The Proton X50 is now official! National carmaker Proton has taunted its upcoming crossover in its 2020 Merdeka video, demonstrating a blue example along with the rest of the current product range. Finally, the automotive industry’s worst retained secret is out.
A few quick cuts is shown by the X50′ s back profile, quad tailpipes, LED headlights with daytime leading suns and the round Proton logo. Look closely enough and you’ll even spot red highlightings on the front grille and the brake callipers. The wheels match the 18 -inch pieces found on the Geely Bin Yue/ Coolray in other sells.
This also proves we are getting the “Sport” version of the crossover( it’s available with two distinct faces in China, this being the more aggressively-styled look ), as seen in the frontal kill and of course, the quad tube close-ups. Interestingly enough, the teaser automobile wears a body-coloured roof setup instead of black, although the waft roof seem is still in play with the blacked-out C-pillars.
There are no specifics liberated just yet, but the Proton X5 0 is likely get the 1.5 litre, direct injection turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with 177 hp and 255 Nm of torque, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as offered in both China and the Philippines. The 0-100 km/ h day as claimed by Geely is 7.9 seconds.
Built on the modular BMA platform, the X50 is expected to be offered with class-leading safety features. Six airbags and electronic stability restraint is likely to be standard, while the upper variant( s) are likely to have autonomous emergency braking( AEB) and even adaptive sail power( ACC) with active lane maintain facilitate, excelling even its bigger sibling, the X7 0.
Now that Proton is actively teasing the X50, the launch should be planned for the next month or two, matching the Q4 2020 timeline has already been mentioned. Based on the response online, it couldn’t come early enough, really. Now that it’s all official, we’ll be waiting for the specs an the all important prices with bated breath. Selamat Hari Merdeka, everyone!
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