The new Perodua Myvi has only been launched yesterday, but already budding artists have begun using their creative juices to visualise what a tuned version would look like. A small design concern called Durian Works has submitted a couple of sketches to us showing a sportier Myvi, and we think it looks pretty handsome, wouldn’t you agree?

Starting off by giving the B-segment hatch a bright yellow coat – not seen on the Myvi since the pre-facelift second-generation SE and Extreme models – the designer then set off providing the front end with a larger grille and air intakes, the latter featuring a mesh grille pattern. There’s also a larger front splitter and deeper side skirts compared to the standard 1.5 litre models.

Moving to the rear, a rear skirt, more pronounced faux bumper air vents and a sizeable rear wing have been added to give the Myvi a more aggressive appearance. Larger wheels inspired by the Honda Civic Hatchback fill out the wheel arches and complete the look.

To recap, the new third-generation Myvi has been designed completely in house featuring greater sophistication, equipment levels and safety. Longer, wider but lower than before, it gets items such as standard-fit LED headlights, keyless entry, push-button start and stability control, as well as an integrated Touch ‘n Go reader, up to six airbags and autonomous emergency braking.

Power comes from new 1.3 and 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i engines from the Toyota NR family. The smaller 1NR-VE is the same engine found on the Bezza, and it makes 94 hp at 6,000 rpm and 121 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The larger 2NR-VE, on the other hand, has been lifted from the Toyota Vios, and it produces 102 hp at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm at 4,200 rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed auto is on offer.

What do you think of the new look? Sound off in the comments after the jump. You can also read our comprehensive launch report as well as our first impressions review.

GALLERY: 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance

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