It is a rendering by Theophilus Chin on what a Proton X30 might appear like, utilizing the most recent Geely “Starburst Imaginative and prescient” SUV styling discovered on fashions such because the Boyue Cool and Boyue L.
Ever for the reason that Perodua Ativa reignited the marketplace for a sub-B SUV in Malaysia, different carmakers equivalent to Honda have determined to observe swimsuit in an try to take a few of the Ativa’s gross sales numbers.
One confirmed instance is the Honda WR-V, which has already been seen on check round Malaysia and is anticipated to be regionally assembled at Honda’s Pegoh plant in Melaka.
So the query now’s, if even Honda goes after the Ativa SUV market share, will Proton go downmarket and play in that worth vary as effectively? Proton’s subsequent launch is anticipated to be the Proton S50 sedan, would an X30 come after that?
At the moment there doesn’t appear to be any fashionable Geely mannequin that could possibly be an appropriate donor car for a possible Proton X30. Nonetheless, just lately Geely exhibited an older however just lately up to date mannequin known as the Geely GX3 Professional on the 2023 Manila Worldwide Auto Present. It’s a subcompact SUV just like the WR-V, powered by a 1.5 litre usually aspirated engine and a CVT gearbox.
In the intervening time, Perodua appears to be going upmarket with an upcoming mannequin codenamed the Perodua D66B, which many have began calling the Perodua Nexis.
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