Yes, we showed you the car unwrapped yesterday, but today is the day of the Perodua Alza facelift’s official launch, and here are the full details, specs and pricing from the event at 1 Utama.
The compact three-row MPV’s proven mechanicals are unchanged, so under the hood is the familiar 3SZ-VE 1.5 litre engine with DVVT. With 104 PS and 136 Nm of torque, the 16-valve DOHC unit is paired to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.
The Alza has been around for over four years (launched back in November 2009, 167k sold to date) so a fresh face is welcome. The MPV looks more like the current Myvi now, with a more sculptured front bumper, a thicker grille and a reshaped lower air intake. The headlamp cluster loses the orange-coloured “eyebrow” signal lamps above the main projectors.
At the back, the tailgate gets a black-painted strip adjoining the glass. The Perodua and Alza emblems sit on this strip. It’s a small change that delivers quite a big visual difference. The bumper gets vertical reflectors at the edges, following the style of the original Myvi SE. The Alza gets an SE variant for the first time and it wears a five-piece bodykit for a sportier look.
Safety-wise, the four-star ASEAN NCAP car is equipped with dual-airbags across the board, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, and ISOFIX mounts (second row) for child seats. The front brakes are ventilated discs while the rear brakes are drums.
Inside, changes include a black interior in place of the previous two-tone black/grey combo, a new instrument cluster design and a for the Advanced Version, a multimedia system with navigation and reverse camera functions, plus a roof-mounted monitor. You’ll also find a storage compartment under the new front armrest for the automatic variants. The third-row seats can now be split-folded.
Five colours are available, and they are Ivory White, Ebony Black, Glittering Silver, Mystical Purple and Passion Red. All are metallic colours except for Ivory White. Red is a new colour.
The latest Alza starts from RM52,400 for the Standard (MT), while the Standard (AT) is RM3k more at RM55,400. One rung up is the SE, which is priced at RM56,400 for the (MT) and RM59,400 for the (AT). The auto-only Advanced Version with all the bells and whistles has a sticker price of RM64,000 OTR.
According to Perodua, prices have been reduced by 2.1% to 7.4%; the latter applicable to the top spec car. The Alza, like all Perodua models since the S-Series was launched in March 2013, comes with three years of free service.