Perodua Ativa Hybrid: Only 300 customers who booked the regular Ativa before 31-July are eligible to lease

Sanjay · Aug 2, 2022 01:02 PM

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The 2022 Perodua Ativa Hybrid has set tongues wagging ever since early spyshots emerged (social media groups haven't been quiet, that's for sure), and now we have solid information about just what exactly is up with it.

2022 Perodua Ativa Hybrid availability

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Yes, the 2022 Perodua Ativa Hybrid exists, but availability of the model is limited at least initially. Our checks with sources close to the matter confirm that allocation stands at 300 units.     

Also, it won't be available to all prospective customers from the get-go. At the moment it's only offered to customers who booked the regular Ativa before the end of the SST-exemption period, and have yet to receive their cars.

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Select customers will be contacted via SMS and given a questionnaire, which we've been made privy to. In the form, there's clues about the model, with questions like whether one would be open to 'owning a hybrid car', as well as their interest towards a 'car subscription' model. 

The latter point is important because the Ativa Hybrid is, for now, only available on lease, whereby the buyer pays a fixed monthly fee, and that covers certain areas like road tax, insurance, as well as maintenance.

Also read: Perodua: Hybrids best for Malaysians, Perodua Ativa Hybrid being studied

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At the end of the lease period which is said to be 5 years  the car must be returned to Perodua.  

Those who take up the offer are also expected to be involved in Perodua's studies, both in online and face-to-face forms. If all goes smoothly, deliveries of the Perodua Ativa Hybrid will begin in September.

2022 Perodua Ativa Hybrid specs in Malaysia

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Rocky e:Smart Hybrid. Our Ativa Hybrid will be similar to this

The Perodua Ativa Hybrid is very likely to be fully-imported (CBU) from Japan, virtually unchanged from its base car, the Daihatsu Rocky e:Smart Hybrid. If so, it'll be the second fully-imported car to wear the P badge, after the slow-selling Nautica of 2008.

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Digressions aside, the main draw of the Ativa Hybrid is its full-hybrid (series) system, in which a 1.2-litre, Atkinson-cycle three-cylinder mill (WA-VEX, 82 PS / 105 Nm) is mated to a 106 PS / 170 Nm electric motor and 4.3 Ah lithium-ion battery.

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It's the electric motor that powers the car, while the petrol engine functions as a generator of sorts. The benefits of this is a ridiculously low fuel consumption of just 3.6 litres/100 km on the WLTP test cycle.

Also read: Perodua Ativa's hybrid cousin a hit in Japan, sets new sales record

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In Japan, the Rocky e:Smart Hybrid gets a one-pedal mode (Smart Pedal, S-PDL), an electric parking brake (EPB), adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, alongside subtle exterior changes. 

 

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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