Perodua Rusa

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Perodua Rusa
Perodua Rusa (first generation, first facelift) (front), Kajang.jpg
Manufacturer Perodua
Production 1996–2007
Body and chassis
Class Microvan
Body style 5-door van
Platform FR layout
Related Daihatsu Atrai
Daihatsu Hijet
Engine HD-C petrol engine, water-cooled, inline 4-cylinder, 4-cycle, 16-valve, SOHC.
Wheelbase 2,080 mm (81.9 in)
Length 3,880 mm (152.8 in)
Width 1,560 mm (61.4 in)
Height 1,845 mm (72.6 in)
Curb weight 935–1,145 kg (2,061–2,524 lb)
Successor Daihatsu Gran Max

The Perodua Rusa is a microvan manufactured by Malaysian automaker Perodua, and based on the Daihatsu Zebra and Daihatsu Hijet Maxx. Launched on March 6, 1996, with a 1.3-litre engine, followed by the 1.6-litre range on 14 May 1997, the Rusa is the first van to be produced by a Malaysian automotive company.


Three variations of Rusa vans are offered: The CX (1.3-litre, two seat version), the EX (1.3 litre, five seat version) and the GX (1.6-litre, seven seat version). The CX is primarily intended to serve as a freight vehicle, while the EX and GX are intended for private use. The van is also used by Malaysian police and fire fighting forces.

The vehicle's name "Rusa" is a Malay translation of "Deer". Later replaced by the Perodua logo, the van's original logo was a galloping deer.


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