2018 Perodua Myvi Archive

  • New Perodua Myvi deliveries reach 1,000 units one week after launch, over 80% are 1.5L variants

    Perodua has delivered 1,000 units of the new 2018 Perodua Myvi nationwide, one week after the third-generation hatchback was launched. The Rawang-based carmaker says that over 80% of the first 1,000 units delivered were 1.5 litre variants.

    “We are now focusing our efforts on delivery of the all new Myvi to our customers as we understand their urgent need for transportation,” said Perodua Sales MD Datuk Zahari Husin, who also revealed that the company has received 13,000 bookings as of today.

    “This response so far from the public is overwhelming and we thank our valued customers for choosing Perodua and especially the all new Perodua Myvi as their car of choice. To our customers, we will continue our pledge to launch and deliver and we welcome you to our sales showrooms to speak to our authorised sales advisors to see as well as to test drive the new Myvi for yourselves,” he added.

    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

     
     
  • DRIVEN: 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.3 and 1.5 review with ASA demo, 0-100 km/h, drag race, NVH and fuel tests

    The Perodua Myvi is undoubtedly one of the country’s pride and joy, this time donning an all-new look that’s completely designed by local talents. There has never been a sportier-looking iteration of the popular nameplate, and the new pair of Toyota engines is by far the most efficient ones to grace the model to date.

    With a raft of features crammed as standard, the Myvi punches well above its weight and receives a full five-star ASEAN NCAP crash safety rating. But is it all show and no go? Watch the video as our man Hafriz Shah reviews both the Myvi 1.3 and 1.5 in full.

    Everything you need to know – such as real-world fuel economy and how ASA works – has been touched on, including details that you’d want to know, like the zero to 100 km/h sprint time. There’s also a “drag race” to see how the new model fares against the previous-generation Myvi.

    For those who want a more incisive look into the Myvi, you may read our first impressions review, or check out CarBase.my for a full specifications breakdown of each individual Myvi model. For now, enjoy the video :).

    GALLERY: 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X (Peppermint Green Metallic)


    GALLERY: 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance (Granite Grey Metallic)

     
     
  • RENDERED: 2018 Perodua Myvi SE – a new hot hatch?

    The new Perodua Myvi lineup has ditched the mid-spec SE trim in favour of the 1.5 High and Advance models, and with that ends a whole line of sportier-looking Myvi variants that has existed in some form or another since 2007. We wondered if the Special Edition tag could perhaps be reserved for a more powerful hot hatch, and enlisted the services of rendering wizard Theophilus Chin to whip up such a car.

    The end result looks really rather good, don’t you think? The additions include a honeycomb grille pattern, larger air intakes and what appear to be LED daytime running lights. There are also larger two-tone wheels, plus silver door mirrors not unlike what you’d see on an Audi S model.

    At the rear, Chin gave the Myvi new tail lights that are slimmer than the previous L-shaped items, giving the rump a more cohesive look. A larger rear spoiler, a full-width third brake light and a small diffuser under the rear number plate recess complete the look.

    Although a more potent Myvi sounds mighty tempting, it’s unlikely that Perodua will actually offer such a thing. The company hasn’t built anything more powerful than the 1.5 models already on sale, and the market for small hot hatches is tepid at best.

    Also, these pocket rockets are best enjoyed with a manual transmission, and the company’s row-your-own ‘boxes aren’t exactly the best in the business in terms of shift feel – even though our man Danny Tan says that the new Myvi’s is better than previous efforts.

    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 the new look? 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

     
     
  • GALLERY: Perodua Myvi Advance 1.5 – 2018 vs 2015

    With the new Perodua Myvi now launched, attention will invariably turn to how it fares against the outgoing model. For contrast and clarity, we’ve brought the brand new car together with its predecessor, a 2015 Myvi 1.5 Advance from the nameplate’s second generation.

    It’s an all-new design for the third-generation Myvi, one that has been penned completely in-house at Perodua. Here in range-topping Advance guise, the 2018 Myvi wears a bodykit comprising deeper front and rear bumpers with side skirts, and it rolls on 15-inch two-tone alloy wheels.

    As for the physical dimensions, the 2018 Myvi is expectedly larger overall when compared to the previous, second-generation car – an overall length of 3,895 mm for the new car plays 3,685 mm for its predecessor (210 mm longer), width is 1,735 mm compared to 1,665 mm previously (70 mm wider), and wheelbase spans 2,500 mm versus the old car’s 2,440 mm (60 mm longer). However, the new car is 55 mm lower in overall height at 1,515 mm, compared to the previous car’s 1,570 mm.

    Under the hood is an all-new engine, though both second- and third-generation range-toppers displace the same 1.5 litre capacity. A new, 2NR-VE 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine produces 102 hp at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm, and replaces the old 3SZ-VE from before (same output figures, but peak torque delivered at a higher 4,400 rpm).

    A four-speed automatic transmission – driving the front wheels – remains; it’s now the sole gearbox of choice for the top 1.5 variant – no 1.5 litre manual. Fuel consumption is rated at 20.1 km/litre of fuel with Eco Idle engine stop-start activated, compared to a claimed 15.4 km/litre for the old model.

    Inside, the 2018 Myvi gets worked on too, to good effect for these eyes at least. The overall sculpting of the dashboard cuts a more angular shape, with a more pronounced drawing of lines towards the lower part of the centre console, which is where the gear lever is now located (higher up towards the dashboard on the previous car).

    Controls for the air-conditioning have been updated with more push-buttons instead of rotary dials for a more modernised look. The steering wheel is also new with revised brightwork surrounding the multi-function controls, also sporting a more rounded, bulbous look. In this top Myvi variant, the dashboard features a built-in Touch n’ Go card reader located on the right-hand-side of the steering wheel.

    Further along the cabin, the new top Advance variant gets revised leather upholstery, while the front seats have more pronounced bolstering. On the infotainment front, a radio player with MP3/WMA playback feature alongside USB and Bluetooth connectivity, plus navigation and a reverse camera.

    Safety is where the the latest Myvi makes great strides. The new model now includes electronic stability control, traction control and Advanced Safety Assist (ASA), which comprises of Pre-Collision Warning (PCW), Pre-Collision Braking (PCB), Front Departure Alert (FDA) and Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC) to prevent or mitigate low-speed collisions. Advance variants of the 2018 Myvi now get six airbags, versus two before.

    How do the price tags compare, then? The 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.5L Advance is priced at RM55,300, compared to RM56,118.88 for the previous-generation car of the same variant (both prices OTR without insurance). Interested to know more about the 2018 Perodua Myvi? Read the first impressions drive report by our man Danny Tan, and learn more about each variant of the 2018 Myvi, here.

    There’s also the Myvi walk-around for an audio-visual summary, which we recorded on the day of the 2018 Myvi’s launch, below. We will also publish a detailed video review of the car soon, featuring a drag race, NVH test and real-world fuel economy test against the 1.3 and old 1.5. For full specifications of the 2018 Myvi, check out CarBase.my.

    GALLERY: 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance


    GALLERY: 2015 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance

     
     
  • GALLERY: 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X vs 1.5 Advance – which new variant should you go for?

    It has been nearly a week since the third-generation Perodua Myvi was launched, and prospective buyers have been quick to place their orders. But for those who are tussling between the 1.3 Premium X (RM48,300) and range-topping 1.5 Advance (RM55,300) as a daily driver, which one gives the best bang for buck?

    To even the two out, let’s address the elephant in the room here – the engines. Both are new: the 1NR-VE 1.3 litre engine, which it shares with the Bezza, makes 94 hp and 121 Nm, versus the 2NR-VE 1.5 litre’s 102 hp and 136 Nm. The difference on paper is just eight horsepower and 15 Nm, but in the real world, the larger engine is far peppier.

    Naturally, the smaller 1.3L engine fares better in the eco run (claimed to return 21.1 km/l compared to the 1.5L’s 20.1 km/l), but of course this is completely dependent on the driver. Both engines are EEV certified and are paired with the same four-speed automatic transmission as standard – no five-speed manual for either one here, folks, sorry. That’s only on the 1.3 Standard G.

    Being the range-topper, the 1.5 Advance is the sole recipient of Perodua’s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA). It’s the first of its kind to ever be featured in a Perodua car, never mind the fact that it’s the only car under the RM100,000 bracket to have Pre-Collision Braking (PCB), a form of low speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB). The suite also includes Pre-Collision Warning (PCW), Front Departure Alert (FDA) and Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC).

    For RM7,000 more, it’s difficult to resist the allure of the 1.5 Advance, but that’s not to say that the 1.3 Premium X can’t hold a candle next to it. If one can do without the leather seats, touchscreen head unit and reverse camera, then the 1.3 Premium X presents a strong case for itself.

    Standard features here include full LED headlamps (I still can’t believe this is standard across the model range), front fog lights, front parking sensors and a host of chrome trim pieces littered inside and out to give it a suitably pleasant look. Also, if you’re particularly attracted to the psychedelic Peppermint Green paint, note that the metallic hue is exclusive to 1.3 litre variants. Likewise, Granite Grey is only on the 1.5 litre models.

    Left, Myvi 1.5 Advance; Right, Myvi 1.3 Premium X

    Truth be told, we have one more surprise in store for you guys. We’ve put these two against each other over the weekend, assessing its drivability, cabin insulation, fuel consumption and all performance aspects, including a drag race! Ever wondered what the 1.5L’s 0 to 100 km/h time is like?

    Fret not, all will be revealed in due course, and in the medium you’re most fond of. Be sure to watch this space for future updates, because it’s coming to you really, really soon.

    Meanwhile, you may read our initial impressions of the car, or go through the specifications breakdown we’ve exhaustively prepared for your benefit. Alternatively, you can also watch the Myvi walk-around video below.


    GALLERY: 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.3 Premium X (Peppermint Green Metallic)


    GALLERY: 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance (Granite Grey Metallic)

     
     
  • RENDERED: 2018 Perodua Myvi becomes a crossover

    We’ve already seen how the all-new 2018 Perodua Myvi might look like if ever a sedan version comes into existence, but how about a crossover? Well, these renders by Bear Design sure make for an enticing proposition, don’t you think?

    The transformation is reminiscent of the Proton Iriz Active MkII concept from two years ago, whereby a few add-ons transformed a regular Iriz into a crossover of sorts.

    For the Myvi, there’s new body cladding (painted black) along the vehicle’s sides, coupled with some larger wheels. There’s also a black-painted roof for contrast with the main body colour, and a new front bumper that better reflects the Myvi Active’s (that’s what we’d call it) persona.

    To all owners of the new Myvi, what do you think of these renders? A good source of inspiration for your next car modification project, perhaps? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

    To recap, the new third-generation Myvi has been designed completely in house featuring greater sophistication, equipment levels and safety. Power comes from new 1.3 and 1.5 litre engines from the Toyota NR family with DOHC and Dual VVT-i, along with five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions.

    GALLERY: 2018 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance

     
     
  • 2018 Perodua Myvi dimensions compared to its rivals

    One of the big questions concerning the new Perodua Myvi is where the car sits in relation to other vehicles on the market. The first two generations of Malaysia’s most popular model sat in the awkward space between the A- and B-segment, and with the introduction of the significantly longer and wider third generation, we wondered if it has finally moved into the class above.

    To find out if it has, we’ve prepared a table comparing the dimensions of the new car versus the main B-segment competition, including its fiercest rival, the Proton Iriz. We’ve also included the previous-generation Myvi as well as the smaller Axia, for good measure. Do note that the measurements for the Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta are for the previous-generation models, as the latest ones have yet to be sold in Malaysia.

    As you can see, the Myvi, measuring 3,895 mm long, 1,735 mm wide and 1,515 mm tall, is now smack in the centre of the B-segment hatchback market, with most dimensions within tens of millimetres of other vehicles. Notably, it’s one of the widest here, shaded only by the Peugeot 208, although its 2,500 mm wheelbase is shorter compared to most others.

    Compared to the old car, the new one is a massive 210 mm longer and 70 mm wider, but the 55 mm lower height gives it a sleeker profile, albeit at the expense of headroom. The increase in size also gives the Myvi breathing room above the Axia, as it is now 225 mm longer, 115 mm wider and 5 mm taller. The 277 litre boot is also 69 litres larger than the outgoing model and 17 litres larger than the Axia.

    Next to the Iriz, the new Myvi is 10 mm shorter, 15 mm wider and 35 mm lower and has a 55 mm shorter wheelbase, so the Proton still has the size advantage; however, its boot is dwarfed by the 62 litre larger boot of the Perodua. Given that the old Myvi already had a larger interior than the Iriz, expect the new one to widen that gulf still further.

    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 the new look? 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

     
     
  • 2018 Perodua Myvi – bookings up to 6,000 on first day

    Perodua has announced that orders for the third-generation Perodua Myvi reached 6,000 units on Friday, the day after the B-segment hatchback was officially launched.

    At point of introduction, that figure stood at 5,000 units. Statistics revealed that 78% of the bookings were for the 1.5 litre variants, and the preferred exterior colour was Granite Grey, which is new and exclusive to the 1.5 litre model.

    Perodua president and CEO Datuk Dr Aminar Rashid Salleh thanked Malaysians for their strong endorsement of the car, and said the company remains committed to maximising deliveries to ensure that Myvi is delivered speedily to customers. The initial sales target for the D20N is 6,000 units a month.

    The automaker also began deliveries of the car yesterday, and the first customer to receive his Myvi was Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar.

    The three grand prize winners of the Myvi 12 Iconic Years Anniversary SMS & Win Contest were also among the first owners of the new Myvi – Chin Mei Ling, Mohd Nazmil Mohd Nasir and Ong Kok Seng were each presented with keys to a Myvi 1.5 Advance yesterday.

    The new Myvi is available in four model variants, and pricing starts from RM44,300 for the 1.3 Standard G manual and RM46,300 for the automatic. Next, the 1.3 Premium X goes for RM48,300, followed by 1.5 High at RM51,800 and the range-topping 1.5 Advance at RM55,300. All prices are on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of a five-year/150,000 km warranty.

    For more information about the 2018 Perodua Myvi, check out our comprehensive launch report and spec-by-spec comparison posts as well as the full specifications of the car at CarBase.my. We’ve also driven the five-door hatch, and you can read our first drive review, here.





    GALLERY: Perodua Myvi 1.5 Advance

     
     
  • RENDERED: 2018 Perodua Myvi sedan – new flagship?

    Launched on Thursday, the new Perodua Myvi has taken the country by storm. But a question on a lot of people’s minds is, well, what’s next? Specifically, what would happen if Perodua decides to build a sedan version of the Myvi, like how it built the Bezza out of the Axia?

    Wonder no more – Photoshop rendering wizard Theophilus Chin has used his skills to visualise what a four-door Myvi would look like, and it doesn’t actually look too bad. The longer, lower body suits the conversion better than its tall, boxy predecessor, and even the rather ungainly Bezza.

    The front end is identical to the donor car, and the six-window glasshouse has been retained, giving the sedan a sleeker profile than the Bezza. Around the back, the short deck incorporated classy L-shaped tail lights and a number plate recess relocated on the tailgate instead of the bumper. The black rear valance with integrated dual exhaust exits is unlikely to be on the production version, however.

    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 engines from the Toyota NR family with DOHC and Dual VVT-i. 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.

    What do you think of Theophilus’ effort? 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

     
     
  • 2018 Perodua Myvi virtually tuned by Durian Works

    The new Perodua Myvi has only been launched yesterday, but already budding artists have begun using their creative juices to visualise what a tuned version would look like. A small design concern called Durian Works has submitted a couple of sketches to us showing a sportier Myvi, and we think it looks pretty handsome, wouldn’t you agree?

    Starting off by giving the B-segment hatch a bright yellow coat – not seen on the Myvi since the pre-facelift second-generation SE and Extreme models – the designer then set off providing the front end with a larger grille and air intakes, the latter featuring a mesh grille pattern. There’s also a larger front splitter and deeper side skirts compared to the standard 1.5 litre models.

    Moving to the rear, a rear skirt, more pronounced faux bumper air vents and a sizeable rear wing have been added to give the Myvi a more aggressive appearance. Larger wheels inspired by the Honda Civic Hatchback fill out the wheel arches and complete the look.

    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 the new look? 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 23 Nov 2017