Launched in Malaysia, the 2021 Perodua Ativa: Priced from RM 62k, 1.0L Turbo, 98 PS/140 Nm
Eric · Mar 3, 2021 08:09 PM
This is it, the moment everyone has been waiting for is here. Perodua has launched the 2021 Perodua Ativa (D55L) in Malaysia.
Perodua Ativa prices
Ativa 1.0 X
Ativa 1.0 H
Ativa 1.0 H Special Metallic
Ativa 1.0 AV
Ativa 1.0 AV Special Metallic
Ativa 1.0 AV 2-Tone
Three variants are available at launch. The entry-level Ativa 1.0 X is priced at RM 61,500, while the Ativa 1.0 H is priced at RM 66,100. The range-topping Ativa 1.0 AV is priced at RM 71,200. The Special Metallic colours add another RM 500 to the listed price, while the two-tone (black roof) option is RM 800 more than the regular colour option, or RM 300 more than the Special Metallic option.
Powertrain - Perodua offers a turbo for the first time ever
As reported before, the Perodua Ativa draws power from a turbocharged 1-litre three-pot that does 98 PS and 140 Nm, hooked up to a CVT-type automatic transmission. The Perodua Ativa is a front-wheel drive-only model. Perodua says that the Ativa is able to return 5.29-litre/100 km (18.9 km/litre) under the ECE test cycle.
The Perodua Ativa gets a unique front bumper, different from the Japanese market Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize. The Ativa gets a front grille that extends into both LED headlights, as well as L-shaped front fog light surrounds. LED headlights are standard fitment across the line-up.
Perodua is offering two wheels with the Ativa: the entry-level 1.0 X gets silver-finished 16-inch alloy wheels, while the 1.0 H and 1.0 AV variants get 17-inch dual-tone units.
Towards the rear-end, the Ativa gets a chrome trim that connects both LED tail lights, as well as an L-shaped motive for the rear reflectors. A silver trim below the number plate holder completes the Ativa’s rear-end.
Moving inside, the Perodua Ativa’s cockpit is largely similar to the Rocky/Raize, including the dashboard and steering wheel.
One of the key differentiator between the Ativa and its Japanese siblings is its air-conditioning controls. The Ativa gets a button-controlled system with two memory settings, different from the Rocky/Raize which gets two knobs (fan speed and temperature).
The infotainment system also differs, as the 9-inch touchscreen system found on the Ativa lacks support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, relying on SmartDeviceLink (SDL) instead.
The fancy 7-inch digital instrument cluster you see here is unique to the Ativa 1.0 H and 1.0 AV variants. Just like the Japanese Rocky and Raize, this digital instrument cluster can be customized with four different themes and has the ability to set birthday and anniversary reminders.
Safety - Even the entry-level variant is well-equipped
In terms of safety, all variants of the 2021 Perodua Ativa are fitted with the Perodua Smart Drive Assist ADAS suite, encompassing features like Pre-Collision Braking (PCB), Pre-Collision Warning (PCW), Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC), Front Departure Alert (FDA), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
Moving up the hierarchy, the H and AV variants add Adaptive headlights (Adaptive Driving Beam), while the top-of-the-line AV variant adds features like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keep Control (LKC), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Five body colours are available, namely Glittering Silver, Granite Grey, Cobalt Blue, Pearl Delima Red, and Pearl Diamond White. Out of these colours, the latter two are available with the two-tone black roof option, limited to the AV variant.
Accessories - Want to stand out?
Perodua is also offering its GearUp accessories with the Ativa, including the Blaze bodykit, Blaze seat covers, rear bumper protector, LED scuff plates, among others.