The all-new 2018 Perodua Myvi has officially launched in Malaysia. This famous five door B-segment hatchback has been dominating the heart of Malaysian since 2005. No long ago, the Myvi has achieved one million units milestone since the beginning of the Saga. Since the booking opened on November 9, Perodua has received up to 5,000 units of booking for the all new Myvi and 78% of the early birds has chosen 1.5 variants and the newly introduced Granite Grey being the most popular color.
Perodua believes that they are going to achieve another sales peak with their new third generation Myvi. MyCarsearch has previously revealed the spec sheet for the all five variants of the all new Perodua Myvi, starting 1.3 Standard, 1.3 Premium X, 1.5 High and 1.5 Advance. The Myvi must be having some magical attraction, which explains why many buyers have made their booking without looking at the car. Without further ado, let’s dive into it.
Speaking of quality, Perodua Malaysia has really up their game in making the Myvi to be the best selling hatchback and taking the crown from the Axia. Perodua has put in their full effort in making the Myvi to be a truly Malaysian symbol, the new Myvi is 100% made in Malaysia with the upper body completely in-house designed. There are 2.5 times more high tensile steel than before to reinforce the overall body rigidity. With the increased body stiffness, there will be significant improvement in terms of comfort and overall driving stability.
The new Myvi is looking bigger from the look of it. It is not the design illusion, the Myvi is measured at 3,895 mm long and 1,735 mm wide which is 205 mm longer and 70 mm wider than the previous model. In terms of boot space, there are more. It is measured at 277 litres which is 69 litres bigger than the last Myvi. You can also expand the size of boot space to 832 litre by folding down the rear bench. Perodua also highlight on their ‘8+1 flexible seating arrangement’ which demonstrate many ways of seat configuration for the need of storing different size object. We think it is a great implementation but the Honda Jazz’s magic seats still the more flexible option.
The new Myvi is definitely a looker. The D20N’s longer wheelbase has given the Myvi a bigger body structure, almost looking identical to the Alza. The aggressive front has matched well with the silver chrome grille and eagle eyes design headlamps. The Myvi do not stops there, it gets better. All variants starting from Standard G get LED headlamps with auto off as well as follow-me-home function. Also, both 1.5 variants (High and Advance) will be getting dual tone bodykit including side skirts, rear bumper and rear spoiler. Can we not mention about the 15 inch dual tone rims are looking stylish even they look slightly similar with the one found on Mazda 2 and Honda HR-V. The all new Myvi is spotted with lower ground clearance and aero dynamic design language that is eye catching among the foreign made hatchbacks.
Now you can unlock the Myvi without having your physical key because all variants are now equipped with keyless entry and push start. There are two new engines being used to make the incredible Myvi, both are Toyota NR engine. The 1.3 variants (Standard G and Premium X) are equipped with 1NR-VE 1.3 litre Dual VVT-i engine that produces 94 hp and 121 Nm of torque. The 2NR-VE 1.5 litre Dual VVT-I engine is being equipped for 1.5 variants (High and Advance) producing 102 hp and 136 Nm of torque that can be found in Toyota Vios. The Eco Idle function is being brought over from the Bezza that boost for maximum fuel efficiency. Digital air con controls with two memory settings is something good to have, and for the first time Perodua has introduced an integrated Touch n Go reader that functions like smart tag for both 1.5 variants. It is so generous of Perodua making much implementations for the new Myvi and we bet all Malaysians are giving a second thoughts of getting a foreign made cars now.
Airbag counts are never enough with only two. Perodua has uphold their motto for being ‘Building Cars, People First’. For the new Myvi, Perodua has given them four airbags as standard kit. Also found in the base variants are ABS, EBD, Traction control (TRC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). The top 1.5L Advance gets an Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) pack that includes Pre-Collision Warning (PCW), Pre-Collision Braking (PCB), Front Departure Alert (FDA) and Pedal Mis-operation Control (PMC). It is best to believe that the Myvi is way ahead of its competitor because the Myvi is the only car below RM100k that equipped with such autonomous technology.
On the last note, it is great to see companies that put in much effort in making a great car and it shows in the new Perodua Myvi. We think that the new Myvi is a great value for money, they never just stop right there with their success of being the market leader in terms of sales amount, they strive harder each time to make surprise Malaysian with their quality product and affordable price tag. Kudos, Perodua Myvi.