Perodua’s third SUV model, after the Kembara and the short-lived Nautica, is a localized version of Indonesia's Daihatsu Terios, and is closely related to the Toyota Rush, which is assembled at Perodua's plant in Rawang alongside the Aruz. It's also closely related to the Indonesia-made Toyota Avanza, sharing the same powertrain.
The Aruz is powered by the 2NR-VE Dual VVT-i 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder which is also found on the Toyota Rush (and Avanza too). Despite using the same engine as the Rush, the Aruz makes 3 PS and 3 Nm less than the Rush - 102 PS at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 133 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The engine is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission which distributes power to the rear wheels.
Like the Toyota Rush, claimed fuel efficiency of the Aruz is 15.6 km per litre, or 6.4 litres/100 km, aided in part by standard fitment of an Automatic Stop-Start function. Thus, the Aruz qualifies for Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status under the current Malaysian National Automotive Policy.
All variants are offered with six airbags, reverse camera, and LED headlights as standard. The AV variant adds Perodua’s Active Safety Assist 2.0 autonomous emergency braking feature.
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- Body Type: SUV
- Transmission: Automatic
- Engine Capacity: 1500 cc
- Fuel Type: petrol
- Seat Capacity: 7
- Price: RM 68,526 - RM 73,226
15 Sep 2020
Review: Perodua Aruz 1.5L AV – Big Bang For Small Bucks
It’s this careful balance of proportions and restrained styling that gives the Aruz its premium, grown-up looks without looking pretentious. Elsewhere, the front and rear bumpers, which are different from the Rush, adds elegance and sportiness in equal amounts. Front fog lamps, roof rails, and silver painted rear diffuser highlight the top-spec AV variant. Here again, subtle highlights that make a substantial difference visually. I also especially like the sleek LED headlamp signature – which looks even better at night.View full review
User Review of Perodua Aruz
Worth buying but I hate the passengers seat belt
Great Car and Worth your money
For the salary man with growing family
Value for money
Amazing, Safety, Economic