Published on May 4th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
VOTY 2019//Compact Crossover – Perodua Aruz
B-segment crossovers are a relatively new category. Every year we see another one or two all-new nameplates hitting the market. Looking at this specific category we had to find a winner that offered better value for money than anything else.
With the Perodua Aruz, value for money is exactly what you get. It shares some of the bones as the new Toyota Rush. But if you’re prepared to forsake the badge for something local, you’ll get rewarded not only with a smaller pricetag, but some Advanced Driver Assists as well!
Perodua has been focused on delivering exactly what Malaysians need from the get-go. With the Aruz, they’ve gone above and beyond.
Perodua Aruz Specifications
Engine: Inline 4, DOHC, Dual VVT-i
Gearbox: 4-speed conventional automatic
Max power: 101hp @ 6000rpm
Max torque: 133Nm @ 4200rpm
How VOTY Winners are selected.
Our process is simple and clean.
All cars launched in Malaysia within 13 months of 2019 are eligible for entry. We contact all car brands operating in the country and ask to test these cars. There are no participation fees, no buying of tables at the event, no charge whatsoever. All that’s needed is a fresh enough car, and a willingness to give our judges a test drive.
About a month before the event, the four judges from dsf.my and gohedgostan.com (Daniel Sherman Fernandes, Ross Hadi, Amirul Mukminin and Subhash Nair) convene to discuss which vehicles impressed us in each category. The judges can only vote on cars that they’ve driven. A simple majority is all it takes for a car to win in a category.
Our title sponsor Allianz recognises the integrity of our team and all players involved in deciding on winners and leaves all decisions to us regarding the winners. We hope our readers appreciate the efforts of all parties involved and provide us with feedback on how we can further improve on this.