Another day, another set of Proton S70 leaked images. If you’re wondering how the upcoming sedan will look like in Proton’s Passion Red and Quartz Black paint jobs, you’re in luck: we got a pretty good look at these two colour options, even though the image quality isn’t great.
This set of images were shared by Proton Masyuk in the Malaysia S50/S70 Community Facebook group. We’ve got a front and rear shot of the S70 in Passion Red, showing the new Infinite Weave grille and Proton script on the boot lid. We also got a relatively good profile view of the Quartz Black S70.
Based on previous leaks and rumours, we believe all variants of the S70 – four of them are believed to be offered – will be powered by a sole 1.5L MPI turbo engine; the same one found in the X50 lineup. The turbo mill outputs 150PS and 226Nm of torque, and Proton confirmed that the sedan will be packed with a dual-clutch transmission. This is likely the same 7DCT used by the X50 and X70.
Aside from that, six airbags look to be standard across the S70 range, as well as ABS, brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control system, and hill hold assist. However, only the Flagship and Flagship X – which adds on a sunroof – feature advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). It is said to be similar to the X90’s sophisticated ADAS, though it doesn’t include emergency lane keeping assist and auto park assist.
Bookings for the Proton S70 are now open at all Proton 3S and 4S outlets, with public previews happening from 11 November. Chances are, the previews will be reserved for customers who have placed a booking for the sedan. Production has started for the S70, so it is very likely the sedan will be launched sometime this month, just as promised.