Perodua Aruz X-Cape in Malaysia – roof-mounted tent, awning, camping accessories, matte exterior wrap

Perodua Aruz X-Cape in Malaysia – roof-mounted tent, awning, camping accessories, matte exterior wrap

The Perodua Aruz is popular among families, given its seven-seater layout and SUV form, especially for those who need the interior space on a regular basis. The national carmaker has shown a kitted-up example of the Aruz today at the 2024 Malaysia Autoshow, with camping accessories and aesthetic changes.

Along with a matte green full body wrap, the Aruz is outfitted with a roof rack for a roof-mounted tent, which is deployed from its own roof box. This is equipped with a ladder for access on the right-hand-side of the vehicle. This is complemented by an awning with supporting poles. Accompanying the display setup are camping furniture including chairs, a foldable trolley that doubles as a table, along with cases.

According to Perodua personnel at show stand, the Aruz X-Cape shown serves as a display concept in terms of what is possible in an outdoors-lifestyle capacity, and there are currently no plans to offer any variant of the Aruz for sale with this equipment specification, nor as any individual parts for the Aruz.

In addition to the lifestyle accessories, the Aruz gets a gloss black finish for its alloy wheels, and the vehicle’s headlamp and tail lamp lenses have been darkened to to with the darkened trim theme. Meanwhile, a set of mountain range decals are applied to the sides of the Aruz X-Cape.

Equipment unique to the Aruz X-Cape appears to be confined to aesthetics and accessories, and so its mechanical specifications appear unchanged. As standard from its launch in 2019, the Aruz packs a 1.5 litre 2NR-VE Dual VVT-i naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 102 PS at 6,000 rpm and 133 Nm at 4,200 rpm, driving the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic gearbox.

In top variant form, the AV gets automatic headlamp function, roof rails, SmartLink smartphone mirroring, leather upholstery (the X gets fabric), a driving video recorder (dashcam) and Advance Safety Assist 2.0 (ASA 2.0) systems (Pre-collision Warning, Pre-collision Braking, Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control).

The Perodua Aruz continues to be on sale in Malaysia in two variants – the 1.5 X at RM72,900, and the 1.5 AV at RM77,900; prices for both are on-the-road without insurance.

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Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Oh my gaud...Perodua Aruz failure on May 21, 2024 at 1:26 pm

    Perodua..u r wasting time…9 out of 10 Aruz owners..complained about one thing…the THE VERY BOUNCY SUSPENSION…Until u fix this issue,u can propose add ons for camping,cooking,fiesta etc…the sales will still struggle.
    Just change the blardy suspension set up..u need Elon Musk to lecture u?

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  • To go offroad,

    This is what it need, a ladder Frame, RWD/4×4 strengthened bottom is better than Racing Struts.

    Just like the jeep, jimny, fortuner, Everest, Baij BJ40, Tank300

    Keep it lively for Getaway

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  • GlenmareeHous on May 21, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    Not bad, a EverestRaptor Rahmah

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  • 4 speed ?? wtF

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  • aruzXCapeMakeNoSense on May 24, 2024 at 3:49 pm

    When you talk about “camping”, you immediately think off-grid vacation. That easily means you’ll going off-road. Is Aruz a capable off-roader in anyway? I don’t think so. Therefore, this is only suitable for pseudo-camping.

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  • Austin on May 27, 2024 at 10:54 pm

    4-speed CVT GEARBOX, 103 hp and 136 Nm and RWD! for those who are thinking of buying this car I feel like U shouldn’t RUSH (Toyota Rush) to buy this car, see what I did there, I understand not everyone wants a fast car ok I agree, however if u want a TRUE off-roader, get the Toyota Fortuner , Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Nissan Navara . These cars may be expensive true however these are the REAL off-roaders

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