Alpine Style Havana at Tokyo Auto Salon – Perodua Ativa with 80s Americana retro styling; from RM134k

Alpine Style Havana at Tokyo Auto Salon – Perodua Ativa with 80s Americana retro styling; from RM134k

Loved the Mitsuoka Buddy? Well, you can now imbue your Perodua Ativa/Toyota Raize/Daihatsu Rocky/Subaru Rex with that lovely 80s Americana styling thanks to Alpine Style, which is a Japanese company that deals in customised cars.

Taking inspiration from old vehicles that can still be found in Cuba’s capital, the company developed a retro styling package called the Havana that totally transforms the compact SUV. It features plenty of chrome-plated parts, including the new rectangular grille, all-new bumpers, exterior trim as well as headlamp and taillight surrounds.

Finer details include a Havana badge on the tailgate and moon chrome wheels fitted with Toyo all-terrain tyres. As for the interior, it gets a nine-inch infotainment touchscreen with specific graphics and a new steering emblem, while other available options include a 10.1-inch rear monitor, a 12.3-inch digital rearview mirror, new seat upholstery and floor mats, plus an uprated sound system.

The Havana will be priced at 3.98 million yen (RM133,654), and that includes the price of the car (a Raize in Japan). For context, the most expensive variant of the Raize sold in Japan is priced at 2.338 million yen (RM78,501), while the costliest Ativa retails at RM73,400.

The Havana is available in one of eight available monotone colours, with three two-tone themes also offered. What do you think of it? Do you like the way it looks or is it a bit too much for you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Lifestyle on Jan 13, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Nostalgically but ACC equipped added with All Terrain Rubbers.

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  • Ativa tebo owners club on Jan 13, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    Gais, our cars just +50 hp

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  • 4G63T DSM on Jan 13, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Tsk tsk.

    Where is the red or maroon velour interior and fake wood interior trim? Also missing the vinyl Landau roof. Should also put fake wheel covers that look like wire wheels.

    Seem to have missed what American cars in the 80s was…..

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  • ROTI CANAI on Jan 13, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    nice build

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  • Nak sangat ACC? on Jan 13, 2023 at 9:45 pm

    Let’s see a show of hands how many ativa fapbois are here?

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  • NyamukRembau on Jan 13, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    Look east policy tapi East look west and copy. Malu apa bossku

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