This taped up white Perodua Myvi was spotted by Farizul Jaafar on the way to Malacca just last month. At first glance you might think it’s just another regular Myvi but one driving around with a trade plate and some light taping compels you to take a second look and what we can see is what looks like a slightly different boot lid on the Myvi.

Earlier this year, Perodua’s new managing director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh told Utusan Malaysia that Malaysian motorists could expect a new Myvi somewhere in April 2011, with a new Myvi SE coming soon after in June 2011. He also revealed that Perodua would probably be offering a Myvi with a 1.5 litre engine capacity – the Myvi is currently only available as a 1.0 and a 1.3.

The Daihatsu Boon/Toyota Passo has already been updated in February this year and the JDM models’ design cues have taken a clear shift to a more feminine side of things, probably to suit the car’s target market in Japan.

In Malaysia, the Myvi is more of a unisex model, with many of the luckier fresh grads or even college students who are better off than those who have to get a Viva or a second hand car choosing to get a Perodua Myvi as their first car.

Perodua’s take on a second generation Myvi would most likely bring further design differentiation between the Myvi and its Japanese cousins than with the first generation model. Perodua’s version has to look unisex, and the SE has to usually look sportier and more aggressive.

Look after the jump to look at a gallery of the spyshot images as well as a full photo gallery of the new Boon/Passo that was launched in Japan earlier this year.

GALLERY: 2011 Perodua Myvi Spyshots
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GALLERY: 2010 Toyota Passo
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