Since the order books opened for the Perodua Aruz just after the new year, the company’s seven-seater SUV has since garnered 2,200 bookings from Jan 3, when its name was also confirmed. Modest it may seem, though the Aruz has only been available to book for just under two weeks thus far.

Available in two variants, the 1.5 X and the 1.5 AV, the Aruz will be priced at RM72,900 and RM77,900 respectively and is based on the latest Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios. Priced approximately RM20k below its Toyota sibling, the Aruz also undercuts the Honda BR-V in the B-segment seven-seater stakes, with the latter priced between RM81k and RM88k.

The sole powertrain option for the Perodua Aruz is the 2NR-VE Dual VVT-i 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 105 PS and 136 Nm of torque, with a four-speed automatic transmission sending drive to the rear wheels. Six airbags, VSC, hill start assist and Isofix child seat mounts are standard fitment across the board for the ASEAN NCAP five-star rated car.

Standard kit on this seven-seater includes LED headlamps with follow-me-home function, 17-inch two-tone alloys, second-row air-con vents, keyless entry and push start, Myvi-style built-in Touch n Go reader and a touch-screen head unit with reverse camera, and more. For more info, read our full launch report, here.

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