Perodua recently has confirmed the release date of it’s 1st MPV D46T on 23rd November 2009. The name of Perodua MPV has been widely spread as a Perodua Alza or MPV Alza. About the meaning, until now, there is no clue why the name has been choosen if it is true that the name of the new perodua MPV is Alza. However, as I said before, there is no surprise about the new perodua Alza as it is really based on Toyota Passo Sette and Daihatsu Boon Luminas.
PERODUA MPV ALZA VS PROTON MPV EXORA BASIC RAKYAT
(Perodua MPV Alza entry level compact MPV 7 seater)
Perodua just rebadge it with new facelift and some small minor changes on the upcoming Perodua Alza with the cost of around RM300 million.
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(Perodua MPV Alza Video)
On the other block of national car brand, Proton are planning to release a basic model of proton Exora just 3 days before the launch of Perodua Alza according to a source from Proton personnel. The basic model of proton Exora is known as Proton Exora “Rakyat” by Proton Staff due to the affordable price that Proton will offer to compete with the upcoming Perodua MPV Alza that will be priced between RM56k-RM65k.
(Basic model of Exora “Rakyat” with black bumper and steel rims but still is in huge chasis)
That is a good strategy by Proton to accept the challenge by perodua MPV and how to handle the competition. Proton Exora Basic Model or “Exora Rakyat” price of around RM55,000 will be released with minimum accessories and maintaining basic specification like body chasis and engine. Most probably it will consist of small steel rims, black painted bumper minus other advance features.
(RM 280 million just to rebadge this Toyota Passo Sette. And I believe some of Alza Owners will rebadge and convert again to Toyota Passo Sette or Daihatsu Boon Luminas with a cost less than RM5000)
However, it is still a good bargain because with the price of Perodua MPV Alza, you are able to get the bigger and more comfortable Proton Exora Basic Model. Other accessories can be added in the future according to your taste.
While Perodua MPV Alza is going to compete with Proton MPV Exora, they will have a good point on Engine power to weight and less fuel consumption km/litre.
(Proton Exora with its own identities in a modified version of Exora)
On the next year october 2010, Proton is scheduled to get the campro CPS Turbo ready for the Exora and there will be no issue of not enough power as stated by many of Proton criticizer. And this two MPV will continue to compete to get Malaysian attraction.