Perodua’s new Kelisa City car has shot straight to the number one slot of the CAP Top 30 Value for Money chart with the lowest running costs (13.5 pence per mile over three years and 60,000 miles) of any new car in the UK. Kelisa, was launched this month and replaces the SMART City as Britain’s low cost champion.
CAP provides expert market analysis to future residuals values of new vehicles and bases its findings on ownership costs, purchase price, fuel, servicing and, most importantly, depreciation costs over a three year/60,000 mile period.
"The Kelisa’s frugality springs from its new price – it is Britain’s least expensive new car to buy at £5,300," said Spencer Loney, whole life cost analyst for CAP Monitor.
"This is slightly more than the outgoing Nippa - which topped our chart for two years until Smart was launched in June 2001 - but with its improved specification, including enhanced safety features and power steering, the Kelisa is forecast to have a slightly higher value when it enters the used market."
Kelisa boasts an extremely high standard specification that includes driver and passenger airbags, side-impact protection, seat belt pretensioners, power-assisted steering and rear door child locks. It boasts an environmentally efficient 1.0 litre petrol engine with CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) emissions of just 121g/km, economy of 64.2 mpg over the Extra Urban cycle and a Group 3 insurance rating
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