Perodua Viva

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Perodua Viva
Perodua Viva (first generation) (front), Kuala Lumpur.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Perodua
Production 2007–
Body and chassis
Class City car
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout FF layout
Related Daihatsu Mira
Powertrain
Engine 659 cc EF-VE DVVT DOHC I3
847 cc ED-VE DVVT DOHC I3
989 cc EJ-VE DVVT DOHC I3
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,390 mm (94.1 in)
Length 3,575 mm (140.7 in)
Width 1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Height 1,530 mm (60.2 in)
Curb weight 660 cc - 755 kg (1,664 lb)
850 cc - 765 kg (1,687 lb)
1000 cc Standard
SX - 785 kg (1,731 lb)
EZ - 790 kg (1,742 lb)
1000 cc Premium
SXi - 795 kg (1,753 lb)
EZi - 800 kg (1,764 lb)

The Perodua Viva is a city car manufactured by Malaysian automaker Perodua since 10 May 2007. It was originally planned to be the replacement of Perodua's current city cars - the Perodua Kancil and the Perodua Kelisa. Once launched, Perodua decided to market it as a Kelisa replacement only, and will continue to sell the Kancil. The Perodua Viva is based on the 7th generation Daihatsu Mira. All of the Perodua Viva models uses Daihatsu DVVT engines. Only the Premium version comes with dual airbags and ABS.

The Perodua Viva will be succeeded by the all-new Perodua Axia in September 2014.

Specifications[edit]

The Perodua Viva was initially launched with 6 models. They are 660EX manual, 850EX manual, 1.0SX Standard manual, 1.0SXi Premium manual, 1.0EZ Standard automatic and the 1.0EZi Premium automatic. The range was later updated on the 23 July 2009 with the Viva 660BX manual (Kancil replacement model), Viva Elite manual, Viva Elite automatic, Viva Elite EZi and Viva 1.0BZ automatic.[1]

Perodua Viva Elite in Malaysia

The suspension is typical of small hatchbacks with MacPherson struts in front located by an L-shaped lower arm. At the rear, Viva is fitted with a torsion beam axle and trailing arms. The suspension geometry has been optimised for better steering response and ride comfort. The 1000 cc models have power-assisted steering, optional auto transmission and also a front stabilizer. The 660 cc and 850 cc are barebones basic models, devoid of power steering and auto transmission. As the Viva is based on Daihatsu Mira Avy, a kei car, it has a compact exterior dimensions and a small turning radius. It is roomy for its class, with enough room for 5 adults comfortably.

Engines and performance[edit]

The Viva comes with 3-cylinder engine choices: 660 cc, 850 cc and 1000 cc. They are familiar engines but updated with modern technology such as DVVT (Dynamic Variable Valve Timing) and EFI, and they all have twin overhead camshafts to provide even stronger low-speed pulling power, resulting in fewer gearchanges, yet also manages to increase top end power. Other innovations include a resin port intake manifold and a head cover incorporating an air-cleaner casing.

  • EF-VE 660 (659 cc) – 37 kW (50 PS; 50 bhp) at 7200 rpm, 58 N·m (43 lb·ft) at 4400 rpm also used in Daihatsu Hijet
  • ED-VE 850 (847 cc) – 39 kW (53 PS; 52 bhp) at 6000 rpm, 76 N·m (56 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm which is developed from the engine first introduced in 1986 for export versions of the Daihatsu Mira
  • EJ-VE 1000 (989 cc) – 45 kW (61 PS; 60 bhp) at 6000 rpm, 90 N·m (66 lb·ft) at 3600 rpm also used in some versions of Daihatsu Sirion and Perodua Myvi

Fuel economy varies from 15.1 km/l (42.6 mpg (imp)) for the fully loaded 1 litre auto version to the very thrifty 18.7 km/l (54 mpg) for the basic 660 cc model. For the 1 litre manual the 0–100 km/h time is about 12.8 seconds. The engine torque band is not particularly peaky and timing it takes to hit 70 km/h (43 mph) is good. It may be pushed to 130 km/h (81 mph) without much effort. However the engine drones at such speeds. Top speed is around 160 km/h (99 mph).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tan, Paul. "Perodua Viva Elite: a new look for the Viva". Paultan.org. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 

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