The Proton X90 Hybrid 7-seater SUV that sits as the flagship of the range locally, goes beyond being simply another SUV with high levels of luxury specification and takes safety as a serious commitment.

The Proton X90 has an array of safety features designed to protect both drivers and passengers. The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) ensure a safer journey with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert and rear collision warning, blind-spot monitoring and more – all contributing to its 5-star safety rating.

“Where the Proton X90 truly distinguishes itself is in its ability to harness the dual power of both internal combustion and electric propulsion. This synergy results in more than just impressive fuel efficiency; it redefines what's possible in terms of performance and responsiveness,” says Marius Smal, Managing Director of Proton South Africa.

“This vehicle isn't just about safety and technology; it's an adult 7-seater mild-hybrid vehicle, offering a luxurious cabin, with a multilink suspension that contributes to the overall comfort of its occupants. The mild-hybrid system seamlessly integrates with the vehicle's operation to optimise fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. It provides an electric power boost during acceleration, enhancing overall performance and responsiveness.”

As South Africa's roads wind through diverse landscapes, the Proton X90's mild-hybrid technology adapts to every terrain. Whether navigating bustling city streets or embarking on cross-country adventures, it strikes the perfect balance between efficiency and eco-consciousness. Reduced fuel consumption at a claimed 6,8 l/100 km, translates to fewer visits to the pump, while reduced emissions contribute to a greener, cleaner environment.

“The Proton X90's mild-hybrid system is more than just a technological marvel; it's a testament to Proton's vision of a sustainable, eco-friendly future—one where performance and efficiency coexist in perfect harmony,” adds Smal.

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