It’s close now, a little more than a week to go before the official launch of the Perodua Myvi facelift. The outgoing Myvi Lagi Best has been around since mid 2011 and have since swept the Best Selling National Car title since it was first introduced here.
Four years down the road and the Myvi gets a new lease of life, this time with a new tagline – The Love of the Nation. It’s open for bookings too, as per the brochure seen on their website.
Now, onto the highlights. The Myvi facelift is priced slightly cheaper than the model it will be replacing, starting from RM41,500 to RM58,900 as compared to the RM41,936 to RM61,740 tags before. It also gets a more straightforward naming convention that’s similar to the Axia’s.
The Myi 1.3L Standard G will replace the current Myvi 1.3 XT, whereas the Premium X replaces the Myvi 1.3 SE. Onto the 1.5L Myvi: two trims are available, the 1.5L SE and the 1.5L Advance, no more Myvi Extreme here, and we applaud that. Under the bonnet rests the same engines with virtually no mechanical enhancements, with the 1.3-litre engine making 90 hp and 117 Nm of torque, whereas the 1.5-litre makes 102 hp and 136 Nm of torque.
Both engines can be had with either a five-speed manual or four-speed E-AT transmission, however the Premium X 1.3L and Advance 1.5L won’t be getting the stick shifter. Its headlights are new too, featuring LED daytime running lights. The front bumper now includes front parking sensors which were first seen on the Axia. Other new features inside the Myvi include a new multimedia head unit with integrated reverse camera, along with an anti-snatch hook and retractable cup holder.