2023 Neta V launched in Malaysia – 95 PS, 160 Nm, 380 km EV range; from RM100k; cheapest EV in Malaysia

2023 Neta V launched in Malaysia – 95 PS, 160 Nm, 380 km EV range; from RM100k; cheapest EV in Malaysia

The Neta V makes its official launch debut in Malaysia today after first being shown back in March this year. Distributed through Intro Synergy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GoAuto Group, the compact electric vehicle (EV) is priced at RM100,000 on-the-road without insurance.

Included with each purchase is a five-year, 150,000-km for general components, while the body is covered by a 10-year, 200,000-km warranty. The high-voltage components such as the battery and onboard charger are covered by an eight-year, 180,000-km warranty. We’re getting the pre-facelift version of the Neta V, which is visually slightly different from the updated model announced in China a few months ago – it also gets a new name (Aya) there.

If you’re curious about the dimensions, the Neta V measures 4,070 mm long, 1,690 mm wide, 1,540 mm tall and has a wheelbase spanning 2,420 mm. For context, the Perodua Myvi is 3,895 mm long, 1,735 mm wide, 1,515 mm tall and its wheelbase is 2,500 mm. The boot space is 335 litres, expandable to 552 litres with the rear seats folded down.

The Neta V is equipped with a CATL-sourced ternary lithium battery with an energy capacity of 38.54 kWh that is good for a range of 380 km following the NEDC standard. The battery powers a front-mounted electric motor rated at 95 PS (94 hp or 70 kW) and 160 Nm, which enables a top speed of 120 km/h and a 0-50 km/h acceleration time of 3.9 seconds.

2023 Neta V launched in Malaysia – 95 PS, 160 Nm, 380 km EV range; from RM100k; cheapest EV in Malaysia

Both AC (Type 2) and DC (CCS2) charging are supported, the latter taking 30 minutes to get from a 20-80% state of charge at 100 kW. As for AC charging, it maxes out at 6.6 kW, with a full charge taking eight hours.

The Neta V’s kit list includes 16-inch alloys (with 185/55 profile tyres), automatic halogen projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED taillights, keyless entry and start, leatherette seat upholstery, a 12-inch digital instrument panel, automatic air-conditioning with a HEPA N95 air filter, an electronic parking brake and a reverse camera.

On the infotainment front, there’s a 14.6-inch central touchscreen, with audio playback handled by a six-speaker sound system. Users will also be able to project their phone screen to the large, portrait-format screen should they wish. There’s also a dedicated USB port at the bottom of the rear-view mirror to power a dashcam.

2023 Neta V launched in Malaysia – 95 PS, 160 Nm, 380 km EV range; from RM100k; cheapest EV in Malaysia

In terms of safety equipment, the Neta V only comes with two airbags and the usual array of passive systems such as ABS, EBD, brake assist, traction control and ESC. No active driver assistance systems such autonomous emergency braking and lane keep assist here, but you do get hill start assist, a tyre pressure monitor and passive cruise control.

Neta V buyers are also presented with two package options to complement their purchase. The first is called the EV Starter Package that includes a home charger (inclusive of installation), a vehicle-to-load (V2L) adapter, a powered tailgate, window tint film, an external air purifier, insurance and a body kit, the last of which is claimed to be exclusive to our market (pictured here).

Meanwhile, the second option is an interest-free package of up to seven years, which we’re told is being offered in conjunction with a local bank as a hire purchase scheme. However, this is subject to terms and conditions and only those who are qualified will be able to pick this option. We’re also told that those who do qualify can also add on the first package as a cost option.

2023 Neta V launched in Malaysia – 95 PS, 160 Nm, 380 km EV range; from RM100k; cheapest EV in Malaysia

For now, the Neta V is arriving as fully-imported (CBU) EV from China, but it will soon be a locally-assembled (CKD) one following Careplus’ announced partnership with GoAuto to set up an assembly plant in Negeri Sembilan. The plan is to start assembling vehicles by the end of 2024,” Careplus executive director and group CEO Lim Kwee Shyan said previously, so it’ll be a while before we get the Neta V in CKD form.

With today’s launch, the Neta V is officially the cheapest EV on sale in Malaysia and meets the government’s requirement that no imported EV with a floor price under RM100,000 can be sold in Malaysia until the end of the current import duty and excise duty exemption period on CBU EVs (December 31, 2025).

The next closest CBU EV to the Neta V in terms of OTR price is the BYD Dolphin, which costs just RM530 more for the base Dynamic Standard Range. Would you pick the Neta V over the Dolphin? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Comments

  • kckfen on Oct 25, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Haha.. so tak jadi price reduce…….

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    • Idiots promote world political cause into educational institutions on Oct 25, 2023 at 3:33 pm

      Since can’t directly discount the msrp Maybe there gives free e-charging or e-wallets?

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      • rabbit meat never kosher on Oct 26, 2023 at 3:07 am

        Solidarity with Taybeh beer starts at young

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    • How to reduce price when AP cost maybe 20-40k each? And madani gomen says AP needed to ensure we will all be indebted to gomen owned banks

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    • Bel Jin on Oct 28, 2023 at 1:24 pm

      Don’t worry. Huge discounts waiting when I step into the showroom

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  • a 120kmh top speed with two airbags? Really wonder who will actually buy this at 100k.

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    • Ex Pas cult follower on Oct 25, 2023 at 4:40 pm

      My brand new axia rm20 petrol can run 380KM.
      This EV must charge how much RM to run 380km

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      • ScooterDude on Oct 25, 2023 at 6:55 pm

        According to the research data, charging an EV in Malaysia cost a mere AUD 0.97 (RM 2.90) for 100 km of driving. Our country is second to Argentina with AUD 0.70 (RM 2.10) per 100 km, while India comes in third place with AUD 1.43 (RM 4.28) per 100 km.

        Assuming inflation its about rm15 for 400km

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        • Maths man on Oct 26, 2023 at 10:02 am

          Your maths is wrong?

          Axia lowest consumption 3.65l/100km * RM 2.05/l = RM 7.48 to travel 100km

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      • Kuro EV on Oct 25, 2023 at 10:47 pm

        Shldnt not more than RM22 for Neta V full charge

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      • Your Axia on Oct 26, 2023 at 8:58 am

        Your Axia change oil, oil filter, air filter, gearbox filter how much?? EV no need change any of those ..lol

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        • PlainBS on Oct 26, 2023 at 11:43 am

          haha, sekali tukar bateri already more than Axia’s maintenance cost in 10 years.

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        • Ollie on Oct 26, 2023 at 3:30 pm

          Axia can sharp corner @90kmh. Tesla hit wall

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      • Maths Guy on Oct 26, 2023 at 10:01 am

        Your maths is wrong?

        Axia lowest consumption 3.65 l/100km * RM 2.05/l = RM 7.48 to travel 100km

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    • Nurul Izzah on Oct 25, 2023 at 4:52 pm

      Anwar menang, ev murah

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  • suomynona on Oct 25, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    The body kit makes it even worse and I’m not paying 1 cent for that

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  • Beli Myvi, extra pump petrol for years and go for vacation. As long there’s the 100K capping, it doesn’t make sense for the smaller and entry level EV.

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    • That’s why war is stupid thinking to only subsidize petrol for B40!

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  • Phaser on Oct 25, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    So I have a question. Why would a car buyer in Malaysia buy this over a Perodua Myvi that has more safety kit, more spec, is faster, will depreciate less and can be refueled in 5 minutes or less? Or if you want something at the same price then how about a Honda City instead?

    People who are buying up to a budget want maximum value for their money. This is a second or third car at best and people who can afford two or three new cars look at badge appeal and won’t buy an unknown brand that is likely to depreciate like a stone the moment it is driven out of the showroom.

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    • hazri on Oct 25, 2023 at 2:46 pm

      ya, theres a lot of reason not to buy this even being the cheapest.

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    • paanjang16 on Oct 25, 2023 at 3:54 pm

      It’s hard to justify buying this over a Myvi. For half the price the Myvi is superior in every way. RM 50k for the car and another RM 50k for fuel and maintenance. It would take a very long time to break even when compared to a Myvi or if fuel prices are based on actual fuel prices. Plus with Myvi you can be sure it can go anywhere, park anywhere, parts are plenty, repair is easy, support is everywhere. I fear if the touch screen or Neta bungkus then the Head unit will be a paper weight.

      Even harder to justify when compared to Vios, City or Almera when these are from establish makes with plenty of support plus RV. Those who want to go fully electric better off with a Dolphin.

      If the Neta V is slightly more expensive than a Myvi like RM 5-10k more then it might worth it while to try out. But at double the price of the Myvi it is more of a rich mans toy.

      It might be good for those very high mileage operators like Taxi or Grab. But for personal car it is too expensive.

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      • neta v is costing only 549000 bahts (rm68376.00) in thailand whereas it is costing rm100K in malaysia with the same entry spec. WHAT A SHAME !!! it s time malaysia government kick proton and perduo out of the comfort zone and face the competition from other countries then they will survive

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  • For the price, who would pick this over BYD Dolphin?

    Would offer more incentive to buy if this were around 10k cheaper, but don’t think that is gonna happen anytime soon.

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    • Squid on Oct 25, 2023 at 4:07 pm

      More accurate is – who would pick this? Anyone caught driving this contraption is purely not by choice lol

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  • Alice on Oct 25, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    2 airbags? no ADAS ?

    omg how to buy

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  • I guess soon special offer Rm25K or more , because of M’sia policy can’t sell below 100k EV import car , but can under table discount ? if not people will buy BYD Dolphin…
    Thailand sale less than RM70K ..

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  • 90s kid on Oct 25, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Halogen? Damn..

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  • Is Go Auto still honouring the 8 years warranty they marketed with Havel car’s previously?

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  • Ur moms car on Oct 25, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    Imagine Paying 100k for the safety kit that have same level with average A segmenter and have same top speed of kancil 660 (prob the kancil is faster than this) u might be the dumbest buyer in malaysia lol

    Byd dolphin is better in every single way

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    • What’s the Ncap score of Dolphin btw?

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      • Amriji on Oct 27, 2023 at 8:06 am

        BYD Dolphin receives a 5 Star same as ATTO 3 and Seal.

        https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/byd/dolphin/50011

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  • Bob Mal on Oct 25, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    So Dear Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, is this one of those APs to be maintained so to meet EV safety standards.

    However I cannot find the safety standard rating so are you sure it is safe to drive on Malaysian road or because cronies APs says so???

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  • So what’s the Ncap rating?

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  • kyosho on Oct 25, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    IMHO its super ugly

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  • Squid on Oct 25, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    I don’t normally do this but I can’t help but say it has looks that only its own mother will love

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  • ThePolygon on Oct 25, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    Just remove the 100k price floor lah gov. Kesian cannot sell this at lower price. We all know it’s a RM 58k car from China’s pricing.

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  • john is otak batu on Oct 25, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    Throw this junk back to China!!!

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  • Zamer on Oct 25, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    The design reminds me of Hyundai Matrix..the lines are all over the place.
    Top speed 120kmh, 2 airbags, 100k, halogen…all in 1 perfect storm..
    only good for taxi use

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  • ROTI CANAI on Oct 25, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    this is real china junk, dont give zafrul a reason to continue with APs

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  • @NotBruceWayne on Oct 25, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    Warranty by Datuk Seri Zafrul.

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  • can one on Oct 25, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    the real issue is not the price, rather can Neta survive the competition? there is a real possibility that the company may be gone within few years

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  • Fire Wheels on Oct 25, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    Neta U ii at 100k? I will take 2.

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  • habislah on Oct 25, 2023 at 9:44 pm

    thos who unlike people who comment bad thing about this car are probably those who keep say this car will habis all honda city and yaris in malaysia lol. this car cant even habis its only competitor in malaysia the byd dolphin and has even lower spec then a 50k axia.

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    • Squid on Oct 26, 2023 at 7:33 am

      This car is habis got nothing to do with other cars or price or anything else other than its looks lol

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  • cheapskate on Oct 26, 2023 at 3:28 am

    ya cheaper then byd rm530 cheapest indeed i would rather pay the extra 530 to have 6 airbag, full driving aids and led headlight.

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  • Ben Yap on Oct 26, 2023 at 8:48 am

    top speed only 120kmph…. hahahahaha…. a cheetah can cucuk the neta.

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  • Katheryne Wong on Oct 26, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Good luck Neta. Buy Axia or Myvi is better, got more savings and better resale value

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  • Dumping ground on Oct 26, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Even in china, no onne buying this NETA. This model is made and exported to poorer nation like Malaysia. But having said that, all mainstream EVs in China is still well build but this one is ranked very low in the bottom. Another thing is I personally know the owner of Careplus, very calculative and stingy guy. So I can imagine we won’t get the most for our money from anything he sells.

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  • village G on Oct 26, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Wait for the ckd lah, the car right price around rm70k ish.
    Design ugly? dun think so, all black interior 2~3x better than perodua. 2 airbags no adas no problem lagi simple lagi bagus. Problem is the brand no famous only, if sub brand under famous maker like nissan, renault then rm100k become hot sales dy.

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  • Bunny on Oct 26, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Nice car must buy EV for young generation car

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  • Seitha on Oct 26, 2023 at 10:17 am

    “the compact electric vehicle (EV) is priced at RM100,000 on-the-road without insurance.”

    compact car priced at RM100K…how the CCP propaganda fools the people…

    I would rather buy an ICE toyota vios G spec!!

    watch this youtube video about WM(VW)

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  • Mike Tee on Oct 26, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Suppose this car was made by Toyota, with full support from service network, it’d still be expensive by about RM20-30k. What chance a second tier EV manufacturer from China that might be out of business in 5 years?

    This is not a good proposition. The RM100k minimum price must go.

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  • apa nama on Oct 26, 2023 at 10:32 am

    sell at 50k maybe people will consider …

    bottomline if ev so expensive here…it will remain toys for the rich only..

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  • i’m personally not a fan of BYD’s designs at all but objectively speaking, the entry-level spec Dolphin is priced the same as this but comes with more kit (and a bit more range too – 340km WLTP vs ~300km WLTP on this Neta)

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  • Slim Wah KS on Oct 26, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Cheaper todrive my Nissan sunny later can sell for scrap

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  • Rabbit on Oct 29, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Thailand Neta at 549k baht. RM73200. Just went to the roadshow in Hatyai.

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