Perodua Kelisa Review

Perodua Kelisa
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Perodua Kelisa Review

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The Kelisa is very easy to drive, it is particularly suited to town driving and is fun to manoeuvre through the city streets.

Ease of Use

The Kelisa is very easy to drive, it is particularly suited to town driving and is fun to manoeuvre through the city streets. The Kelisa's high roof line offers superb headroom with good visibility all round. It is an exceptionally easy car to park as it has a tight steering lock and a turning circle of just 4.6 metres. With an overall length and width of 3480mm x 1490mm it is more compact and narrower that a Ford Ka. The Kelisa has a hard load cover for added security and the rear seats also fold flat extending the load space which is ideal for larger loads

Safety and Security

The following safety and security equipment is standard on the Perodua Kelisa EX:

Driver and passenger airbags, side impact protection beams, seat belt pre-tensioners, rear door child safety locks and an advanced engine immobiliser.

Comfort and Refinement

The Kelisa's cabin is surprisingly large and can accommodate 4 adults comfortably. Head and leg room is good but the lateral space between the front occupants is a bit tight. The Kelisa has five doors which makes it a more practical and comfortable car for passengers to get in and out of.

The seats are basic but offer a firm and supportive ride. The drivers seat has a lever to alter the recline which was a bit awkward to use as there was not much fine adjustment.

The entry-level EX does lack electric windows and central locking, you have to move up to the GXi or EXi models for these refinements. Surprisingly though you do get used to EX's basic kit although the lack of central locking did become annoying after a while. The EX model was equipped with an internal remote rear door and fuel lid opener, large front door pockets, cigarette lighter & ashtray, rear wash wipe, drop down glove box, digital clock and a user friendly audio console featuring a single slot CD player/radio with removable front panel (dealer fit option).

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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

The information contained within this Perodua Kelisa review may have changed since publication on the 8 December 2003. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Perodua dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017