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[ UPDATE: The Perodua Viva has been launched! Click here for full details on specifications and pricing, as well as many clear photos of both exterior and interior! ]

New spyshots of the new Kancil/Kelisa Replacement Model are in! These shots are thanks to reader Nicholas Gan who snapped these photos at a top secret location somewhere in town. Nah, it’s actually somewhere up Genting. You know all those jokes about how Kancils don’t have enough power to go up the hill? Well, this just proves the new replacement can! :P There are two cars here. The blue one is the original Daihatsu Mira design straight from Japan. The other one is somewhat different, it looks like the Perodua XX06 Concept shown at the KL International Motor Show. So it’s likely that they will be using this facelift for the final product or they’re just borrowing the body panels. It’s likely to be the first one though. Let’s have a look at this new model by Perodua due to be launched sometime next year. More photos after the jump.

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This is the original Daihatsu Mira, also called a Daihatsu Charade in certain countries. The original Perodua Kancil was also based on a Daihatsu Mira. The Perodua Kelisa was based on a variation of the Mira. These names vary from country to country.

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The Kancil Replacement Model gets a new grille, front bumper, headlamps, fenders and a new bonnet with a design that matches the shape of the new front grille. While the original Mira had a more boxy shape, Perodua’s facelift takes on slightly more curvy design cues.

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This is the original Mira butt. Numberplate on the bumper, and large empty surface area on the rear hatch. Daihatsu generally pulls off the very bare back look much better than most manufacturers.

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This is Perodua’s facelift. The number plate has been moved onto the rear hatch, so this calls for a new rear bumper and a new rear hatch.

We can’t really see how the interior looks like clearly, but if you peek through the rear windscreen in one of the rear shots you can see that the meter console is positioned right in front of the driver instead of in the middle.

Perodua says this replacement for both the current Perodua Kancil and Perodua Kelisa will be out in the first half of 2007, most likely from March 2007 onwards. Since it is replacing both the Kancil and Kelisa, we can assume it’s engine options will serve both ranges of cars – 660cc, 850cc and 1,000cc. UPDATE: In an interview with Bernama, Perodua shareholder UMW Holdings Bhd’s group chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin said the new car would come with 660cc and 1,000cc engines, and carburettors would be phased out and replaced with electronic fuel injection.

I’ll leave you guys with photos of the original Daihatsu Mira as well as the Mira’s interior. The new Perodua’s interior could be based on the original interior or it could be some new altogether, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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