Driven Web Series is back again, powered by Petronas Primax! This is the episode you’ve all been waiting for, featuring the 2018 Perodua Myvi! We compare Malaysia’s best-selling car against its two closest rivals, the refined Proton Iriz and the brand new Kia Picanto.

There’s nothing left that hasn’t already been said of the latest Myvi. It’s topping the sales chart, winning buyers over with its fresh new looks, advanced features and commendable affordability. The top-of-the-line 1.5 Advance model featured here, complete with its active safety suite, goes for RM55,300.

Originally planned to be Proton’s answer to the Myvi, the Iriz has turned out to be a sales disappointment. It has taken the company a long three years to make it fighting fit, and now, in its Refined guise, we will see if it’s still a relevant choice next to its perennial rival. In top 1.6 Premium guise, it weighs in at RM56,950.

Taking on the two local stalwarts is the new Kia Picanto. Yes, it’s an A-segmenter going up against two B-segment hatchbacks, but it’s the only true alternative to the Malaysian pair. Say all you want about the class mismatch, but the fact is, if you have a budget of around RM50k for a new car, these are your three options. Speaking of which, the Picanto slots in at RM49,888.

So, which one should you buy then? We compare the three contenders’ specs, performance, ride and handling, practicality, quality and of course, fuel economy in this comprehensive group test. Enjoy!

GALLERY: 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance

GALLERY: 2017 Proton Iriz 1.6 Premium

GALLERY: 2018 Kia Picanto 1.2 EX

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