UK motorists are becoming increasingly aware that Perodua UK’s entry-level model, the Perodua Kelisa EX at only £4,999 , is still the cheapest car in the UK to own and run over 3 years/60,000 miles according to the independent motor research specialists CAP. However, Perodua’s range of vehicles also includes one of Britain’s best kept motoring secrets: the Perodua Kelisa EZi automatic.
The Perodua Kelisa EX provides incredible value for money; taking into account purchase price, running costs and depreciation it costs just 14 pence per mile. What few people realise is that the Kelisa EZi automatic also represents amazing value as it is currently Britain’s cheapest 5-door automatic super mini. Even though it costs just £6,600**, low cost doesn’t mean low specification: the Kelisa EZi automatic has an extremely high level of equipment including power steering, electric front windows, central locking, electrically adjusted door mirrors, colour matched bumpers/body mouldings, full wheel trims and metallic paintwork.
The Kelisa’s lively three cylinder, twin cam engine is linked to a slick 3-speed, fully automatic transmission which results in a lively performance around town as well as on the open road. For additional peace of mind, the Kelisa EZi automatic boasts several important safety features such as driver and passenger airbags, side impact protection, seat belt pre-tensioners and rear door child safety locks. The EZi also features an advanced engine immobiliser for added protection against theft.
The Kelisa EZi automatic’s high specification is precisely the reason it was chosen over five other vehicles by Nancy Sanders in a recent episode of BBC TWO’s Wrong Car, Right Car. Nancy particularly liked the high level of standard equipment as well as the comfortable interior and actually purchased a Kelisa after choosing it on the programme.
Perodua has been expanding its dealer network steadily over the past few months and currently has 60 dealers throughout the UK and Channel Islands. This means there is easier access to Perodua cars, parts and service. In addition the Kelisa EZi automatic comes with the comprehensive consumer package of a 2 year/24,000mile warranty, with 1 year free roadside assistance and a 6 year anti-perforation guarantee.
*Add £130 road fund licence and first registration fee
**Add £150 road fund licence and first registration fee
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