· A spacious, efficient 5-door mini MPV
· Choice of manual or automatic transmission
· High standard specification includes:
· Driver & passenger airbags
· Power steering
· Side impact protection
· Seat belt pre-tensioners
· Central locking with child safety locks
· Advanced engine immobiliser
· Electric front windows
· Individual folding/reclining rear seats
· Side-opening rear door
The recently launched new look Perodua Kenari is a stylish mini MPV which
combines a spacious interior with a fuel efficient, lively engine. It is a
practical, economical vehicle which is made eye-catching by its unconventional
exterior. The Kenari can be purchased throughout the UK from any of Perodua’s
network of 65 dealerships and is consistently in high demand.
The Kenari features the latest technology and safety equipment and has an
overall specification which includes a side-opening tailgate and individual
folding/reclining rear seats. Power assisted steering also comes as standard
along with metallic paintwork and a stereo radio CD/cassette.
Kenari is a car for individuals who need extra space at no extra cost: the
Kenari has 20 per cent more interior space than a conventional hatchback. The GX
manual Kenari starts at £6,130 delivered* and its environmentally friendly 1.0
engine provides an economy figure of 56.5 mpg over the extra urban cycle.
The Kenari line-up includes two models based upon a single 5-door compact body
shell. The Kenari GX provides an impressive level of equipment, including driver
& passenger airbags, side impact protection, central locking with child safety
locks and a heated rear window in a vehicle that costs just £6,130 delivered*.
The Kenari now has several added features to bring it right up to date. These
include a rear tailgate spoiler, protective side mouldings, two-tone bumpers, a
rear tailgate black trim and a stylish new interior. The roof rails have also
been removed to give the vehicle a sleeker appearance without compromising the
high level of interior space.
The Kenari is also available as an EZ automatic version for £6,930 delivered**.
This model shares the same trim and equipment levels as the GX but also boasts a
three speed, fully automatic transmission with gear selection illuminated in the
Safety and Security
Safety was a major consideration in the design of the Kenari and the body shell
has a front frame which is designed to absorb impact by bending into a ‘v’
shape. The engine mount then deflects the engine and transmission downward and
minimises the damage to the cabin, driver and passengers. Side impact bars and
floor reinforcements protect against side-on collisions.
Additional safety is provided by driver & passenger airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners
which reduce whiplash and child safety locks. Kenari also offers outstanding
all-round visibility and conveniently large door mirrors, along with protective
side mouldings. An advanced engine immobiliser is fitted as standard and the
front control panel from the standard CD/radio/cassette player is removable.
The Kenari has an overall length of 3460mm and width of 1490mm giving it a
turning circle of just 4.6 metres which makes it perfect for driving and parking
in town. The tall doors provide plenty of space when entering and exiting the
car, while the rear door is side hinged to reveal a sizeable compartment
accessed via a low load sill.
Inside, Kenari has a spacious interior with a light and airy feel. Kenari has
been developed as the ideal city car with ease of driving a major consideration.
Power-assisted steering, light controls and thoughtful equipment levels,
including powered windows and a high quality in-car entertainment system, all
add together to make urban driving easier. The Kenari also features a glove box
for secure storage.
Rear passengers have plenty of space and headroom along with two individual rear
backrests that can be reclined or folded forward together with the seat bases to
reveal a large rectangular load compartment, capable of transporting significant
amounts of luggage.
Kenari has a latest generation 989cc, 3-cylinder transverse mounted petrol
engine with variable valve timing and twin overhead camshafts. This unit
produces 88.3 Nm torque at 3,600 rpm to provide lively performance in a vehicle
weighing just 865 kg. Fuel is fed by electronic sequential injection and burnt
at a rate of 50.4 mpg over the combined cycle. The 40 litre (8.7 gallon) fuel
tank gives a realistic range of over 400 miles between fills.
Acceleration from rest to 60 mph takes 15 seconds and Kenari has a top speed of
87 mph. However, the lively nature of the engine allied to the low kerb weight
gives Kenari impressive performance. This results in a CO2 rating of just 136
Chassis and handling
The front suspension comprises independent MacPherson struts with coil springs
and an anti-roll bar. At the rear, a semi-trailing arm arrangement with 3-link
beam axle location is employed. Ventilated front disc brakes work in tandem with
rear drums and benefit from servo assistance. Steering is accomplished via a
rack and pinion system equipped with power-assistance to take the effort out of
Perodua engineers have fine-tuned the chassis to ensure Kenari displays
excellent road manners in all driving situations.
Kenari combines contemporary small car styling with the space and versatility of
a mini MPV. With a group 3 insurance rating, outstanding fuel economy and low
purchase price the Kenari provides long term value as well as enjoyable
motoring. Kenari also comes with a 2 year/24,000 mile warranty, 6 year
anti-perforation guarantee and 1 year free roadside assistance.
*Plus £143 road fund licence and first registration fee
**Plus £163 road fund licence and first registration fee