Perodua launches new SUV Perodua Aruz

KUALA LUMPUR: Perodua has launched its all-new three-row, seven-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV), Perodua Aruz, with an on-the-road price of RM72,900 and RM77,900 in Peninsular Malaysia for two variants, the 1.5X and 1.5 Advance, respectively.

The Perodua Aruz has already received bookings of 2,200 units.

The monthly sales target for the Aruz is around 2,500 units, or 31,200 units by the end of 2019.

“With the Perodua Aruz, many more Malaysians can enjoy the benefits of an SUV plus advanced features found only in pricier vehicles,” said Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad at the launch.

Go with the flow: The launch of Perodua Aruz. (From left) Managing director of perodua sales Datuk Zahari Husin; director of Daihatsu Motor Co Sunao Matsubayashi, Perodua president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad; Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Ignatius Darrell Leiking; Japanese ambassador to Malaysia Makio Miyagawa; Perodua chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin and the president of Perodua Auto Corp Sdn Bhd Masanori Takahashi.

Both variants are available in five colours – Ivory White, Glittering Silver, Electric Blue, Granite Grey and a new Amazon Green.

Contributing to the Perodua Aruz’s five-star Asean NCAP safety rating are Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), ISOFIX and six airbags, which are all standard across the range.

The Advance variant gets an upgraded version of the Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) active safety suite, called ASA 2.0.

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