available or set to go on sale in Malaysia – namely the Proton X70, Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-3 and CX-30, Subaru XV, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Kona? Well, we’ve compiled the data and arranged them neatly in table form for your consideration.

    Before proceeding, there’s a bit of housekeeping in order. We’re only listing the top-spec variant available for each model, which is what many car buyers would look at first as the range-topper is typically the one with the best possible equipment. In the case of the X50, that would be the Flagship, with the rest being as what you see in the table.

    Pricing-wise, the X50 Flagship is the least expensive of the bunch for now, barring official pricing for the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Kona. Both Korean models have yet to be launched here, although the latter is set to arrive later this week.

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    In terms of engine output, the X50 Flagship’s 1.5 litre turbocharged and direct-injected three-cylinder makes 175 hp and 255 Nm of torque, which is less than the X70 that packs a larger-capacity 1.8 litre turbo four-cylinder with 181 hp and 300 Nm.

    However, when compared to other SUVs listed, the B-segment Proton model commands quite an advantage, although the Kona’s 1.6 litre turbo engine does put up a close fight with its 175 hp and 265 Nm. The X50, X70 and Kona all sport seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions – the Proton models use a wet type unit – with all others being either a six-speed automatic or CVT. All-wheel drive is also a rarity, with nearly all listed variants being front-wheel drive only.

    Looking at dimensions, the X50 measures 4,330 mm long and has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm, placing it within touching distance of the Honda HR-V (4,334 mm long, 2,610 mm wheelbase), which has been considered the benchmark B-SUV for the longest time.

    The X50’s figures also make it close in size to the upcoming Seltos (4,315 mm long, 2,610 mm wheelbase), while the wheelbase matches that of the Kona, which is shorter in length at 4,165 mm. Compared to the X70, Subaru XV, Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-30, the X50 is undoubtedly smaller, but it still manages to eclipse the Mazda CX-3 (4,275 mm long, 2,570 mm wheelbase).

    As for equipment, the X50 Flagship and X70 Premium X both stand out by having a 360-degree camera as standard, along with a panoramic sunroof. The former is not offered on any of the other SUVs listed, while the latter is only for the front with the CX-30.

    The X50, X70 and CX-30 are the only ones with a LCD digital instrument cluster, with others having primarily analogue dials and an accompanying multi-info display. Additionally, while automatic air-conditioning is found on all variants – single- or dual-zone – rear vents are only found on three models mentioned in this paragraph.

    On entertainment functions, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support is not found on any Proton SUV or the HR-V, but there is a screen mirroring function available as an alternative. If you want AA or AC, only the C-HR, CX-30, Seltos and Kona have them direct from the factory, while CX-3 owners can purchase an retrofit kit – the XV’s head unit is basic.

    Of course, one of the biggest selling points of the X50 Flagship is its safety and driver assist systems, and it certainly has plenty of them. Six airbags are standard at this level, with autonomous emergency braking, active cruise control, active lane keep assist, blind spot assist and auto high beam control all present.

    The X70, CX-30 and Kona come close, but they do not perfectly mirror the X50’s active safety suite, which is rather comprehensive. Other SUVs on the list only have a few systems as standard, or none at all, by comparison.

    All things considered, the X50 is an attractive value proposition for those in the market for a B-segment SUV. With a capable powertrain that can take on those higher up the food chain and with a compelling kit list, especially in regards to safety and driver assist systems, there’s plenty of appeal here. Thoughts?

  • Kia to launch ‘Plan S’ strategy with new logo next year

    First announced at the beginning of this year, Kia’s ‘Plan S’ future strategy will be rolled out from early next year, according to Automotive News. The initiative driven by Kia CEO Ho Sung Song aims to develop the brand to become “more dynamic, stylish and inventive,” with plans to bring 11 electric vehicles to market by 2025, partly backed by a US$ 25 billion (RM104 billion) investment.

    “We need something to initiate or drive that business paradigm into the new world… We will try to set up our new customer target together with our brand relaunch,” said CEO Song.

    The brand relaunch will include a new logo that was unveiled with the Kia Imagine concept vehicle, where the typeface is less upright and the three letter are now connected to each other, also dispensing with the oval boundary around the brand lettering. This will arrive on a production car due next year, says Kia.

    The Kia Futuron concept will spawn a production EV that has been said to enter production next year

    The EV thrust will ride on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that is shared with Hyundai. In September, Song said that Kia will be launching seven new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) by 2027, the first of which is currently codenamed ‘CV’ and set to debut next year.

    The company aims to have BEVs account for 25% of total global sales by 2029, the CEO said. Also part of the ‘Plan S’ strategy is the partnering with EV charging companies to ensure that infrastructure is secured for the brands’ customers in selected markets.

    This will see the setting up of 1,500 EV chargers by 2030 in Korea alone, with 120 fast chargers set to be in place by 2021 in urban centres and along 12 highways connecting eight provinces across the country. More than 2,400 chargers are planned for Europe and 500 in North America, in partnership with the brands’ dealers in those regions.

    GALLERY Kia E-GMP EV spyshots

    GALLERY: Kia Imagine concept

  • KTMB offering 50% discount on ETS, Intercity tickets

    Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is offering a 50% discount on fares for ETS and KTM Intercity services. This is for all destinations covered by the rail operator, and is valid from now till November 9.

    KTMB is maintaining its six ETS services and eight KTM Intercity services throughout the current conditional movement control order (CMCO), which has been extended till November 9 for Selangor and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

    If you’re in the CMCO zone but have permission for interstate travel, the two KTM services can take you to Tumpat, JB, Gemas, Ipoh, Butterworth and Padang Besar. KTMB is encouraging customers to purchase tickets online via its website or the KTMB Mobile (KITS) app. The schedules for ETS and KTM Intercity are below.

  • FIRST DRIVE: 2020 Hyundai Kona review – fr RM115k

    Things are really heating up in the B-segment SUV scene in Malaysia. Hyundai Sime Darby Malaysia (HSDM) will be launching the Hyundai Kona on October 30, with three variants on offer. The range starts with the base 2.0 Standard, followed by the 2.0 Mid and the range-topping 1.6 T-GDI High, while pricing starts from RM115,000.

    It may be at a price disadvantage when compared directly against the new Proton X50, but the fully imported Kona should be priced more competitively against the Toyota C-HR and Mazda CX-3. Both Japanese cars are CBU models. Other established rivals include the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV and upcoming Kia Seltos (CBU India).

    We tried our hands at both the Kona’s powerplants, the entry-level version being the naturally-aspirated 2.0 litre Nu MPI engine with 149 PS and 179 Nm of torque, while the top model gets a 1.6 litre turbocharged four-potter with 177 PS and 265 Nm of torque. The 2.0L model gets a six-speed automatic gearbox, whereas the blown mill is equipped with a Hyundai seven-speed dual-clutch unit. All three variants are front-wheel drive.

    For equipment, the range-topping Kona gets projector LED headlamps, LED tail lights, eight-way powered driver’s seat, automatic air-conditioning, a head-up display, a seven-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and six airbags (all variants). There’s also Hyundai SmartSense, with features such as AEB, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and high beam assist.

    GALLERY: 2020 Hyundai Kona 2.0 MPI Mid

  • FIRST LOOK: Proton X50 SUV – specs of Standard, Executive, Premium and Flagship, RM79k to RM103k

    With the Proton X50 having finally been launched, we now have full specifications, equipment and, most importantly, pricing for the national carmaker’s new B-segment SUV. You can, of course, read our comprehensive launch report and spec-by-spec breakdown, but if you’re someone who prefers to digest their news in video form, we’ve got you covered with our detailed walk-around video.

    The X50 is available in four variants, with prices starting at RM79,200 for the base Standard model. The Executive is next up at RM84,800, while the Premium retails at RM93,200. The flagship, er, Flagship tops out the range at RM103,300. All prices are on-the-road without insurance and are exempted from the sales and service tax (SST). A five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty is included.

    As you’d all have known by now, the X50 is based on the Geely Binyue/Coolray and comes with the same handsome design and futuristic interior. It also gets the latest version of the Geely Key User Interface, GKUI 19, which has a new design and is said to be more responsive compared to the one in the X70.

    The Flagship model’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) is also more advanced than the X70’s. The new Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) combines adaptive cruise control and lane centring assist to provide Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capabilities. There’s also the new parking assist for entry and exit, plus autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist and automatic high beam.

    Power comes from a 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine in two variants. Standard, Executive and Premium models get a port-injected unit that makes 150 PS and 226 Nm of torque, delivering a fuel consumption figure of 6.5 litres per 100 km.

    The Flagship receives a direct-injected mill that pushes out 177 PS and 255 Nm, enabling it to get to 100 km/hin 7.9 seconds and achieve a fuel consumption figure of 6.4 litres per 100 km. All models are front-wheel drive and come with a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission.

    Those are the basics, but what exactly does each variant have and does not have, and is the circa-RM100k price of the Flagship worth the extra toys and safety features? Join our man Hafriz Shah as he gives you a closer look at the specs and equipment of every X50 variant. As usual, you can let us know what you think in the comments after the jump.

    GALLERY: Proton X50 1.5T Executive

    GALLERY: Proton X50 1.5T Premium
    GALLERY: Proton X50 1.5 TGDi Flagship
    GALLERY: Proton X50 official photos

  • MRT Putrajaya Line – 80% complete, ready mid-2021

    The MRT Putrajaya Line, formerly known as the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line, is 79.2% complete as of August 2020.

    According to MRT Corp SSP Line project director Datuk Amiruddin Ma’aris, phase one of the Putrajaya Line involving Kwasa Damansara and Kampung Batu MRT stations should be able to start operating by the middle of 2021, with the rest of the line open to the public by 2022.

    In March this year, before Covid-19 took hold and the movement control order (MCO) started, it was 70% complete following the successful breakthrough of the underpass tunnel through the KL-Seremban Highway near Sungai Besi (pictured above). The timeline given by Amiruddin then was the same, so the construction of the MRT Putrajaya Line is on track.

    The Putrajaya Line is the Klang Valley’s second MRT line after the Kajang Line (formerly known as the Sungai Buloh-Kajang SBK Line), which started full operations in July 2017. The 56.2 km Putrajaya Line will have 36 stations, nine of which are underground. It will connect Kwasa Damansara (where it meets the Kajang Line) to Putrajaya Sentral.

  • Next-generation Skoda Fabia to adopt MQB platform

    2018 Skoda Fabia

    The fourth-generation Skoda Fabia is expected to debut before the end of 2021 and finally arrive on parent company, the Volkswagen group’s MQB A0 platform for compact vehicles, Autocar has reported. This is a revision of the Fabia’s original 2022 arrival plan, which has been brought forward by the group’s decision to streamline its platform range instead of having older and newer platforms produced at the same time.

    The move to use MQB A0 architecture will bring the Fabia in line with the likes of the Audi A1 and the Volkswagen Polo, and thus be brought up to date with its German brand stablemates. This fourth-generation hatchback will see a greater progression in styling than in the model’s second- and third-generations, drawing cues from the Kamiq crossover, and the also MQB A0-based Scala as well as Octavia, notes Autocar.

    The core of the Fabia powertrain line-up will be the three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine to be offered in various output levels, while a four-cylinder version could feature in higher-spec variants. At the other end of the spectrum, a naturally aspirated three-cylinder unit could join the range as well.

    The next Skoda Fabia will join the Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo in using the MQB platform

    Meanwhile, the biggest leap will likely be seen in the interior. Infotainment and connectivity features will benefit greatly with the move to the automaker’s MQB architecture, which will include larger, clearer displays.

    The forthcoming Fabia will get a simplfied feature set, however, as the fourth-generation hatchback won’t be receiving any form of electrification at its launch – not even a mild-hybrid setup, Autocar reports. This is in order to keep the Fabia affordable, however mild-hybrid powertrains could be added to the Fabia line-up from elsewhere in the Volkswagen product range later on.

    A full-fledged Fabia vRS isn’t likely to emerge, though past popularity of the top Monte Carlo variant will likely see a greater emphasis on sportiness, visually or performance-wise, higher up in the new Fabia range, the magazine indicates. Adopting the MQB platform is expected to yield improvements in comfort and refinement as well, though the Fabia’s physical size may not change significantly, Autocar notes.

    GALLERY: 2019 Skoda Scala

  • 2020 Proton X50 – Standard, Executive, Premium and Flagship variants, complete spec-by-spec breakdown

    While we’ve previously compared the kit on the Proton X50 variants, the full specifications and equipment on all the four available versions haven’t been fully outlined until today with the official introduction of the SUV. Our launch report has delved into the car in great detail, but let’s take a closer look at the exact differences between the Standard, Executive, Premium and Flagship.

    Proton X50 Standard – RM79,200 OTR without insurance, with SST exemption

    This is the base model in the range, but as you’ll see in the specs list further down, the entry-level X50 is well kitted. The car wasn’t available for photos at press time, but it does look almost identical to the silver-coloured Executive seen in our live photo set here.

    Aside from the lack of front fog lamps and front parking sensors, the Standard adheres to the look of the range further afield. Styling features include full LED projector headlamps, a gloss black grille with red outline, a lower splitter with carbon-fibre print and silver 17-inch wheels with Giti tyres. At the back, the Standard gets the same rear spoiler, LED tail lights and quad-exhaust pipes, adorned with a carbon-fibre print rear diffuser.

    Inside, the variant comes with a polyurethane steering wheel and full black fabric seat upholstery with contrast stitching, and it is the only variant in the model range fitted with four airbags. These are the primary interior differences from the Executive.

    Otherwise, like with the latter, you’ll find an all-black dashboard, a traditional analogue instrument cluster with a small colour screen, cruise control, keyless entry, push-start ignition, and it even comes with remote engine start.

    Other things shared between the Standard and Executive variants include an electronic parking brake with auto hold, manually-adjustable driver’s seat, four speakers, manual air-conditioning with a N95 cabin filter and dedicated rear air vents as well as three USB chargers and a reverse camera.

    The Standard gets the same engine as the Executive and Premium, in this case a 1.5 litre three-cylinder turbocharged with multi-point fuel injection called the 1.5T PFI, designated as the 1.5L T in this application. Output for the unit is 150 PS (or 147 hp) at 5,500 rpm and 226 Nm, available from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm.

    It’s paired with a seven-speed (wet) dual-clutch automatic transmission, driving the front wheels. The gearbox, which is found across the entire X50 range, has a manual mode, but no paddle shifters, as the X50 doesn’t come with them. Three drive modes – Normal, Eco and Sport – are available.

    Proton X50 Executive – RM84,800, OTR without insurance, with SST exemption

    The X50 Executive, which is priced at RM84,200 on-the-road without insurance (with SST exemption), making it RM5,000 more than the Standard, adds on front parking sensors, LED fog lamps and an automatic function for the headlamps. Inside, there’s a leather-wrapped steering wheel, full black leatherette (faux leather) upholstery and two additional airbags to make it a count of six.

    Like the Standard, the Executive comes with a smaller eight-inch touchscreen central display. It supports “Hi Proton” voice commands, online navigation through AMAP, online music streaming through Joox. There’s also Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, along with a reverse camera.

    Proton X50 Premium – RM93,200 OTR without insurance, with SST exemption

    Next, we come to the second-highest model in the range, and the Premium – which is priced at RM93,200 with SST exemption until December 31, 2020 – dresses the SUV further with red brake callipers and 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels fitted with Continental UltraContact 6 tyres. The variant is also equipped with silver-coloured roof rails and front welcome lamps on the side mirrors.

    Inside, the Premium features a two-tone interior, with a lot of dark red contrast tones found on the dashboard’s top panel, the door cards and centre armrest. The leatherette upholstery for the seats also gets dressed in a two-tone scheme, complete with red contrast stitching.

    Additional kit for the variant includes a power adjustable driver’s seat and a full digital instrument cluster, complete with different themes for the three driving modes.

    The centre touchscreen also gains display acreage, and the 10.25-inch widescreen unit adds on extra functionalities for the “Hi Proton” voice commands, including that for controlling window operation. The Premium also adds on Proton Link app connectivity, where you can lock/unlock or start the car to set the air-condition on remotely via your smartphone.

    Speaking of air-conditioning, the Premium makes the shift to automatic climate control, although it’s a single-zone system. Elsewhere, the audio system’s loudspeaker count goes up from four to six, and a tyre-pressure monitoring system finds its way on. You also get a full set of cameras for the 360-degree parking camera system.

    Another change is with the window controls – you now get auto up for all windows with the Premium. The lower variants get auto down for all windows, but auto up only for the driver.

    Proton X50 Flagship – RM103,300 OTR without insurance, with SST exemption

    The Flagship is priced at RM103,300 (with SST exemption until December 31), which makes it RM10,100 more than the Premium version. While that’s quite a big gap, it’s made up by the long list of features that are exclusive to it.

    It’s the only model in the range to feature a slightly different engine – it’s still a 1.5 litre turbocharged three-pot, but one with a direct-injection system. The 1.5 litre TD mill (known as the 1.5L TGDi on the SUV) ups the output to 177 PS (or 174 hp) at 5,000 rpm and 255 Nm from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm, which is 27 PS and 29 Nm more than the 1.5 litre PFI seen on the other three variants.

    Externally, it’s easily distinguishable from the other three X50 versions by its two-tone exterior, courtesy of its black roof and black side mirror caps, and if you get close up, by its TGDi badging on the sides. Inside, extra bits are a full panoramic sunroof with a powered sunblind cover and an auto-dimming rear view mirror, as well as automatic rain-sensing wipers.

    The most significant parts are all tucked away from sight, save for an extra camera behind the windscreen and a radar mounted on the bumper. These are part of the variant’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), which includes Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) in its suite.

    Other items in the ADAS set include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, active lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, auto high beam and auto-park assist. As previously reported, the X50 has a full five-star ASEAN NCAP crash safety rating, and this is for all four variants available, since the crash tests were carried out on the Standard.

    Finally, exterior colour options, and there are six colours to choose from. However, not all the shades are available for all the variants. The Standard can only be had in Snow White, Armour Silver and Ocean Blue, while the Executive adds on the option of Jet Grey and Citric Orange to make it five. Meanwhile, Passion Red is exclusive to the Premium and Flagship, which both get the full six colour options.

    The Proton X50 comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, a free data package of 1GB per month for five years as well as three labour-free charges for servicing. At today’s launch, the company announced that it will provide free labour for five servicing schedules to buyers of the first 30,000 units. It was also revealed that prices in East Malaysia is RM2,000 more expensive across the entire model range.

    Here’s the complete specification breakdown of all four X50 variants, and you can also compare the SUV side-by-side on

    2020 Proton X50 1.5T Standard – RM79,200

    Gets as standard:


    • 1.5T PFI 1.5 litre engine
    • 1,477 cc multi-point injection, turbocharged three-cylinder
    • 150 PS (or 147 hp) at 5,500 rpm
    • 226 Nm from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm
    • Seven-speed (wet) dual-clutch automatic transmission with manual mode (no paddle shifters)
    • Three drive modes (Normal, Eco and Sport)
    • Front-wheel drive
    • Ventilated brake discs (front), solid discs (rear)
    • Electronic parking brake with auto brake hold function
    • MacPherson strut (front), torsion beam (rear) suspension
    • 45 litre fuel tank capacity
    • 6.5 litres per 100 km fuel consumption
    • 1,325 kg kerb weight


    • 17-inch alloy wheels (silver) with 215/60 profile tyres
    • LED projector headlamps
    • LED daytime running lights
    • LED tail lights
    • Gloss black grille with red outline
    • Front lower splitter with carbon-fibre print
    • Rear spoiler
    • Quad-exhaust pipes, rear diffuser with carbon-fibre print


    • Black fabric upholstery with grey contrast stitching
    • Grey headliner
    • Manual front seat adjustment
    • Manual air-conditioning
    • Urethane steering wheel with control switches
    • Standard meter instrument cluster
    • Cruise control with speed limiter
    • Keyless entry, push-start ignition
    • Remote engine start
    • Rear air-con vents
    • Eight-inch (8.0) touchscreen infotainment system with GKUI 19
    • Voice command, navigation, online weather foreceast/ Joox music streaming
    • 4G and WiFi, smartphone and Bluetooth connectivity
    • Four loudspeakers
    • Three USB ports (one data, two charging)
    • N95 cabin filter
    • 330 litres boot space


    • Four airbags (front and side)
    • Electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control
    • ABS, EBD, brake assist
    • Hill hold assist, hill descent control
    • Reverse camera
    • Four rear parking sensors


    • Snow White, Armour Silver, Ocean Blue

    2020 Proton X50 1.5T Executive – RM84,800

    Adds on:


    • 1,345 kg kerb weight


    • Automatic headlamps
    • Front LED fog lamps


    • Black leatherette faux leather upholstery with grey contrast stitching
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with function control switches


    • Six airbags (front, side, curtain)
    • Two front parking sensors


    • As above, adds on Jet Grey and Citric Orange

    2020 Proton X50 1.5T Premium – RM93,200

    Adds on:


    • 1,350 kg kerb weight


    • 18-inch alloy wheels (dual-tone) with 215/55 profile tyres
    • Red-coloured brake callipers
    • Roof rails (silver)
  • Front side mirror welcome lamps
  • Interior

    • Black and red leatherette faux leather upholstery with red contrast stitching
    • Black headliner
    • Dual-tone black and red interior
    • Six-way powered driver’s seat
    • Single-zone auto air-conditioning
    • Full-colour LCD digital instrument cluster
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit
    • Additional voice functions for GKUI 19 interface
    • Two additional tweeters, total six loudspeakers
    • Proton Link App compatibility (vehicle status, remote control)


    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 360-degree camera


    • As above, adds on Passion Red

    2020 Proton X50 1.5 TGDi Flagship – RM103,300

    Adds on:


    • 1.5 TD 1.5 litre engine
    • 1,477 cc direct-injection, turbocharged three-cylinder
    • 177 PS (or 174 hp) at 5,500 rpm
    • 255 Nm from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm
    • 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds
    • 6.4 litres per 100 km fuel consumption
    • 1,370 kg kerb weight


    • Dual-tone exterior (black roof and pillars, side mirror caps)
    • Automatic rain-sensing wipers


    • Panoramic sunroof, powered sunblind cover
    • Automatic dimming rear-view mirror


    • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go function
    • Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
    • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
    • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
    • Intelligent high-beam control
    • Auto Park Assist
    • Two additional front parking sensors, total four

    GALLERY: Proton X50 1.5T Executive

    GALLERY: Proton X50 1.5T Premium

    GALLERY: Proton X50 1.5 TGDi Flagship

    GALLERY: Proton X50 official photos


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