For a tiny carmaker in mature market like the UK, finding your own niche is important. Rawang-based Perodua is making an attempt at the disabled community via the Motability Scheme, which enables disabled people to exchange either their Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or their War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement to obtain a new car.

The deal is for the Myvi, Malaysia’s best selling car that competes in the ultra-competitive supermini market in the UK. The Malaysian-made five-door hatch is available on the Motability Car Scheme from as little as £47.22 (RM232) per week. The package includes insurance, servicing and maintenance, full RAC breakdown assistance, annual car tax and tyre/windscreen replacement over the course a three-year lease.

Besides standard kit like power windows, electrically adjustable door mirrors, dual airbags, ABS and EBD, Perodua is throwing in a choice of metallic or high gloss paint at no extra cost and the option of having reverse park control supplied and fitted free of charge. If one opts for the Glittering Silver manual Myvi SXI, free 14-inch “Milano Titanium” alloys are also included, while stocks last. These exclusive Motability offers are for orders made before September 30.

Short of a specially modified car, I can imagine that the Myvi would make a good set of wheels for the less mobile. Not only is the Perodua effortless to drive, with great visibility and light controls, headroom is generous and those doors open very wide.