Perodua launched the new compact car, the Viva

Thursday 10th May 2007

Perodua launched the new compact car, the Viva. It was initially launched with six models. They are: 660EX manual, 850EX manual, 1.0SX Standard manual, 1.0SXi Premium manual, 1.0EZ Standard automatic and the 1.0EZi Premium automatic. The range was later updated on the 23 July 2009 with the Viva 660BX manual (Kancil replacement model), Viva Elite manual, Viva Elite automatic, Viva Elite EZi and Viva 1.0BZ automatic.The suspension was typical of small hatchbacks with MacPherson struts in front located by an L-shaped lower arm. At the rear, Viva was fitted with a torsion beam axle and trailing arms. The suspension geometry were optimised for better steering response and ride comfort. The 1000 cc models had power-assisted steering, optional auto transmission and also a front stabilizer. The 660 cc and 850 cc were barebones basic models, devoid of power steering and auto transmission. As the Viva was based on Daihatsu Mira Avy, a kei car, it had a compact exterior dimensions and a small turning radius. It is roomy for its class, with enough room to seat five adults.

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