Perodua D55L Is Now Confirmed As Perodua Ativa!
The 1.0-litre turbo with D-CVT in the Perodua Ativa officially makes it the cheapest turbocharged vehicle currently on sale in Malaysia.
Three variants: X, H and AV
All three variants come with ASA
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention is standard across all three variants
The AV variant gets additional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keep Control and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
Safety-wise all three variants will come with 6 airbags, ABS and EBD with BA, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Hold Assist (HHA) and Isofix.
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- Body Type: SUV
- Transmission: Automatic
- Engine Capacity: 998 cc
- Fuel Type: petrol
- Seat Capacity: 5
- Price: RM 62,500 - RM 73,100
30 Mar 2021
2021 Perodua Ativa (D55L) First Drive Impressions – Comfort, Safety…and Power
When stepping up to the Ativa, the first impressions are that this car looks bigger in person than in the pictures. It’s boxy but in a sea of curvy cars with accent lines and convex panel shapes, the Ativa is a breath of fresh air. Plus boxy, simple lines work well for an SUV, the Suzuki Jimny is boxy, the Jeep Wrangler is boxy (and we still love them) – but it definitely looks better in the flesh than in the pictures you might have seen so far. The Daihatsu and Perodua jointly developed DNGA platform has provided a strong set of bones for Perodua to build the Ativa. The elevated ride height is adequate for most drivers (and the Ativa’s SUV promise), and despite this, handles much like a hatchback. The increased rigidity of the cars body and shell offers a nice reassuring feeling that this is a properly built car and the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) levels are impressive. The Ativa is powered by Daihatsu’s 1KR-VET 1.0-litre turbocharged transverse-mounted three-cylinder petrol engine which produces 98PS and peak torque of 140Nm between 2,400rpm and 4,000rpm. While we will have to wait for the launch for the exact power numbers, it doesn’t take very long to realise the Ativa’s engine is very punchy. The long flowing corner allowed us to feel just how planted the Ativa is. There’s very little body roll, and the suspension setup feels nicely calibrated to handle road imperfections without being too stiff in the bends. As for the slalom section, the Ativa again exhibited good body control and manoeuvrability, the steering feels nice and responsive (though slightly heavier than in the Myvi) and the car responds well to small steering and brake inputs. This proves the Ativa should be an easy and fun car to drive around town and on those long balik kampung trips.View full review
User Review of Perodua Ativa