After four years of service, the venerable Perodua Myvi has finally been given a major facelift update for 2021. Four variants are available on offer, with prices starting from RM45,700 for the base-spec 1.3 G variant, jumping all the way up to RM58,800 for the range-topping AV variant.
So what’s new? Check out the video below for a quick walkaround!
Now, since it’s a “facelift”, we of course have to start with the Myvi’s brand-new face. Perodua has given the Malaysian supercar a completely redesigned front fascia, characterised by the new modern-looking bumper thanks to its bold use of strong diagonal lines and sharp leading edges.
The upper grille has also been enlarged, and the LED headlights flanking it have also been slimmed down, particularly on the inner edge. The rest of the headlight housing wasn’t significantly altered, but Perodua instead added some additional black elements within the headlight enclosures to make it at least appear slimmer.
Other exterior updates include a new blacked-out wing mirror cover, and a reworked rear bumper. But aside from that, everything else is largely identical to the pre-facelift model, including the alloy wheels.
Inside, the new 2021 Perodua Myvi also received quite a significant amount of updates, including the new steering wheel that’s borrowed from the Ativa. The instrument cluster is also new (although still analogue), and comes in a striking red colour with a TFT coloured multi-info display in the centre on this AV variant.
Additionally, the range-topping AV variant also gets a larger 6.9-inch touchscreen infotainment display, alongside a set of leather seats with bright red panels to match the red accents around the air-con vents.
Aesthetic changes here are aplenty, but calling it just a “facelift” is not doing the new 2021 Perodua Myvi any justice, because there are also quite a number of changes underneath all the shiny new looks.
Chief of all is the new D-CVT gearbox that replaces the ageing 4AT unit on all variants. Perodua says that the change results in a 20% improvement in century sprint times (11.5 seconds on 1.3 G, 10.2 seconds on 1.5 variants), while also giving the Myvi a 5% reduction in fuel consumption.
There’s also a whole lot of new smarts, too. The ASA 3.0 advanced driver assist system is now available across the entire range (RM2,000 option on the 1.3 G), and the range-topping AV variant even gets a level 2 autonomous driving capability with the addition of adaptive cruise control and lane keep control!
What else is new? Well, you’ve got to watch the video to find out. Also, keep your eyes peeled on AutoBuzz.my as we bring you the latest coverage on the 2021 Perodua Myvi!