Slowly however absolutely, we’re seeing increasingly of Perodua’s new D55L compact SUV, tipped to be referred to as the Ativa and slated to be revealed in less than a week’s time, on March 3. As we speak, the corporate launched a teaser video that lastly provides us a (a lot obscured) have a look at the entrance finish.

From what we are able to see, the automotive will get a deep entrance grille that’s related to the headlights, differing from the discrete six-point opening discovered on its twin, the Daihatsu Rocky. As per the Aruz, the Ativa could have twin chrome grille bars, this time mounted additional up, linking the unchanged LED headlights. We additionally see what seems to be a silver skid plate, plus the compulsory spherical fog lights.

We already know that the Ativa could have a barely totally different 17-inch alloy wheel design and a singular rear bumper, the latter sporting inverted L-shaped corners for the reflectors. Don’t anticipate lots of modifications on the within, nonetheless, with the automotive set to retain the same dashboard and objects like a nine-inch infotainment touchscreen, seven-inch digital instrument cluster and pink accents on higher-end fashions.

Nonetheless, the Ativa could have totally different air-conditioning controls with reminiscence, in addition to stiffer suspension in comparison with the Rocky. All fashions will likely be powered by the Rocky’s 1KR-VET 1.zero litre turbo three-cylinder engine making 98 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque from 2,400 to 4,000 rpm.

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Drive will likely be despatched to the entrance wheels by a brand new D-CVT that provides gears and a planetary gearset for high-speed driving. The transmission will characteristic a brand new sequential shift mode with seven digital ratios, whereas a Energy button on the steering wheel remaps the engine and gearbox for faster response.

Security equipment will likely be excessive, with six airbags, stability management and even autonomous emergency braking, lane conserving help and automated excessive beam coming as commonplace. The range-topping AV variant will get a number of Perodua firsts comparable to adaptive cruise management, lane centring help, blind spot monitoring and rear cross site visitors alert, plus matrix LED headlights.

Costs are anticipated to vary from RM62,500 to RM73,400 on-the-road with out insurance coverage. As such, the entry-level mannequin will undercut the bigger seven-seat Aruz by some margin, however will likely be dearer on the high of the lineup. Nonetheless, the automotive’s vital benefit when it comes to tools ought to present recompense.

Now that you just’ve gotten your first have a look at the brand new Ativa, what do you consider the design? Pontificate within the feedback after the soar. You may also learn our man Danny Tan’s first impressions review here.

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