The D55L is Perodua's B-segment SUV that's based on the Toyota Raize & Daihatsu Rocky. In Japan, it is powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine making 98 PS and 140 Nm. More than adequate for a sub 4-meter compact SUV.
Based on the Toyota Raize/Daihatsu Rush twins, the 2021 Perodua D55L is a new B-segment SUV that rides on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform. It's powered by a 1KR-VET engine - a 1.0-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder, essentially a turbocharged Axia mill - making 98 PS and 140 Nm, paired to a CVT making it the first Perodua car to have such a transmission. However, there is a possibility that it'll get the Myvi's 1.5-litre engine too, to keep production costs down.
Size-wise, the D55L is just slightly bigger than a Myvi, but is smaller than the Proton X50. Concerning safety, the D55L is expected to feature 6 airbags, stability control as well as Perodua's ASA ADAS suite.
Production for the D55L is rumoured to begin in February 2021. Pricing is not confirmed too, but it's unlikely to eat into the X50's territory, which is a more premium product.