The SUV’s are taking the international market by storm, everyone wants a SUV these days though nothing explains the trend of SUV, but it sure has also started in Pakistan. Al-Haj Proton revealed the X70 SUV that will be sold in Pakistan this month at a preview-launch ceremony in Karachi.
The Proton X70 is a compact crossover SUV that is set to take on the Hyundai Tucson, the Kia Sportage, and the MG HS in Pakistan.
Following are the features of the upcoming X70.
It is available in two colors, red and metallic grey. The X70 will be powered by a 1.5-liter, turbocharged, 3-cylinder petrol engine that makes 176 hp and 255 Nm of torque. All the power is sent either to the front wheels or all the wheels (depending on the variant) via a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. It has ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) technology. Regarding the suspension setup, the vehicle has McPherson Struts at the front and a multi-link coil-spring suspension at the back. Both the variants will feature the eco-driving mode and the sports driving mode.
The X70 will initially be offered in Pakistan as a Complete Built-Up Unit (CBU) imported from Malaysia.
However, these CBUs have been made particularly for the Pakistani market, and as per reports, the Pakistani version of the X70 will have all the additional features of the international model.
The X70 will be presented here with three trim-levels that will all have leather-lined interiors, but only the top-of-the-line variant will have Nappa leather on the door panels, the dash, and the seats.
The base trim and the medium trim levels will have plain roofs while the premium trim level will have a panoramic sunroof. Furthermore, all the variants will feature a central touch-sensitive infotainment system with cell phone connectivity, a smart voice recognition and command system, and 4G WIFI connectivity with a GSM SIM slot. The top trim-level will have a premium 8-speaker sound system with an amplifier and a subwoofer
All the variants will feature a full LCD-based instrument cluster that displays all the vital information of the vehicle.
Among their common features are steering wheel controls, a push-start button, welcome lights, power-folding mirrors, day-night rearview mirror, power windows, power driver-adjustable + ventilated front seats, and dual-zone climate control.
The X70 will initially be offered as a CBU in Pakistan, the automaker’s decision to put it into production by mid-2021 it will depend on the desirability of the market that if the car should be launched in Pakistan or not.