2018 Perodua Myvi Archive

  • New Daihatsu Sirion launched in Indonesia – rebadged Perodua Myvi, 1.3L MT and AT, RM53k to RM56k

    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.

    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X in Peppermint Green Metallic


    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance in Granite Grey Metallic

     
     
  • New Daihatsu Sirion estimated price RM52k to RM55k in Indonesia – rebadged Myvi launching this week

    The new Daihatsu Sirion is expected to be launched in Indonesia tomorrow, with February 13 the date reported by Kompas. The publication got the date from PT Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM) marketing director Amelia Tjandra last week.

    Like before, the new Daihatsu Sirion is a rebadged Perodua Myvi and will be imported CBU from Malaysia. Tjandra said that the Indonesian market Daihatsu Sirion will be similar to the new Myvi in specifications and will not be a “downgrade” from the Perodua. “The only difference is in the logo, nothing else,” she said.

    The publication reports that estimated pricing for new Sirion in Indonesia is from Rp 180 juta (RM52,019) for the cheapest variant to Rp 190 juta (RM54,910) for the range topper. The price range was obtained from Daihatsu sales advisors, with actual pricing to be announced at the launch event.

    The new Myvi, launched here in November 2017, is available with 1.3L (RM44,300 to RM48,300) and 1.5L (RM51,800 to RM55,300) engines. The outgoing Indonesian Sirion (the previous Myvi) was available in the Republic only with the 1.3L motor, so it remains to be seen if ADM will offer the new one with one or two engine options. The Sirion is no stranger to Indonesia’s creative car customisers – check out some wild examples here.

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

    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X in Peppermint Green Metallic


    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance in Granite Grey Metallic

     
     
  • 2018 Daihatsu Sirion launching next month in Indonesia – CBU import from M’sia, rebadged Myvi

    PT Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM) is set to introduce the new 2018 Daihatsu Sirion in Indonesia next month. This was revealed by marketing director Amelia Tjandra to Kompas.

    Like before, the new Daihatsu Sirion is a rebadged Perodua Myvi and will be imported CBU from Malaysia. Tjandra said that the Indonesian market Daihatsu Sirion will be similar to the new Myvi in specifications and will not be a “downgrade” from the Perodua.

    “The Indonesian Sirion will be coming from Malaysia, and will be launched in February. The only difference is in the logo, nothing else. The car has achieved five stars in the ASEAN NCAP crash test,” she said.

    The new Myvi, launched here in November 2017, is available with 1.3L and 1.5L engines. The outgoing Indonesian Sirion (the previous Myvi) is available in the Republic only with the 1.3L engine, so it remains to be seen if ADM will offer the new one with one or two engines. The Sirion is no stranger to Indonesia’s creative car customisers – check out some wild examples here.

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

    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X in Peppermint Green Metallic


    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance in Granite Grey Metallic

     
     
  • 2018 Perodua Myvi orders hit 28,000, close to 8k units delivered last year – 1.5L to 1.3L ratio is 85:15

    It came very late in the year, but the third-generation Perodua Myvi made a big splash. Order books opened on November 8, 2017 ahead of a November 16 launch, and as the year closed, the number of bookings stood at 28,000. Of that, close to 8,000 units have been delivered.

    The latest figures were revealed by Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh on this morning’s BFM 89.9 Breakfast Grille, where he also apologised for the longer wait for the Myvi 1.5L compared to the 1.3L.

    “Because of the back orders, we’re now working overtime, we do apologise. Especially to our customers who have booked the higher variant, the 1.5L. We’re working overtime, and we hope to be able to reduce the delivery period. But having said that, we do have the 1.3L available. So customers, if you want your vehicles faster, new Myvi 1.3L is also an option. Not forgetting we have three other models,” he said.

    Aminar admitted that the overwhelming response for the bigger-engined, better-equipped Myvi 1.5L has surprised Perodua, but as problems come, it’s a good one to have.

    “I have to admit that perhaps in terms of our planning, at this point it is proving us wrong. We were hoping to get a 50-50 or perhaps 55-45 kind of ratio in terms of the 1.5 against the 1.3. But as it stands now, it’s almost 85-15. So it’s a problem. It’s a good problem and that’s why I apologise to our customers. Bear with us, we’re trying to fulfil those requirements,” he said.

    As to why demand is so heavily skewed towards the 1.5L, the P2 chief attributes it to the Myvi’s surprising feature list, which includes six airbags and Advanced Safety Assist, a suite of driver assist features not previously found in sub-RM100k cars.

    “We have done some initial surveys. It’s not conclusive, but at the end of the day, it’s about value for money. The features that we have brought in. Some of the features are available in high-end cars and we made it affordable. The 1.5 Advance comes with advanced safety features, which are available in luxury vehicles,” he added.

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

    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X in Peppermint Green Metallic


    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance in Granite Grey Metallic

     
     
  • Perodua Myvi receives five-star ASEAN NCAP cert – based on tougher 2017-2020 standards, all variants

    The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) officially presented Perodua with a certificate recognising the 2018 Perodua Myvi’s five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating at the organisation’s fourth quarter 2017 test results announcement event today. The crash test was done in October this year.

    “We are simultaneously proud and humbled by this recognition of our achievement. Perodua is a company that always puts people first, and the new Myvi represents our strongest effort thus far to ensure the safety of our customers and the occupants in our vehicles,” said Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh.

    Of note is that the new Myvi was tested and rated based on ASEAN NCAP’s latest and more stringent 2017-2020 protocol. It’s a fair bit different from the previous standards, and you can read about the latest protocol here. The Myvi scored 32.71 points out of a possible 36 for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), representing 90.9% compliance; and 43.14 points out of a possible 49 for Child Occupant Protection (COP), representing an 88% compliance.

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    The five-star safety rating applies to all variants of the new Myvi, which has as standard four airbags, ABS with EBD, VSC, Emergency Stop Signal, ISOFIX child seat mounts, reverse sensors and seat belt reminders for all five seats. The 1.5L variants get six airbags, while the range-topping 1.5 Advance’s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) suite includes Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control functions.

    “The new Myvi is the first vehicle in Malaysia to introduce such a suite of advanced safety features at this price point. In fact, it is the most affordable car with autonomous emergency braking in Malaysia. With the new Myvi, we are bringing active safety to the people,” Aminar added.

    To learn more about the new Myvi, check out our written and video reviews of the B-segment hatchback, which is priced from RM44,300 to RM55,300.


    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X in Peppermint Green Metallic


    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance in Granite Grey Metallic

     
     
  • DRIVEN: 2018 Perodua Myvi – full road-test review

    To say that the Perodua Myvi has been a success story would be understating it. Following its arrival on the scene in May 2005, the five-door B-segment hatch quickly became the best-selling car in the country, a position it held for nine consecutive years before the Axia took over the mantle in 2015.

    The default vehicle choice for many Malaysians has gone through two incarnations (the second-gen D54T debuted in June 2011) and a production run of more than a million units (1.024 million, over the first two generations). Now, the baton has been passed to the third-gen D20N 2018 Perodua Myvi, which made its debut last month. In just under a month, orders have surpassed the 20,000 mark, so we can expect this one to continue where the previous two left off.

    We’ve already covered the car in great detail at point of launch and via a first impressions drive report, and also via various galleries and walk-around videos, but there are still observations to be had – we took a range-topping Myvi 1.5 Advance, with all the bells and whistles as well as active safety and a more affordable Myvi 1.3 Premium X out last month to evaluate them in more comprehensive fashion.

    The full road test revealed quite a bit about the new car, from its good/bad points and how it compares to the old one in performance to revealing real-world fuel consumption and NVH figures. It also answers the question of which variant should you go for if you’re looking at one, so without further ado, on to the entire low-down on the new Myvi.

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  • 2018 Perodua Myvi – orders hit 20,000, 4,500 delivered; 184,707 vehicles sold from Jan-Nov 2017, up 1.2%

    Exactly a month after the order books were opened, Perodua has announced that its car of the moment, the new Myvi, has surpassed the 20,000 milestone in terms of bookings, with 4,500 units of the third-generation hatchback having been delivered so far.

    The company has said that after the launch of the car three weeks ago, the company is now pushing to build enough cars to meet demand. “The focus now is to ensure delivery of the all-new Perodua Myvi within an acceptable time frame. We thank the public for choosing the Myvi as the car of choice,” said Perodua Sales managing director Datuk Dr. Zahari Husin.

    He added that sales of other models in the lineup has also been encouraging, following the deals that are being offered. For December, Perodua is giving exclusive rebates of up to RM2,000 on selected models of the Axia, Bezza and Alza, and is also holding a “Jom Singgah” campaign this weekend with promotions and offers at its showrooms and service centres nationwide.

    Meanwhile, the company has also announced that it has sold 184,707 vehicles from January to November this year, an increase of 1.2% or 2,222 units compared to the 182,485 registered in the same period in 2016.

    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X in Peppermint Green Metallic


    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance in Granite Grey Metallic

     
     
  • Perodua Myvi bookings reach 15,500 units, 1,900 delivered – 84% 1.5L variants, grey most popular

    Perodua’s order books for the new 2018 Perodua Myvi now has 15,500 names, almost two weeks into the launch of the third-generation hatchback. The figures, given by Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh this afternoon, are until yesterday. The company has delivered 1,900 units of the car so far.

    That’s not record breaking for Perodua and its collection of top sellers, but impressive when one takes into account the Myvi’s positioning, which is not entry level like the Axia. Perodua is also quietly proud of the fact that 84% of the bookings so far are for costlier 1.5 litre variants (High and Advance). The most popular colour for the Myvi 1.5L is Granite Grey Metallic, which is exclusive to the bigger-engined Myvi.

    To cope with what Aminar describes as “overwhelming demand”, Perodua has initiated overtime at the factory that produces the Myvi, and weekend production will continue all the way to the close of 2017. This is to ensure “acceptable delivery period” although the P2 chief did not elaborate on the current waiting period.

    The new Myvi has been impressive and surprising, both on paper and on the move. The in-house developed new model is very well-stocked with kit – LED headlamps, keyless entry and push start, digital air-con controls with two memory settings, four airbags and VSC are standard from the RM44,300 base model, which has a five-star ASEAN NCAP rating.

    All 1.5L models get six airbags and the top RM55,300 Advance boasts the Advanced Safety Assist suite of active safety systems, which include Pre-Collision Warning (PCW), Pre-Collision Braking (PCB), Front Departure Alert (FDA) and Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC) functions.

    To learn more about the new Myvi, read our comprehensive launch report and first impressions test drive report, and don’t forget to view our video review, which includes a demo of ASA’s features.

    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X in Peppermint Green Metallic


    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance in Granite Grey Metallic

     
     
  • New Perodua Myvi’s integrated Touch n Go reader – retires the Smart Tag and 9V batteries for good

    The new 2018 Perodua Myvi comes with a very impressive set of features. Things like LED headlamps, keyless entry and push start, a minimum of four airbags (six on 1.5L variants) and VSC have taken centre stage, and rightly so, especially as they are standard from the RM44,300 manual Standard G.

    The biggest surprise though is the Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) suite of active safety systems on the range-topping 1.5 Advance. Autonomous emergency braking in a car below RM100k is unprecedented, never mind that the the Myvi’s Pre-Collision Braking is a low speed system that works below 30 km/h.

    The just-unveiled Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios twins in Indonesia also feature LED headlamps, a sign that Toyota/Daihatsu is using the bright white lights as a wow feature in this region. ASA is an existing Daihatsu tech taken off the shelf. However, there are some features in the Myvi that are truly unique to the car, included specifically for the Malaysian motorist.

    These include the anti-snatch bag hook in between the front seats (which made its debut in the Axia), two memory settings for the (now digital) air con that works just like seat memory, and this – an integrated Touch n Go card reader. This toll card reader is available on 1.5L variants and retires the Myvi driver’s Smart Tag for good.

    Think of it as a Smart Tag that’s built into the car. One just needs to slot in the TnG card into the device, which is hidden in the cubby to the lower right of the steering wheel (the lid has magnetic closing, a nice touch). Like a physical Smart Tag, there’s a screen to show card balance, but the Myvi’s integrated unit adds a top-up reminder sound when card balance falls below RM10.

    That’s useful, as insufficient balance is one of the common hold ups on Smart Tag lanes. Since the device draws power from the car, you no longer need to periodically hunt for those odd 9V batteries – Smart Tag dying on you with an angry queue behind is also no longer a worry.

    From L-R: Haval’s sensor is behind the rear view mirror; UMW Toyota offers a similar system as an option

    The transmitter is nicely integrated at the base of the windscreen, sitting flush with the dashboard surface on the driver’s side. Usual window tint rules apply – make sure your window tint (the 1.5 Advance comes with security window tint film) is compatible. Alternatively, just remind the installer to leave a “hole” for the transmitter. It’s not RFID-ready, although existing Smart Tag tech should be still in place for the next few years.

    Seen this before? It’s not a new technology. The Haval H1 (previously known as the Great Wall M4 and Haval M4) has a similar system with the transmitter fitted to the back of the rear view mirror. UMW Toyota Motor offers a TnG reader as an optional accessory, too. However, both Haval and Toyota’s devices are more aftermarket in style and the Myvi’s system is more elegant, having been part of the car’s design from scratch.

    To learn more about the new Myvi, read our comprehensive launch report and first impressions test drive report, and don’t forget to view our video review, which includes a demo of ASA’s features.

    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X in Peppermint Green Metallic


    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance in Granite Grey Metallic

     
     
  • RENDERED: 2018 Perodua Myvi three-door hatch

    So far, the new Perodua Myvi has been rendered as a sedan, a crossover and even a hot hatch. Now, Photoshop wizard Theophilus Chin is showing us what a three-door version of Malaysia’s car of the moment would look like with his latest work.

    The result is a car that’s somewhat reminiscent of the Proton Satria, with longer front doors, a low-slung roofline and a classic two-box profile. The front fascia also appears to have been stretched further back, making for a sleeker, more aggressive face.

    At the rear, Chin has given the car single-piece tail lights, a larger spoiler and a tailgate handle integrated into the lower edge. Rounding off the sporty look are the turbine design alloy wheels and a panoramic roof that probably won’t be offered on a production Perodua anytime soon.

    The likelihood of a three-door Myvi actually making it to production is likely even slimmer than a hot hatch version. The market for three-door hatches in Malaysia is practically non-existent – even Peugeot, the last holdout offering such a bodystyle for the 208, ditched it when it introduced the facelifted version earlier this year (GTi model notwithstanding). Still, it does make for quite a handsome car, doesn’t it?

    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 a three-door Perodua Myvi? 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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Last Updated 19 Jul 2018