The crossover Geely Boyue, which replaced the brand, appeared on the new photos

The crossover Geely Boyue, which replaced the brand, appeared on the new photos

August 2, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Proton, the largest automaker in Malaysia, came under Giley’s control a year ago, then the Chinese also bought a British Lotus (owned by the Proton since 1996). New “Lotus”, created under the wing of Geely, should appear after 2020, and the new Proton will enter the market this year – it will be the crossover, the first in the line of the Malaysian brand. Develop from scratch SUV did not become: the Proton SUV – it is rebuilt Geely Boyue / Atlas. The first images of the crossover with a slightly modified design posted on the Web in June, and they appeared on the Facebook Premier of Malaysia. The latest photo of the model was published by the Chinese edition of Autohome.

The restyled Boyue, which in the Middle Kingdom made its debut in early 2018, was taken as the basis. From the model Geely crossover Proton differs radiator grating. In addition, between the tail lights, instead of a chrome plaque with a Chinese brand emblem, there is now a matt strip of the name of the Malaysian brand. Salon, according to preliminary data, will completely copy the interior of Geely Boyue.

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It is expected that in Malaysia the all-terrain vehicle will be offered with a petrol turbo four 1.8 with a capacity of 184 hp. (285 Nm), which is combined with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Proton SUV will be available with front or all wheel drive. Geely Boyue is equipped with the same engine 1.8T, while in China this engine still has a 163-strong version (250 Nm). Also in the Celestial model can be bought with atmospheric 2.0 power of 141 hp (178 Nm).

Sales of novelties Proton start in the autumn. At first crossovers will be imported from China, and next year they will establish a local assembly. It is not yet known whether the model will get out of the Malaysian market.