There’s been a flurry of activity surrounding the upcoming Perodua Aruz ever since the national carmaker’s new SUV was opened for booking in the morning. A fair few of you have made some interesting comments about the name Aruz, which was a, shall we say, inspired choice to say the least.

Now, we won’t go into the debate on whether Perodua chose the right name for this highly anticipated new car, but the company did provide an explanation behind it. As you’d probably have guessed by now, it’s derived from the Bahasa Malaysia word arus, meaning “flow”.

The company also claims that Aruz represents “the act of continuous dynamic motion that signifies progress,” and that it represents its ability to “elevate your life,” per the car’s slogan. Whatever it means, that’s the reasoning behind the name.

Based on the Toyota Rush, the Aruz will be a seven-seater SUV with body-on-frame construction. It will be powered by the Myvi’s 1.5 litre 2NR four-cylinder petrol engine delivering a claimed fuel consumption figure of 15.6 km per litre, paired to a four-speed automatic transmission.

For further reading on the Perodua Aruz:

GALLERY: Perodua SUV teaser at KLIMS 2018


GALLERY: 2018 Toyota Rush 1.5S

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