2022 D27A Perodua Alza, how much will the new MPV be priced at when it launches in Malaysia?
Eric · May 20, 2022 10:07 AM
Needless to say, one of the most highly-anticipated models to debut in Malaysia this year is the 2022 Perodua Alza, codenamed D27A.
While details surrounding Perodua’s upcoming MPV are scarce, a Facebook group dedicated to the D27A Alza has popped up, with a post from a dealer claiming that prices of the all-new Alza will start from an estimated RM 69k. But is it true?
What's the possible starting price of the D27A Alza?
For starters, it is very likely that the all-new D27A Alza will be priced higher than the model it replaces, seeing that standard equipment and safety bits will likely see an upgrade over the outgoing model.
Recent Perodua models such as the Myvi, Aruz, and Ativa have very generous levels of safety equipment, so the same can be applied to the upcoming D27A Alza.
Seeing that the D27A Alza is a derived from the Indonesian-spec Daihatsu Xenia/Toyota Avanza/Toyota Veloz trio, taking a look at their spec sheet could shed some light into the Alza’s potential kit count.
Thus, the all-new D27A Alza is said to get stuff like LED headlights, 9-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, electric parking brake (EPB), 6 airbags, Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) ADAS suite, as well as a drive mode selector.
With these additions factored in, there is a good chance that prices of the D27A Alza could start higher than the outgoing Alza, which is currently priced between RM 51,490 to RM 62,690 (prices with SST).
With the amount new features thrown in, prices of the D27A Alza could start from the low- or mid-RM 50k mark, higher than the outgoing model, as Perodua can't stray too far from the Alza's existing price positioning because that's where the bulk of its customers are.
Having said that, increase in material costs (an industry-wide problem) and a weaker Ringgit will complicate any efforts to minimize increase in prices.
On the other end of the scale is the top-of-the-line Alza variant. It would be interesting to see how much Perodua will price this variant at, as its Indonesian cousin, the Daihatsu Xenia, tops out at IDR 274.1 million (~RM 82k). That being said, all variants of the Xenia offer just 2 airbags, even the range-topping variant.
Thus, the other the top-spec Toyota Avanza could provide some insight into the D27A Alza’s pricing, as this 6-airbag-equipped model tops out at IDR 295.8 million (~RM 88k).
Over in Malaysia, it is possible that the range-topping D27A Alza, fitted with all the modern-day safety equipment, could touch the RM 80k price point.
What other features will the D27A Alza offer?
Price aside, the D27A Perodua Alza could be the first Malaysian model to feature support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Power is expected to be derived from a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, good for 106 PS and 137 Nm, hooked up to a D-CVT.
The launch of the D27A Alza will likely take place real soon, so stay tuned for that.
Prepare your bank account for the new prices of the D27A Alza
With prices potentially starting from the mid-RM 60k mark and topping out at the RM 80k mark, the D27A Perodua Alza could very well be Perodua's most expensive model to-date, eclipsing the Ativa and Aruz in the process.
Currently, prices of the Perodua Ativa and Perodua Aruz top out below the RM 75k mark. Can the D27A Alza, with its likely RM 80k price point, break potential buyers' perception that a Perodua cannot be priced that high? Guess only time will tell.