The upcoming Proton X70 is getting ready for its first crash test in China, more specifically at the China Automotive Technology and Research Centre (CATARC).
As seen on ASEAN NCAP’s official Twitter, what appears to be a white Proton X70 is being prepared for its first crash test, including a crash test dummy on the right side of the cockpit.
But why China you ask? Simple, the first few batches of the Proton X70 will come directly from Geely's production facility in China. CKD versions of the Proton X70 are expected to arrive later next year.
While left-hand drive (LHD) variants of the Geely Boyue scored a maximum 5 star rating in the C-NCAP crash test a couple of years ago, crash test results for the Proton X70 cannot be compared directly due to different testing methods.
The Proton X70 will be the first product from the post-Geely partnership that was inked about a year ago.
To recap, the Proton X70 is expected to feature a generous list of safety equipment, including:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
- Six airbags
- 360-degree surround view camera system