Proton has revealed the Proton X70 Merdeka Edition, of which only 62 units will be available. The limited edition is in conjunction with Malaysia’s 62nd independence day, which falls on August 31, 2019.
The X70 Merdeka Edition is based on the top Premium 2WD variant, but adds on accessories for a slightly altered appearance. The Flame Red exterior paint you see here is contrasted with a Quartz Black roof (includes A pillars, wing mirrors, area around the glass roof and rear spoiler), and there are door visors and a rear bumper scuff plate.
The latter two items are lifted from the X70’s optional genuine accessories catalogue.
Inside, you’ll find new floor mats and a trunk mat. The set is in black, and has a quilt pattern with red piping. Of course, no special edition is complete without emblems – here, you’ll find one on the tailgate and one inside. The latter, which is located just below the passenger side air con vent, is numbered XX/62.
Two colour options are available – Flame Red, of which there will be 36 units; and 26 units in Snow White. There are no mechanical changes, which means you’ll get a 1.8 litre turbo engine with 181 hp/285 Nm, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission channeling drive to the front wheels.
The Proton X70 Merdeka Edition is priced at RM126,100 on-the-road without insurance, which is RM2,300 more than the Premium 2WD’s sticker price.