p2 a-segment sedan render
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Perodua is due to introduce a new model in the second half of the year, a car that might quite possibly be very closely related to the Toyota Agya/Daihatsu Ayla eco-car sold in Indonesia. An example of the latter – debadged at that – was spied recently in KL undergoing road trials, adding to the speculation.

What’s certain is that it’ll be a hatchback, and though it has been bandied about enough times in the past, a Perodua sedan isn’t about to happen anytime soon. That hasn’t stopped rendering wiz Theophilus Chin from coming up with a fresh take on a Perodua A-segment sedan.

There’s only a side silhouette render, the profile referring to that of the Hyundai Xcent, according to him. Avoiding the usual look that most A-segment-derived sedans have, which is usually awkward looking and ill-proportioned, the rendering features a car that is less top-heavy. Black plastic strips on the doors help to visually reduce the surface area, making the car look lower, says Theo.

It’s not the first render he’s done on what a Perodua sedan could shape up like. There was a Toyota Etios-based take, and who can forget the elaborate hoax that was the Jaguh, complete with full brochure and all!