Proton Kompas

20 May
2009

On 17 May, Prodas’s_afiq suggested a Proton SUV based on the 2006 Lotus APX concept. Thanks for the idea Prodas!

Detail information of Lotus APX concept after the jump.

The Lotus APX (APX stands for Aluminum Performance Crossover) is a concept car created by the British automobile marque, Lotus. It was first introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. It is the first complete vehicle built on the new Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA). This vehicle is also a first for Lotus, as it is the first crossover SUV they have ever built.

Engine
The APX uses a Lotus designed & developed supercharged V6 engine. It gives out a displacement of 3 liters. The power output of this engine is 300 hp (224 kW) at 6250 rpm with a torque of 360 N·m (266 lb·ft) at 4500 rpm. It can go from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds). The APX’s top speed is 152 mph (245 km/h). The suspension of the APX makes it perfect for off-road use (another first for the Lotus brand) with its permanent 4 wheel drive. The combined fuel consuption is estimated to be around 8.7l/100 km or 32mpg.

Also shown at the NADA 2007 show was an all-electric 4-wheel drive version of the APX, with 0-60 mph times of 4.8sec. The licensing distributor, ZAP, states it has a capacity of up to 644 wheel horsepower, up to 350-mile (563 km) range, recharge in as little as 10 minutes, and a top speed of up to 155 mph (249 km/h). They claim up to 9,000 recharge cycles and 1 penny per mile recharge costs.

Design
The APX exterior is very sporty and very slick with the fact that it is all-aluminium. The interior of the APX derives from sportscars, which derives from Lotus’ specialty. It features, like any other modern concept car, digital screens, futuristic gadgets, and plenty of buttons. It does feature HVAC control.

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14 Responses to Proton Kompas

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prodas_afiq

May 21st, 2009 at 5:56 pm

oh….theophilous….tq verry much….. design is vary nice…but luk kotak sikit at the back…. can you repair?????tq….bro…

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Sharviin

May 22nd, 2009 at 9:48 am

front face from Audi eh…XD good job…

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hondan

May 22nd, 2009 at 3:13 pm

sometimes boxy shape look better than the curvy one…

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zul

May 23rd, 2009 at 5:49 pm

no matter what they said..i will always b wit u..haha.

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iqbal

May 24th, 2009 at 7:19 am

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Theophilus Chin

May 24th, 2009 at 11:45 am

Hey nice chop iqbal. But can you remove my name (watermark)? This is no longer my work.

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iqbal

May 24th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

lol i dont know how…

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iqbal

May 24th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

anyway promote my blog if u can =)

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nabil

November 26th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

knape pkai nama Proton Kompas??klakarlah…tukar kepada Proton Perkasa boleh???sesuai dgn ciri-ciri Proton SUV tu…btw,kereta SUV tu garang..takut saye tgk..hehe

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isaac

January 10th, 2010 at 2:46 am

nice work bro. But only one thing spoils it. Its the name.Try having a nicer name. The car looks nice when looking at the side cause for me it looks like the Volks Wagon Toureg from the side. Its BRILLIANT.

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BLUANT

April 16th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

it is very nice new model, but only name to change
went be on the road

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Norman

July 19th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

3 litre national SUV with below 170k price tag sure will be hit on Malaysian roads

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matjoe

October 25th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

i want one. nice suv

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Theo

October 25th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Thanks Mat Joe.

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