We believe the Proton X50 is aggressively fashioned as is, but as it is usual, there are those who believe the B-segment SUV is not very sporty enough out of the box. We’ve already seen just what lengths one customer went to, now we’re seeing another reinterpretation by a little design issue known as Durian Works.
Eagle-eyed readers may understand the name – 3 years ago, it performed a similar digital redesign of the then-new Perodua Myvi, then an electric version called the Myv-E a year later on. This time, the customisation changes tend to be even more severe, led by an important makeover of the forward fascia about this “Rebel Edition”.
The X50 gains a grille with twin slats and a really technical-looking mesh, even though the red insert has been retained. It’s flanked by redesigned double projector headlight internals, tied up together by the typical chrome trim that is now been painted black.
However it’s the bumper that receives the almost all the redevelopment, with black extensions and slats keeping an additional group of day operating lights. The slats are aesthetically extended by black garnishes on the side regarding the bumper, although the black colored lip spoiler gains a body-coloured bumper shield.
Along the side, the black colored body cladding receives a body-coloured insert, although the chrome strip outrageous associated with the windows is coated purple. Like altered X50 we showed you previous, this one gets a massive pair of 20-inch alloy tires, here in an extremely Lamborghini-like design. Finishing off the side profile will be the silver part layouts in an angular design.
Moving into straight back of this automobile, Durian Works has actually surprisingly retained the conventional tailgate spoiler instead of opting for a bigger product. That’s not saying it happens to be restrained, because just underneath a corner windscreen are a couple of winglets that sprout out over the taillights. These are which, the lights have-been accompanied collectively by a strip that runs the triple light guide graphic, as the light devices by themselves being smoked.
That’s not totally all. The chrome strip joining the taillights has been switched aside for a black version, and a body-coloured strip was put into the diffuser. The quad incorporated tailpipes supply a fresh rectangular design that are joined in the middle.
Merely to review, the brand new Proton X50 premiered last month, listed between RM79,200 to RM103,300. In line with the Geely Binyue/Coolray, it heralds a few technical firsts when it comes to national carmaker, including an innovative new GKUI 19 infotainment system and many amount 2 semi-autonomous operating functions.
Power originates from two versions for the Geely/Volvo 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder motor. The port-injected variation makes 150 PS and 226 Nm of torque, whereas the T-GDI direct-injected unit (only on the leading model) churns out 177 PS and 255 Nm. A seven-speed damp dual-clutch transmission sends those outputs solely to your front tires. Therefore, exactly what you think regarding the Durian Works redesign?
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