Perodua B-segment sedan Theo Passo render

How about this for a Perodua B-segment sedan? This “interesting” creation by skilled renderer Theophilus Chin hints at a very unlikely third-gen Myvi sedan, and will no doubt get the masses talking.

Based on the all-new Toyota Passo (pictured below) that was unveiled recently, the “sedan” sees the standard compact hatchback undergo a physical transformation, where its boxy rear is reshaped to feature a steeply-raked rear window, promoting the overhang that gives it the sedan look.

A side-by-side comparison provides a clearer look at what Theo has done here. If only Toyota released the new Passo several days earlier, this would have made for a great April Fool’s joke.

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The Toyota Passo is powered by a 1.0 litre 1KR-FE three-cylinder petrol engine, providing 69 PS at 6,000 rpm and 92 Nm at 4,400 rpm, mated to a CVT with front- and all-wheel drive available. Aside from its new exterior looks, the Passo also gets a revamped interior and updated safety kit featuring Daihatsu’s Smart Assist II collision avoidance assist system.

These specifications are nigh identical to the new Daihatsu Boon. Perodua enthusiasts will be quick to point out that the current Myvi is based on the second-gen Boon.

With both B-segment superminis now completely redesigned inside and out, could the third-generation Myvi be based on the new Boon/Passo, adopting its technological (and visual) upgrades?

GALLERY: 2016 Toyota Passo

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