Perodua Ativa Hybrid leasing plan confirmed, 300 CBU models for research functions, RM500 a month, 5 yrs – CEO
Perodua has confirmed the upcoming introduction of the Perodua Ativa Hybrid in Malaysia, the primary time the corporate has formally acknowledged plans for the hybrid SUV. The rebadged Daihatsu Rocky Hybrid is a CBU import from Japan and solely 300 models will probably be introduced in for research and analysis functions.
Perodua president and CEO Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Ahmad instructed paultan.org that the Ativa Hybrid will probably be made out there through subscription solely, which implies that it gained’t be bought in showrooms like a traditional mannequin. He confirmed that the lease programme is a five-year dedication with an upfront fee of RM2,150, adopted by a month-to-month funds of RM500. The mileage cap over the five-year interval is 100,000 km.
As this isn’t a typical and purely business lease/subscription programme (Renault is among the pioneers of this enterprise mannequin domestically – more on how car subscription works here), those that join should comply with having a GPS telematics system fitted within the automotive. That is in order that P2 can research driving and utilization patterns. The lessee will even must submit common studies to Perodua.
Zainal added that the month-to-month dedication payment will embody insurance coverage, highway tax and upkeep. Because of this the non permanent guardians of the Ativa Hybrid will solely must fork out the one-time fee upon signing, and the month-to-month payment, with no different add-ons. That is just like TC Euro Cars’ Renault plan, however full particulars for Perodua’s first lease programme will probably be introduced sooner or later.
Appears like a superb deal? You’ll must do the mathematics, however the important thing distinction between shopping for and leasing is that you don’t personal the automotive and should return it after the agreed tenure is up. This could be a good factor or dangerous factor, relying on the way you see it. Will P2 present the choice for the lessee to buy the automotive outright after 5 years? If sure, this may be just like the automotive equal of Maybank’s HouzKEY dwelling financing scheme.
Not each Perodua dealership will probably be concerned within the Ativa Hybrid programme – solely these within the Klang Valley and two branches every from northern and southern areas will probably be included. As that is P2’s first hybrid mannequin, the retailers concerned will even must care for the electrified SUV’s servicing wants. Who will get to take part? The corporate has began to ship out feelers through SMS and survey types, however we’ll have to attend for actual particulars on who and the way.
As for the automotive itself, it’s easy. This can be a CBU Daihatsu Rocky Hybrid, simply with Perodua badging. The entrance and rear Perodua emblems and the Ativa wordmark are fitted on Malaysia-bound vehicles in Japan.
Launched in its dwelling market in November 2021, the Rocky e-Smart Hybrid is powered by a 106 PS/170 Nm electrical motor mixed with a 1.2 litre Atkinson-cycle three-cylinder engine with 82 PS/105 Nm. The WA-VEX NA engine acts as a generator, which implies that the Rocky Hybrid works considerably like a spread extender electrical car, like Honda’s present e:HEV hybrids.
The JDM Rocky e-Sensible Hybrid is similar to the the ICE-powered Ativa from the skin, save for Rocky-specific bumpers entrance and rear, 17-inch wheels in a unique design and eco tyres. Contained in the acquainted dashboard, the Daihatsu options its personal AC management panel, a blue push begin button and an digital parking brake swap with auto brake maintain – the latter not too long ago made its Perodua debut on the Alza AV.
The hybrid additionally options an out there “Sensible Pedal” perform for one-pedal driving, with regeneration and “engine braking” instead of stepping on the brakes. Claimed gas consumption is 3.6 litres per 100 km on the WLTP cycle, which is 27.8 km/l. What do you consider this Ativa Hybrid subscription plan? Good worth otherwise you’re higher of shopping for the regular turbo model?
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