The Perodua Alza is a B-segment multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that was launched in November 2009 as the company’s first purpose-built MPV. The name “Alza” is derived from the Spanish verb “alzar”, which means “to rise” and rise it did.
The second-generation Alza, which is based on the W100 series Daihatsu Xenia, was introduced in 2022. It received the “W150” model designation and was assembled alongside the Malaysian market’s Toyota Veloz.
The Perodua Alza was recently named Vehicle of the Year at the DSF.my-Allianz Vehicle of the Year (VOTY) Awards 2023, which took place recently, at The Saujana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The winner was chosen for its value for money, best equipped new car for the year, latest safety features, and adaptability of a 7-seater in one package.
Since 2017, the Malaysian motoring website www.dsf.my and Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (Allianz General) have hosted the VOTY awards, which recognise the best technology as well as the persons and teams behind the scenes. It included electric vehicles in its segments this year because there are around 19 new EVs being tested.
Other winners on the night included the Honda HR-V Turbo (Crossover of the Year), Maserati Grecale GT (Performance Luxury SUV of the Year), and Ora Good Cat Ultra 500 (Electric Car of the Year), with Salawati Yusoff, Chief Branding Officer Pro-Net, named Automotive Lady of 2023, and Kelvin Chuah, Head of Sales Jaguar Land Rover, named Automotive Gentleman of 2023.
DSF.my-Allianz VOTY Awards 2023 Winner’s List:
Vehicle of the Year 2023 – Perodua Alza
Crossover of the Year – Honda HR-V Turbo
Performance Luxury SUV of the Year – Maserati Grecale GT
Family Sedan of the Year – Toyota Vios
Luxury SUV of the Year – Range Rover
SUV of the Year – Kia Sorento 2.5L
Hybrid of the Year – Honda Civic e:HEV RS
Compact Car of the Year – Perodua Axia
Exterior Design of the Year – Hyundai Staria
Cabin Design of the Year – Mazda MX-30
Pickup Truck of the Year – Ford Ranger Wildtrak
Electric Car of the Year – Ora Good Cat Ultra 500
Electric Crossover of the Year – BYD Atto 3 Extended Range
Electric Luxury Sedan of the Year – Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+
Electric SUV of the Year – Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric
Electric Performance Car of the Year- Jaguar I-Pace P400
Automotive Lady of 2023 – Salawati Yusoff, Chief Branding Officer, Pro-Net
Automotive Gentleman of 2023 – Kelvin Chuah, Head of Sales, Jaguar Land Rover
Malaysia’s No.1 Car Insurer – Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad