There's never been a locally-made car as highly anticipated as the Proton X50
The brand-new B-segment SUV made its debut on 15 September
at a special media preview, and Malaysians have been captivated by it ever since.
In fact, Proton claimed in early October that they have received well over 20,000 bookings for the X50
in just a span of two weeks; pushing the waiting period all the way to the second quarter of 2021 for anyone looking to place an order now.
However, only the first 8,000 units will be eligible for the government’s exemption of the 10 per cent sales tax (SST) for new locally-assembled vehicles sold this year. Therefore, subject to any extension by the government, the remaining orders will be paying the full price that’s inclusive of SST.
That is a pretty remarkable number, considering the fact that Proton has yet to officially launch the X50 to the public or reveal its price tag yet
A car for every segment
Well, after a month-long radio silence and countless rumours, the local automaker has finally revealed the information that we are pretty sure every Malaysian has been waiting for; the price.
On Tuesday (27 October), Proton officially announced the price of the highly-anticipated SUV.
They made the announcement via a virtual launch on their official Facebook page and YouTube pages.
Without further ado, the prices of the Proton X50 are:
Proton X50 Standard - RM79,200
*OTR w/o insurance and only valid until 31 December 2020 with Sales Tax exemption (SST)
Proton X50 Executive - RM84,800
Proton X50 Premium - RM93,200
Proton X50 Flagship - RM103,300
Considering that the car boasts some really impressive features for its class, the Proton X50 is pretty good value for money
, if you ask us.
To jog your memory, the Proton X50 comes in four variants - Standard, Executive, Premium and Flagship; with two engine options.
As always, the base model is the X50 1.5T Standard, and then progresses to the 1.5T Executive, 1.5T Premium and tops out with the 1.5 TGDI Flagship; a new trim level that’s inaugurated with the X50.
Here’s a breakdown of the four trim levels the X50 is available in:
Proton X50 1.5T Standard:
- 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder MPI engine with 148hp and 226Nm of torque
- Seven-speed (wet) dual-clutch automatic transmission with manual mode
- Four airbags
- ABS, EBD, brake assist, stability control, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, rear ISOFIX anchorage points
- Cruise control
- Drive mode selector (Eco, Normal, Sport)
- Keyless entry
- Remote start
- LED headlights with DRLs
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Fabric seats
- Rear air-conditioning vents
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit
- Four speakers
- Reverse camera
- Electronic parking brake
- Auto brake hold
- Faux carbon fibre-print exterior trim
- N95 cabin filter
Proton X50 1.5T Executive:
Added on from X50 Standard
- Six airbags
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Automatic headlights
- Front fog lights (auto on when turning)
- Leatherette seats
Proton X50 1.5T Premium:
Added on from X50 Executive
- Proton Link app
- Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
- 18-inch alloy wheels with red brake calipers
- Powered driver’s seat
- 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with higher resolution display
- Six speakers
- 360-degree camera (bird’s eye view)
- Roof rails
- Digital instrument cluster
- Auto air-conditioning
Proton X50 1.5TGDi Flagship:
Added on from X50 Premium
- new 1.5-litre turbocharged direct injection three-cylinder engine
with 175hp and 255Nm of torque
- Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
- Auto park assist
- Dual-tone exterior (black roof and pillars)
- Panoramic sunroof
- Auto rain-sensing front wipers
What do you guys think? Does the Proton X50 provide great value for money?