Another thing confirmed is the new mpv wont be the same as the Lotus APX as the design is actually another concept car from Proton named Proton MSX which is actually the LOTUS APX itself. The proton MSX is a 7 seater SUV concept car powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine.
As Proton said,the purpose of the PROTON MSX is to produce a high technology ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ dual image, high performance crossover.It is actually a technology showcase of aluminiun adaptable platform,ride & handling,engine power and crossover functions of suv and sports car. The target user group of the PROTON MSX is for successful professionals with young-at-heart lifestyle.The typical usage of the mpv is for leisure and work.And to attract all the businessmen, corporate leaders or celebrities,they had emphasize on 6 different aspect of the car which is the style,the engine and performance,the technology behind it,the ride and handling,the quality and also the ride comfort.
With only a Naturally Aspirated 3.0 V6 engine,They had manage to churned out a hefty 224KW of power and 360Nm of torque.With a 0-100 time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 250kmh, the proton already beaten up some of the top notch SUV such as the Porsche CayenneS, BMW X6 35i and the Nissan Murano. The Technical Specification Of the SUV:
ENGINE : 3.0L V6
MAX POWER : 224kW
MAX TORQUE : 360Nm
TRANSMISSION : 6 M/T
WIDTH : 1,852mm
HEIGHT : 1,750mm
WHEELBASE : 2700mm
KERB WEIGHT : 1,570kg 0-100km/h : 5.9sec
TOP SPEED : 250km/h