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The 2018 Perodua Myvi made its public debut in Malaysia yesterday, although it was hidden in a box designed to allow just a sneak peek. The letterbox slots on the front, rear and sides give us a general idea of the third-generation hatchback’s exterior design.

From what we’ve seen so far, it’s clear that the new Myvi is not a rebadge of the JDM Daihatsu Boon, which we showed you in detail last month. The upper body is a 100% Perodua design. “The all-new Myvi is a the first Perodua model to have an upper body designed completely in-house, without foreign input,” said Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, president and CEO of Perodua.

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With more time and less of a crowd today, our photographer Patrick Seow has returned with more images of the boxed Myvi. Thanks to flash and zoom, we now have our first glimpse of the new Myvi’s dashboard, teased by Perodua in the only official video released so far.

It’s a big departure from the outgoing Myvi’s triangle of a centre stack, and there are hints of Honda City and Jazz in the way the air con vents are in-line with the top of the dash, and instrument binnacle. The layout is more centred around the driver compared to the cabins of Perodua’s other models.

Also, the way the top section “folds in” (around the 2-DIN touchscreen head unit) might remind some of the Corolla Altis’ dashboard. Like the Toyota sedan, piano black is the trim of choice here, with a metallic border. Situated in the bottom half of the two-section dashboard are the air con controls and push start button. The AC panel is digital, while keyless entry/push start is standard across the board.

There’s also a steering wheel design that’s new to Perodua. Four-way audio buttons on the left, Bluetooth call button on the right. Perodua has opened online registration of interest for the new Myvi, and you can find out more about the new Myvi’s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) package and its functions here.

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Perodua Myvi 1.3 Standard G
RM44,300 (MT)
RM46,300 (AT)

Gets as standard:
1.3 litre Dual VVT-i engine (1NR-VE)
1,329 cc, four-cylinder petrol
94 hp at 6,000 rpm, 121 Nm at 4,000 rpm (est. numbers from Bezza 1.3)
Five-speed manual or four-speed E-AT
LED headlamps with auto off and follow-me-home functions
Headlight levelling
LED tail lamps with light guides
Reverse sensors
14-inch alloy wheels
Keyless entry and start
Flexible 8+1 seating configurations
60:40 folding rear seats
Side pocket on front seat (for mobile phones)
Four airbags (dual front, front sides)
Electronic stability control (VSC)
Traction control (TRC)
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Five-year/150,000 km warranty
Target five-star ASEAN NCAP crash test rating

Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X
RM48,300 (AT)

Adds on:
Eco-idle automatic start-stop system
Other exterior and interior trim (not released yet)

Colour options for Myvi 1.3:
Ivory White (solid)
Glittering Silver (metallic)
Mystical Purple (metallic)
Lava Red (metallic)
Peppermint Green (metallic) – new, exclusive to 1.3 models

Perodua Myvi 1.5 High
RM51,800 (AT)

Adds on:
1.5 litre Dual VVT-i engine (2NR-VE)
1,496 cc, four-cylinder petrol
106 hp at 6,000 rpm, 140 Nm at 4,200 rpm (est. numbers from Vios 1.5)
Four-speed E-AT
Combined fuel economy of 20.1 km per litre
15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels
Front bodykit and side skirts (dual-tone)
Two-tone rear bumper
Rear spoiler
Built-in toll reader (integrated SmartTAG)
Six airbags (dual front, front sides, curtains)

Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance
RM55,300 (AT)

Adds on:
Advanced Safety Assist (ASA)
Pre-collision Warning
Pre-collision Braking (low-speed autonomous emergency braking)
Front Departure Alert
Pedal Misoperation Control

Colour options for Myvi 1.5:
Ivory White (solid)
Glittering Silver (metallic)
Mystical Purple (metallic)
Lava Red (metallic)
Granite Grey (metallic) – new, exclusive to 1.5 models