2021 Perodua Aruz – SUV updated with new Passion Red paint, integrated side steps and auto-lock function

2021 Perodua Aruz – SUV updated with new Passion Red paint, integrated side steps and auto-lock function

The updated 2021 Perodua Aruz is upon us. Earlier today, a brochure clearly detailing the 2021 MY was leaked onto Facebook, revealing the car and its specifications in full. Based on the leaked document, the existing X and AV variants will continue to be offered, albeit with a slightly enhanced kit list.

Let’s start with colours. Remember the Amazon Green hero colour that was discontinued back in November last year? Well, it will be replaced with Passion Red (a metallic paint), and the colour appears to be exclusive to the 1.5 AV only. Note that this is not the same as the Ativa‘s Pearl Delima Red.

Both the X and AV variants will benefit from new integrated side steps, so those who find the SUV a little too cumbersome to get in and out of can finally breathe a sigh of relief. You’ll also find new Aruz badging under the rear passenger doors, which is pretty neat.


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A new auto-lock function is also standard for the seven-seater SUV. Its function is pretty much self explanatory – the doors automatically lock as you drive off. However, the automaker’s Advanced Safety Assist 2.0 system is still reserved for the AV.

That’s about all the upgrades for the 2021 model year. The powertrain remains unchanged, so the 2NR-VE 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine continues to produce 102 PS at 6,000 rpm and 133 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. The Dual VVT-i mill sends drive to the rear wheels via a four-speed 4E-AT automatic transmission, and has a rated fuel consumption of 15.6 km/l (6.4 l/100 km) with the Eco Idle system.

No prices have been revealed just yet, but expect them to remain the same. Also included as standard is a five-year/150,000 km warranty package. More details will be revealed soon, so be sure to watch this space for updates! In the mean time, what do you think of the enhancements? Let us know, below.

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Comments

  • Optimus on May 08, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    So fast already cannot sell enough so they needed to do minor updates? Looks to be gonna be a yearly thing for this model.

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    • Edwin L on May 09, 2021 at 9:21 am

      Aruz will soon follow its Nautica ancestor into lang moon chea history

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    • Janna on May 09, 2021 at 10:19 am

      Not really. Just perodua listening to consumers.
      Keep updating, continuous improvement.

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      • Calvin on May 09, 2021 at 10:54 pm

        They should have listened from Day One. This is planning failure and if they fail to plan, they plan to fail this car.

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      • Yes… especially the addition of side step, based on complaints of difficulty to climb in or out the car from customers

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        • Why they did not install this on Launch Day? They did not do any passenger inboard/outboard testing at all? Maybe indicative that Perodua never do product testing.

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  • Susukotak on May 09, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Some said, auto lock is not allowed in Malaysia. How can be in Aruz?

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    • Hhehehheheh on May 09, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      Because it has the auto unlock feature same as in proton cars

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    • Some said, it’s allowed

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    • Jaina on May 10, 2021 at 9:40 am

      The ‘some’ are just smartass people.
      There is no black and white law that says cannot.
      JPJ rules and regulations are available on their website.

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  • Ongtk on May 09, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Why is it so difficult for Perodua to include Apple Car Play/Android Auto? I retrofitted my CX5 and it costs me RM1K+.

    Smartlink is a disaster. You have to reconnect every time you switched off the engine and the reconnecting is at most times a touch and go.

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    • Like u said….it costs rm1k+… Merely for Apply play which not everybody use

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  • Jeep SUV on May 09, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Very nice Jeep SUV, AEB equipped.

    Safety first, protect front engine hood and others.

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  • (Dude) on May 09, 2021 at 10:23 am

    X50: Passion Red
    Aruz: Passion Red Metallic
    City: Passion Red Pearl

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  • everyman on May 09, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Like with other automotive companies, the continuous process of promoting the sale of products also applies to Perodua.

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  • exactly..can see the pattern here, best selling car is perodua myvi and its the only car without facelift after all the other cars.

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  • is that new feature and aruz kit can be add to 2019 aruz model as optional accessories???

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  • kanazai2001 on May 14, 2021 at 12:29 am

    still NO MT options…

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