The upcoming Proton B-segment sedan, which has been tipped to be known as the S50, has been sighted as soon as once more operating trials on Malaysian roads, and this time it has been photographed by paultan.org reader Joesph Kong.
Final seen within the wild in the direction of the top of June, the upcoming sedan has been referred to by its SS11 inside codename by Proton CEO Dr Li Chunrong, following the Aapico-Proton three way partnership announcement in July.
The removing of camouflage foil at this juncture is most gradual, with the most recent instance shorn of the foil on its facet mirrors and rear quarter home windows in comparison with its final sighting. There’s really extra, although.
As for what’s nonetheless lined, this instance additionally seems to put on a bodykit relative to the previously-sighted instance of the S50, with this newest instance given extensions to its entrance bumper lip, facet sills and rear bumper decrease edge, plus bootlid spoiler; this may very well be for a model of the Emgrand-based sedan of a special trim stage, or accent physique equipment package deal.
Given the Geely Emgrand serves as its base, the S50 might use the 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that outputs 114 PS and 147 Nm of torque, which might be paired with both a five-speed guide or CVT sending drive to the entrance wheels.
A extra superior powerplant may very well be had, due to its use of the B-segment Modular Structure (BMA) as on the Proton X50. That may very well be the B-SUV’s turbocharged powerplant, specifically its 1.5 litre inline-three cylinder turbo petrol that makes 150 PS and 226 Nm.
The Geely Emgrand measures 4,638 mm lengthy, 1,820 mm broad and 1,460 mm tall, and so the upcoming Proton S50 will likely be a bigger automotive that Proton Preve it seems set to succeed. This traces up when it comes to Proton’s sizing conference, the place the X70 that competes with the Honda CR-V, is priced nearer to the HR-V.
We’d guess the S50 will likely be priced between RM70k, which might be much like Preve pricing, and RM85k, to fit in beneath the base-variant X50. How a lot would you be ready to pay for the brand new Proton sedan?
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