It’s no secret that the all-new Perodua Alza is due to be unveiled sometime this year, but as far as official announcements go, it has pretty much been complete radio silence from the national carmaker thus far. But that ends today, because Perodua have just given us a first look at the upcoming D27A Alza, in a short video published on its social media channels.
The video, dubbed “Perodua Smart Build”, is just a run-off-the-mill marketing video boasting the company’s “innovative” and “smarter” products and processes. But sit through the marketing fluff, and you’ll find a short hidden segment within the video previewing the upcoming Perodua Alza.
In typical fashion, the car in the video is barely visible thanks to the shadowy video style, but it pretty much confirms that the Alza will indeed be based on the all-new Toyota Avanza that made its global debut in November last year.
As with all Perodua cars, however, the Malaysia-bound Alza will get some unique design touches to stand out from the standard Toyota model. And from what we can see, the front fascia will get a X-shaped design motif in line with the new Myvi and Ativa, and the grille will also likely get its own styling.
Flanking the grille are the LED headlights, with an eyebrow-style daytime-running light signature on top. It also looks to be slightly more angular compared to the Avanza’s headlights, but the taillights seem to be taken lock, stock, and barrel from the Toyota counterpart.
No interior shots were provided, too, but we expect it to look pretty similar to the Avanza, aside from a few trim and upholstery differences.
From the profile, we can also see a ‘Dual VVT-i’ badge on the fender, pretty much confirming that the D27A Perodua Alza will be powered by the Myvi’s 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated inline-four engine, instead of the 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-banger from the Ativa.
Power output should be around the region of 101 hp and 136 Nm of torque, which is the same as the outgoing Alza, with drive sent to the front wheels via a new D-CVT gearbox.
With the all-new Perodua Alza now officially teased, the reveal should not be too long more of a wait from now too. Rumours on the good ol’ internet suggested that a launch could happen as soon as the end of June, so keep your eyes peeled as we bring you the latest info!