The four variants of the X70 will all feature the same engine, three of them front-wheel drive, with a single Executive variant boasting all-wheel drive. The engine itself is 1.8-litre TGDi (turbo gasoline direct injection) that makes 135kW (181hp) at a peak of 5,500rpm, and 285Nm of torque between 1,700rpm to 4,400rpm.
All versions come with a six-speed automatic box. Claimed acceleration to 100kph from standstill is 10.5 seconds; we reckon that’ll be for the 2WD units as available engine power would hardly trouble traction. The BorgWarner-developed AWD system is mainly there to cater for those who have a preference/need for that configuration, such as most buyers in Sabah and Sarawak.
Fuel consumption – again, for the 2WD – is 7.8L/100km.
The X70 comes with three drive modes of Normal, Eco, and Sport, each represented on the meter dial with its own colour. The ring surrounding the speedometer glows white, green, or red respectively.