Perodua has just announced that the upcoming Perodua D55L crossover (or SUV, whichever way you sway) is now open for booking. The company is touting this as ‘the most advanced Perodua yet’, and will be available in X, H and AV variants with price estimates between RM62,500 and RM73,400, on-the-road before insurance in Peninsular Malaysia.
Some of the D55L’s notable features includes Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) which will be available in all variants. The latest ASA works at higher operating speeds than the current version and is capable of detecting two-wheeled vehicles.
Also available on all variants are Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, while the top AV exclusively gets Lane Keep Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control. All these features make the Perodua D55L the first Perodua model to satisfy Level 2 Autonomous Driving standards.
Again, please be reminded that ASA is a driver assistance system that helps to reduce the risk of collisions and is by no means a substitute for safe driving. Always be alert and cautious behind the wheel. All images shown here are of the Daihatsu Rocky, which the D55L is purportedly based on.
“True to our aim to continually bring more and more advanced technology to the masses, the Perodua D55L AV is Malaysia’s most affordable Level 2 Autonomous vehicle, bringing state-of-the-art safety and convenience to a wider audience,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
The Perodua D55L is also Perodua’s first turbocharged vehicle, in line with the global downsized forced-induction trend. It will also be the first Perodua to use a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), contributing to a class-leading rated fuel efficiency of 18.9 km/l.
“The Perodua D55L is the first model under the Perodua Smart Build blueprint, spearheading breakthroughs for Perodua in style, safety, technology, equipment levels and value,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.
“SUVs remain very much in demand, and the Perodua D55L is our trendiest offering in this regard. Its compactness, contemporary style and modern features make it the perfect companion for day-to-day urban lifestyles,” he added.
LED headlamps are standard across the D55L range; the H and AV variants get Adaptive Driving Beam. Further, there is a 7″ TFT multi-info display and a 9″ touchscreen infotainment system with voice recognition.
“As the government’s sales tax exemption is set to expire in end-June, don’t wait to book – our authorised sales advisors are eager to serve you and tell you more about the Perodua D55L at all our sales outlets nationwide, where strict COVID-19 guidelines are in place for your health and safety,” Dato’ Zainal added.
The D55L X and H variants are available in Glittering Silver, Granite Grey and Cobalt Blue, with the H variant also available in Pearl Diamond White and Pearl Delima Red. The last three colours are new for Perodua.
Meanwhile, the top AV variant gets choices of Glittering Silver, Granite Grey, Pearl Diamond White, Pearl Delima Red (the last two colours with a black roof).
The Perodua D55L is covered by a five-year / 150,000 km warranty.