Perodua Kenari

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Perodua Kenari (L900)
2003 Perodua Kenari EZ Automatic 1.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerPerodua
Also calledDaihatsu Move (L900)
Production2000–2009
Body and chassis
ClassCity car
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine990 cc EJ-DE DOHC I3
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,360 mm (92.9 in)
Length3,460 mm (136.2 in)
Width1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Height1,660 mm (65.4 in)
Curb weight865–880 kg (1,907–1,940 lb)

The Perodua Kenari is a city car produced by Malaysian automotive company Perodua. The Kenari is based on the first and second generation Daihatsu Move kei car (minicar) but is powered by 990 cc DOHC engine. The name Kenari is a Malaysian name equivalent for the word canary; which translates to joy and freedom.

History[edit]

The Perodua Kenari was launched in 2000 with three variants: EX (Standard) (5-speed manual), GX (Deluxe) (5-speed manual) and EZ (4-speed automatic).[1]

In April 2003, the facelift model was introduced. Changes included new headlights, new front grille and new 14" alloy wheel design which became standard throughout the range of 4 models: GX, EZ, EZ Special (EZS) and GX Aero. The GX Aero was offered only with a manual transmission, was only available in Mistik Red, a bodykit consisting of side skirts, a different spoiler and different styling for the rear lighting units. The interior of the GX Aero featured ‘cubic’ printing on the centre dashboard console surfaces.[2][3]

In September 2003, a hybrid version of the Perodua Kenari was shown however it didn't make it to production. The prototype used a 659 cc petrol engine which produced 30 kW/41 bhp of power and 57 Nm of torque plus an electric motor that generated 18 kW/25 bhp of power and 100 Nm of torque.[4]

In November 2006, the Perodua Kenari RS was introduced.[5]

The sale of the Kenari was discontinued in 2009 with no direct replacement model.

Variants[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Model years Variant (Known As) Transmission
2000-2003 (between March and) EX (Standard) Manual
2000-? GX (Deluxe)
2003-? GX Aero (Aerosport)
2004[6]-2006[7] GX Kasih (Kasih)
2000-2004 EZ (DOHC) Automatic
2005-2008 EZ Aero (Aerosport)
2004[6] - 2006[7] EZ Kasih (Kasih)
2002 EZ Limited Edition[8]
2003 - ? EZS (EZ Special)
? Special Edition[9]
2006 - ? RS

Export[edit]

Perodua Kenari in the United Kingdom

The Perodua Kenari was exported to the United Kingdom in two variants: GX and EZ.[10]

Powertrain[edit]

Manufacturer's claims
Engine 989 cc EJ-DE
Format DOHC 12V I3
Total displacement (cc) 989
Bore x Stroke (mm x mm) 81.0 x 72.0
Maximum Output [hp(kW)/rpm] 54 (40.3) / 5,200
Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm) 88 / 3,200
Maximum Speed (km/h) 155 km/h
Acceleration 0–100 km/h (sec) 12.5
Fuel efficiency 4.8l / 100km (highway: 80km/H constant)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perodua.com :: News & Events :: 2000". 2005-12-26. Archived from the original on 2005-12-26. Retrieved 2017-09-03.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Perodua.com :: News & Events :: 2003". 2006-12-12. Archived from the original on 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2017-09-03.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ 3348 (2003-04-15). "2003 Perodua Kenari - Autoworld.com.my". Autoworld.com.my. Retrieved 2017-12-05.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ 3348 (2003-09-04). "Perodua's High-tech Future - Autoworld.com.my". Autoworld.com.my. Retrieved 2017-12-05.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Perodua :: News & Events :: latest_updates". 2007-03-05. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2017-09-03.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ a b "Perodua.com :: Our Cars :: kenari :: price". 2004-11-25. Archived from the original on 2004-11-25. Retrieved 2017-09-03.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ a b "Perodua.com :: Our Cars :: kenari :: price". 2006-04-27. Archived from the original on 2006-04-27. Retrieved 2017-09-03.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ . 2001-07-19 https://web.archive.org/web/20010719115920/http://www.perodua.com.my/peroduakenari/index2.htm. Archived from the original on 2001-07-19. Retrieved 2017-09-03. Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ . 2002-10-16 https://web.archive.org/web/20021016094626/http://www.perodua.com.my/peroduakenari/index2.htm. Archived from the original on 2002-10-16. Retrieved 2017-09-03. Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ "Perodua UK Current Models". 2003-04-12. Archived from the original on 2003-04-12. Retrieved 2017-09-03.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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