2021 Perodua Aruz launched in Malaysia – new side steps, colour and auto door lock; from RM69k-RM73k

2021 Perodua Aruz launched in Malaysia – new side steps, colour and auto door lock; from RM69k-RM73k

Perodua has officially launched the 2021 Aruz. As expected, there will be no price change for the updated seven-seater SUV, so the entry-level X variant is price at RM68,526, while the top AV goes for RM73,226. The prices include the government’s sales and services tax exemption (to last until June 30, 2021), so they are between RM4,374 to RM4,674 cheaper. A five-year or 150,000 km warranty is standard.

The automaker has confirmed that the integrated side steps, complete with the Aruz badging below the rear doors, will be standard for the X and AV variants. Also standard is an automatic door-locking function that kicks in above 20 km/h, but the doors will also automatically unlock themselves in the event of an accident.

As for the colour palette, the new Passion Red metallic paint effectively replaces the previous hero colour Amazon Green, but this shade of red is only exclusive to the 1.5 AV. The four other existing colours remain on offer – Granite Grey, Electric Blue, Glittering Silver, and Ivory White (solid paint).

2021 Perodua Aruz launched in Malaysia – new side steps, colour and auto door lock; from RM69k-RM73k

So, that’s about all the upgrades for the 2021 model year. Both variants share the same 2NR-VE 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine, offering 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.

Perodua president and CEO, Dato Zainal Abidin Ahmad said: “Perodua expresses our gratitude to all our valued customers, whose feedback helped us tweak the Aruz to better satisfy the real needs and wants of the majority of Malaysians.”

“With well over 60,000 units sold since its 2019 birth, the Perodua Aruz was already the nation’s best-selling SUV in 2019 and 2020, but, true to the principles of Kaizen, we believe there are always ways we can make our products incrementally better,” he added.

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  • Wee Ong Lim on May 09, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    Launch with almost no change?lol

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    • Copy Paste on May 09, 2021 at 10:56 pm

      Copy paste: “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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      • suka_kereta on May 10, 2021 at 2:44 pm

        on the contrary… bad selling cars need major update. Good selling no need.. Marketing 101 maaa..

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    • Ongtk on May 10, 2021 at 12:39 am

      Really easy all new side step for this tall family car. Bravo P2!

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    • Afeeq on May 10, 2021 at 1:22 pm

      This is a 2021 model. You do know that it’s normal that cars manufacturers release new versions every year right? I.e. 2020/2021/2022 Chevrolet Malibu

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      • Aura89 on May 10, 2021 at 3:54 pm

        Not in Asia. Typically this type of yearly refresh only happens in USA where highly competitive market meant products must constantly be refreshed. If Perodua is using such tactic, it does indicate their cars are fast to go stale after a year or so. I pity the owners.

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  • Taknak pening, taknak boros. Beli aje perodua

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    • Amran on May 09, 2021 at 10:51 pm

      Pening fuel pump xtau bila akan tertiba rosak tengah jalan.

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    • Mohyin bin Atan on May 10, 2021 at 2:12 am

      Perodua? Not interested at all.

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    • Amran on May 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

      Yes indeed! Malaysian product first! 70k for 1.5 7 seater car better than Honda City rm80k 5 seater..

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      • GenY AEB on May 10, 2021 at 2:41 pm

        Toyota Rush, Aruz

        Better value than Vios and Kosong AEB City.

        If want power, Myvi, Iriz and Ativa Turbo is more fun.

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        • X50 Std has better value, better power and more fun.

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          • Emperor L on Nov 24, 2021 at 5:43 pm

            How much is X50 and how much is Aruz AV ? Please compare apple with apple

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  • Jeep SUV on May 09, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    The side steps is clean, neat and practical.

    Very useful for kids to step up, sit safely in the Jeep SUV.
    Ask the kids if they want this, they want it!

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  • kerusi empuk on May 09, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Perodua Aruz 1.5X Auto in singapore SGD$99,999 = RM311,047 sahaja.

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    • Another person that should live in jungle. You can not use exchange rate and purely look at the figure.

      First, what is the country average income relatively to the car price. Last time, when I was fresh graduate, iswara monthly installment rm550 already killing me. Now, with my salary reaching rm20k, rm550 is nothing.

      Second, the country’s public transportation system. Singapore Government wants it’s people to use public transport, therefore, inoose high tax. In fact, it is really very convenience to take public transport there.

      Third, their income relative to daily expenses. If fresh graduate earn abt rm2500, Singaporean fresh graduate takes abt S2500. However, you can have chicken rice at only rm3.50 there. Their imported LCD TV is sold at S1000, similar model here at least rm3000. This is due to our weak currency.

      If we want to compare, try to compare with those better than us so that we gave target to achieve and becomes a better one. What for always compare to those worse than us just to make yourself syok sendiri?

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    • Afeeq on May 10, 2021 at 10:24 am

      Yes but their income also high have expansive public transport system. Malaysia has neither even a strong public transport system in Klang Valley where basically 1/4 of the population lives.

      Also their currency is much stronger. Their 1 month salary; they can buy like 4 iPhones. Malaysia 1 month salary can buy 1 Chinese budget phone

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  • RWD Jeep on May 09, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Better than Mitsubishi Xpander Tin Kosong 2 airbags.
    Sales volume monthly booking and delivery also 2x higher.

    Aruz Rush, even lower spec has 6 airbags.

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  • Ah Boy on May 09, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Nothing changes. Just the side step and colour. Better don’t called it a 2021 car launch. Wasting my few minutes reading and looking for the updates.

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    • Wee Ong Lim on May 10, 2021 at 8:44 am

      By this standard, every year they have new launch with just minor change/addition

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  • Max291 on May 09, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    No update on the seat back support height?

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  • Change the engine.

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  • Muhammad Arshad Bin Mustapaha on May 09, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    should upgraded 360 reversed camera since this is big suv.. bigger blind spot… also they can replace 9inch player.. would nice if having blind spot monitor too but i know that technology is quite expensive… well, side step upgraded is generous.. overall this aruz is a good budget suv for those looking for free-hassle 7 seater.. i mean, NA engine..simple gearbox 4at, rear aircond vent (malaysia hot-dry climate sometimes), 6 airbag, front (wow)and reversed sensor.. active safety ASA, wow.. hard to defeat this price range with so much features

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  • Mohyin bin Atan on May 10, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Not interested

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  • Ram Gopal Sivadas on May 10, 2021 at 3:58 am

    2021 Perodua Aruz officially launched.
    I am a satisfied Perodua Aruz customer (year of purchase 2019). I am very happy to note the 2021 enhancements to this vehicle, namely, 1. integrated side steps, and 2.automatic door-locking function that kicks in above 20 km/h.
    My question is can these 2 enhancements be retrofitted at, say, Perodua Sentral PJ service centre? Any information about this will be much appreciated. Thank you.

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  • Saja je nak suruh orang beli aruz 2021!

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  • Curious on May 10, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Then where is new Alza, aldy a dinosaur model, only cosmetics changed here n there.

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  • if they can’t add more ratios to their auto gearbox maybe they can start offering the standard 5-speed manual at least we have better control of the limited power available

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  • still riding like a sampan eh?

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  • anonymous_c on May 10, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Previous Hero color Green not selling well?

    Every car maket going for RED?

    Any owners request to have a better gearbox than 4AT?

    No owners request for telescopic steering?

    Think P2 only executing most of customers feedback

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  • Sembang Magnitude 7 on May 10, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Cannot afford Veilfire, Aruz pun jadi…..

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    • You can get a better choice, that is X50. Much Power More Fun.

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  • truth on May 10, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    call it new launch for facelift ? misleading perodua as always….poor quality cars and parts, unethical management and lousy service, no wonder Daihatsu wont let this cheapskate company to export the rebadge Rocky (Ativa) to other countries

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  • Badogkadong on May 11, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Next gen of Alza remake… peslip peslip till cicit can still use…

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  • Raman on May 13, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Add 360 degrees camera view and parking systems, and side mirror blinds spots alert. Sell below 80k,will be bestselling car for 7 seaters suv.

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  • (LIKE) Perodua Aruz
    (DISLIKE) Mitsubishi Xpander

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  • Low level scam, everyone knows this is a old model. Other manufacturers are constantly updating without so called official new model.
    Where is 2021 perodua Alza officially launched ?

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  • Please stop comparing Aruz with X50. One is a small 7-seater [MS]UV urban workhorse, while the other is a fancy compact 5-seater SUV. People buy each for different reasons. The people who compare both when looking to buy a car probably need to re-examine why they are getting one in the first place.

    Compare Ativa and X50 if you may. I’ve seen a couple of SocMed posts where they cancelled X50 (waiting list too long) for Ativa (just launched then, so a lot of stock) simply because they needed the car immediately. They don’t go for Aruz because what they want is a pretty (subjective) high-riding hatchback-like compact, which is what these 2 cars are.

    Note: Not a Perodua nor Proton fan. Non-biased people can see both plus and minuses of both brands and each of their models.

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  • Ijah05 on May 22, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Sy nk beli ketevaruz 1.5adv nk beli cash

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