October 1, 2023


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Proton X30 SUV – will Proton go downmarket to compete with the Perodua Ativa and Honda WR-V?

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Proton X30 front

It is a rendering by Theophilus Chin on what a Proton X30 might appear to be, utilizing the most recent Geely “Starburst Imaginative and prescient” SUV styling discovered on fashions such because the Boyue Cool and Boyue L.

Ever because the Perodua Ativa reignited the marketplace for a sub-B SUV in Malaysia, different carmakers corresponding to Honda have determined to comply with swimsuit in an try and take a number 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 domestically assembled at Honda’s Pegoh plant in Melaka.

Proton X30 rear

So the query now could be, if even Honda goes after the Ativa SUV market share, will Proton go downmarket and play in that value vary as nicely? Proton’s subsequent launch is anticipated to be the Proton S50 sedan, would an X30 come after that?

At present there doesn’t appear to be any fashionable Geely mannequin that may very well be an acceptable donor automobile for a possible Proton X30. Should you go smaller than the Coolray (Proton X50), the following step under are mini hatchbacks just like the Geely Panda.

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.

What do you suppose, would you be out there for a Proton SUV smaller than the Proton X50? Tell us within the feedback part.

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