First generation of the Perodua Rusa
Still remember about Perodua Rusa?. How many of you have tried the Perodua Rusa.Give your feedback here.Manufactured by the Perodua in 1996, the Perodua Rusa is a microvan which based on the Daihatsu Zebra and Daihatsu Hijet Maxx.Perodua launched the Perodua Rusa on March 6, 1996 with a 1.3 litre engine, followed by the 1.6 litre engine range on May 14, 1997.
Perodua Rusa has a unique history.It was the first Van to be produced by a Malaysian automotive company.Perodua Rusa can stand with the same level in Malaysian history same as the Proton Exora which is the first MPV produced by Malaysian automotive company and also the Proton Saga which is the first car produced in Malaysia.
Three variations of Perodua Rusa vans are offered by Perodua.The CX (1.3 litre, two seat version), the EX (1.3 litre, five seat version) and the GX (1.6 litre, seven seat version). The CX is primarily intended to serve as a freight vehicle, while the EX and GX are intended for private use. The van is also used by Malaysian police and fire fighting forces.Malaysia Airlines also used this van in KLIA for the engineering and transport purposes.
The vehicle’s name “Rusa” is a Malay translation of “Deer”. Later replaced by the Perodua logo, the van’s original logo was a galloping deer.
Previous Perodua Rusa Logo
PERODUA RUSA SPECIFICATIONS.
HD-C petrol engine, water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, 4-cycle, 16-valve, SOHC.
2,080 mm (81.9 in)
3,880 mm (152.8 in)
1,560 mm (61.4 in)
1,845 mm (72.6 in)
935 kg (2,061 lb) — 1,145 kg (2,524 lb)
47 L (12 US gal; 10 imp gal)