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).
Perodua Kelisa Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Perouda Perodua Kelisa 1.0 EX|
|Body Type||5-Door City Car|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||14.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||88 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||64.2 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
1-year free roadside recovery membership
6-year anti-perforation guarantee
|Price (when tested on the 08/12/03)||£ 4999|