Perodua Kenari

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Perodua Kenari (L900)
2003 Perodua Kenari EZ Automatic 1.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerPerodua
Also calledDaihatsu Move (L900)
Production2000–2009
Body and chassis
ClassCity car
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine990 cc EJ-DE DOHC I3
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,360 mm (92.9 in)
Length3,460 mm (136.2 in)
Width1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Height1,660 mm (65.4 in)
Kerb weight865–880 kg (1,907–1,940 lb)

The Perodua Kenari is a city car produced by Malaysian automotive company Perodua. The Kenari is based on the second generation Daihatsu Move kei car (minicar) with a 990 cc DOHC engine powering it. The name Kenari is a Malaysian name equivalent to the word canary, which translates to joy and freedom.

History[edit]

The Perodua Kenari was launched in 2000 with three variants: EX (Standard) (5-speed manual), GX (Deluxe) (5-speed manual) and EZ (4-speed automatic).[1]

In April 2003, Perodua introduced the facelift model. Changes included new headlights, a new front grille and a 14" alloy wheel design that became standard throughout the 4-model range: GX, EZ, EZ Special (EZS) and GX Aero. The GX Aero was offered only with a manual transmission and was only available in Mistik Red. It had a body kit consisting of side skirts, a different spoiler and different styling for the rear lighting units. The interior of the GX Aero featured "cubic" printing on the centre dashboard console surfaces.[2][3]

In September 2003, the company showed a hybrid version of the Perodua Kenari that didn't make it to production. The prototype used a 659 cc petrol engine which produced 30 kW/41 bhp of power and 57 Nm of torque, coupled to an electric motor that generated 18 kW/25 bhp of power and 100 Nm of torque.[4]

In November 2006, the company introduced the Perodua Kenari RS.[5]

Perodua discontinued sales of the Kenari in 2009 with no direct replacement model.

Variants[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Model years Variant (Known As) Transmission
2000-2003 (between March and) EX (Standard) Manual
2000-? GX (Deluxe)
2003-? GX Aero (Aerosport)
2004[6]-2006[7] GX Kasih (Kasih)
2000-2004 EZ (DOHC) Automatic
2005-2008 EZ Aero (Aerosport)
2004[6] - 2006[7] EZ Kasih (Kasih)
2002 EZ Limited Edition[8]
2003 - ? EZS (EZ Special)
? Special Edition[9]
2006 - ? RS

Gallery[edit]

Export[edit]

Perodua Kenari in the United Kingdom

Perodua exported the Kenari to the United Kingdom in two variants: GX and EZ.[10]

Powertrain[edit]

Manufacturer's claims
Engine 989 cc EJ-DE
Format DOHC 12V I3
Total displacement (cc) 989
Bore x Stroke (mm x mm) 72.0 x 81.0
Maximum Output [hp(kW)/rpm] 54 (40.3) / 5,200
Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm) 88 / 3,200
Maximum Speed (km/h) 155 km/h
Acceleration 0–100 km/h (sec) 12.5
Fuel efficiency 4.8l / 100km (highway: 80km/H constant)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perodua.com :: News & Events :: 2000". 2005-12-26. Archived from the original on 2005-12-26. Retrieved 2017-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Perodua.com :: News & Events :: 2003". 2006-12-12. Archived from the original on 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2017-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ 3348 (2003-04-15). "2003 Perodua Kenari - Autoworld.com.my". Autoworld.com.my. Retrieved 2017-12-05.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ 3348 (2003-09-04). "Perodua's High-tech Future - Autoworld.com.my". Autoworld.com.my. Retrieved 2017-12-05.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Perodua :: News & Events :: latest_updates". 2007-03-05. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2017-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ a b "Perodua.com :: Our Cars :: kenari :: price". 2004-11-25. Archived from the original on 2004-11-25. Retrieved 2017-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. ^ a b "Perodua.com :: Our Cars :: kenari :: price". 2006-04-27. Archived from the original on 2006-04-27. Retrieved 2017-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. ^ . 2001-07-19 https://web.archive.org/web/20010719115920/http://www.perodua.com.my/peroduakenari/index2.htm. Archived from the original on 2001-07-19. Retrieved 2017-09-03. Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. ^ . 2002-10-16 https://web.archive.org/web/20021016094626/http://www.perodua.com.my/peroduakenari/index2.htm. Archived from the original on 2002-10-16. Retrieved 2017-09-03. Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  10. ^ "Perodua UK Current Models". 2003-04-12. Archived from the original on 2003-04-12. Retrieved 2017-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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