The upcoming Perodua Aruz has pretty much been the talk of the town ever since the order books were opened this morning. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, we can share with you everything we know about the national carmaker’s seven-seater SUV, which was previewed to the media last month.

Together with the announcement of preliminary pricing for the X and AV variants, we can now piece together a fairly complete spec-by-spec comparison of the two models for your perusal. So, let’s get into it.

Perodua Aruz 1.5 X – RM72,200
Gets as standard:

Mechanicals

  • 1.5 litre 2NR-VE Dual VVT-i engine
  • 1,496 cc naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol
  • 105 PS at 6,000 rpm, 136 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm
  • Four-speed torque converter automatic transmission
  • Eco Idle automatic engine start/stop
  • 15.6 km per litre fuel consumption
  • Body-on-frame construction

Exterior

  • LED headlights with follow-me-home function
  • 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels
  • Silver rear number plate garnish
  • Keyless entry
  • Power-folding door mirrors with electric adjustment

Interior

  • Seven seats with second-row slide, recline and tumble functions
  • Fabric upholstery
  • Urethane multifunction steering wheel, tilt adjustment only
  • Single-zone manual air-conditioning with digital display, memory function
  • Second-row air-conditioning blower
  • Push-button start
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen head unit
  • Integrated toll reader (SmartTAG)
  • First- and second-row USB ports, third-row 12-volt socket
  • Full-sized spare tyre

Safety

  • Six airbags (dual front, side, curtain)
  • ABS with EBD and brake assist
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Hill start assist
  • Hill descent control
  • Emergency stop signal
  • Seat belt reminders for all seven seats
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors on outer second-row seats

Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV – RM77,200
Adds on:

Exterior

  • Automatic headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Roof rails
  • Front and rear skid plates
  • Chrome rear number plate garnish

Interior

  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Bluetooth call button
  • Leather-wrapped gear knob
  • Piano black dashboard and door trim with chrome highlights
  • SmartLink smartphone screen mirroring via HDMI port
  • Integrated Driving Video Recorder (DVR) dash cam

Safety