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Perodua Aruz

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RM 72,900 - RM 77,900
Aruz Price
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Aruz Specs
Engine 1496 cc
Power 101 hp
Transmission Type Automatic
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Ground Clearance 220 mm
Seating Capacity 7 Seats

Aruz Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Aruz

For a seven-seater compact MUVs which are usually styled conservatively, the Perodua Aruz looks very striking. The various styling cues like angular front fascia and rear profile machined alloy wheels, roof rails, and high ground clearance and some factors which are clearly inspired by that of a modern compact SUV, which makes it look quite rugged and very modern at the same time.

The seven seating configuration of the Perodua Aruz makes it one of the most flexible and practical cars of today’s time. The second and third row have multiple seating adjustments, which make it very convenient to ferry people and luggage at the same time,  which is not possible in a similarly priced five-seater compact SUV.

Things We Dont Like in Aruz

While there is not much to complain about the packaging and exterior styling of the Perodua Aruz, the fact that it is nothing but a rebadged Toyota Rush robs of the factor of exclusivity from this car. It would have been better if Perodua could have introduced some minute styling changes in and out, rather than just replacing the Toyota badge with that of Perodua, and nothing else.

While the exterior styling of the Perodua Aruz is exceptionally well and dramatic, the same can’t be said about the interior cabin layout. It would have been better if Perodua could have made the dashboard layout as contemporary and visually striking as the exterior design. The interior cabin layout looks a bit simple for a UV of this segment.

Recent Updates of Perodua Aruz

With the launch of Aruz in the market, Perodua has returned to the SUV segment with a bang! This 7-seater vehicle from Perodua has a lot to offer in terms of usability, performance, and space. The front fascia of the Aruz looks very sporty due to the presence of a stylish new grille coupled with the LED DRLs. On the inside, the Aruz gets a well-designed cabin with silver accents, 7-inch infotainment, push start button, rear AC vents and USB ports on the front two rows. The Aruz is powered by 1.5litre 2NR-VE 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that churns out 105 PS of power and 136 Nm of torque. This engine is equipped with an automatic start/stop function along with dual VVT-I technology that ensures that you get a fuel economy of 15.6 kmpl. Standard safety features on both the variants include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, vehicle stability control, hill decent control, hill start assist and ISOFIX mounts. 

Aruz Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
1.5X RM 72,900 *
OTR Price
1496 cc, 101 hp, Automatic, Petrol
1.5AV RM 77,900 *
OTR Price
1496 cc, 101 hp, Automatic, Petrol
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Perodua Aruz Colors

Aruz is available in 5 different colors - Electric Blue, Ivory White Solid, Glittering Silver Metallic, Granite Grey and Amazon Green.

  • Electric Blue

  • Ivory White Solid

  • Glittering Silver Metallic

  • Granite Grey

  • Amazon Green

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Aruz Review

  • Overview
  • Interior & Features
  • Exterior
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety
  • Verdict

Overview

With the Aruz entering the Perodua lineup, the long empty SUV space is now filled. It is the same car that Perodua showcased at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show via a peephole. Now, after a few teaser images and a leaked leaflet, Perodua has finally launched the Aruz. This Perodua SUV belongs to the B-segment SUV arena and therefore competes with the likes of Toyota Rush and Honda BR-V. It is to be noted, that the Aruz is no direct rival to the Proton X70, as they belong to different segments altogether.

The Perodua Aruz is available in two variants - X and AV. Both the trims powered by a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder Dual VVT-i engine. The cabin looks plush and is loaded with modern amenities, and all the three-rows provides ample seating space for seven passengers. Proving a safe driving experience, the Aruz is blessed with an array of features. The Aruz can be purchased in five color shades - Amazon Green, Granite Grey, Electric Blue, Glittering Silver, and Ivory White.  Price for the base variant starts at RM 72,200.

Interior & Features

Open the doors of the Aruz, and you’ll be greeted by premium-ness. As every aspect of the cabin from the material used to comfort to features to built quality is done with sheer thoughtfulness. It’s truly commendable, how Perodua has shaped the Aruz. With a capacity of seven individuals, the Aruz offers a spacious and comfortable cabin. Plus, the flexible seating arrangement makes accessing the second and third-row so much simple. Talking of which, the second-row seat comes with recline, slide, and tumble functions. The semi-bucket seats are comfortable and are a treat when going on long journeys. The base trim gets fabric upholstery as a standard option, and leather ones are offered with the range-topping AV trim.

Adorned in top-quality finishes, the dashboard looks upmarket. Also, all the equipment are placed ergonomically. As for the driver’s arena, there’s a smart information cluster with MID, and tilt adjust multi-functional steering wheel. While the X trim gets a urethane steering, the one seen on the AV variant is wrapped in leather and even has a Bluetooth call button along with standard audio and telephony ones. The list of Aruz standard features includes - a 7-inch touchscreen head unit, second-row air-con vents, push start/stop button, single-zone manual air-con system with memory function supported by a digital display, USB port on the first and second row, a 12-volt socket on the third row, and integrated toll reader. The top Aruz variant only gets a few extra elements like an Integrated Driving Video Recorder, and SmartLink smartphone screen mirroring via HDMI port. This trim also features a few chrome accents on the door and Piano black coverage on the dash.

Exterior

As mentioned, in its first impression the Perodua Aruz gives the impression of the Rush. The two despite being rivals share a resemblance. On the dimension front too, the two cars display similar measurements, i.e., 4435 mm X 1695 mm X 1705 mm (L X W XH). The wheelbase and even the boot space tallies at 2685 mm and 213-litre, respectively. Whatever may be the case between the two B-segment SUV, the Aruz still has a more Malaysia oriented design theme.

At the front, the Aruz showcases a robust site with its multi-slate grille that’s done beautifully in black and silver accents. The LED headlamps not only add to the car's oomph factor but also are high-tech with standard Follow-Me-Home feature. The units on the AV trim are automatic and are accompanied by fog lamps. The side profile displays a simple yet empowering stance, all thanks to the 17-inch alloy wheels, power folding ORVMs, and roof rails (available in AV trim only). The rear is equally stunning with elements like a wrap-around edgy tail lamp, bold and black tailgate trim, number plate with silver garnish, and rear skid plates.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Perodua Aruz is powered by a 1496cc naturally-aspirated 2NR-VE VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine. This mill churns a maximum power of 105 PS at 6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 136 Nm at 4200 rpm. This engine comes mated to a four-speed automatic unit that sends the generated power to the wheels. Courtesy to displacement, the Aruz is eligible for the petrol subsidy. The company has also claimed fuel efficiency of 15.6 kmpl. Further enhancing its fuel-saving ability is the Eco Idle automatic engine start/stop tech.

Braking & Safety

Safety is one area about which both the driver and the occupants can rest assured. The SUVs standard safety kit includes the following features, which we think is impressive at this price range -  6 airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, ABS with EBD and brake assist, Hill start assist, Hill descent control, seat belt reminder for all seats, emergency stop signal, and ISOFIX. Taking the safety profile one level up is the AV trim that comes equipped with the Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0, included in it our Pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection, front departure alert, pre-collision warking with pedestrian detection, and pedal misoperation control. Also, the Aruz secured 5-start rating at ASEAN NCAP rating.

Verdict

The Perodua Aruz is the new entry in the B-segment SUV market. With appealing looks, class-leading cabin and safety feature it’s the perfect pick. Also, the affordable price tag only makes it a deal worth grabbing.

User Reviews of Perodua Aruz

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    ADAM Ogo 09, 2019 for Perodua Aruz
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    Me and my wife are ardent travellers and we love moving around in the car. It is often that we travel for days on the road and explore the natural scenic wonders. Since I had a hatchback my parents were worried about our safety on highways and even we started feeling the dearth of space. It was then that I Read More

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    I wanted to buy a medium range car, which has good seating arrangement and five to six people can sit easily and comfortably. I mostly look for the cars of Perodua Company as it is very popular in Malaysia. I came to know about Perodua Aruz and decided to buy it after seeing its features. If we come to engine Read More

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    Lim Jun 27, 2019 for Perodua Aruz
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    I have always been a fan of Perodua as they manufacture cars that are very practical and well- suited for everyday lifestyle. The Aruz is the first ever SUV by Perodua and ever since its launch in January 2019, I was hoping to get its test drive and when I did, I was very impressed. I fell in love with Read More

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    Harris Jun 25, 2019 for Perodua Aruz
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    If you are searching for a rugged car with a reliable engine and plenty of safety features, then Aruz is the perfect option for you. The exterior design of the car is flawless. The multi- slate grille looks very beautiful with the black and silver accents. The LED headlamps not only provides great visibility but also comes with a high-tech Read More

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Perodua Aruz FAQ

  • What are the Safety Features Available in Perodua Aruz?

    The safety features available in Perodua Aruz Below:

    Feature Value
    Driver Airbag Yes
    Passenger Airbag Yes
    Side Airbag-Front Yes
    Child Safety Locks Yes
    Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
    Brake Assist Yes
    Ebd Yes
    Vehicle Stability Control System Yes
    Rear Seat Belts Yes
    Seat Belt Warning Yes
    Rear Camera Yes
    Parking Sensors Yes
    Crash Sensor Yes
    Engine Check Warning Yes
    Tyre Pressure Monitor No
    Front Impact Beams Yes
    Side Impact Beams Yes
    Door Ajar Warning Yes
    Traction Control Yes

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