The internet was set ablaze yesterday with the launch of the all-new 2022 Perodua Alza. Luckily for us, we didn’t have to wait until its debut to check it out in person, so join us in our walk around video as we get up and personal with the all-new seven-seater MPV!
The all-new 2022 Perodua Alza is completely redesigned from the inside out, including its chassis, which it now rides on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform. It’s based on the all-new Toyota Avanza, so it does share a similar general silhouette to the Toyota. However, Perodua has given the Alza handful of unique design touches to make it stand out from its siblings.
Most notably is the new chrome pin vanity grille up front, which extends downwards from underneath the headlights, in stark contrast to the Avanza’s slim upper grille design. The headlights, by the way, are fully LED across the board, with the two higher-end variants even getting sequential turn indicators up front.
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The big upgrades continue inside, characterised by a horizontal two-tone dashboard (on the AV variant), and topped by a massive free-standing 9-inch touchscreen infotainment display (H and AV). The infotainment system also now supports Android Auto connectivity for the first time in the Perodua (on the AV variant), although Apple CarPlay is weirdly missing, despite being mentioned in the car’s owner’s manual.
Another “first” for Perodua is the addition of an electronic parking brake in the centre console, available exclusively for the range-topping AV variant. The seven-inch digital instrument cluster meanwhile is available on the H and AV variants.
The engine underneath the bonnet is still a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated mill, but it’s a completely different engine from the 2NR family, built to Euro 4 standards (Euro 3 on the outgoing Alza). The engine makes a maximum of 105 hp and 138 Nm, and is paired to a new Dual-Mode CVT (D-CVT) gearbox to return a fuel consumption figure of 5.3 l/100 km (NEDC cycle).
New here on the 2022 Perodua Alza is also the addition of the advanced driver assistance features, with the company’s ASA 3.0 system standard across all variants. The fancier features such as SAE level 2 autonomous driving capabilities and blind-spot monitor meanwhile are limited to just the range-topping AV variant.
For the full specifications breakdown of the all-new 2022 Perodua Alza, check out our launch coverage here.