Perodua Kelisa

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Perodua Kelisa (L700)
2005 Perodua Kelisa EX 1.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerPerodua
Also calledDaihatsu Mira (L700)
Production2001–2007
Body and chassis
ClassCity car
Body style5-door hatchback
Powertrain
Engine847 cc ED-DE DOHC I3
989 cc EJ-DE DOHC I3
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,345 mm (92.3 in)
Length3,490 mm (137.4 in)
Width1,490 mm (58.7 in)
Height1,420 mm (55.9 in)
Curb weight771 to 806 kg (1,700 to 1,777 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorPerodua Viva
Perodua Kelisa (rear)

The Perodua Kelisa is a city car from Malaysian automaker Perodua. It was launched in 2001 as the successor to the Perodua Kancil. The Kelisa was sold alongside the older Kancil, and both were eventually replaced by the Perodua Viva in 2007.

History[edit]

The Kelisa was, in all its releases, based on a fifth-generation Daihatsu Mira (L700), and is named after the arowana fish native to Malaysia (ikan kelisa).

As Perodua has sold its vehicles in the United Kingdom since 1997, the Kelisa was introduced into the country in 2002 as a replacement to the Nippa, a rebadged Kancil.[1] Like its predecessor, the Kelisa was the cheapest new car on sale in the United Kingdom, starting at under £5,000.[2]

In 2002, the Kelisa Limited Edition was launched distinguable by a two-tone paintwork, leather seats and leather wrapped steering wheel.[3]

The Perodua Kelisa launched with three variants: EX, GX and EZ.[4] When the facelift launched in 2003, the models remained the same: EX, GX and EZ. A limited edition Kelisa, based on the original variant, prominently sports two toned colored paintwork and minor interior modifications.

On 21 October 2003, Perodua launched the facelift to the Perodua Kelisa. differed from the pre-facelift model with a new front honeycomb grille, a new lower front bumper with amber front turn signal lights, a new lower rear bumper with reflector, a newside protector moulding, a new rear wiper, a center position roof antenna, new meter panel, new design sports rims for the EX model and new design wheel caps for the GX model. Pre-facelift models used 13" wheels while the facelift model used 14" wheels.

It was available in five colors: Kristal White, Sparkling Silver, Millenia Gold and Gemilang Blue.[5] Throughout Spring 2004, Perodua replaced the EX variant with the 850 EX variant and rebranded the GX to 1000 GX and EX to 1000 EX.Other changes different gear ratios for the manual transmissions and overall dimensions/size.[6][7]

The Limited Edition returned in 2004.[8]

Between August and November 2004, Perodua launched the Kelisa SE (Special Edition). It was available with both manual (GXS) and automatic (EZS) transmissions. These special edition Kelisa's featured clear lens for the front and side fender mounted turn signals, front seats with fixed headrest, painted center cluster, leather wrapped steering wheel and a bodykit consisting of a rear spoiler, side, front and rear skirts.[9][10][11]

In 2006, Perodua launched the Kelisa Imago. It was available with both manual (GXQ) and automatic (EZQ) transmissions. The changes compared to the other Kelisa variants included a silver painted center cluster (including astray), leather seats with "imago" embroidery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, clear side and front turn signals, sporty spoiler, chrome door handles & door lock and a modern Metallic Pearl Jade finish — a light double metallic color.[12]

The SE and Imago editions used the same alloy wheel designs as the regular EZ variant and do note that non-SE and Imago Kelisa's had yellow lenses for the front and side fender-mounted turn signals.

In February 2007, selected Kelisa models also came with built in Bluetooth technology.[13]

List of Models[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Throughout the Kelisa's production run, various models were known under various other model names. However, these other names were mainly only used in marketing (price lists, brochures, stickers on the boot and more) as the vehicles actually registration paper would contain the actual model name.

Year Model Also Known As Replaced With Transmission
2001–2004 EX - 850 EX Manual
2001–2007 GX
  • GZ[14]
  • 1000 GX[7]
  • GXi
  • Standard (M/T)
- Manual
2001–2007 EZ
  • 1000 EZ[7]
  • EZi
  • Standard (A/T)
- Automatic
2004–2007 850 EX
  • 850cc (M/T)
- Manual
2004–2007 GXS
  • SE
  • Special Edition
- Manual
2004–2007 EZS
  • SE
  • Special Edition
- Automatic
2002, 2004-2005 GXL
  • Limited Edition
- Manual
2002, 2004-2005 EZL
  • Limited Edition
- Automatic
2006–2007 GXQ
  • Imago
- Manual
2006–2007 EZQ
  • Imago
- Automatic

Colors[15][16][17][edit]

Type Color Name Color Code Variants Year
Metallic Pearl Jade G47 Imago (GXQ & EZQ)
Metallic Mocca Silver S05 GX, EZ
Metallic Millennia Gold T06 GX, EZ
Solid Ivory White W09 EX, GX, EZ
Metallic Glittering Silver S28 EX, GX, EZ
Metallic Gemilang Bllue B42 GX, EZ
Kenari Yellow Limited Edition (GXL & EZL)
Royal Blue Limited Edition (GXL & EZL)
Metallic Sparkling Silver S01 EX, GX, EZ & Limited Edition (GXL & EZL)
Solid Kristal White W14 850EX, GX, EZ
Metallic Ozzy Orange R53 SE (GXS & EZS)
Ebony Black SE (GXS & EZS)

Specifications[4][18][edit]

Comparison of specifications (Malaysia models)
Model EX GX EZ 850 EX 1000 GX 1000 EZ
Date 2001–2004 2004–2007
Overall Length (mm) 3480 3490
Overall Width (mm) 1490
Overall Height (mm) 1425 1430
Interior Length (mm) 1720
Interior Width (mm) 1220
Interior Height (mm) 1170
Wheelbase (mm) 2360
Track Front (mm) 1300
Rear (mm) 1260
Ground Clearance (mm) 165
Kerb Weight (kg) 775 790 795 771 801 806
Seating Capacity 5
Minimum Turning Radius Tyre (m) 4.3 4.3 4.3 ?
Body (m) 4.6 4.6 4.6
Tyre - M ? 4.3 4.5
Engine Model EJ - DE ED - DE
Engine Type Water-cooled, 4 cycle, in-line 3-cylinder Water-cooled, 4 cycle, in-line, transverse engine
Valve Mechanism DOHC DOHC-4 valve per cylinder
Total Displacement 989 847 989
Bore x Stroke (mm) 72 x 81 66.6 x 81 72 x 81
Compression 10
Maximum Output 40.5 kW / 5200 rpm 36.7 kW / 5200 rpm 40.5 kW / 5200 rpm
Maximum Torque 88.3 Nm / 3600 rpm 74.4 Nm / 4000 rpm 88.3 Nm / 3600 rpm
Fuel System EFI
Fuel Tan Capacity (liter) 40
Clutch Single dry plate with diaphragm spring and mechanical actuation N/A Single dry plate with diaphragm spring and mechanical actuation N/A
Transmission Type Forward 5-speed manual, all synchromesh Forward 4-speed full automatic 5 M/T 4 A/T
Gear Ratios 1 3.417 2.731 3.417 3.181 2.730
2 1.947 1.526 1.947 2.842 1.526
3 1.250 1.000 1.250 1.250 1.000
4 0.865 0.696 0.917 0.916 0.696
5 0.707 N/A 0.750 0.750 N/A
Reverse 3.143 2.290 3.143 3.142 2.290
Final Gear Ratio 3.938 4.439 4.643 4.266 4.439
Steering Type Manual Power Steering Rack and Pinion
Main Brakes Front Disc brakes with booster Disc
Rear Drums (leading & trailing)
Parking Brake Mechanically operating on rear wheels
Suspension Front MacPherson strut with coil spring
Rear 3 link suspension
Tyre's 155/65R13 165/60R1 165/60R13 155/65R13 165/60R1 165/60R13

Comparing the GX and EZ variants (regardless of pre-facelift or facelift), the EZ variant had in addition to the GX variant an air ionizer, electircally adjustable side mirrors and some form of as well as some form of hands free technology for phones coupled with a phone holder.

While the seat fabric was shared between pre-facelift GX and EZ variants, post-facelift GX and EZ variants each had unique fabric upsolutery with unique fabric patterns.

In media[edit]

In the second series of Top Gear, James May drove the Kelisa and was generally impressed with the car, even likening it to the original Mini. However, in Jeremy Clarkson's 2005 DVD Heaven and Hell, Clarkson bought a Perodua Kelisa EX and destroyed it by blowing it up immediately after purchasing it, in an effort to highlight aesthetic frustrations with the design.[19][20]

In April 2007, Clarkson described it as the worst in the world: "Its name was like a disease and suggested it was built in jungles by people who wear leaves for shoes."[19] His comments drew criticism from the Malaysian Government, a representative of which countered by stating that no complaints had been received from any customers in the United Kingdom.[19]

Awards and accolades[21][edit]

  • ASEAN Auto Car Awards 2003/2004 (Compact Car category)
  • NST - MasterCard Compact Car of the Year 2003
  • NST Car of the Year 2002.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Ross, David (22 May 2009). "Perodua Kelisa (02-08) – Review". Parkers. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
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  20. ^ McCusker, Eamonn (9 November 2005). "Clarkson: Heaven and Hell". DVD Times. Retrieved 21 April 2007.
  21. ^ "Perodua Kelisa Brochure" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 March 2007.