The Proton S70 was launched in direction of the tip of final yr, bringing a brand new sedan mannequin to the model’s line-up, and has collected some 1,200 bookings as of its launch on the finish of November 2023.
Wholesome demand is to ensure that the sedan, although what about those that would really like one thing of the same measurement however which is extra utilitarian? There already has been the Enviornment, in any other case generally known as the Jumbuck in markets akin to Australia. Right here, visible rendering whiz Theophilus Chin has given his tackle what an S70-based ute might appear to be.
Beginning on the rear of the Enviornment, which is the enterprise finish of any ute – Theophilus has seemed to the broader Geely group for stock, taking the tailgate and tail lamp meeting from the unibody Radar RD6 pick-up truck. ‘Proton’ lettering on the Enviornment rendition takes the place of Radar branding on the real-life mannequin that provides its design components, and the Enviornment equally will get a fake diffuser beneath its rear bumper.
Transferring alongside its cargo tray, the panel sculpting that’s barely squared on the Radar RD6 is substituted with the extra conventionally rounded set from the S70 sedan, and in staying true to the Enviornment’s authentic type, this S70-based rendition can be made in a two-door, single-cab format.
Additional in direction of the entrance, Theophilus’ Enviornment rendition basically carries over the entrance finish of the S70, and in doing so, additionally mirrors the parallel between the Enviornment and the Wira, with which the real-life ute shares its frontal styling. Theoretically, shared underpinnings might imply that an S70-based ute may convey the identical powertrain selections supplied on the sedan.
Talking of which, the S70 in actual life, being primarily based on the Geely Emgrand, takes on the Geely BMA platform which brings it the powertrain from the Proton X50. Whereas the Emgrand will get a 1.5L naturally aspirated engine and CVT mixture in different markets, the S70 in Malaysia is specified with a 1.5L port-injected three-cylinder engine with 150 PS and 226 Nm, paired with a dual-clutch transmission, and so that will, in idea, be the pure powerplant for this Enviornment.
Now, for that query – what number of of you’d purchase one?
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