The cat is finally out of the bag. Perodua has launched its first ever SUV, the Aruz, with prices starting from RM72,900 for the entry-level X variant to RM77,900 for the top-spec AV. Both models are rated five stars in the ASEAN NCAP crash safety test, and each purchase comes with a five-year or 150,000 km warranty package.

The X and AV models are mechanically identical, with motive power coming from a 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated 2NR-VE Dual VVT-i engine. The obvious difference here is their respective equipment list, and to make the buying decision easier for you, we’ve prepared a complete spec-by-spec list to detail the differences. So, without further ado.

Perodua Aruz 1.5 X – RM72,900
Gets as standard:


  • 1.5 litre 2NR-VE Dual VVT-i engine
  • 1,496 cc naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol
  • 101 hp at 6,000 rpm, 133 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 – RM77,900
Adds on:


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


  • 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


  • Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0
  • Pre-collision Warning with pedestrian detection
  • Pre-collision Braking with pedestrian detection
  • Front Departure Alert
  • Pedal Misoperation Control

For further reading on the Perodua Aruz:

GALLERY: 2019 Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV

GALLERY: 2019 Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV with GearUp accessories

GALLERY: 2019 Perodua Aruz 1.5 X with GearUp accessories

GALLERY: 2019 Perodua Aruz 1.5 X

GALLERY: 2019 Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV official photos

GALLERY: 2019 Perodua Aruz 1.5 colours official photos