Perodua Kelisa

Perodua UK’s continued aim is to provide small car customers with more for their money. The Perodua Kelisa is still the UK’s number one for affordability according to independent motor research specialists CAP, costing just 13.7 pence per mile to own and run over 3 years/60,000 miles including purchase price, running costs and depreciation. The good news is that you won’t end up spending more money for all those important extras, because with Perodua the extras are already included in the exceptionally high level of standard specification.

The Kelisa is powered by the latest generation Daihatsu 1.0 litre unit: a 3-cylinder, twin cam engine with variable valve timing which provides 55.4 mpg over the combined cycle. The entry-level Kelisa EX is just £4,999* and comes with five doors, power steering, an advanced engine immobiliser, driver & passenger airbags, side impact protection, seat belt pre-tensioners, rear door child safety locks, rear wash/wipe, parcel shelf, floor mats and a folding rear seat backrest all as standard. Perodua does not charge extra for essential safety features or expect buyers in this market to be content with a 3-door vehicle.

Moving up the range, the Kelisa GXi at £5,699* boasts all the features of the EX but also includes electric front windows, central locking, full wheel trims, colour coordinated bumpers/tailgate moulding, and 2-tone cloth upholstery. The GXi comes with metallic paintwork at no extra expense. This particular model was recently reviewed on BBC Top Gear where James May "likened the lively, entertaining drive served up by the little Malaysian to that of the mini in the 1960s; or, to put it another way, ‘essence of driving, no garnish’"1.

The Kelisa EZi shares the same specification as the GXi but also features a 3-speed fully automatic gearbox and electrically operated rear view mirrors; it costs £6,600** and is still the least expensive 5-door automatic super mini currently available in the UK.

In addition to the astonishing level of specification in such an affordable vehicle, Perodua UK provides a comprehensive consumer package across the entire range. This includes a 2 year/24,000 mile warranty, 6 year anti-perforation guarantee and one year free roadside recovery membership to ensure peace of mind for Perodua owners. The Perodua Kelisa is versatile, reliable, fun to drive and available now at dealerships across the UK and the Channel Islands.

1 Source: BBC Top Gear website

*Add £130 road fund licence and first registration fee

**Add £150 road fund licence and first registration fee

Published : 18/07/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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