Car buyers in the UK are beginning to recognise the benefits of the mini MPV concept and there is one model in particular that stands out from the crowd. Perodua’s Kenari has recently been updated and its high standard specification provides drivers with multiple features at minimum cost. The 5-door Kenari has latest generation technology, a stylish exterior and plenty of safety equipment. Its affordable running costs and extensive interior space make it ideal for a wide range of people including families or those on a budget.
Tim Slaughter, Managing Director of Perodua UK, says: "We’re very excited about the new look Kenari as it combines contemporary small car styling with the space and versatility of a mini MPV."
New look Kenari has several subtle additions including a rear tailgate spoiler, two-tone bumpers, protective side mouldings, a rear tailgate piano black trim and a stylish new interior. The removal of the roof rails has given the vehicle a sleeker appearance without compromising its high level of interior space. These new features give Kenari a modern look which broadens the car’s market appeal without detracting from its unique character. Available in a range of metallic paint finishes at no extra cost the Kenari looks particularly attractive in new colour Moondust grey, a dark silver with an indigo tint.
The Kenari GX starts from an astonishingly low £6,130 delivered* and includes safety features such as side impact protection, driver & passenger airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners and child safety locks. Accessibility is of prime importance to most mini MPV drivers and the Kenari delivers with its popular side-opening rear tailgate and individual folding/reclining rear seats. Kenari also comes with power steering, central locking, electric front windows and a high grade stereo radio CD/cassette: options the customer is often expected to pay extra for.
New look Kenari has an advanced engine immobiliser and a comprehensive consumer package which consists of a 2 year/24,000 mile warranty, 6 year anti-perforation guarantee and 1 year’s free roadside assistance for added peace of mind. In addition, Kenari also qualifies for group 3 insurance.
Kenari is also available with automatic transmission, sharing the same high specification as the manual version. Priced at £6,930 delivered**, not many other automatic mini MPVs can compete with the Kenari EZ when it comes to value. Compact but practical, Kenari is perfect for driving and parking in city conditions but can also hold its own on the motorway due to its lively 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder, 12 valve engine.
*Plus £130 road fund licence and first registration fee
**Plus £150 road fund licence and first registration feePublished 30 October 2003