Spied: First look at undisguised Perodua Ativa (D55L)!

CY Foong · Feb 27, 2021 10:30 AM

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Ladies and gentlemen, these are undisguised images of the Perodua Ativa (D55L) taken ahead of next week’s official launch on 3-March 2021.

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Based on the images that were shared by the RiderAth Facebook page, Perodua has given their own design touch on the front grille to make it more distinctive than its donor cars, the Toyota Raize/Daihatsu Rocky.

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More distinct looks than its Japanese donor cars

The grille appears larger than its Japanese counterparts while the foglight housing has a boomerang L-shaped design, looking pretty much like a mini-Perodua Aruz.

We can also see the adaptive LED lights very clearly in the photo. Below are the variants and estimated prices of the Ativa

Perodua D55L Price List
Variant X H AV
Estimated prices RM 62,500 RM 67,300 RM 73,400

Also read: Perodua Ativa: D55L name and specs confirmed, AEB & 1.0T CVT as standard!

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Round the back, the bumper design of the Ativa looks simple and the boomerang design from the front is repeated here. There appears to also be a silver-colour trim on the bottom below the rear number plate holder which might be the faux diffuser.

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More subtle differences between the Perodua and its Japanese counterparts

Powering the Ativa would be a turbocharged 1.0-litre 3-pot engine that produces 98 PS and 140 Nm. Here's how it compares with the naturally-aspirated 1.0-litre engines of the Axia and Bezza.

Engine 1KR-VET 1KR-VE

1.0-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder

98 PS / 140 Nm

1.0-litre, naturally-aspirated three-cylinder

68 PS / 91 Nm

Also read: The Perodua Ativa's (D55L) 0-100 km/h time is almost as fast as the Proton X50 Flagship...how?

What do you think of the looks? Are you ready for the arrival of Perodua’s next hot model? You can check out our quick review on the Ativa right here.

CY Foong


Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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