Proton has announced that the 2020 model of their X70 SUV will be upgraded to include an N95 cabin filter. The company claims that the new feature aims to efficiently filter out dust, pollen and other air contaminants.
To be exact, the N95 filter is able to remove 95% of harmful air particles and also 98% of PM2.5 dust particles, which greatly aids in promoting respiratory health in the vehicle’s cabin. The filter itself is built into the upgraded Proton X70’s air-conditioning system and functions in both fresh and recirculation modes.
However, Proton notes that the newly introduced air filter is not meant to be a replacement for face masks, especially with the current situation at hand. While the N95 filter is effective at blocking most harmful particles, certain virus strains that measure from 0.06µm to 0.125µm will not be filtered out. That said, the filter itself could only remove particles that are larger than 0.3µm.
Aside from the new air filtration system, the company said that it will reveal more information on the upgraded Proton X70 model on 12 May 2020.