Perodua finally unveiled their first vehicle that comes from the Perodua Smart Build blueprint, the Perodua Ativa. Ranging from RM61,500 to RM72,000, the official price is actually lower than estimated. The said prices supersede the estimated RM62,500 to RM73,400 announced earlier, and are valid until the government’s sales tax exemption expires on 30 June.

There are a few first for the Perodua Ativa. The Ativa is the 1st Perodua to come with a turbocharge engine, and also the 1st Perodua vehicle to use a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and its 1st to satisfy Autonomous Driving Level 2 standards in the segment and price range. In terms of efficiency, the new Ativa can achieve a rated fuel efficiency of 18.9 km/l, making it Perodua’s fifth Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV).

One of the highlight of the Perodua Ativa is the Advanced Safety Assist (ASA*) 3.0, which is standard across the range for the first time. ASA 3.0 works at higher speeds (up to 120 km/h for vehicles, up to 60 km/h for pedestrians) versus the current ASA 2.0, and can now detect two-wheeled vehicles as well as function at night.

Also on all variants are six airbags, automatic LE D headlamps with Auto High Beam, plus Lane Departure Warning and Prevention. For the higher spec H and AV variants, they are equipped with Adaptive Driving Beam, a seven-inch TFT multi-info display and a nine-inch touch-screen infotainment system with voice recognition, while the top AV exclusively gets Lane Keep Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control.

With the Ativa now part of the Perodua family, the carmaker expects to buy a total of RM6.5 billion worth of components from Malaysian suppliers this year.

Perodua Ativa final prices, on-the-road before insurance (P. Malaysia)
Metallic colours: Glittering Silver/Granite Grey/Cobalt Blue RM61,500
Metallic colours: Glittering Silver/Granite Grey/Cobalt Blue RM66,100
Special Metallic colours: Pearl Diamond White/Pearl Delima Red RM66,600
AV  Metallic colours: Glittering Silver/Granite Grey RM71,200
AV  Special Metallic colours: Pearl Diamond White/Pearl Delima Red RM71,700
AV  Two-tone Special Metallic colours: Pearl Diamond White/Pearl Delima Red RM72,000