Published on July 23rd, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
The New Perodua Alza Is A Major Step Up From The Old One
We explore the key features that make this new Perodua Alza such a big step up.
The 2022 Perodua Alza is a major leap forward for the brand and for the Alza nameplate in general. Before the launch, we were invited to the Perodua HQ in Sungai Choh, Rawang for a preview of the car. They presented slides and let us drive and feel the car for ourselves.
I myself am an owner of the 2015 Perodua Alza, so it was quite an interesting experience for me. Here’s what we learnt about the new Alza.
The new Alza brings a lot of new features that were missing on the outgoing model. These include basic powertrain improvements like a more modern and efficient Dual VVT-i engine and CVT automatic. It also means much better safety in terms of passive (new DNGA platform), active (6 airbags, stability control) and advanced (ASA 3.0) safety.
The rear wheels also get a much needed update in the form of disc brakes. Not only will this help stopping power, but it will also take strain off the front brake discs and even out brake wear.
The LED headlamps that come as standard will help greatly in night-time visibility.
Basic convenience features have also seen a massive improvement. The new Alza finally brings rear air cond vents.
The middle row seat has a tumble operation for easier ingress and egress into the third row. There’s also a centre armrest for middle row occupants as well. For the driver, an electronic parking brake is finally available, though it only comes on the full-spec model.
There are loads of technological improvements as well. These are mostly nice-to-haves, but we’re sure new Alza owners will appreciate the bump up in specs. The 9″ infotainment system also supports wired Android Auto on the full-spec variant.
A 7″ multi-info display (similar to the one in the Ativa) provides class-leading digital animations and surprisingly deep blacks for an LED backlit panel. 16″ alloy wheels too are a nice addition that make the Alza feel more modern. Adaptive Cruise Control as part of the PSDA package on higher trim models also make the compact MPV feel like the complete package.