The Perodua Ativa was officially launched earlier today, with price ranging from RM61,500 to RM72,000 on-the-road before insurance in Peninsular Malaysia. There will be three variants – X, H, and the full-spec AV.
The said prices supersede the estimated RM62,500 to RM73,400 announced earlier, and are valid until the government’s sales tax exemption expires on 30 June.
Engine and gearbox
Powering the Perodua Ativa is the 1KR-VE 1.0-litre turbo engine producing 98 PS and 140 Nm of torque, paired with a CVT. Fuel consumption is rated at 18.9 kilometres per litre.
Debuting on the Perodua Ativa is Advanced Safety Assist (ASA*) 3.0, which is standard across the range for the first time. ASA 3.0 works at higher speeds (up to 120 km/h for vehicles, up to 60 km/h for pedestrians) versus the current ASA 2.0, and can now detect two-wheeled vehicles as well as function at night.
On top of ASA 3.0, there is the Perodua Drive Assist and Parking Assist that are offered only in the H and AV variants, with features like Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Pedal Misoperation Control, Front Departure Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Front Corner Sensor, Rear Corner Sensor, Reverse Camera, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Also on all variants are six airbags, automatic LED headlamps with Auto High Beam, plus Lane Departure Warning and Prevention. H and AV variants get Adaptive Driving Beam, a seven-inch TFT multi-info display and a nine-inch touch-screen infotainment system with voice recognition, while the top AV exclusively gets Lane Keep Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control.
5,000 bookings and counting
“We have so far received some 5,000 bookings for the Perodua Ativa since we began collecting orders on 19 February. We thank the public very much for their support. Deliveries will begin tomorrow (4 March), and we aim to deliver an average of 3,000 units a month,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.
According to Dato’ Zainal, the Perodua Ativa’s introduction is significant as it brings Perodua’s collaboration with Daihatsu to a new level and allows Perodua and its suppliers to commonise components and processes for maximum cost efficiency.
“This close collaboration allowed us to include the Malaysian automotive ecosystem in the development of this model, and the suppliers rose to the challenge and were able to reduce their costs,” Dato’ Zainal said.
The Perodua D55L – the most advanced Perodua yet – is now open for booking, with X, H and AV variants at prices estimated between RM62,500 and RM73,400, on-the-road before insurance in Peninsular Malaysia.
“The Perodua D55L is the first model under the Perodua Smart Build blueprint, spearheading breakthroughs for Perodua in style, safety, technology, equipment levels and value,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.
Among the D55L’s headlining features is Advanced Safety Assist (ASA*). Available on all variants, the latest ASA features higher operating speeds than the current version and is capable of detecting two-wheeled vehicles.
Also available on all variants are Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, while the top AV exclusively gets Lane Keep Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control.
All these features make the Perodua D55L the first Perodua model to satisfy Level 2 Autonomous Driving standards.
“True to our aim to continually bring more and more advanced technology to the masses, the Perodua D55L AV is Malaysia’s most affordable Level 2 Autonomous vehicle, bringing state-of-the-art safety and convenience to a wider audience,” said Dato’ Zainal.
“SUVs remain very much in demand, and the Perodua D55L is our trendiest offering in this regard. Its compactness, contemporary style and modern features make it the perfect companion for day-to-day urban lifestyles,” he added.
The Perodua D55L is also Perodua’s first turbocharged vehicle, in line with the global downsized forced-induction trend, and the first Perodua to use a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), contributing to a class-leading rated fuel efficiency of 18.9 km/l.
LED headlamps are standard across the range, while H and AV variants get Adaptive Driving Beam, a 7-inch TFT multi-info display and a 9-inch touch-screen infotainment system with voice recognition.
“As the government’s sales tax exemption is set to expire in end-June, don’t wait to book – our authorised sales advisors are eager to serve you and tell you more about the Perodua D55L at all our sales outlets nationwide, where strict COVID-19 guidelines are in place for your health and safety,” Dato’ Zainal said.
Variants and warranty
X and H variants are available in Glittering Silver, Granite Grey and Cobalt Blue, with the H variant also available in Pearl Diamond White and Pearl Delima Red. The last three colours are new for Perodua. The top AV can be had in Glittering Silver, Granite Grey, Pearl Diamond White, Pearl Delima Red, or the last two colours with a black roof. A five-year/150,000 km warranty is offered.
In case you’re wondering why we’re sharing pictures of the Daihatsu Rocky, the D55L is actually a rebadged version of the Daihatsu, and no official images have been shared yet. So, watch this space for more udpates on the D55L.