Perodua Ativa Hybrid leasing plan confirmed, 300 CBU items for examine functions, RM500 a month, 5 yrs – CEO

Perodua Ativa Hybrid leasing plan confirmed, 300 CBU items for examine functions, RM500 a month, 5 yrs – CEO

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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 items shall be introduced in for examine and analysis functions.

Perodua president and CEO Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Ahmad instructed paultan.org that the Ativa Hybrid shall be made out there by way of subscription solely, which implies that it received’t be offered in showrooms like a standard 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 regionally – extra on how automobile subscription works right here), those that enroll should comply with having a GPS telematics system fitted within the automobile. That is in order that P2 can examine driving and utilization patterns. The lessee will even have to submit common experiences to Perodua.

Daihatsu Rocky e:Good Hybrid (left), Perodua Ativa AV (proper)

Zainal added that the month-to-month dedication price will embrace insurance coverage, highway tax and upkeep. Which means the momentary guardians of the Ativa Hybrid will solely must fork out the one-time fee upon signing, and the month-to-month price, with no different add-ons. That is just like TC Euro Automobiles’ Renault plan, however full particulars for Perodua’s first lease programme shall be introduced in the end.

Appears like a superb deal? You’ll must do the maths, however the important thing distinction between shopping for and leasing is that you don’t personal the automobile 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 automobile outright after 5 years? If sure, this may be just like the automobile equal of Maybank’s HouzKEY residence financing scheme.

Not each Perodua dealership shall be concerned within the Ativa Hybrid programme – solely these within the Klang Valley and two branches every from northern and southern areas shall be included. As that is P2’s first hybrid mannequin, the shops concerned will even have to deal with the electrified SUV’s servicing wants. Who will get to take part? The corporate has began to ship out feelers by way of SMS and survey types, however we’ll have to attend for actual particulars on who and the way. As to why solely 300 items, that’s the max allowed by the authorities for analysis functions.

As for the automobile itself, it’s simple. It is a CBU Daihatsu Rocky Hybrid, simply with Perodua badging. The entrance and rear Perodua emblems and the Ativa wordmark are fitted on Malaysia-bound automobiles in Japan.

Launched in its residence market in November 2021, the Rocky e-Good 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 automobile, like Honda’s present e:HEV hybrids.

The JDM Rocky e-Good Hybrid is similar to the the ICE-powered Ativa from the surface, 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 change with auto brake maintain – the latter just lately made its Perodua debut on the Alza AV.

The hybrid additionally options an out there “Good Pedal” operate for one-pedal driving, with regeneration and “engine braking” rather than 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 common turbo mannequin?

GALLERY: Perodua Ativa Hybrid spyshots

GALLERY: JDM Daihatsu Rocky e:Good Hybrid

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