The first major car launch taking place in Malaysia this year will be the new Perodua Aruz, and we’re bringing you an exclusive livestream of the event, so you can watch the seven-seat SUV celebrate its debut from wherever you have internet access.

Perodua’s new SUV model represents the national carmaker’s return to the segment, with previous models being the Nautica and the memorable Kembara. Much like those models, it is based on the Daihatsu Terios, which also doubled as the basis for the first- and second-generation Toyota Rush.

Based on early information, the Aruz will come with a 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i engine with a four-speed automatic transmission. Two variants will be offered, and the range topper comes as standard with Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0, which includes Pre-Collision Warning and Pre-Collision Braking, among other features.

Tentative pricing for the Aruz places it between RM72,200 for the entry-level X variant and RM77,200 for the top-spec AV – on-the-road price without insurance. We’ll get full details when the Aruz is launched, and you can check out our dedicated info hub of the upcoming SUV model for more information.

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