The Perodua Viva is a city car manufactured by Malaysian automaker Perodua since 10 May 2007. It was originally planned to be the replacement of Perodua’s current city cars – the Perodua Kancil and the Perodua Kelisa. Once launched, Perodua decided to market it as a Kelisa replacement only, and will continue to sell the Kancil. The Perodua Viva is based on the 7th generation Daihatsu Mira. All of the Perodua Viva models use Daihatsu DVVT engines. Only the Premium version comes with dual airbags and ABS.
The Viva was launched in May 2007 with six variant: 660EX (manual), 850EX manual, 1.0SX Standard (manual), 1.0EZ Standard (automatic), 1.0SXi Premium (manual) and 1.0EZi Premium (automatic). 5 color choices were available at launch with an additional 2 color choices added in September 2007. In August 2008, the Perodua Viva was officially launched in Sri Lanka available with the same six variants as in the Malaysian market. On 20 July 2009, a 660BX (manual) variant was added as the new base model and as the replacement for the Perodua Kancil. On 23 July 2009, ‘Elite’ variants were introduced as new range topping variants replacing the 1.0SX Standard (manual), 1.0SXi Premium (manual) and 1.0EZi Premium (automatic) variants with Elite (manual or automatic) and Elite EZi (automatic). The ‘Elite Exclusive Edition’ was introduced in November 2010 and was positioned between the Elite and Elite EZi variants. In March 2013, the Viva 1.0 S (automatic) was launched. The Perodua Viva was taken out of production and succeeded by the Perodua Axia following its launch on 15 September 2014.
The suspension is typical of small hatchbacks with MacPherson struts in front located by an L-shaped lower arm. At the rear, Viva is fitted with a torsion beam axle and trailing arms. The suspension geometry has been optimised for better steering response and ride comfort. The 1000 cc models have power-assisted steering, optional auto transmission and also a front stabilizer. The 660 cc and 850 cc are barebones basic models, devoid of power steering and auto transmission.
The overall height is 1530mm and the wheelbase is 2390mm. As the Viva is based on Daihatsu Mira Avy, a kei car, it has a compact exterior dimensions and a small turning radius. The maximum interior length is 1845mm and the maximum interior height is 1250mm. The boot capacity with the rear seats folded up is 149 liters while with the rear seats down, the boot capacity is 449 liters. The Perodua Viva interior features 5 seatbelts. 4 being three-point seatbelts while the center seat for the rear bench is only a two-point seat belt. Certain models had anti-locking braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BA) and dual supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags. Additionally, the Perodua Viva featured a collapsible steering shaft mechanism.