Perodua Teases New SUV – Offers Six Airbags And Updated ASA


Perodua Teases New SUV – Offers Six Airbags And Updated ASA

There’s no shortage of hype surrounding Perodua’s upcoming Toyota Rush-based SUV, with the latest of two ads posted on their Facebook page dropping hints about the car’s active and passive safety systems.

In addition to giving us a full frontal view of the vehicle and the first glimpse of the headlight graphics, the ad highlights the availability of six airbags and Perodua’s Advance Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0 with Pedestrian Detection technology.

Fitment of 6 airbags is featured in the new SUV, similar to the level of protection offered by the all-new Toyota Rush.

Perodua offers autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as part of its ASA system on the Perodua Myvi but the ASA 2.0 (essentially the Toyota's Pre-Collision System (PCS) found on the Rush) will reportedly have a wider working range than in the Myvi.

The PCS in the Toyota Rush is able to alert and mitigate a possible crash between speeds of 4 and 100 km/h. By comparison, the Myvi’s system works between 4 and 30 km/h. In addition to that, the Rush's PCS is also able to detect pedestrians, at up to speeds of 50 km/h.

In the Rush, the PCS system is also capable of bringing the vehicle to a complete stop if it detects a vehicle or pedestrian at speeds of up to 30 km/h, and is able to reduce collision damage if the speeds are within 30 to 80 km/h.

Another two features available on both ASA and ASA 2.0 systems are Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control, both of which will emit an audible alert to the driver. The ASA 2.0 system works using stereo cameras mounted behind the rearview mirror.