Help Proton Decide A Name For Its First SUV And You Might Win RM100,000 Worth Of Prizes

The vehicle is expected to be launched later this year.

Cover image via CarSifu / Proton

Proton is set to unveil a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) later this year, its first automobile after the acquisition of a 49.9% stake by Chinese automobile conglomerate Geely last June

Image via CarSifu

The vehicle will be modelled after one of Geely's best selling cars – the Geely Boyue.

The original form of the Boyue first made its appearance here in June 2017 during the agreement signing ceremony, which saw the Chinese company taking up a significant stake in Proton and its Lotus subsidiary.

To distinguish itself from their Chinese counterpart, Proton's SUV will go by a new moniker – and you get to play a part in the decision-making process!

Image via Proton

The carmaker has launched an online pool earlier this week, inviting the public to vote for the name of its first SUV.

"We would like to share this significant milestone for PROTON with our fellow Malaysians as the new SUV also represents a symbol of Malaysian achievement. Therefore, we will reward the public for participating as well as select five lucky poll respondents as winners to receive some exciting prizes," said Proton vice-president of sales and marketing, Abdul Rashid Musa, in a report by theSun

There are a total of four names to choose from: Proton X7, Proton PX7, Proton X70, and Proton X700

Not a fan of the names above? Too generic for your liking? The good news is that you can suggest alternatives.

RM100,000 worth of prizes will be given out to five lucky winners based on the best reasons given for the name they have voted

Geely's R&D centre in Hangzhou.

Image via CarSifu

The prize package will include a "money can’t buy" experience consisting of VIP invites to the model’s launch as well as the honour of being among the first people to drive the SUV at Proton’s test track in Shah Alam.

Should an alternative name be picked, one lucky winner will be rewarded with a 4D4N tour package to Hangzhou and Shanghai, inclusive of a visit to the Geely headquarters. 

The poll is open to all Malaysians and runs from now till midnight on 30 April 2018

Winners will be announced closer to the launch date of the SUV.

Here's a quick recap on the Geely-Proton partnership:

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