Malaysia’s “Best Value” SUV Officially Launched by Perodua
Good people of Malaysia! The Aruz is now officially launched!
Perodua began taking orders for its latest SUV since 3 January, and as of 15 January, have already received 2,200 bookings. Considering that Perodua expects sales of average 2,500 units monthly, that’s a very good start. The automaker targets a total of 31,200 units to be sold by year-end.
The seven-seater SUV comes in two variants: the 1.5 X and 1.5 Advance. And priced at RM72,900 and RM77,900 (on-the-road before insurance in Peninsular Malaysia; five-year/150,000 km warranty, whichever comes first) respectively, they are one of the “best value” SUVs offered in the local market. To achieve this, 95% of the components in the vehicle are locally sourced.
The manufacturer claims a fuel economy of 15.6 km/l, which qualifies it as an Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV), Perodua’s fourth such vehicle. Safety-wise, VSC, ISOFIX and six airbags come standard; the Advance variant gets a safety upgrade with the Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0 suite that includes pedestrian detection and increased operational speeds. For further peace of mind, the Perodua Aruz has a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating.
You get five exterior colour choices: Ivory White, Glittering Silver, Electric Blue, Granite Grey and a new Amazon Green.
So, which variant/colour will you be getting to ferry your brood around?
This Electric Blue is eye-catching…
…but the Amazon Green is so classy.
PS: If you purchase Perodua’s motor insurance (Total Protect Plus), you will enjoy: Perodua Auto Assist benefits; unlimited unnamed drivers; flood allowance up to RM1,000; and Personal Accident coverage of up to RM10,000.