These are spyshots of a new car being tested on Malaysian roads. It is a small mini-MPV type of vehicle which belongs in the Hyundai/Inokom Atos and Perodua Kenari class of cars. It’s heavily plastered, but the overall shape and certain design features leads me to believe that it is the Naza NX-01, which is supposed to be launched on the 22nd of April 2006. That’s 10 days from now. Check out the spyshots after the jump.
I’ve put 2 photos of the original Hafei Lobo 1.1 litre at the end of this blog post so you can compare our Malaysianised Naza version with the original car. You can’t erally see properly what Naza has did to customise the car design to the Malaysian market. The funky triangular turn signals at the base of the A-pillar is still there, taped up.
The number plate has also been moved up to the hatch lid instead of Hafei’s rear bumper mounting position. It looks like there’s not much modifications. New rear bumper without a number plate, a new rear hatch lid with a number plate, and probably Naza’s front grille. I’m pretty confident the front will look good as Naza’s own designs for the Naza Ria and Naza Citra actually look better than the original Korean Kia grilles.
The original Hafei Lobo 1.1 litre was designed by Pininfarina and is 850kg, powered by a 1.1 litre (1075cc) engine making 62 horsepower at 5700rpm and 85Nm of torque at 3000rpm with a top speed of 130km/h.
Naza has another car up it’s sleeves, the Naza NX-02 which should be based on the Peugeot 206. More details on that in my previous post “Naza to launch NX-01 and NX-02 within two months“.