Perodua Ativa Hybrid in Malaysia – subscription-only, RM500 a month over five-year trial, restricted to 300 items
Perodua seems to be placing out feelers for buyer curiosity within the upcoming Ativa Hybrid, which will likely be accessible particularly by a subscription bundle and restricted to solely 300 items.
In keeping with a dependable supply throughout the Perodua community, the nationwide carmaker has been reaching out to potential “clients” through SMS, by which people will likely be led to an internet type for a survey on their curiosity in making an attempt out the electrified crossover, with out stepping into possession within the standard sense.
Not each Perodua dealership will likely be concerned on this particular train – in accordance with our supply, solely Klang Valley sellers, together with two branches within the Northern area and one other two within the Southern area are within the programme. Additional particulars embrace the pricing construction, which has been acknowledged to be an upfront cost of RM2,150 adopted by a month-to-month charge of RM500, with a mileage cap of 100,000 km over a interval of 5 years.
Every participant’s unit of the Ativa Hybrid will likely be put in with a GPS tracker for research functions, says our supply, and the autos used for the subscription trial should be returned to Perodua as soon as the trial interval has ended. If the RM500 month-to-month cost sounded low while you learn it earlier, you now know why – it’s merely a subscription charge for a car you don’t personal ultimately.
Survey contributors reached by the focused SMS blast will likely be requested for his or her most well-liked Perodua showroom, and the multiple-choice choice mentions retailers in Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Kajang, Glenmarie, Putrajaya, Balakong, Ampang in addition to the Perodua Sentral flagship location in Petaling Jaya, amongst others.
The Ativa’s shut relation is in fact the Daihatsu Rocky, which has an electrified model within the e-Good Hybrid that formally made its debut in Japan final November. Motive energy for that one comes from a 106 PS/170 Nm electrical motor that’s augmented by a WA-VEX 1.2 litre Atkinson-cycle three-cylinder engine – rated to provide 82 PS and 105 Nm of torque – appearing as a generator.
A notable characteristic of the Rocky e-Good Hybrid is the “Good Pedal” characteristic which allows one-pedal driving, the place regular and eco modes range the throttle response. The configuration of the electrical drive motor and the motor-generator combustion engine in parallel allows a extra compact structure, together with a compact lithium-ion battery. All these translate right into a gas consumption determine of three.6 litres per 100 km on the WLTP cycle.
A frugal machine in a bundle from a well-loved model seems like a profitable mixture. Have any of you obtained this SMS to take part?
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