Published on May 19th, 2019 | by Hammer


Proton X70 SUV Turns Turtle

This is a shared picture by FB’s Jimmy Lim who spotted this Proton X70 SUV on its roof at the junction in Setia Eco park. We hope the driver and passengers (if any) are safe.

It is clear from the crumpled left front passenger door, this X70 was hit sideways and then went on its roof. The impact must have been hard enough to flip this heavy SUV (2WD weighs in at 1660kg and the 4WD weighs in at 1725kg).

There is no information on the other vehicle and we are assuming from the crumpled door it is not a commercial vehicle like a 3-ton lorry or a bus as the impact zone is only the width of the door and not wider.

All versions of the Proton X70 SUV are equipped with ABS, EBD, brake assist, ESC and traction control.

The Proton X70 SUV which is a rebadged ‘Made In China’ SUV called Boyue from Geely Automotive uses Hot Press Forming (HPF) body structures to form the passenger cell and is able to provide a high level of protection to its occupants. The HPF cell is supplemented with six airbags for all variants, ISOFIX child seat mounting points as well as seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters.

By combining these elements, the Proton X70 received a perfect score for the side impact test as well as for head protection technology. The Premium 2WD variant features Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) which is a suite of collision avoidance systems which consists of:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • Door Opening Warning System (DOW)
  • Intelligent High Beam Control (HBC)

The Proton X70 SUV is available right now at all Proton showrooms with four variants: Standard 2WD, Executive 2WD, Executive AWD and Premium 2WD. All variants are powered by the same Geely engine of 1.8 litre turbocharged petrol direct injection or TGDI engine and paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Proton X70 Specifications

Engine: Petrol Turbocharged Direct Injection

Capacity: 1799cc

Power: 184bhp @ 5500rpm

Torque: 285Nm @ 1700-4400rpm

Transmission: 6-speed with manual mode

Top speed: 180km/h

Price: RM123,800.00

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