Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The Perodua Kelisa is a city car manufactured by Malaysian automaker Perodua from 2001 to 2007. It is based on the fifth generation Daihatsu Mira, and is named after the Arowana fish native to Malaysia (ikan kelisa). It has a maximum speed of 97 mph (156 km/h) and can achieve about 55 miles per gallon. The Kelisa has a three-cylinder 989 cc petrol DOHC 12-valve engine (EJ-DE engine) with electronic fuel injection system. A smaller three-cylinder 847 cc petrol engine is also available.
The Kelisa is popular amongst Malaysian drivers for its relatively good power-to-weight ratio, affordable price and low fuel consumption. The limited-edition Kelisa - which is a two-toned colored variant of the standard model - sports minor interior trim. Later on, the interior of the Kelisa was given a few modifications and the exterior a modern Metallic Pearl Jade finish — a light double metallic colour, which Perodua marketed under the name Kelisa Imago.
Perodua vehicles were launched in the UK in 1997. The Kelisa has been around since January 2002 when it replaced the Nippa. The Kelisa range includes three models: the entry level EX, the GXi and the automatic EZi.
Selected Kelisa models come with built-in Bluetooth technology.
A few days after the launching of the latest model, the Viva, Perodua announced it was stopping production of the Kelisa.