September 10, 2020, Subang Jaya – Proton Holdings Bhd, the second largest national carmaker in Malaysia, has launched the 2020 Proton X70 in Brunei on September 6, 2020.
The country was the first export market for the Proton X70 and now is also the first export market for the upgraded Malaysian-made model from Tanjung Malim.
As with its predecessor, the 2020 Proton X70 will be offered in three different variants – Standard, Executive and Premium X, which will be covered with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
The 2020 Proton X70 has been a popular choice amongst Malaysian since its launch in February this year. 12,732 units have been delivered up to the end of August 2020, which accounts for 25.9 percent of the total Malaysian SUV market.
In Brunei, the previous model X70 is ranked in the top three in its segment despite having barely had a full year of sales. While the country was not spared from the ravages of Covid-19, the total industry volume (TIV) figure of 7,609 units up to the end of July showed that total sales are trending towards at least being on par with last year.
“Proton is excited the Malaysian made 2020 Proton X70 has been launched in its first export market as exports will play an increasingly important role in growing our sales. With its combination of innovative features and comprehensive list of safety equipment, we believe the X70 will gain support from car buyers not only in Brunei, where it has already attracted a strong following, but also wherever it is sold around the world,” said Proton Edar chief executive officer Roslan Abdullah in a statement.