Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Modified Kelisa


The Kelisa was, in all its releases, based on a fifth generation Daihatsu Mira, and is named after the Arowana fish native to Malaysia (ikan kelisa). The Kelisa was made available in two iterations: The first, which debuted in 2001, was intended to bear similarities to the 1999 Perodua Kancil at the front, including the headlights and grille; the second iteration, introduced in 2002, was given a minor facelift to feature modified and lower profile bumpers, and a grille that extended wider to reach the headlights. The second iteration would go on to replace the original Kelisa outright in the Perodua lineup. The Kelisa was popular amongst Malaysian drivers for its relatively good power-to-weight ratio, affordable price and low fuel consumption.[verification needed]

The Kelisa was released in several "special" editions. A limited-edition Kelisa, based on the original variant, prominently sports two-toned colored paintwork and minor interior modifications. Later, the interior of the second Kelisa was given a few modifications and the exterior a modern Metallic Pearl Jade finish—a light double metallic colour—which Perodua marketed under the name Kelisa Imago.

As Perodua has sold its vehicles to the United Kingdom since 1997, the Kelisa was introduced into the country in January 2002 as a replacement to the Nippa, .

Production and marketing of the Kelisa, along with the Kancil, was officially halted following the release of the Perodua Viva in May 2007. Due to similarities in size and vehicle model they are derived from, the Viva is intended to succeed the Kelisa and the Kancil, both of which had been in production for 6 years and 13 years, respectively.

Why Kelisa ?

The Perodua Kelisa is Britain ’s least expensive new car to own and run and one of the most sophisticated super minis to enter the market. On sale in the UK through Perodua’s 70-strong dealer network Kelisa has picked up where the Perodua Nippa left off in providing unparalleled, affordable, entry level motoring.

Whereas Nippa was conceived for the 1990s Kelisa is built for today and boasts the latest technology and safety equipment. This includes driver and passenger airbags, side impact protection, seat belt pre-tensioners and an equally high overall specification that includes power assisted steering as standard.

The Kelisa has now been brought up to date with a variety of new features throughout the range. All three models have been restyled with a new combined honeycomb design front grille/bumper and new look rear aspect. The Kelisa is also now available in an exciting new range of colours.

Kelisa is a fun-inspired new 5-door super mini costing from £4,699 delivered*. Economy figures of 64.2mpg over the Extra Urban cycle and service intervals set at 10,000 miles ensure Kelisa remains inexpensive to run, while the environmentally friendly 1.0 litre engine also takes advantage of a low level of VED.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Perodua Kelisa