The upcoming Proton X70 SUV is getting ready for its first crash test in China, more specifically at the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC).
As seen on ASEAN NCAP’s official Twitter, what appears to be a white Proton X70 is being prepared for its first crash test, including a crash test dummy on the right side of the cockpit.
This will be the first official ASEAN NCAP test at CATARC, but why China you may ask? Simply because the first few batches of the Proton X70 will come directly from Geely’s production facility in China. CKD versions of the Proton X70 are expected to arrive (in Malaysia) from next year.
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The Geely Boyue, on which the X70 is based on, has 5 star rating in the C-NCAP crash test conducted a couple of years ago. The Proton X70 will be the first product from the Geely-Proton partnership that was inked about a year ago.