Perodua Kelisa Review

Perodua Kelisa
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Perodua Kelisa Review

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The Kelisa is powered by the latest Daihatsu 1.0 engine which boasts 55bhp and is particularly nippy around town, accelerating well at lower speeds.

How It Drove - Performance

The Kelisa is powered by the latest Daihatsu 1.0 engine which boasts 55bhp and is particularly nippy around town, accelerating well at lower speeds. The gearbox is smooth and precise and makes light work of town driving even in heavy traffic.

However, when venturing onto 'A' and 'B' roads you do notice that road noise does become slightly intrusive and the power tends to drop off after about 50mph. Having said that if you work the gear box the Kelisa will keep up with the flow of traffic and with such a sweet gear change it isn't that much of a hardship.

How It Drove - Ride and Handling

At town speeds the Kelisa's ride is surprisingly good and speed humps and pot holes are absorbed well. The standard power steering is well weighted and very direct.

On the open road the Kelisa is fun to drive due to its light action clutch, throttle and gear change. You find yourself smiling as you change gear for the umpteenth time but it doesn't seem to matter. The Kelisa is eager to please and I haven't had this much fun driving a small car since owning my first Mini.

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Perodua Kelisa Road Test Data
Model ReviewedPerouda Perodua Kelisa 1.0 EX
  
Body Type5-Door City Car
ColourRed
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph14.8 seconds
Top Speed 88 mph
  
Transmission5-speed manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban44.1 mpg
Extra Urban64.2 mpg
Combined55.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group3A
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty2-year/24,000 miles
1-year free roadside recovery membership
6-year anti-perforation guarantee
Price (when tested on the 08/12/03)£ 4999

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