Spy Shot: Could This Be the Proton X90’s Interior?
February 28, 2023 Andrew Cheng

More spy shots of Proton’s upcoming D-segment SUV – tentatively dubbed Proton X90, which is based on the Geely Haoyue – are surfacing online. This time around, we possibly got a first look at the interior of the large SUV, and it looks pretty good.

These images of the X90 were shared by CW Awei – though they were originally posted by one Kamweng Woon – in the Geng Funtasticko Facebook group. Not only do we have a purported shot of the interior, the Infinite Weave grille of the SUV seems to have changed from the last time we spotted it too.

To recap, the Haoyue is a large D-segment SUV that can be configured with five or seven seats; it measures 4,835mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,785 tall. Compared to the Proton X70, the Haoyue is 316mm longer, 69mm wider, and 91mm taller.

Powering the Haoyue, on the other hand, is a 1.8L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that outputs 181PS and 300Nm of torque. This engine is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with drive sent either to the front wheels or all four of them for the AWD model.

However, it’s worth noting that in The Philippines, the Okavango (as it’s called there) is actually available with a 1.5L three-cylinder turbo engine – similar to the one manufactured at Proton’s assembly line at Tanjung Malim, Perak. It’s paired to a mild hybrid system that put out a combined figure of 190hp and 300Nm of torque, and it features a 7DCT, though there is no AWD variant.

Of course, given its positioning as a premium SUV, the Haoyue is equipped with Geely’s level 2 autonomous driving system too. It is made up of 24 different sensors to allow for as many as 17 “intelligent drive features.” According to Geely, this lets the SUV automatically follow, stop, as well as turn at speeds of up to 150km/h.

Just like the Proton X50, the Haoyue is also capable of parking itself. It features a 360-degree camera as well, and given the large size of the SUV, we imagine this will come in handy for most drivers.

Even though the Geely Haoyue has been spotted on Malaysian roads quite a bit, it’s still too early to tell if it will eventually materialise to be the “Proton X90,” even if it’s allegedly launching sometime this year. Nonetheless, we will keep a close eye for any local development of this premium SUV.