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)

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 May 14, 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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