Perodua in 2024 – D66B SUV to be first hybrid? Aruz facelift? Myvi G3 turns 7, is it time for an additional replace?


Perodua in 2024 – D66B SUV to be first hybrid? Aruz facelift? Myvi G3 turns 7, is it time for another update?

The place did 2023 go? Perodua kicked off final yr with the launch of the D74A Axia. It felt latest, however was method again in February (they made us work arduous on Valentine’s Day). The all-new DNGA Axia begins at the next worth level, leaving a spot for the Axia E – primarily a kosong previous-gen Axia – to fill. The ‘Axia Rahmah’ popped eyes with a RM22,000 sticker worth in June.

One new mannequin, one facelift. That’s what Perodua does in a yr, and the repurposed outdated Axia accomplished the transient for the market chief in 2023. How about this yr? Right here, we check out what is perhaps below Rawang’s sleeves for 2024.

Taking a look at Perodua’s present vary of six fashions (excluding the Axia E), it’s the Aruz that’s most in want of an replace. The high-riding seven-seater was launched again in January 2019, which signifies that it has been 5 years with out a facelift. The Aruz was given a delicate replace in mid-2021, but it surely was extra of an tools/color job than a facelift.

Perodua in 2024 – D66B SUV to be first hybrid? Aruz facelift? Myvi G3 turns 7, is it time for another update?

The Daihatsu Terios facelift debut in Indonesia final yr; will the Aruz be subsequent?

Whereas the Aruz isn’t Perodua’s high precedence as they’ve the hot-selling Alza seven-seater within the household, the previous’s above-average floor clearance stands in distinction with the intentionally lowered Alza, and that is perhaps a draw for sure patrons. If P2 intends to stick with the Aruz, a facelift might be within the works. In Indonesia, the Daihatsu Terios was facelifted in June 2023.

The Bezza additionally feels prefer it has been round for a really very long time. Certainly, the homegrown sedan first surfaced again in mid-2016, which signifies that the Bezza will quickly have a good time its eighth birthday. As we speak’s facelifted model will likely be 4 years outdated subsequent week. Whereas P2 has confirmed that it’s engaged on the next-generation Bezza, which will likely be an ASEAN automotive, it’s nonetheless a number of years away. In any case, the Bezza isn’t simply removed from broke, it most likely ended 2023 as Malaysia’s best-selling automotive.

How concerning the Myvi? The present third-generation hatchback is now coming into its seventh yr. Each the first- (2005-2011) and second-generation (2011-2017) Myvis had been changed in six years so can we anticipate a brand new one quickly? We might be taking a look at one other replace earlier than a DNGA-based next-generation, but it surely most likely received’t be in 2024 – right this moment’s facelift is simply barely over two years outdated. Transferring ahead, would the ‘King’ be canvas for P2’s first EV?

Perodua in 2024 – D66B SUV to be first hybrid? Aruz facelift? Myvi G3 turns 7, is it time for another update?

In Indonesia and Thailand, the Toyota Yaris Cross is a direct B-SUV rival to the Honda HR-V

With all of the facelift candidates out of the best way, right here’s the massive one – what will likely be Perodua’s new mannequin for 2024? The much-anticipated D66B B-segment SUV might effectively be it. Consider a correct B-segment SUV that sits above the Ativa in dimension and worth, giving like-for-like competitors to the Honda HR-V and Proton X50. In Indonesia and Thailand, this HR-V rival is named the Toyota Yaris Cross.

The Yaris Cross made its ASEAN debut in Indonesia in June 2023 with 1.5L NA and 1.5L hybrid powertrain choices, whereas in Thailand, the B-SUV debut in October as a pure hybrid. Talking of hybrids, Perodua plan has at all times been electrification earlier than electrical vehicles, which signifies that we’ll get hybrids first earlier than EVs, and 2024 has been talked about earlier than as the beginning level. We’ve dived into this subject earlier than – full story right here.

In contrast to its nationwide counterpart, Perodua’s strategy in terms of new merchandise is to maintain its playing cards near chest, solely revealing its hand when it’s time to play. As such, the perfect that we are able to do is don a tuxedo, strap on the Omega, order a shaken drink and wager on an all-new B-SUV and probably an Aruz facelift in 2024.

GALLERY: Toyota Yaris Cross at GIIAS 2023

GALLERY: Daihatsu Terios facelift at GIIAS 2023

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