Launched yesterday, the Perodua Ativa is available in three variants with prices starting from RM61,500 for the X variant, RM66,100 for the H variant, and RM71,200 for the highest spec AV variant. Check out the differences between all three variants here!

Aside from sharing the same engine and transmission, all three variants also share a significant feature – the Advance Safety Assist (ASA) 3.0.

The ASA 3.0 now feature two new stereo cameras with Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities, following the addition of features such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep control, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert.

Following the upgrade from the previous ASA 2.0 in the Myvi, Bezza and Aruz, its basic features, which is available across three variants, such as pre-collision warning, pre-collision braking, pedal misoperation control, and front departure alert have also been upgraded as well.

The most important thing to note howeever is that the pre-collision braking (or autonomous braking) feature is no longer limited to just three stops; it’s now unlimited!

Previously in the Myvi, once the system has been activated three times, you’d have to kill the engine to reset the system. You don’t have to do that anymore with the Ativa.

As for operation speed, the autonomous braking feature in the ASA 2.0 only worked up to speeds of 80 km/h, but in the ASA 3.0, it has now increased to 120 km/h against other vehicles. Against pedestrians, the autonomous braking feature works up to 60 km/h, up from 50 km/h.

As for the pre-collision warning, operation speed has increased from 100 km/h to 120 km/h against vehicles, and from 50 km/h to 60 km/h against pedestrians.

The pre-collision warning and braking features in the ASA 3.0 system has also been upgraded to detect bicycles and motorcycles. Before, it was only limited to vehicles and pedestrians. Additionally, the ASA 3.0 now also works at night, but can only detect cars if their taillights are switched on.

Impressed? For a RM61,000 car, we sure are!