Hot on the heels from its Axia launch late last year, Perodua, the leading Malaysian compact car maker today introduces the New Myvi with four variants altogether.

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The first of which is the 1.3-litre category. We have the base model, Myvi Standard G (MT/AT), attractively priced from RM 41,500 and a new variant called Myvi Premium X (AT) retailing from RM 47,500.

Next up is the 1.5-litre category which includes the Myvi SE (MT/AT), which starts from RM 50,500 and Myvi Advance (AT), which tops out at RM59,500.

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QUICK FACTS

Name Perodua New Myvi Standard G Perodua New Myvi Premium X
Segment B-Segment B-Segment
Engine 1298cc DVVT, DOHC with EFI 1298cc DVVT, DOHC with EFI
Transmission 5-speed Manual / 4-speed Auto 4-speed Auto
Max Power 90hp @ 6,000 rpm 90hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 117Nm @ 4,400 rpm 117Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Price from RM 41,500 from RM 47,500

 

Name Perodua New Myvi SE Perodua New Myvi Advance
Segment B-Segment B-Segment
Engine 1495cc DVVT, DOHC with EFI 1495cc DVVT, DOHC with EFI
Transmission 5-speed Manual / 4-speed Auto 4-speed Auto
Max Power 102hp @ 6,000 rpm 102hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 136Nm @ 4,400 rpm 136Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Price from RM 50,500 from RM 58,500

 

EXTERIOR

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Let’s start with the colour, shall we? In addition to the popular colours already available on existing models, two new metallic colours were introduced today. Electric Blue for the SE and Advanced variants and Cosmic Gold for the Standard G and Premium X variants.

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The 1.5litre variants get projector headlamps with LED Guide Lights and fog lights. The Advance variant meanwhile, gets kitted up with a plethora of upgrades: Carbon fibre-look front bumper, skirting with chrome finish, reflectors and diffuser on the rear bumper, rear LED lights a rear spoiler.

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INTERIOR

More than just a facelift, the interior gets an update too. Standard on the lower variants (Standard G and Premium X) are fabric seats (beige/grey on the 1.3litre variants, black and red on the 1.5 SE) and black, monotone dashboard. There’s the all-new retractable cup holder for the driver’s side and underneath it, a multi-purpose compartment for keeping your smart tag away from prying eyes and a new Multi-info Display sit right in the middle of the speedometer.

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On to the Advance variant, the adjustable steering wheel is wrapped in perforated leather with red stitching. The red stitching motif continues on to the leather semi bucket seats. This variant also get an updated Multimedia system with navigation and reverse camera as opposed to a Radio CD player on the Standard G. Premium X and SE variants on the other hand has MP3/WMA, USB and Bluetooth.

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Weirdly enough, there a hidden tissue holder located right behind the front passenger seat. How one stretches and manage to tear one off without accidentally pulling a muscle is beyond me. Right, moving on. Rear seat are 60:40 pplit folding seats and can be extended for a full-flat mode.

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PERFORMANCE

Performance wise, they remain the same as the previous generation’s power plant. However, there’s a new Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission (E-AT) system that improves on the fuel efficiency as compared to the old one. Fuel consumption on the 1.3litre variants will do 18.1km/l on the manual and 16.7km/l with the auto. As for the 1.5litre variants, the manual will achieve 16.4 km/l and 15.4 km/l on the auto.

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SAFETY

The New Myvi is now improved with a 4-star rating by the Asian NCAP, who were at hand to present the certification during the launch. Standard on all variants: Electronic Power Steering (EPS), a pair of SRS airbags for the driver and front passenger seats, Isofix points and the Anti Snatch Hook that made its debut on the Axia last year. The Premium X, SE and Advance variants get Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).

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WHAT ELSE?

For Perodua Myvi Premium X and above, there are front corner sensors for manoeuvring through tricky parking situations; which can be deactivated when driving or in a traffic situation. So yes, safety is optional or rather, no one drives well enough to park a small car.
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