Saturday, February 1, 2014

Buying a 2014 Perodua Alza 1.5 Advance Edition?

The 2014 Perodua Alza comes across as one of the cheaper MPVs available in Malaysia, with a price starting from RM52,000 for the basic 2014 Perodua Alza standard in manual transmission. The 2014 Perodua Alza has also just undergone a minor facelift as well, so potential buyers will b getting a sleeker MPV.

In terms of fuel consumption, based on research the Perodua Alza can give you 10-12km/L in 50% city and 50% urban, and up to 14km/L for highway cruise. Pretty decent! Everything is looking great for the Perodua Alza!

Lets focus on the best of the range though, the 2014 Perodua Alza Advance Edition, priced at RM64,000. What is so advance, and does it justify the extra RM9,000 over the standard Perodua Alza automatic transmission variant?

The full potential of the Perodua Alza unleashed. This is as good as it gets!

Looks a bit like a Volvo wagon from the rear. 

For the extra money, you'll get:

Oops! Sorry wrong picture. I mean you'll the following instead:

  • Body kit
  • 6 inch multimedia touch screen system
  • GPS navigation
  • Reverse camera
  • Leather seats

Some finer touches here and there:

The interior looks pretty decent, however for those who are expecting to seat 7 comfortable you might get a little disappointed. The last row of seats in the Perodua Alza are probably suitable for kids or stunted adults only. On the plus side, there are nifty item holders tucked away conveniently.

Tight looking leather seats on the Perodua Alza! 

Don't be deceived by the illustration. The people at the back are probably below 5ft or 150cm. Or have no legs. 

How about the safety of the Perodua Alza? Well you'll get 2 airbags upfront, after which the front passengers will serve as airbags for the 2nd row, and 2nd row will serve as airbags for the 3rd row. How ingenious! It also comes with ABS, EBD and brake assist (nothing remotely advance like Volvo's "brake assist"). Brake power is powered by the standard disk brakes in front, and drum brakes at the rear. 

How the safety bootstrap system works: Airbag->1st row human airbags -> 2nd row human airbags -> 3rd row.

Technical Spec Sheet. Click to enlarge!

Engine specifications for those who care how much horsepower the 2014 Perodua Alza outputs. Perhaps the torque figure would be of a better value here. 136 Nm is the magic number!

2014 Perodua Alza Advance Edition Price List
2014 Perodua Alza Advance Edition Chassis Specification

2014 Perodua Alza Advance Edition Safety & Security