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 4-/5-door van
Platform FR layout
Related Daihatsu Zebra
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 was a cabover microvan manufactured by the Malaysian automaker Perodua between 1996 and 2007, 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 model 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 the Malay translation of "Deer". Later replaced by the Perodua logo, the van's original logo was a galloping deer.


Overall Length (mm) 3880
Overall Length (mm) 3880
Overall Width (mm) 1560
Overall Height (mm) 1845
Wheelbase (mm) 2080
Track Front (mm) 1340
Rear (mm) 1330
Minimum Road Clearance (mm) 170
Kerb Weight (kg) 935 1140 1145
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg) 1600
Seating Capacity 2 5 7
Min. Turning Radius (m) 4.2
Engine Type HD-C petrol engine, water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder,
4-cycle, 16-valve, SOHC
Total displacement 1296 1590
Bore X stroke 76 x 71.4 76 x 87.6
Max. Output (EEC) 46 kW (73 PS)/6000 rpm 53 kW
(82 PS)/5600 rpm
Max. torque (EEC) 92 Nm/3200 rpm 115 Nm/3200 rpm
Compression ratio 9.5: 0.3 9.5: 0.3
Clutch Dry single plate with diaphragm
Transmission 5 M/T
Transmission Gear Ratio 1st: 4.059, 2nd:2.045, 3rd:1.376, 4th:1.000. 5th:0.838, Rev.:4.12
Final reduction gear ratio 4.875 4.222
Steering type Rack-and-pinion power steering
Main brakes Front Solid discs
Rear Drum, leading and trailing
Brake Booster Size (inch) 8
Suspension Front MacPherson Strut with double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
Rear Rigid axle with semi-elliptic leaf spring and double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
Tyres 175/70R13 185/70R14
Fuel Tank Capacity (litre) 47
Running Performance Max. Speed (km/hr/j) 133 143
0-400 (sec) 24.1 22
Fuel Consumption 90 km/hr Constant 12.7 13.2
Speed with 5th gear



  1. ^ " :: Our Cars :: rusa :: specification". 2003-11-25. Archived from the original on 2003-11-25. Retrieved 2017-10-15. 

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