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Video: Proton X50 Test Drive! Drag Race, Handling, ADAS

After much anticipation, we finally got to drive the Proton X50! We headed to Sepang International Circuit to put the national carmaker’s new B-segment SUV through its paces in several tests, including a drag race, slalom test, and a number of demonstrations showcasing the X50’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS).

In the video below, you can see the X50 go against the Honda HR-V and BMW X1 in a drag race. Not surprisingly, the X50 is the quickest of the lot, and it handles quite well in the slalom test too. Completing the whole package is the SUV’s ADAS, a suite of intelligent features meant to make the driving experience that much more pleasant.

We expect the Proton X50 to be launched here very, very soon; perhaps sometime in the middle of this month. How much will it cost? Well, there’s a chance the X50 will retail below the RM90,000 price point.