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Published on February 19th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Perodua D55L SUV Finally Open For Booking

With a Level 2 autonomous driving capability and a turbocharged engine, the D55L is the most advanced Perodua yet

Just days after launching its first sustainable blueprint, Perodua has announced that it has opened the order books for the D55L. The yet-to-be-named B-segment SUV will be available in X, H and AV variants at prices estimated between RM62,500 and RM73,400.

The list of standard features on the D55L includes Advanced Safety Assist (ASA), which the automaker says has been updated with higher operating speeds than the current version and the capability to detect two-wheeled vehicles. Lane Departure Warning and Prevention is also included as part of the latest ASA.

As the top-spec variant, the AV gets additional safety systems in the form of Lane Keep Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control, giving it a Level 2 autonomous driving capability to take the fight to the Proton X50.

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Under the bonnet, there’s a turbocharged engine mated to a CVT that delivers a “class-leading” fuel efficiency of 18.9 km/l. Though unstated, the powertrain is most likely carried over from the Daihatsu Rocky.

Elsewhere, the D55L comes standard with LED headlamps, while the H and AV variants are equipped with Adaptive Driving Beam, a 7-inch TFT multi-info display and a 9-inch touch-screen infotainment system with voice recognition.

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Check out the press release for more information:

PRESS RELEASE

The Perodua D55L – the most advanced Perodua yet – is now open for booking, with X, H and AV variants at prices estimated between RM62,500 and RM73,400, on-the-road before insurance in Peninsular Malaysia.

“The Perodua D55L is the first model under the Perodua Smart Build blueprint, spearheading breakthroughs for Perodua in style, safety, technology, equipment levels and value,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.

Among the D55L’s headlining features is Advanced Safety Assist (ASA*). Available on all variants, the latest ASA features higher operating speeds than the current version and is capable of detecting two-wheeled vehicles.

Also available on all variants are Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, while the top AV exclusively gets Lane Keep Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control.

All these features make the Perodua D55L the first Perodua model to satisfy Level 2 Autonomous Driving standards.

“True to our aim to continually bring more and more advanced technology to the masses, the Perodua D55L AV is Malaysia’s most affordable Level 2 Autonomous vehicle, bringing state-of-the-art safety and convenience to a wider audience,” said Dato’ Zainal.

“SUVs remain very much in demand, and the PeroduaD55L is our trendiest offering in this regard. Its compactness, contemporary style and modern features make it the perfect companion for day-to-day urban lifestyles,” he added.

The Perodua D55L is also Perodua’s first turbocharged vehicle, in line with the global downsized forced-induction trend, and the first Perodua to use a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), contributing to a class-leading rated fuel efficiency of 18.9 km/l.

LED headlamps are standard across the range, while H and AV variants get Adaptive Driving Beam, a 7-inch TFT multi-info display and a 9-inch touch-screen infotainment system with voice recognition.

“As the government’s sales tax exemption is set to expire in end-June, don’t wait to book – our authorised sales advisors are eager to serve you and tell you more about the Perodua D55L at all our sales outlets nationwide, where strict COVID-19 guidelines are in place for your health and safety,” Dato’ Zainal said.

X and H variants are available in Glittering Silver, Granite Grey and Cobalt Blue, with the H variant also available in Pearl Diamond White and Pearl Delima Red. The last three colours are new for Perodua. The top AV can be had in Glittering Silver, Granite Grey, Pearl Diamond White, Pearl Delima Red, or the last two colours with a black roof. A five-year/150,000 km warranty is offered.

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