Perodua Malaysia National Car

Perodua or Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua for short is Malaysia’s second car brand. Unlike Proton which prioritizes comfort and the sedan segment as its car sales target, it uses a different concept where Perodua prioritizes compact cars. This successful car maker in Malaysia was established in 1992 to dominate the local compact car market with the joint venture of a well -known Japanese automotive company, Daihatsu.

Perodua Malaysia National Car Summary

  • Vehicle Makers: PERODUA
  • Country: Malaysia

Kancil is the first car produced from Perodua.

Apart from the Kancil and MyVi, Perodua also introduced the Kelisa, Alza, Axia, Aruz and their first sedan model, the Bezza. All these models have received great response from Malaysians who need small vehicles that are fuel efficient and affordable.

Tell Us About Perodua Kancil

The M2 is the secret code name for the Kancil model (or deer in English). Perodua’s market segments are mini cars and super mini cars. With a very low price of around RM18,000 when it was first launched, Kancil found a place in the hearts of Malaysians. Now everyone can own a new car at an affordable price from Perodua company!

Encouraging Response Perodua MyVi

When Proton’s focus is on developing the family car segment, namely the sedan, Perodua does not see that as a weakness and even has a very bright opportunity in the compact car and hatchback segments. Perodua introduced the MyVi which is highly valued by many regardless of gender. Many graduates aspire to buy a MyVi car when they graduate and get a good job later. And this is evident when many young graduates own a MyVi car as their first car.

Did you know, the Perodua MyVi is taken from the first-generation Daihatsu Boon or Sirion which is very popular in Japan? And many don’t know, MyVi is an abbreviation for the word My Vision.

MyVi Achieves Highest Sales Record 8 Consecutive Years

At the time of MyVi’s glory, it can be said that every 10 vehicles on the road have 5 vehicles from Perodua Company and the majority are MyVi. Indescribable at that time, the MyVi phenomenon was getting closer to the hearts of all Malaysians. The Myvi is no longer a car for young people or recent graduates, but a car for all classes. Many seniors also have MyVi. This is the most popular B -segment compact sub car of Malaysians!

MyVi Engine Capacity Specifications

Many have already switched from large engine cars like 2,000cc and above due to the petrol price hike. Malaysia is no exception, although as a major oil producer in the region, the price of petrol per litre is also increasing every year. Although many subsidies provided by the Malaysian government such as oil subsidies can ease the burden of Malaysians to buy petrol, but the price of petrol is increasing every year.

With the foreign exchange rate also low, the price of petrol has increased. This opportunity is taken by Malaysians to switch to fuel -efficient vehicles and lightweight cars. For information, light cars are less thirsty for gasoline than heavy cars. So, in line with the time MyVi was launched, Malaysians crave a compact sub car that is fuel efficient and small in size for daily use going back and forth to work. So, the best choice back then was the Perodua MyVi.

Hatchback Car Competition in Malaysia

Despite a lot of competition from foreign -made cars such as Ford Focus, Citroen ZX, Mazda 323 Hatchback etc., but MyVi still remains in the hearts of Malaysians. This is due to the efficient and fuel -efficient Japanese -made engine with VVTi (intelligent variable valve timing) technology that can overcome the DOHC engine (double overhead cam). At that time, DOHC engines were installed on large engine capacity vehicles for example 2,000cc and above to add pickup and save fuel. So, it’s no wonder the VVTi engine is so popular compared to the DOHC.

Right now, many great car manufacturers like Hyundai have adapted these two technologies into their home-made cars like the 1.6-liter engine Hyundai Elantra fitted with VVT and DOHC technology. Heavy cars but small engine capacity like the Hyundai Elantra require both of the technologies mentioned to add speed, pickup and save fuel.

Perodua Turbo Car

There are many foreign brand vehicles sold in Malaysia using turbo engines. In 2017 alone, we saw the Hyundai Elantra Sport with a 1.6-liter turbo engine capacity with 204ps engine tuning and 265Nm of torque (0-100km/h = 7.7 seconds) and a 1.5-liter 170hp Honda Civic Turbo (0-100km/h = 8.2 seconds). If in the past turbo powered cars used a lot of gasoline but with the advancement of technology, turbo engines are more economical than non-aspirated (N/A) cars. It is not surprising that turbo cars are in high demand in the Malaysian market.

Not to be outdone, Perodua took a step forward by introducing the Ativa, the first car to use a turbo engine. Ativa engine specifications are as follows: –

  • Model: Ativa
  • Engine Capacity: 1.0-liter with D-CVT
  • Max Output: 73kW/6,000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 140Nm/4,000 rpm
  • Fuel Consumption: 18.9km/l

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