As reported, the new Daihatsu Sirion has been launched in Indonesia today. Like before, the rebadged Perodua Myvi is imported CBU from Malaysia and is available in the Republic with a sole 1.3L engine option, paired to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. Just one trim level, priced at Rp 182.5 juta (RM52,655) for the MT or Rp 193.5 juta (RM55,819) for the AT.

That’s costlier than the Myvi 1.3L, which is priced from RM44,300 to RM48,300. The Indonesian-spec Sirion 1.3L has the appearance of the Myvi 1.5L as it has the latter’s two-tone 15-inch wheels and 2-DIN touchscreen head unit, but is otherwise largely similar to the Myvi 1.3 Premium X in kit count.

This means that the Sirion comes with LED headlamps, fog lamps, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and push start, leather-wrapped steering with audio/phone controls and rear seats with adjustable headrests, among other things. The new Myvi’s unique homegrown features – digital air-con controls with two memory settings and USB charger on the side of the driver’s seat – are there.

Safety wise, the new Sirion comes with ABS, EBD, VSC, rear seatbelt reminders and four airbags (dual front and side). The engine is the 1NR-VE 1.3 litre Dual VVT-i unit with 95 PS and 121 Nm, but it doesn’t come with our Myvi 1.3 Premium X’s eco-idle auto start-stop system. That’s a big jump from the previous Sirion, kit wise, even if it doesn’t reach the new Myvi’s price-equipment ratio.

The latest Myvi made it to our annual writer’s Top Five list. Find out more about the homegrown hero in our written and video reviews.

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