The current Perodua Myvi has been officially launched in Singapore. Two variants of the third-generation hatchback are available in the island state – the 1.3X AT and 1.5H AT, priced at S$64,800 (RM197,093) and S$69,800 (RM212,301) respectively, inclusive of GST and the country’s mandatory Certificate of Entitlement (COE).

The launch event was held last Saturday at Perocom Auto’s outlet in Ubi, attracting some 250 customers. Perocom Auto has been the sole authorised Perodua distributor in Singapore since 1997. Previously, it sold the Kancil, Kembara, Kelisa, original Myvi, Viva, Axia and Bezza there.

“The current-generation Myvi’s foray into Singapore is significant in terms of brand presence despite the high barriers for entry into this mature market. This also marks the model’s first export destination under the Perodua brand,” said Perodua president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

Perodua started exporting the current Myvi to Indonesia last year, but the car is badged as a Daihatsu Sirion there. Launched in Malaysia in November 2017, Perodua has sold 110,000 units of the Myvi in its home market to date.

The number of new cars registered in Singapore varies by a fair amount year to year – 80,281 units in 2018, 91,922 in 2017, 87,504 in 2016 and 57,589 in 2015, according to Land Transport Authority statistics.

“The Perodua Myvi has been very well received by Malaysians, and the enthusiasm has also found its way to Singapore, where there is a niche yet loyal cult following eagerly awaiting the arrival of the third-generation model,” said Perocom Auto’s MD John Ng.