More photos of the upcoming Proton S70 have been submitted to us anonymously by a paultan.org reader. This time, we’re getting a rough look at the interior and underbelly of the C-segment sedan, which is expected to be launched in November this year.
Let’s start with the cabin, which unsurprisingly bears similarity to the Geely Emgrand that the S70 is based on, albeit made for our right-hand drive market. There’s no camouflage in sight here, so we can clearly make out the centre console that is identical in design to Emgrand, and there’s also a touchscreen display perched on the dashboard.
The shape of the instrument binnacle is also similar, but it’s hard to tell if there’s a fully digital instrument cluster within it. The Proton logo is also somewhat visible on the steering wheel that looks to be the same design as in the Emgrand.
As for the view under the car, the S70 will come with a rear torsion beam, which is on par with the Emgrand currently on sale in the Philippines. The X50, which uses the same BMA (B-segment Modular Architecture) as the S70, also has a rear torsion beam and front MacPherson struts. Another C-segment sedan that uses a rear torsion beam? The Mazda 3.
The use of the platform also allows the use of the SUV’s 1.5 litre turbocharged inline-three engine (up to 177 PS/255 Nm), which offers higher outputs than the Philippines-market Emgrand that has a 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder (102 PS/142 Nm).
Meanwhile, the exterior design of the S70 is no longer a mystery thanks to various images and videos of the sedan that have popped up in recent weeks. As we’ve reported, the general shape is the same as the Emgrand, but with Proton-specific cues such as grille and wordmark between the rear taillights.
Why S70 and not S50, as it was heavily rumoured previously? Well, we published an article earlier in May explaining why we thought the upcoming sedan would be called that – it’s well worth a read. Given the trickle of information, images and videos we’ve reported on so far, what do you think of the S70? Are you looking forward to its launch?
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