Perodua Nexis rendered based on Toyota Yaris Cross – DNGA-based D66B to rival B-segment Proton X50?

Perodua Nexis rendered based on Toyota Yaris Cross – DNGA-based D66B to rival B-segment Proton X50?

Here’s another set of renders of the Perodua D66B, which is rumoured to be the carmaker’s upcoming B-segment SUV that will sit above the Ativa in the line-up. Also referred to as the Nexis if we refer to one of the trademarks that Perodua registered last year, the possibility of the D66B being introduced was made even more plausible following the launch of the Toyota Yaris Cross in Indonesia last week.

The B-segment SUV is the base vehicle used by rendering wiz Theophilus Chin, to which he grafted on the front end from a Myvi with familiar vertical LED DRLs, while the rear is adapted from his previous D66B rendering with full-width taillights. Elsewhere, the grille and lower intake are reshaped to suit the “X-shaped” face, and the exterior gets ‘Nexis’ badging, new wheels and several colourways.

The Yaris Cross is built on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA), which is also used by the latest Vios as well as the Ativa and Axia here. In Indonesia, the Yaris Cross is offered with a 2NR-VE 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 106 PS (105 hp or 78 kW) and 138 Nm of torque, mated to either a five-speed manual or CVT driving the front wheels.

Perodua Nexis rendered based on Toyota Yaris Cross – DNGA-based D66B to rival B-segment Proton X50?

It is also available with a hybrid system that consists of a 2NR-VEX 1.5 litre NA four-cylinder with 91 PS (90 hp or 67 kW) and 121 Nm. This setup is automatic-only and includes an electric traction motor that is rated at 80 PS (79 hp or 59 kW) and 141 Nm, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery.

The Yaris Cross measures 4,310 mm long, 1,770 mm wide, 1,615 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,620 mm. This places Toyota’s SUV in the ballpark of the current Honda HR-V that is 4,330-4,385 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, 1,590 mm tall and with a wheelbase of 2,610 mm.

Another model on our shores that the D66B competes against, if it were to be launched, is the Proton X50, which is 4,330 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, 1,609 mm and with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. Both the Honda and Proton SUVs are offered with turbocharged engines, although the former is also available with a pure NA and hybrid option.

2023 Toyota Yaris Cross

Given its supposed positioning in the Perodua line-up, the D66B/Nexis is projected to start from at least RM73,000, which would undercut the X50 that is from RM86,300 – the Ativa starts from RM62,500 and goes up to RM72,600 (not accounting for the fancier colour options).

For further context, the Indonesian Yaris Cross is offered in three variants priced from 351 million to 407.7 million rupiah (about RM107.9k to RM125k). The top-spec S HV Type sold there gets LED headlamps, a nine-inch Display Audio system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, an electronic parking brake (with auto brake hold) and Toyota Safety Sense (AEB, LDW, LDP, ACC, LKC, Front Departure Alert and Automatic High Beam).

Should the D66B become a reality for our market, how much do you think it will be priced at? Do you think the Nexis name will be used? What do you think of Theo’s renders? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Comments

  • when want to start selling 1.5EV?

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    • Perodua Nexis EV from RM73,000.
      Bulanan rm750 is dem cheap..

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      • Cheap is one, waiting line is very excruciating ..ativa delivery order still not out since last yr thou..opt out for X50 on ready stock.

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      • 73k also need bulanan? just buy cash, so cheap already.

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      • Outalingam Crap on Jun 22, 2023 at 8:31 pm

        Harap2 je lah hehehehehehe

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  • Rosmah on Jun 19, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    the render is lazy. its just the photo of Daihatsu Rocky esmart but changed the propertions. Lazy

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    • Razak Baginda on Jun 20, 2023 at 9:52 am

      Daihatsu Rocky esmart = Daihatsu/Toyota
      Yaris Cross = Toyota/Daihatsu

      same sister company. share same design cues.

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  • Yaris Cross looks WAY better.
    The Theo’s rendition is ugly, especially the tail lights. The So ugly same as Alza.

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    • Keyboard warrior on Jun 19, 2023 at 1:58 pm

      Wdym the Alza is so ugly?

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      • DonkeyKong on Jun 19, 2023 at 2:16 pm

        the tail lamps, and the tail of Alza looks ugly. Like fat car behind, but tiny lights

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  • Rzak Bakti on Jun 19, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    why the front look so much like Ativa Hybrid? copy and paste?

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    • DongkeyKingKong on Jun 20, 2023 at 9:51 am

      because Ativa Hybrid is actually a pure JDM Daihatsu/Toyota with just the P2 emblem changed. So the design uses the same Toyota/Daihatsu designs. and since the yaris cross is a Toyota, they will share the same design cues. That said, I hope Perodua dont “frankenstein” this beautiful design, like they did with the Ativa (turbo) and Alza. Why change a beautiful design? just leave them as-in please!

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      • kena tunjuk ada contribution sikit ma.
        or else people say P2 tak buat kerja, tau rebadge saja. tapi memang rebadge je pun, tapi lebih hodoh je

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  • Mourinho Woo on Jun 19, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Get a real job la rendering forever not like they want your design.

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    • dugong on Jun 19, 2023 at 7:27 pm

      Eh, that’s his job at Paultan what. You’re saying the staff here got no future? Check out Hafriz’s car collection.

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      • Theo’s real name is Chin Swee Hoe.
        He don’t work for Paultan.org.

        He renders car drawings as his pastime.

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  • WeeWee on Jun 19, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    “We dont need this. We need Axia to have ABS at RM19.9k”

    -Wee Wee-

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    • Ben Yap on Jun 20, 2023 at 9:48 am

      when is minister = quiet mouse
      when is opposition = HOO HAA EVERYTHING COMMENT

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  • My best bet is, this model will come as Toyota Yaris Cross with T emblem only. No P2 version with that kind of price tag, and due to Ativa still on sale, remember Nautica? But it will made in Rawang of course.

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    • Denzel on Jun 20, 2023 at 9:54 am

      I would prefer P2 dont change any design/grill, etc.
      P2 has a tendency to over-compensate and create frankensteins.

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  • Truth on Jun 19, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    DNGA based again…nope

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  • Bossku on Jun 19, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    I hope this one will come with radio and speakers as standard, unlike Perutdua South Axia aka RM22K aka Rahmah Menu Kereta.

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  • Axia v2 hodoh on Jun 19, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    Dapat dengan design engineer P2, terus jadi auto hodoh nanti. Siap laa

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  • Looks absolutely sensational
    Sadly , the real product won’t look this good
    But facelift just might…..

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  • p2 designer fail on Jun 20, 2023 at 9:56 am

    betul. P2 selalu tukar sampai hodoh.
    P2 pun sama, tukar grill je pandai.
    lepas tu siap mem-bangga syok sendiri.

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  • The new DNGA Yaris Cross is most likely a Toyota only model, like the new Vios.

    So yeah, don’t dream too much, the D66B is probably going to be a stretched Ativa/Rocky/Raize with 3 row seating that have been rumoured previously by the Japanese.

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    • abcdefg on Sep 06, 2023 at 2:53 pm

      If this is true, I will get the Yaris Cross. I don’t want to be like Veloz owners who get accused at modifying their Perodua Alza with Toyota Logo, pay extra for the same car, blah blah blah.

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  • Sam Loo on Jun 20, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    Perodua will create explosives with EV cars. Perodua will be agent to send the souls.

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  • I just want manual option don’t want CVT

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  • Outalingam Crap on Jun 22, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    Yay! Dear Perodua, when this car gets into reality, please retain Red, Brown and Green yea!!

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  • Joe fareez on Jul 12, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    P2 tolong jgn buat tail light mcm rendered ni…tak lawa langsung…buat ala lexus atau kekalkan mcm yariscross tu baru mantop!

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  • Dia kt malaysia ni simple ‘Design First’.. jgn jd mcm axia baru! Depan agak nice , belakang buruk.. sorry perodua kena jujur

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  • I want the Toyota version… when?

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  • Charles on Sep 09, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Make launch in 2023 please.

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