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Looks very promising. Especially the GKUI.
But the latest Geely Boyue facelift looks way nicer than the X70.

Man, considering 10 years back I was laughing at the crap cars from China, now we are looking at the X70 and going, wow.
 
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Looks very promising. Especially the GKUI.
But the latest Geely Boyue facelift looks way nicer than the X70.

Man, considering 10 years back I was laughing at the crap cars from China, now we are looking at the X70 and going, wow.
Saw 1 in Melaka yesterday, the dark brown rusty colour. It command 'presence' on the road...really stood out.

I was the same like u, laughing China cars. The Cherry Eastar and GWM M4 change my perception..i dont mind owning china cars now.

They are like the Korean last time...Like the Kia, laughing stock until the Forte comes and beat the crap of everyone else while still offering at that time Korean pricing.

I show the video by Bobby Ang driving the X70 and using the voice command to my sis and she asked me how much i am willing to pay for her Suprima..even her HRV is spartan compared to the X70.
 

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The base model is a better buy than the Honda HR-V, hands down. And the HR-V is really a good package, this X70 just blows it out of the water.
 

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I have a Chery 8 years now, car is not bad, only plastic too hard and some rubber harden and crack.....
 

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I will wait to see if nepotism still lingers in Proton or will Chinese bad habits take over and skimp on quality over quantity or will these Protons actually be good.
 

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I will wait to see if nepotism still lingers in Proton or will Chinese bad habits take over and skimp on quality over quantity or will these Protons actually be good.
Actually the Chinese won't skimp on quality over quantity. The way Chinese works is very simple.

If its a cheap product, you get cheap quality.
If its an average priced product, you get good to average quality -- because of competition
If its a luxury product you get a gold plated bling bling rich man look with good quality.
 

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If its a cheap product, you get cheap quality.
If its an average priced product, you get good to average quality -- because of competition
If its a luxury product you get a gold plated bling bling rich man look with good quality.
Which category is this product then?
 

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Which category is this product then?
Average. China got some really cheap cars and i'm too lazy to look them up. Geely is not cheap.
 

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Just got back from Bachang showroom to see the car.

This thing is put together superbly well. The interior, exterior...everything is well assembled. The feel of everything does not show its origin which is China. Everything is German-like.

The aircond vent slider slides with a premium feel, the switches..all the switches felt like it comes off a German vehicle. Even the doors open and closes like a German car.

Just when i tot they cut corners at the door card top portion by using hard plastic, the car slap me in the face...its soft material.

To me the one to get is the premium 2wd version.
My own choice will be 2wd premium version minus the sunroof.Proton should come out with this version.
 

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Just got back from Bachang showroom to see the car.

This thing is put together superbly well. The interior, exterior...everything is well assembled. The feel of everything does not show its origin which is China. Everything is German-like.

The aircond vent slider slides with a premium feel, the switches..all the switches felt like it comes off a German vehicle. Even the doors open and closes like a German car.

Just when i tot they cut corners at the door card top portion by using hard plastic, the car slap me in the face...its soft material.

To me the one to get is the premium 2wd version.
My own choice will be 2wd premium version minus the sunroof.Proton should come out with this version.
Now all CBU, wonder later how are the CKD versions?
 

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Now all CBU, wonder later how are the CKD versions?
Hopefully its the same as they are no longer 'Proton' buy Geely.

I did ask the sale guy and he mentioned price could be the same as CBU. Could be some truth behind it as now price for Sabah n Sarawak is the same.
 

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Just got back from Bachang showroom to see the car.

This thing is put together superbly well. The interior, exterior...everything is well assembled. The feel of everything does not show its origin which is China. Everything is German-like.

The aircond vent slider slides with a premium feel, the switches..all the switches felt like it comes off a German vehicle. Even the doors open and closes like a German car.

Just when i tot they cut corners at the door card top portion by using hard plastic, the car slap me in the face...its soft material.

To me the one to get is the premium 2wd version.
My own choice will be 2wd premium version minus the sunroof.Proton should come out with this version.
My choice will be the cheapest model. Cause you get a lot of car for the price. For the same price, compared with HR-V, the X70 is a win. At the premium 2WD pricing, you have other choices already. Like the Mazda CX-5. Of course you get more kit and features with the X70, but a Mazda is a Mazda is a zoom-zoom.

Hopefully its the same as they are no longer 'Proton' buy Geely.

I did ask the sale guy and he mentioned price could be the same as CBU. Could be some truth behind it as now price for Sabah n Sarawak is the same.
Then it's a con job. CKD drastically reduce the taxation on the car, by right price should come down. Even German marques, when CKD the price goes down. Throw in EEV it goes down further.
 

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Cheaper by 20k
Just change the badge back to Toyota
They removed the blindspot assist and 360 camera to make it cheaper apart from tax structure which to me makes the Rush 'cheaper'.
Furthermore Rush comes with 5y/unlimited mileage...why AaaRooos 5y/150k km only?

Rush seems worth the extra money?
 

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Then it's a con job. CKD drastically reduce the taxation on the car, by right price should come down. Even German marques, when CKD the price goes down. Throw in EEV it goes down further.
Yup, CKD means tax on parts which is cheaper. All CKD model of other brands are cheaper also, like Forester was in the RM170k plus region CBU those days, then CKD was around RM160k, then with offer dropped further....
 

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They removed the blindspot assist and 360 camera to make it cheaper apart from tax structure which to me makes the Rush 'cheaper'.
Furthermore Rush comes with 5y/unlimited mileage...why AaaRooos 5y/150k km only?

Rush seems worth the extra money?
but your average commuter drive about 20k km/year so why pay extra for "unlimited" mileage when you don't use that much. blindspot assist and 360 camera isn't worth 20k.
 

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Yup, CKD means tax on parts which is cheaper. All CKD model of other brands are cheaper also, like Forester was in the RM170k plus region CBU those days, then CKD was around RM160k, then with offer dropped further....
They might have special arrangement with the G where request for tax reliefs for importing one big lot with some terms and conditions, might be ckd in Malaysia is the conditions.
Giant companies will have a lot of advantages in taxes as they can bargain with Miti
 

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Finally saw the x70 on the road. It's a lot smaller than I thought it'd be.
 

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Finally saw the x70 on the road. It's a lot smaller than I thought it'd be.

from outside it does looks like just around the size of range rover evoque....


but inside cabin is quite comfy and not too cramped...


rear seat legroom and boot space is definately bigger than mazda cx5
 

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from outside it does looks like just around the size of range rover evoque....


but inside cabin is quite comfy and not too cramped...


rear seat legroom and boot space is definately bigger than mazda cx5
So considered B or C segment?
 

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Where can one go for a test drive of the X70?
I saw Proton COE put a big ass words: X70 on a banner that says open 7 days a week. You can go today.
 

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C segment then the price ok, if B definitely high already......
actually i expect slightly lower price than current price...

not sure if they want to recoup asap or cant do at lower price as per rumours earlier before launch
 

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Apparently the first batch of x70s are CBU. Like the Inspira. They haven't started rolling out the x70 locally yet?
 

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The car is overpriced if you look at domestic China price. There’s a healthy profit margin for both Geely and Proton.
 

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That one cannot as there is only 'one' Geely/Proton X 70 in Malaysia. Nothing to compare it with.

If sell cheaper then we cam report...but who dare to report is another issue...hihihi
hmmm.... recon but no ap. Still loose.......lol
 

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So I just test drove the thing. And when I was getting down the car I saw these chunky door brackets just like the VW.
I guess u can do these on Geelys now. ahahah


china tank door hinges...

me to lol-ing when saw that...


but still im quite worry about sagging door later down the years