The farce that is the Proton X70

P Gunasegaram

Modified 25 Jul 2019, 12:01 am

QUESTION TIME | The first thing to remember is that the new Proton X70 is not a Malaysian car, but one produced in China by Geely - and it is over seven months after the X70 was launched in Malaysia and over two years since Geely took a 49 percent stake in Proton. Let me emphasise that - two years later and we don’t have a Malaysian X70.

The X70 appears to be Proton Bhd’s saviour by making it profitable again, but so far it is farcical to think a Malaysian car is doing this. Even after it is “manufactured” in Malaysia, most likely next year, it would be pretty much a rebadged car and it would be many years before it becomes truly Malaysia...

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