by S BIRRUNTHA/ pic credit: PROTON
PROTON Holdings Bhd has introduced a new update to its Proton X70 model with the Proton Intelligent Air Purification System (P-IAPS) which combines an N95 cabin filter to improve in-cabin air quality.
According to the carmaker, the air purifier system will be offered as standard equipment on all new units of the Proton X70 produced at Tanjung Malim, Perak.
Proton said the new N95 cabin filter is capable of removing 95% of particles larger than 0.3 microns and also removes 98% of microparticles (PM2.5) dust particulates.
The function will act as an effective barrier against smoke particulates, dust, bacteria and other pollutants, and functions in both fresh and recirculation modes for the air-conditioning system.
The carmaker also noted that the existing air purifier system fitted to all Proton X70s will remain and it uses a High Efficiency Particulate Air filter that removes 99.97% of particles larger than 0.3 microns, while its activated carbon removes odours and formaldehyde, and adsorbs and purifies smoke particulates.
The system also has an ioniser that dischargers negative ions to cleanse the air. With the combination of the air purifier system and the N95 cabin filter, the P-IAPS acts as a barrier against contaminated air making its way into the cabin, offering a high level of protection against airborne pollutants for a cleaner and healthier environment.
Proton CEO Dr Li Chunrong said the national carmaker is constantly looking at ways to improve its offering.
He added that the introduction of the N95 cabin filter is particularly relevant in today’s global environment, as it will improve the quality of air in the cabin and deliver a comfortable contaminant-free experience to customers.
“For now, P-IAPS will only be offered on the Proton X70 but our designers and engineers are working to fit the N95 cabin filter in the other models too,” he said in a statement.
According to Proton, current owners of Proton X70 will be offered an option to have the air purifier system retrofitted to their vehicles.
It said the current owners can upgrade their dust and pollen filter to the N95 cabin filter for RM79, excluding labour charges.
Proton also said service appointments can be made through online or by contacting a Proton service outlet starting today.
A service campaign is also scheduled to run from May 18 to August 18, 2020, where a 15% discount on the price of the filter will be offered to all Proton X70 owners.