The total bookings collected by Proton for its first ever X70 SUV has exceeded 15,000, more than 60 percent of it are for the most expensive Premium 2WD variant (priced at RM 123,800).
Proton dealers have been collecting bookings since 8-September, and on 17-October, an online booking platform went live.
According a report by Bernama quoting Proton Edar Sdn Bhd CEO Datuk Abdul Rashid Musa, bookings have climbed up to an average of 200 to 300 bookings per day since the X70 was launched on 12-December.
"Strong support has continued, and this has been the best response received by Proton for a long time," he said.
"New bookings for X70 will stand a chance to receive the car within two to three months from the order date, depending on the variant and colour chosen," added Abdul Rashid.
The Proton X70 is available in four variants, with prices ranging from RM 99,800 to RM 123,800. All variants are powered by a 181 hp/285 Nm 1.8-litre turbocharged direct injection petrol engine. More details here. A summary of comparison with key rivals can also be found here.
For now, Proton is offering the X70 with four ‘Xtra Packages’:
Current models of the Proton X70 are imported from China, while locally assembled models – to be made at Proton’s plant in Tanjung Malim – will commence starting October 2019.