The Proton S70 has finally been launched in Malaysia, and the national carmaker also confirmed that the C-segment sedan got a five-star rating in the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia (ASEAN NCAP). A crash test video of the S70 has also been shared above.
Given that the base Executive model of the S70 is used for the ASEAN NCAP test, all variants of the sedan meet the requirement for the five-star rating. It’s worth noting that the Flagship and Flagship X models of the sedan also feature a rather sophisticated ADAS, which also make them (technically) safer.
If you’re curious, the full report of the S70 crash test by ASEAN NCAP can be found over here.
To recap, all variants of the S70 are powered by the same 1.5L turbo engine that produces 150PS and 226Nm of torque paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. As for safety, all variants get six airbags, but as mentioned, only the Flagship and Flagship X models are equipped with ADAS.
Speaking of which, the S70’s ADAS is said to be similar to the X90‘s, albeit with the omission of Auto Park Assist (APA) and Emergency Lane Keep Assist (ELKA). That being said, this is still a very sophisticated ADAS, especially for a C-segment sedan. Not only does it have 12 different sensors, it also supports Intelligent Cruise Control, Lane Centering Control, Lane Change Assist, and even Traffic Sign Information.
As for pricing, the Proton S70 retails from RM73,800 for the Executive model, going up to RM79,800 for the Premium trim. The Flagship and Flagship X variants, on the other hand, are priced at RM89,800 and RM94,800 respectively. If you’d like to learn more about the S70, check out our test drive and walkaround video of the sedan.