Perodua today unveiled the Alza facelift, a move which has been long overdue since the original launch in 2009. There are 3 variants on offer, namely Standard, SE and Advanced Version (AV) which replace the many version of the older cars which were introduced along Alza previous life such as Alza SR (then replaced by Alza S, Alza Standard, Alza Premium and Alza AV. The new 2014 Perodua Alza version replaced version for version where Alza Standard replaces all the cheaper version (S,SR and old Standard), while the Premium version is replaced by Alza SE while the top version is similarly named. However, all new 2014 Perodua Alza facelift carries a shockingly low price!
We have been told that the price is not yet approved. But one can expect some RM5000 has been looped from the older pricing. The new Perodua Alza Standard manual now priced at RM52,400 (RM55,400 for automatic), Perodua Alza SE at RM56,400 for MT(RM59,400 for AT) while the new Perodua Alza Advanced Version is pitched at RM64,000. This is cheaper by quite some amount from the current Perodua Alza. Guess what is the residual value of your current Perodua Alza!
The changeover of the aesthetic is pretty much known already, as Perodua has decided to go for “free promotion” by displaying the car all over the country by transporting them uncovered. The change at the front comprises of all-clear headlamp, new bumper design with enlarged fog lamp housing (no fog lamp for new Perodua Alza Standard), chromed surround for the bigger radiator grille while the hood and fender are carried over unchanged.
The change at the rear comprises of an all-new bumper design featuring vertical reflector and tailgate garnish which is now full width (finished in glossy black paint). The rear light is maintained although the SE and Advanced Version gets a clear lens tail lamp. Additionally, new Perodua Alza SE and AV gets an all around skirting.
The interior also has been suitably updated.. Minus the design change, the interior gets a renewed fabric; beige for Standard and sportier black with red for the Alza SE. The seat is leather covered in the Alza Advanced Version. The updated steering given to the 2013 Perodua Alza is retained, while the creaky old gearknob has been replaced by the slicker item from the new 2011 Perodua Myvi.
The gear console has been redesigned with new fascia surface. This is particularly interesting as perodua invests in a totally new plastic part during the era of costing down the car. Not only the gear gate is much nicer-looking, but the new boss around the aircond dials, combined with the dials new bezel, create a whole new operation experience for the user.The instrument cluster has been redesigned as well for the top two models, while the new Perodua Alza Advanced Version gets a new multimedia touch screen unit (with reverse camera) and roof mounted LCD display. For the automatic variant, the central armrest is now hollow with lid for storage purposes instead of plain item for the older car. Other practicality enhancement is the split-fold 3rd row seat.