The PROTON X70 raises a few questions

At a closed-door event yesterday, PROTON unveiled its first-ever SUV, the PROTON X70. The X70 also marks the end of PROTON’s long-standing tradition of naming its cars using proper nouns instead now all future PROTON models will adopt an alpha-numerical naming convention.

The move to change the way PROTON cars are named is sad for me. The names PROTON use during its early days were among the best names you could have for car. Names like “Saga”, “Wira”, “Satria”, “Putra”, “Perdana”, “Juara” are all unquestionably Malaysian.

Remember seeing a PROTON Wira when I was on holiday in the UK and when I was studying in Australia, I found out that there was a very active PROTON Satria GTI club there. This made me beam with pride. A name like the X70 doesn’t make me feel anything.

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UberXL – Your larger ride on demand has arrived in Kuala Lumpur


Uber has brought KL-lites a convenient and cash-less way to get around using their smart phones. In the Klang Valley, you get a variety of rides from hatchbacks to sedans and occasionally MPVs/SUVs that could potentially carry more passengers.

For moments when you need a ride for a bigger group, Uber KL has finally introduced UberXL. This is a larger vehicle option that supports up to 6 passengers instead of the usual 4.

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