2021 Perodua Ativa gets a different tailgate from Japan's Rocky/Raize, why?

Eric · Mar 3, 2021 08:12 PM

2021 Perodua Ativa gets a different tailgate from Japan's Rocky/Raize, why? 01

The 2021 Perodua Ativa is here and it gets a number of features unique for the Malaysian market.

2021 Perodua Ativa gets a different tailgate from Japan's Rocky/Raize, why? 02

The Rocky/Raize's unpainted tailgate

One such feature is its steel tailgate, different from the Japanese-market Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky donor cars, which get a tailgate made out of PPGF (glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene).

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Note the painted steel tailgate

The main reason why Perodua went with a conventional steel tailgate instead of the lightweight PPGF one is the lack of facilities capable of molding such a large piece of plastic here in Malaysia.

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Investing in a mold capable of producing this PPGF tailgate also isn’t cheap, so Perodua decided against it and gave the Ativa a steel tailgate instead.

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As a result, the Perodua Ativa and its steel tailgate (and spare tyre) tips the scale at 1,035 kg, marginally more than the Rocky/Raize, which weight 980 kg.

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The 2021 Perodua Ativa is Perodua’s first-ever model to feature a turbocharged engine in the form of a 1-litre 1KR-VET found in the Ativa is good for 98 PS and 140 Nm. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a Dual-mode CVT (D-CVT).

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