The new Perodua Aruz SUV has finally been launched. Just two variants are available on offer, that being the 1.5 X (RM72,900) and 1.5 AV (RM77,900). Both come with a five-years or 150,000 km warranty package and are rated five stars in the ASEAN NCAP crash safety test.

Under the bonnet, the sleek seven-seat SUV packs the familiar 2NR-VE 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol unit that develops 101 hp at 6,000 rpm and 133 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. The engine features Dual VVT-i and Eco Idle (auto start-stop), which help it achieve the Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status and a combined fuel economy rating of 15.6 kilometres per litre. A four-speed automatic gearbox is standard, which routes power to the rear wheels.

As for the rest of the kit list, both variants get as standard 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, integrated SmartTAG, six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, VSC, hill start assist, hill descent control and Isofix child seat anchors on outer second-row seats.

Safety-wise, the Aruz features Perodua’s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0 that’s exclusive to the 1.5 AV, which includes Pre-collision Warning, Pre-collision Braking, Front Departure Alert, Pedal Misoperation Control. This adds pedestrian detection (up to 50 km/h) and increases the operational speeds of Pre-Collision Warning to 100 km/h and Pre-Collision Braking to 80 km/h (from 30 km/h in the Myvi).

For more information and detailed specifications about the Perodua Aruz, check out Alternatively, you can also refer to our detailed spec-by-spec comparison of the two available variants. Don’t forget to share your thoughts on the Aruz in the comments below.

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GALLERY: 2019 Perodua Aruz 1.5 X

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