Published on May 9th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Perodua Aruz 2021 Model Brochure Shared Here
Perodua also adds new side steps and automatic door-locking.
Perodua has recently announced that it has mildly updated the Aruz for 2021. Bringing with it some slight enhancements to the standard kit on offer, as well as a new paint colour.
The Aruz has been a fast selling model for Perodua since its launch back in January 2019 and just last month Perodua made the bold move to launch this Aruz in Singapore and yes the selling price is very high, but please note that the price includes the high Singapore government taxes. In the same year, 2019, the Aruz took home the VOTY 2019 Compact Crossover award.
Kicking things off on the outside first, new to the 2021 Aruz are integrated side steps which help with ingress and egress into and out of this high riding SUV. Perodua has also added a new Passion red exterior colour for the AV variant, which joins the existing palette of Granite Grey, Electric Blue, Glittering Silver and Ivory White.
Moving on within, Perodua has updated the Aruz with an automatic door-locking feature that activates above 20 km/h. Aside from those aforementioned updates however, this Malaysian seven-seat SUV remains pretty much the same as when it first debut back in 2019.
Still available in both X and AV trim levels, prices of these mildly updated Aruz SUVs remains the same as before. Meaning that the X variant still retails for RM68,526, while the AV is priced at RM 73,226.
Both variants of the Aruz feature a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder that drives the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. Power and torque output is rated at 105 PS and 136 Nm respectively, with a claimed fuel efficiency figure of an impressive 15.6 km/l courtesy of the standard Eco-Idle auto start-stop feature.
In terms of standard kit available with the Aruz, both trim levels come standard with LED headlamps, 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, keyless go, a touch-screen infotainment system with reverse camera display as well as 6 airbags. What makes the AV variant different from the lower-tier X though are the exclusive addition of automatic headlamps, front fog lamps, leather seats, an integrated driving video recorder and Perodua’s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0 suite of active driver aids.
For now, this Aruz only has two rivals, which is the Mitsubishi Xpander that retails for RM91k and the latest Honda BR-V that retails for RM93k. Priced from RM68k the Aruz gives lower middle class families the opportunity to own a safe and large family vehicle that should see them years of family service.