Perodua managing director Datuk Syed Hafiz Syed Abu Bakar indicated in a report by The Edge that we will see the launch of the new Perodua Kembara replacement model this year. The new Kembara will logically be based on the new Daihatsu Bego/Toyota Rush, and Perodua targets modest sales of about 300 units per month as they are going to focus on the Viva instead. The Kembara will not be a high volume seller for them.
Just a recap – the Daihatsu Bego or Toyota Rush that the new Perodua Kembara replacement is expected to be based on is powered by a 1.5 litre DVVT engine, similiar to the unit in the Toyota Avanza 1.5. It has a full time all wheel drive system. It first appeared as a concept car called the Daihatsu D-Compact 4X4 Concept.
Shown above is an artist’s impression of the new Kembara previously posted here, or browse the links listed below for more information on the small SUV.
2008 Perodua Kembara Artist’s Impression
Toyota Rush long wheelbase suitable for Malaysia?
New Daihatsu Terios announced in Indonesia
Daihatsu Terios wins 4X4 of the Year 2007 Award
2006 Daihatsu Be-Go