Perodua is not keen to invest in electric cars research and production because it is expensive to build them. Therefore, building sedan is one of Perodua's biggest wishes and would possibly have a collaboration with UMW Holdings if Perodua is building one.
Currently, there are two existing models which have the biggest possibility of being the platform of Perodua's sedan. First up is the Toyota Etios. The Etios is a low-cost Toyota which penetrated markets such as Thailand, but it tends to have a lot of cost-cutting measures to keep it selling cost down. If Perodua is going to use the Etios as its first sedan, I hope it will be redesigned as the exterior of the Etios looks obsolete.
Second is the 2nd generation Toyota Vios. Currently powered by a 1.5litre VVT-i engine in our market, and I suppose it will remain unchanged if Perodua is going to
It is unlikely that Perodua is going to build a sedan from scratch as it would require a great amount of money and time. But still, we shouldn't rule out completely the possibility of Perodua doing so. It might even be possible for Perodua to use the 1st generation Toyota Vios as the platform since it's not selling in our market anymore and it should be cheap to be produced too.
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