Perodua’s spacious new Kenari mini MPV makes its European debut at this year’s NEC Motor Show with design sophistication and equipment levels to rival the best in the world. Alongside Kenari is the 2001 specification Nippa city car, which continues to offer unparalleled value for money.

Kenari introduces a new dimension in space utilisation with the versatility of a tall and accommodating body style, married to a full five-door hatchback capability.

Leading levels of interior space – 20 per cent more than a conventional hatchback – are matched to an equally high standard specification that includes driver and passenger airbags, side impact protection, power-assisted steering, electrically operated windows, central locking, an immobiliser, reclining/folding rear seats and a radio/CD/cassette player with removable front panel.

Kenari is powered by a 989cc, three-cylinder, twin-camshaft engine featuring four-valves per cylinder and developing 55PS. The engine is both efficient and clean, boasting a Combined fuel consumption figure of 50.4mpg and CO2 emissions of just 136g/km.

Kenari is a real alternative to the established players in the mini MPV sector and is being offered at the highly competitive price of £5,800, (plus £125 road fund licence and first registration fee).

Kenari goes on sale in Perodua dealer showrooms from November and will be available with a choice of five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission, the latter at additional cost.

Alongside Kenari, and with a list price of just £4,499 (plus £125 road fund licence and first registration fee) is Nippa, which continues as Britain’s lowest cost new car. Adding further to Nippa’s credentials, it is recognised as Britain’s most economical car to run by CAP independent research.

For 2001, Nippa gets full width cloth trim, a rear wash/wipe and a range of metallic paint finishes at no extra cost. Powered by an 850cc three-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed transmission, Nippa develops 42 bhp and returns fuel economy of 53.3mpg over the Combined cycle.

Perodua vehicles are available through a nationwide network of 43 dealers and come with a full 2 year, 24,000 mile mechanical warranty plus a 6 year anti-perforation guarantee and one year’s free roadside recovery service membership.