Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Perodua Nautica 4WD: Kembara's successor at RM89,800

Most of you would have reacted 'accordingly' by now to the relatively whopping sticker price of almost-RM90k for a compact SUV - rebadged as a Perodua - which is a short wheelbase version of the Toyota Rush, albeit with permanent 4WD.

The new Nautica 4WD is powered by a 1.5L DVVT engine (3SZ-VE) with a max output of 109bhp at 6,000rpm and 141Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. The same engine is likewise longitudinally mounted in the Toyota Rush 2WD and Toyota Avanza 1.5 budget MPV. As with both other cousins from Toyota stable, tranny of choice is 4-speed automatic. However, being a full-time 4WD with a centre differential lock differentiates it from its 'lesser' siblings.

Perodua doesn't pretend that the Nautica 4WD is an "affordable" (read: value-for-money) SUV for the masses like the Kembara before this, with the 2nd national car company setting a sales target of just 150 -200 units per month.

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tajudin said...

sir, so expensive huh?

BMW.Toyota said...

With a Perodua badge.... boring la. And the RM90K price tag does not help.

For said...

I have seen the car in the metal today. Whatever info (justification) may be dished out by Perodua's MD and its PR machinery, the Nautica 4WD isn't worth RM90k, CBU or no CBU. Period.

Prince said...

Your new car is good but does not worth that selling price ,the price suitable for it is 55k only

Prince said...

You New Nautica 4WD is too expensive unlike Avanza, and some other 1.5cc Engine, i think the normal price for it is 55k ,if its more than 55k, it will be difficult for people to buy it instead the go for Proton Waja.

For said...

Proton Waja is a 3-box sedan while Nautica is a sub-compact SUV.