The Perodua Myvi 1.5 SE and Advance have now been upgraded for the 2017 model year with standard-fit GearUp front and rear skirting at no extra charge. The full aerokit, which also included sportier side skirts, was previously offered as a RM2,045 option.

Aside from that, specifications and equipment are identical, and include projector halogen headlights with LED positioning lights, sportier front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a rear spoiler, clear lens LED tail lights and 14-inch turbine-design two-tone alloy wheels.

Inside, there’s silver interior trim, red instrument cluster lighting, semi-bucket fabric seats, an anti-snatch handbag hook, a Bluetooth-enabled head unit and four speakers. The Advance adds door visors, leather seats, coiled floor mats and a touchscreen infotainment system with a reverse camera. All models get dual airbags, and the SE and Advance also gain ABS with EBD and brake assist.

Power comes from a 3SZ-VE 1.5 litre DVVT four-cylinder engine that produces 102 hp at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. The SE model gets a choice between a five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed automatic; the Advance is auto-only.

As mentioned, prices have been retained – the SE is priced at RM49,968 (RM50,368 metallic) for the manual model and RM52,968 (RM53,368 metallic) for the auto, while the Advance auto is priced at RM56,178 (RM56,578 metallic). All prices are on-the-road inclusive of insurance and a five-year/150,000 km warranty.

GALLERY: 2017 Perodua Myvi 1.5 SE

GALLERY: 2017 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance