2022 Perodua Myvi Facelift Archive

  • Perodua Myvi GT rendered based on 2022 facelift

    It seems we are no closer to getting a production version of the Perodua Myvi GT concept, but Theophilus Chin has still given us a render of the prospective sporty hatchback. The Photoshop expert has incorporated details of the facelifted Myvi, which was launched last week.

    The new additions include redesigned full-LED headlights with the new chrome lower strip – painted red here, as on the show car – and vertical instead of horizontal daytime running lights. You still have all the hallmarks of the GT, including the unique red-striped grille (smaller than the facelifted model’s), massive F82 BMW M4-style air intakes, jutting chin spoiler, clear taillights and flared fenders hiding large 17-inch alloy wheels.

    Other changes from the facelift include black door mirrors and a contoured rear bumper that adds the vertical corner strips of the regular model. Those strips now lead into the diffuser, which also features smaller fake vents where the twin exhaust pipes reside. Aside from the usual white, Chin also rendered the car in a few other colours, including a green-and-yellow scheme reminiscent of the Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing.

    If the GT ever makes it into production, expect it to be toned down significantly over the concept, which is apparently too expensive to be sold to the public. This is, after all, a car with oversized wheels, ultra high performance tyres, Brembo brakes, bucket seats, a sunroof and a Volkswagen steering wheel and overhead control panel – items that would never fly with Perodua accountants.

    The company did say that a less extreme version of the GT could enter showrooms, perhaps with the SE badge. The S-Edition introduced in Brunei last year gave hints as to what such an offering could look like, although Perodua was quick to clarify that the car was created without any official input.

    More recently, CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said that the GT was still being evaluated for production feasibility, although that was before something called COVID-19 swept through the world. The pandemic has likely extinguished any desire to build such a car – the recent facelift would have given the company the perfect opportunity to introduce an “SE”, yet no such model was revealed. And let’s face it – at four years old, the third-generation Myvi is probably closer to the end of production than to its launch back in 2017.

    If, against all odds, the GT does ever make it to production, expect it to be powered by the 2NR-FE 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine, producing 102 hp and 136 Nm of torque. With the five-speed manual gearbox now eliminated from the Myvi lineup, such a car should get the new D-CVT from the Ativa SUV.


    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV facelift

     
     
  • 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift spec-by-spec comparison – how to pick between 1.3G, 1.5X, 1.5H, 1.5AV variants

    Perodua started the next chapter of the Myvi story yesterday night with the launch of the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift. Much like the Volkswagen Golf in Europe and the Proton Saga here, back in the day, the Myvi is a package that seems to fit universal needs. It just works.

    Perodua has shifted some 1.3 million units of the mass appealing “people’s car” since 2005, and the current third generation has found 277,329 homes in four years. A mid-life update was due, and instead of just doing the minimum – a new feature or two to accompany a bumper/grille change, you know the drill – they threw a kitchen sink worth RM50 million and 137,000 man hours at the D20N.

    That’s substantial investment for a facelift, but look at the improvements in the D51A and you’ll see why. The actual facelift is a heavy one, with new headlamps and the debut of LED daytime running lights. The interior receives new meter panels and small changes based on user feedback (the ‘Off’ button for the AC panel, for instance), plus big differentiation for the red-heavy AV.

    But the big news is the switch from the trusty 4AT to the new D-CVT gearbox from the Ativa. This required the SUV’s more advanced electrical architecture as well, but the gains at both ends are worth it – 5% better fuel economy and 20% faster 0-100 km/h times, with a bonus of lower noise levels.

    No less important and perhaps more showroom/headline-friendly are the new safety features. Just think about it: adaptive cruise control with lane keep on a Myvi, which didn’t even have regular cruise control before this. Level 2 autonomous features are joined by ASA 3.0 (the latest version, as per Ativa), blind spot monitoring and auto high beam. In a sub-RM60k car.

    Usually, companies upgrade their products because of competition, trying to one up the rival. Not so here. Frankly, P2 could have got away with just a bumper change because the just-facelifted 2022 Proton Iriz and Persona are nowhere near the four-year old pre-facelift Myvi G3 in efficiency and safety, the two most important factors for regular car buyers. And they could have kept all the top stuff for the costlier Ativa, but they did what they did anyway.

    We’ve detailed the Myvi facelift in our launch report and walk-around video yesterday, and you can check it out for all you need to know on the D51A. This post is spec-by-spec comparison that we’ve compiled for you to have a quick glance at the specs.

    To recap, the 2022 Myvi range has five variants – 1.3 G, 1.3 G with PSDA (safety features including ASA), 1.5 X, 1.5 H and the top 1.5 AV – priced from RM45,700 to RM58,800, on-the-road without insurance and SST. Here’s what each variant gets, in point form.

    2022 Perodua Myvi 1.3 G – RM45,700 (without PSDA), RM47,700 (with PSDA)

    Gets as standard:
    Mechanicals

    • 1.3L Dual VVT-i engine (1NR-VE) with Eco Idle
    • 1,329 cc, four-cylinder petrol
    • 94 hp at 6,000 rpm, 121 Nm at 4,000 rpm
    • D-CVT automatic gearbox
    • 22.2 km/l combined fuel consumption
    • 36-litre fuel tank
    • 3,895 mm long, 1,735 mm wide, 1,515 mm tall, 2,500 mm wheelbase
    • 160 mm ground clearance
    • Electric power steering (EPS)
    • 4.8-metre turning radius
    • Five-year/150,000 km warranty

    Exterior

    • LED headlamps with auto off and follow-me-home functions
    • Manual headlight levelling
    • LED tail lamps with light guides
    • Black electrically-adjustable side mirrors with LED turn signals
    • Aeroblade-type windscreen wipers with speed-linked intermittent
    • Reverse sensors
    • 14-inch alloy wheels, 175/65 tyres
    • Full-size spare tyre
    • Metallic silver front grille

    Interior

    • Keyless entry and push start
    • Speed sensitive auto door lock
    • Acoustic windscreen
    • Power windows, auto up/down for driver only
    • 2-DIN head unit with radio and USB input, four speakers (10 cm/10 cm)
    • Digital air-con controls (with two memory settings)
    • Steering with tilt adjustment
    • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
    • New seat fabric, standard design
    • 60:40 folding rear seats with integrated headrests
    • 277 litre boot (expandable to 832L with rear seats down)
    • Side pocket on front seat (for mobile phones)
    • Shopping hook and anti-snatch handbag hook

    Safety

    • Four airbags (dual front, front sides)
    • ABS, EBD, VSC
    • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
    • Hill Start Assist
    • Five-star ASEAN NCAP crash test rating
    • Seat belt reminder for all seats
    • Two Isofix anchors for rear seats
    • ASA 3.0 with Pre-collision Warning (PCW)
    • Pre-collision Braking (PCB or AEB)
    • Front Departure Alert (FDA)
    • Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC)
    • Auto High Beam (AHB)
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)

    2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 X – RM49,900

    Adds on:
    Mechanicals

    • 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i engine (2NR-VE) with Eco Idle
    • 1,496 cc, four-cylinder petrol
    • 102 hp at 6,000 rpm, 136 Nm at 4,200 rpm
    • 21.1 km/l combined fuel consumption
    • 5.1-metre turning radius

    Exterior

    • 15-inch alloy wheels, 185/55 tyres
    • Auto LED headlamps with follow-me-home function
    • Auto folding, power-retractable side mirrors

    Interior

    • Glossy silver air con vent trim
    • Door trim with silver finish
    • Bluetooth function
    • Larger rear speakers (16 cm)
    • Audio and call steering buttons
    • Power mode steering button

    2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 H – RM53,900

    Adds on:
    Exterior

    • LED daytime running lights
    • Gloss black front grille
    • Front lip and side skirts
    • Two-tone rear bumper
    • Rear spoiler
    • Chrome door handles
    • Front parking sensors

    Interior

    • Silver finish on gear lever
    • Chrome door handles
    • Honeycomb design fabric seats
    • Detachable, adjustable rear headrests
    • Built-in toll reader
    • 6.9-inch touchscreen head unit with USB, Bluetooth, SmartLink, HDMI
    • Leather-wrapped steering
    • Voice recognition control
    • Solar and security window film

    Safety

    • Six airbags (front, side, curtain)

    2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV – RM58,800

    Adds on:
    Interior

    • Optitron-style red-themed instrument panel
    • TFT colour multi-info display
    • Glossy red air con vent trim
    • Red-black leather seats
    • ACC, LKC, MID steering buttons
    • Front dashcam
    • Reverse camera

    Safety

    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
    • Lane Keep Control (LKC)
    • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

    Colour options for the 2022 Perodua Myvi

    • Cranberry Red (AV only)
    • Electric Blue
    • Lava Red (not available for AV)
    • Glittering Silver
    • Granite Grey (not available for 1.3G)
    • Ivory White (solid)

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 H

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 X

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 H official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 X official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.3 G with PSDA official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi features, official images

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  • 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift launched – RM46k-RM59k, D-CVT, ASA 3.0, ACC, 5% better FC, 20% faster 0-100

    After the short burst of announcements and teasers, the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift is now officially launched. This is the mid-life refresh of the third generation of Malaysia’s best seller, and it comes four years after the “G3” Myvi surfaced in late 2017.

    If you’re wondering how popular exactly is the Myvi, Perodua has sold some 1.3 million units of the five-door hatchback since May 2005. Of this total, the third-generation has contributed 277,329 units, or almost 70k a year. It wasn’t that long ago that carmakers insisted that Malaysians prefer sedans – look where we are now. Love of the nation indeed.

    “The Myvi has struck all the right cords with Malaysians and has been widely accepted by the people. This new offering is to ensure that our valued customers are getting the best value as possible,” said Perodua president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad, putting it lightly.

    We don’t really realise it as consumers, but new products are planned way in advance, and this D51A project started back in February 2019, slightly more than a year after the third-gen’s launch. Since then, over 137,000 man hours have been poured into improving Malaysia’s best selling car, and the total project cost is a rather substantial RM50 million, especially for a facelift. You’ll see why in a bit.

    Perodua has acquired a habit of raising the tech and features bar by some margin with every new product, and the Ativa, its latest model, debut earlier this year with driver assist and lighting tech that’s unprecedented for a RM100k car, never mind that the AV is just above RM70k.

    The Rawang carmaker still regards the Myvi, a Malaysian icon, as its flagship model, and “Myvi can’t be left behind in terms of technology advancement,” the company says, in reference to the new bar set by the Ativa. So, although they could have got away with just some cosmetics (because it’s just a facelift, and B-segment cars from Proton are yet to catch up in safety and efficiency anyway), the Myvi gets a heavy update.

    In fact, I don’t remember a more comprehensive facelift than this one in Perodua’s history. More than just a bumper swap, there’s plenty of new tech and equipment, colours and trim, as well as a major change in the powertrain department. Plenty to unpack, so let’s go.

    LED DRLs, a Perodua first

    It’s quite an anomaly that LED daytime running lights is making its debut on a Perodua, here and now. The Myvi G3 debut in 2017 with full LED headlamps across the range (a bigger deal than DRLs), while the Ativa raised the game with Audi Matrix LED-style Adaptive Driving Beam headlamps, replete with sequential signals. Fancy stuff only seen way above RM100k, but still no LED DRLs (the GearUp ‘Blaze’ kit had them, but as a cost option).

    They’re here now, as vertical strips on the new bumper’s edges. The LED DRLs replace the old halogen fog lamps, and they’re automatically on during the day, when the headlamps are not turned on. When it gets dark and the headlamps are on, the DRLs are no longer needed – it’s a case of either or. LED DRLs are reserved for the top two trim levels, H and AV.

    Just a note for future owners. There’s no way to manually turn on the DRLs at night, as all 1.5L models have auto headlamps, which detect that it’s dark and the headlamps should be on. The other manual stalk positions are for the position lamps and headlamps – there’s no “Off” position that would normally bring the DRLs out.

    Fresh face with a big X

    The facelift is no nip/tuck and the latest Myvi won’t be confused with the original G3, at least from the front. The swoopy wide face makes way for a strong X look. There’s a larger and deeper grille, with a slim chrome strip that runs under the Perodua badge and into the headlights. The front bumper features sharp contours around the downturned centre air intake, and is framed by the above-mentioned LED DRL strips.

    The gloss black lip now has a silver centre section, which is almost like a skid plate-like trim on SUVs (H and AV). Look closely at the headlamps and you’ll notice that it has been “cut” at the end that meets the grille. The actual headlamps within are new, and so is the internal housing. New shape headlamps aren’t very common with facelifts, which generally seek to have a fresh look at minimal cost.

    The rear bumper is new, and it sports vertical vents on the extremes to match the LED strips in front. There’s a two-tone look for the top variants – black around the license plate. The tail lamps have been carried over wholesale, along with the 15-inch alloys (185/55 tyres), which are already rather high spec with diamond cut and a two-tone finish. Like on the Ativa, all trim levels have black painted wing mirrors.

    You better like red, or else…

    You better like the colour red, a lot, if you’re eyeing the top AV. It’s not a sprinkle of red here and there, but the cabin is dominated by the bold colour. The air con vents have red bezels, and the new instrument panel has a sporty red theme, but it’s seats that make the red stand out so much here.

    The AV’s leather seats have a red centre section that’s perforated, coupled with a red outline of the seat. Together, there’s more red than black, and the chosen tone is a rather bright red, lighter than the new signature exterior Cranberry Red hue and the red in Ativa AV. Not many would be asking for more red, but for the few, there’s no red stitching for the steering and gear area.

    The other variants get new fabric seats, and they’re all dark. The H seats have an interesting scaly pattern that reminds me of snakeskin. No red theme for other variants, so the theme is black with some silver trim. No more chrome rings for the AC vents – it’s all silver now.

    The steering wheel is new, taken from the Ativa. It looks nice and more modern, and the spokes have enough space for all of the D51A’s new safety features. Note that it’s not full, even on the AV – there are four blanks compared to the Ativa AV’s one – but really, no one should be complaining about kit, as the Myvi runs rings around the latest 2022 Iriz and Persona facelifts.

    The side panel below the driver’s AC vent is full though, thanks to the Auto High Beam button. It contains a new wing mirror control panel, again from the Ativa.

    The whole range gets new instrument panels, but the AV gets an exclusive red themed cluster, which sporty graphics remind us of the 2011 “Lagi Power, Lagi Best” Myvi SE cluster. Between the two glossy ringed dials is a full-height colour TFT multi-info display with a welcome graphic (date and the Myvi’s face) and instantaneous fuel consumption bar.

    This new meter is of the Optitron style, which is always illuminated but looks blacked out when the car is off. The Myvi actually used electroluminescent gauges before, but it was phased out in the second-generation facelift in 2015.

    The non-AV variants get simpler white-lit dials with a slightly smaller LCD MID. This is shared with the base Ativa X, the only variant of the SUV using analogue dials. To the left of that is a new head unit with a touchscreen size that has been expanded from 6.2 to 6.9 inches wide (H and AV). The user interface follows the revolving tiles look of the Ativa’s HU.

    The air con panel looks identical at a glance, but look closely and you’ll notice that there’s just one memory button instead of two. That’s because one of the buttons is now an “Off” button – previously, to turn off the AC, one had to press the fan down button repeatedly, so this is an improvement. Don’t worry, it’s still capable of two memory settings, just jog through the “MEM” button.

    The row of buttons above the AC panel is now full, thanks to seatbelt reminders for the three rear seats. Finally, the gear lever markers now have S and B modes that replace 3 and 2. This is because of the gearbox change from 4AT to CVT – S is the self-explanatory Sport, while B is for maximum engine braking, useful for downhill stretches.

    Speaking of modes, there’s a new Power button on the steering wheel for 1.5L models. Like on the Ativa, pressing this gives you access to maximum engine power. It works the in both D and S gear modes. Lastly, the Myvi now has auto door lock, which engages at 20 km/h. The key fob has been changed to the Ativa’s.

    All of the Myvi’s unique homegrown convenience features have been retained, including the integrated toll reader (built-in SmartTag), seat side USB charging port with phone pocket, handbag hook and tapau hooks integrated into the front seat backs. By the way, the Ativa gets none of the above (armrest takes up space between the seats), and you’ll only miss them when they’re gone.

    Safety is the main priority

    Level 2 autonomous driving and Adaptive Cruise Control on a Myvi that before this didn’t have regular cruise control – that’s the leap we’re seeing here. In truth, Perodua didn’t strictly need to upgrade this department as the pre-facelift Myvi is still unchallenged in the sub-RM60k national car arena, and then some.

    Proton facelifted the Iriz and Persona this year and chose to “spend our money on more useful things for the customer” such as an expanded “Hi Proton” system instead of ADAS. Meanwhile, Perodua debuted its Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) in the Myvi in 2017, rolled out an improved ASA 2.0 in the Aruz in 2019 and introduced ASA 3.0 with the Ativa this year, a component under the new Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) umbrella.

    The ASA suite – which includes Pre-collision Warning (PCW), Pre-collision Braking (PCB or AEB), Front Departure Alert (FDA) and Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC) – is standard across the 2022 Myvi range except for the base 1.3 G, which can be had with ASA, Auto High Beam and Lane Departure Warning/Prevention as an option pack.

    ASA 3.0 updates include two-wheeled vehicle detection for PCW and PCB (pedestrian detection already added in 2.0), and an expanded operating range for PCW, now 4-120 km/h, up by 20 km/h. PCB or AEB can now be used for an unlimited amount of times. Previously, after three auto braking stops, the engine has to be restarted to reboot the system. ASA also works at night now, but only for cars and if their tail lamps are on.

    All cars with ASA also come with Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention, which detects road markers and warns you (audio and visual) if you’re veering off track. LDP will tug the steering and pull you back in line.

    The Myvi AV goes semi-autonomous with the addition of Lane Keep Control (LKC) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Like on the Ativa, ACC works between 30 to 125 km/h with three levels of distance from the vehicle in front. It has no low-speed follow so it doesn’t work in traffic jams. The range topping variant is also the only one to come with Blind Spot Monitor (BSM, buzzer will sound if signal lamp activated, otherwise just the lamp) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

    Auto High Beam (AHB) is available on all but the base non-ASA G. Reflector LED headlamps are standard across the Myvi range – as before – and if you turn AHB on, it will be active above 30 km/h, or when surroundings are very dark. The system will auto dip the high beam when it detects oncoming traffic, so you don’t have to manually flash the high beam. P2 has reserved the next level Audi Matrix LED-style Adaptive Driving Beam for the Ativa H and AV, which is fair.

    Front corner parking sensors are available from the 1.5 H up, but the reverse camera and dashcam are exclusive to the AV. As for airbags, it’s four for the 1.3 G and 1.5 X, and six for the H and AV. VSA is of course standard.

    4AT hands the baton to CVT

    If the changes ended with the safety boost, it would have been a big facelift. But Perodua didn’t stop there, electing to improve on the efficiency of the powertrain by swapping the long-serving four-speed automatic gearbox for a CVT. Called D-CVT for Dual-Mode CVT, the stepless gearbox is the same unit that made its debut in the Ativa.

    Interestingly, this is the first application of the D-CVT in a non-DNGA (Daihatsu New Global Architecture) car, and the Myvi now uses the Ativa’s electrical architecture to support all the latest functions.

    D-CVT is the world’s first split gear CVT system. Basically, the unit combines belt drive with a gear drive for improved fuel efficiency, acceleration feel and quietness. From rest to low/medium speeds, the D-CVT functions like any other CVT, with the engine’s torque going through a torque converter (like Toyota and Honda CVTs, Proton’s Punch CVT uses a clutch pack) and into the input pulley, before being transferred to the output pulley via a belt and then to the wheels.

    At higher speeds, the D-CVT shifts into its split mode, engaging the gear drive to provide more efficient power transmission (less energy loss), while the rotation to the belt drive is decreased significantly. In the Ativa, D-CVT gets a manual mode with seven virtual ratios, but that has been omitted here. More on the D-CVT here.

    There’s good reason for the switch from 4AT to CVT. Even with unchanged engines, Perodua is touting 5% better fuel economy – the 1.3L now has a claimed combined FC figure of 22.2 km/l (from 21.1 km/l) while the 1.5L is good for 21.1 km/l (from 20.1 km/l). As usual, shave off a few km/l for real-world consumption – it’ll still be very good.

    Perhaps you aren’t surprised by the FC gains; after all, CVTs are known for their efficiency. You’re more into performance, and you’re expecting a price to pay in that department. Sorry to disappoint, but the D-CVT-equipped Myvi is now a whopping 20% quicker in 0-100 km/h acceleration times – 11.5 seconds for the 1.3L and 10.2 seconds for the 1.5L. Doesn’t sound like much, but as most Malaysians know, the “king of the road” is no slow poke in the real world. It does miss out on the manual mode in the Ativa though.

    Improved FC and performance is a win-win, but here’s a bonus – with the CVT, the Myvi will now cruise at a lower rpm, which translates to lower sound levels.

    The Dual VVT-i, DOHC NR engines are modern and current, and they carry on unchanged. The 1NR-VE 1.3 litre unit puts out 94 hp at 6,000 rpm and 121 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 2NR-VE 1.5 litre meanwhile makes 102 hp at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. Both have Eco Idle auto start-stop.

    Colours, variants and pricing

    There’s even a new colour to go along with all the changes. Cranberry Red is the hero colour here, reserved for the AV with its red interior.

    Cranberry Red is a striking new colour that’s should be appealing to many – it’s “more red” than the Ativa’s sparkly Pearl Delima Red – which appears orangey in sunlight – and brighter than the Aruz’s new Passion Red. The existing Lava Red, which cannot be had with the AV, is a regular “Ferrari red” that looks like a solid colour.

    Cranberry aside, the other colours are the 2020-onwards Electric Blue, Lava Red, Granite Grey, Glittering Silver and solid Ivory White. Granite Grey is not available on the base 1.3 G, but every other hue is fair game. I shudder to imagine an Electric Blue AV with that red interior…

    Finally, variants and pricing. As revealed earlier, the base manual version has been discontinued (less than 1% of total Myvi G3 sales means it can’t be defended), so the 2022 Myvi facelift range starts from the 1.3 G without ASA/LDW/LDP/AHB for RM45,700. Like all the safety bits but don’t care for frills? The 1.3 G with ASA/LDW/LDP/AHB can be had at exactly RM2,000 more, at RM47,700.

    If it was entirely up to Perodua, ASA would have been across the board, but they recognise that there are some who prefer maximum affordability. This group, and car modders, are expected to amount to no more than 5% of total buyers. The market leader thinks that Malaysians do care about safety kit, and are willing to pay for it if they can.

    As the G is the sole 1.3L variant this time around, the next step up is the 1.5 X at RM49,900. Aside from the bigger engine, the entry 1.5L variant gets ASA/LDW/LDP/AHB, Power mode, auto headlamps, auto folding side mirrors (when car is locked/unlocked) and Bluetooth for the non-touchscreen head unit. All 1.5L cars roll on 15-inch wheels, an inch up on the 1.3L.

    On the next rung is the RM53,900 1.5 H, which is the highest spec Myvi that those allergic to red can buy. The white example you see here has an exterior that’s identical to the AV, coming with the new LED DRLs, gloss black front grille, front lip, chrome door handles, two-tone side skirts, two-tone rear bumper and rear spoiler – this sporty appearance makes a big visual difference.

    Inside, the H is the only Myvi variant to get honeycomb pattern fabric seats. This spec also receives the enlarged touchscreen head unit (USB, Bluetooth, SmartLink, HDMI, voice recognition), built-in toll reader, leather-wrapped steering, chrome door handles, adjustable/detachable rear headrests, solar/security window film. Safety wise, the H offers six airbags and front parking sensors.

    Finally, the RM58,800 AV, which adds on the previously mentioned AV-exclusive interior bits (red leather seats, red AC rings, red-themed meter panel with TFT MID), reverse camera, dashcam and ACC/LKC/BSM/RCTA. If the Ativa AV broke new ground by offering this level of ADAS at just above RM70k, here’s the same for below RM60k, which is astonishing.

    Click to enlarge spec sheet, price list

    To recap, the range starts with the non-ASA 1.3 G at RM45,700. The 1.3 G with ASA/LDW/LDP/AHB is RM2k more at RM47,700. The 1.5L range starts with the X at RM49,900, while the 1.5 H – which has the AV’s exterior – is priced at RM53,900. The top dog AV with all the red bells and safety whistles is yours for RM58,800. Of course, there are GearUp accessories to be had as well, although there’s no bodykit, for now. Check out the add-on items in the gallery below, and in detail here.

    Prices are on-the-road excluding insurance and sales tax; exemption for the latter has been extended to June 30, 2022. If you remove the discontinued 1.3 MT, the pre-facelift price range was from RM43,029 (1.3 G AT) to RM52,697 (AV), which means that there’s a price increase of a few thousand ringgit to go along with the new tech/features.

    So, what do you think of the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift, its new looks/features, and the overall package?

    2022 Perodua Myvi 1.3 G – RM45,700 (without PSDA), RM47,700 (with PSDA)

    Gets as standard:
    Mechanicals

    • 1.3L Dual VVT-i engine (1NR-VE) with Eco Idle
    • 1,329 cc, four-cylinder petrol
    • 94 hp at 6,000 rpm, 121 Nm at 4,000 rpm
    • D-CVT automatic gearbox
    • 22.2 km/l combined fuel consumption
    • 36-litre fuel tank
    • 3,895 mm long, 1,735 mm wide, 1,515 mm tall, 2,500 mm wheelbase
    • 160 mm ground clearance
    • Electric power steering (EPS)
    • 4.8-metre turning radius
    • Five-year/150,000 km warranty

    Exterior

    • LED headlamps with auto off and follow-me-home functions
    • Manual headlight levelling
    • LED tail lamps with light guides
    • Black electrically-adjustable side mirrors with LED turn signals
    • Aeroblade-type windscreen wipers with speed-linked intermittent
    • Reverse sensors
    • 14-inch alloy wheels, 175/65 tyres
    • Full-size spare tyre
    • Metallic silver front grille

    Interior

    • Keyless entry and push start
    • Speed sensitive auto door lock
    • Acoustic windscreen
    • Power windows, auto up/down for driver only
    • 2-DIN head unit with radio and USB input, four speakers (10 cm/10 cm)
    • Digital air-con controls (with two memory settings)
    • Steering with tilt adjustment
    • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
    • New seat fabric, standard design
    • 60:40 folding rear seats with integrated headrests
    • 277 litre boot (expandable to 832L with rear seats down)
    • Side pocket on front seat (for mobile phones)
    • Shopping hook and anti-snatch handbag hook

    Safety

    • Four airbags (dual front, front sides)
    • ABS, EBD, VSC
    • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
    • Hill Start Assist
    • Five-star ASEAN NCAP crash test rating
    • Seat belt reminder for all seats
    • Two Isofix anchors for rear seats
    • ASA 3.0 with Pre-collision Warning (PCW)
    • Pre-collision Braking (PCB or AEB)
    • Front Departure Alert (FDA)
    • Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC)
    • Auto High Beam (AHB)
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)

    2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 X – RM49,900

    Adds on:
    Mechanicals

    • 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i engine (2NR-VE) with Eco Idle
    • 1,496 cc, four-cylinder petrol
    • 102 hp at 6,000 rpm, 136 Nm at 4,200 rpm
    • 21.1 km/l combined fuel consumption
    • 5.1-metre turning radius

    Exterior

    • 15-inch alloy wheels, 185/55 tyres
    • Auto LED headlamps with follow-me-home function
    • Auto folding, power-retractable side mirrors

    Interior

    • Glossy silver air con vent trim
    • Door trim with silver finish
    • Bluetooth function
    • Larger rear speakers (16 cm)
    • Audio and call steering buttons
    • Power mode steering button

    2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 H – RM53,900

    Adds on:
    Exterior

    • LED daytime running lights
    • Gloss black front grille
    • Front lip and side skirts
    • Two-tone rear bumper
    • Rear spoiler
    • Chrome door handles
    • Front parking sensors

    Interior

    • Silver finish on gear lever
    • Chrome door handles
    • Honeycomb design fabric seats
    • Detachable, adjustable rear headrests
    • Built-in toll reader
    • 6.9-inch touchscreen head unit with USB, Bluetooth, SmartLink, HDMI
    • Leather-wrapped steering
    • Voice recognition control
    • Solar and security window film

    Safety

    • Six airbags (front, side, curtain)

    2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV – RM58,800

    Adds on:
    Interior

    • Optitron-style red-themed instrument panel
    • TFT colour multi-info display
    • Glossy red air con vent trim
    • Red-black leather seats
    • ACC, LKC, MID steering buttons
    • Front dashcam
    • Reverse camera

    Safety

    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
    • Lane Keep Control (LKC)
    • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

    Colour options for the 2022 Perodua Myvi

    • Cranberry Red (AV only)
    • Electric Blue
    • Lava Red (not available for AV)
    • Glittering Silver
    • Granite Grey (not available for 1.3G)
    • Ivory White (solid)

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 H

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 X

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV official images

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    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 X official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.3 G with PSDA official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi features, official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi GearUp accessories

     
     
  • 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift – 4,303 bookings in 9 days, deliveries tomorrow, 6,000 monthly sales expected

    Perhaps the biggest news of the year – possibly even bigger than the Perodua Ativa – is today’s launch of the facelifted Perodua Myvi. Malaysia’s best-selling car remains at the top of the charts some four years on from the debut of the third-generation model, even after its SUV cousin made waves back in March.

    Those are some big boots to fill, but the new D51A model is jam-packed with several new features from the pioneering Ativa. Which is why it’s no surprise to find that Perodua has already secured an impressive 4,303 bookings for the car, just nine days after it opened the order books.

    You won’t have to wait too long for your cars to arrive, either, as deliveries are slated to start tomorrow. “We are thankful to our customers and to all Malaysians for the support shown to both Perodua and the new Myvi,” said president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

    The company expects to sell around 6,000 units a month, though that’s probably a conservative estimate, given that some 8,761 Myvis left dealer lots in October. By comparison, Perodua sold 5,973 units of the smaller Axia, while rival Proton registered 5,107 sales of the Saga sedan.

    The latest Myvi is poised to continue the sales success of the third-generation model, of which 277,329 units have already ended up in the hands of Malaysians since its launch almost to the day in 2017. “The Myvi has struck all the right chords with Malaysians and has been widely accepted by the people. This new offering is to ensure that our valued customers are getting the best value as possible,” Zainal said.

    As mentioned, Perodua has added a raft of new cosmetic, technological, safety and even driveline tweaks, many of them lifted from the Ativa. By far the biggest change is the switch from the old four-speed automatic gearbox to the D-CVT that has now been made standard across the range, the five-speed manual having been dropped (the tissues are in the box by the corner, purists).

    This is claimed to provide better acceleration and a useful improvement in fuel economy, now hitting 22.2 km per litre. This is despite the engines remaining identical – a 95 PS/121 Nm 1NR-FE 1.3 litre and a 103 PS/137 Nm 2NR-FE 1.5 litre. Aesthetically, the Myvi gains an Ativa-style front grille, available LED daytime running lights (a Perodua first) and a new Cranberry Red paint and a searing red interior for the AV variant.

    Speaking of which, the AV also receives the full Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) suite of safety features, including adaptive cruise control and lane centring assist. This makes it the cheapest car in Malaysia to come with Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capability, although at RM58,800 it is quite a bit more expensive than before. All other models, barring the base RM45,700 G model, come with autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist and auto high beam, a significant step up from the previous Myvi.

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV

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    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 X official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.3 G with PSDA official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi features, official images

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi GearUp accessories

     
     
  • 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift: GearUp accessories shown

    Let’s face it – a Perodua launch is never complete without the deluge of GearUp accessories for the car. In our opinion, they’re a bit of a mixed bag; sometimes, they can be quite ostentatious, like the hideously gaudy bodykit for the Ativa. Thankfully, the range of products is pretty low-key for the new facelifted Myvi, which has just been launched this evening.

    There’s no bodykit or additional chrome trim to be had here – the already-kitted standard AV is about as sporty as the new Myvi is going to look. Instead, the GearUp parts you’ll find here are mostly utilitarian in nature, including exterior door visors (yours for RM150), locking wheel nuts (RM200), magnetic sun shades (RM140), coil mats with a mesh cover (RM180) and a luggage tray (RM100).

    You also get a few cosmetic options, such as the illuminated GearUp side sill scuff plates (RM260) and red footwell lighting (RM240) to match the AV’s searing red interior. Of course, a GearUp catalogue always comes with seat covers, but the full-black “Ace” leather ones (RM745) are actually more subdued than the AV’s seats with their bright red panels – although some red and carbon fibre-look trim adds a bit of flash.

    Last but not least are the safety bits, including a tyre pressure monitoring system (RM430) and the Perodua Care child safety seat (RM680). There’s also a front dash cam for RM500, but do bear in mind that it already comes standard with the top AV variant.

    There are also a couple of value-added packages you can choose. The Illumination Package bundles in the illuminated scuff plates and footwell lighting for RM450, which is RM50 cheaper than buying both of those items separately. The Utility Package, on the other hand, gives you the door visors, coil mats and luggage tray for RM360, a saving of RM70.

    The facelifted Perodua Myvi adds several new features from the Ativa SUV, including a more efficient standard-fit D-CVT and the full Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) suite of safety features like Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capability. Prices range from RM45,700 for the 1.3 G without PSDA and rises up to RM58,800 for the AV with all the bells and whistles.


    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV
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    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV official images
    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 X official images
    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.3 G with PSDA official images
    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi features, official images

     
     
  • 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift – detailed walk-around video on what’s new, plus the good and the bad

    While it may not feel like it, especially with the last two years, it has been a full four years since the third-generation Myvi was launched in 2017. In fact, with the official launch of the 2022 Myvi facelift today, it’s almost to the day.

    Considering that it’s a mid-life facelift and not an all-new model, this one goes further than usual. Visually, there’s a striking new look, with a fresh front bumper and plenty of leading lines as well as sharp edges resulting in an edgy new look compared to before.

    The main grille is now much larger, extending far lower than the headlamps. This gives the Myvi a more prominent look, while drawing closer to a more streamlined family design language as seen on the Ativa SUV. Indeed, place it side by side with the previous version and it’s quite a significant visual change.

    Take a step back and you’ll see an X theme on the front bumper, somewhat similar to the X-Concept shown at KLIMS 2018. The new Cranberry Red colour is also similar to the show car. Exclusive to the Myvi AV, the new paint job is much darker than the more orangey Pearl Delima Red on the Ativa, and looks more exclusive than the Lava Red that is still available on lower Myvi variants.

    The headlights are brand new, with a small cut off at the inside edge. There’s also a connecting chrome strip that ties it together with the new grille. Now, you may be asking, if Perodua is already designing new headlamps for this facelift, why didn’t it go further by introducing slimmer units like what it did with the Bezza facelift.

    Well, to do that for the Myvi would require fitting new front fenders, which would be too costly for a facelift. Perodua says it has already spent around RM50 million for this mid-life update. Still, the designers have added more black housings inside the headlamps for them to appear slimmer than before.

    All new are the LED daytime running lights, fitted for the very first time as standard on a Perodua. This is perhaps one of the most requested features among customers, so better late than never. While the Ativa has them too, it’s only as part of the Blaze GearUp bodykit. However, the vertical strips are positioned on the front bumper on the Myvi, replacing the foglamps entirely, instead of being integrated within the full LED headlamps.

    At the bottom is a new front skirting, finished in gloss black with a silver trim down the middle that’s styled almost like an SUV’s skidplate. Together with the DRLs, these are only fitted on the 1.5 H and 1.5 AV variants.

    In comparison, the 1.3 G and 1.5 X models have a much cleaner looking face. To me, it kinda looks like someone who has just shaved off his beard after a long time. A bit too fresh, perhaps.

    In terms of wheels, the 2022 Myvi retains the units from before, 14 inchers on lower variants and 15s on the upper models. While this may look like a strange decision for a facelift, the existing wheels already have premium touches like a dual-tone look and machined finish, so it fits the facelift look just as well. It also helps that the original wheels look very good to begin with.

    Another small change are the black side mirror caps, which is standard on all Myvi variants, just like on the Ativa. At the back, there are very minimal changes, with just a new, more chiselled and sharper look to the rear bumper to match the front look. On the whole, the exterior facelift is quite substantial.

    More colour, added refinement

    Inside, it’s again familiar territory, but with the red highlights on the Ativa being well received by customers, the automaker has put in a whole lot more red into the Myvi, with the colour found on the seats, around the AC vents and even the new instrument cluster.

    While the red on the seats dresses up the cabin, the other red bits on the dashboard have more functionality to them. The original air-condition vent design had chrome ring surrounds, but owners soon realised that they had a tendency to reflect sunlight into the driver’s eyes. So now, the trim pieces are finished in silver in the lower versions, and red on the AV.

    The AV gets a new red meter cluster, with a sporty look that is actually quite similar to the 2011 “Lagi Power, Lagi Best” Myvi SE. The colour multi-info display is also unique to the new AV, with extra controls for things like the blind spot monitor and turn signals. Other variants get a simpler set of white meters with a monochrome screen, taken from the base Ativa X.

    Either way, the meters have gone back to the Optitron-style electroluminescent cluster, so they appear completely blacked out until turned on. The first-generation Myvi already had this, before being downgraded to backlit meters in the second-generation facelift in 2015. However, there is still no temperature gauge to be found anywhere.

    A new steering wheel finds its way on. Taken directly from the Ativa, it looks much better than the previous version. However, it has quite a few blank buttons, even on the top spec AV, which looks a bit off.

    The lower variants have less and less buttons too, which look really cheap. The 1.3 G doesn’t have any buttons on them, in fact. As for the seats, the 1.3 G and 1.5 X get plain fabric upholstery with red side bolsters, while the 1.5 G gets a new snakeskin-like fabric design. Another change is the key fob, now matching the Ativa.

    The touchscreen head unit on the 1.5 H and AV now has a slightly larger 6.9-inch display and the latest control interface like the Ativa. Unfortunately, there’s still no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto support, although SmartLink screen mirroring for Androids is still available. However, the reverse camera is only for the AV.

    The X and G variants get a button-type head unit, which is fine for this price range, but the lack of Bluetooth on the G, I think, goes against all the good work Perodua has done in elevating safety standards for cars in Malaysia.

    The air-condition controls have also been updated. There’s now a new Off button, so users can just use that instead of pressing the fan down button repeatedly to switch the AC off. The two memory settings are still here, but you’ll have to cycle through them with a single button.

    Another new addition is a dash cam on the top variants. Together with the solar and security window tint already fitted, this means that the Myvi arrives in a perfect “buy and drive” condition. There’s no need to spend extra cash at accessory shops anymore.

    Speaking of accessories, as usual there are a few GearUp add-ons available as options, like leather seat covers, LED scuff plates, mesh carpeting and even floor lighting. There are no bodykits available at launch, however. Those are likely to come in a few months time.

    Beyond that, it’s the same ultra practical third-gen Myvi interior that has made it the best selling car in Malaysia for four years running. The integrated toll reader is still here, giving it an edge over the Ativa, together with the anti-snatch handbag hook and handy teh tarik hooks on the seats.

    Interior space is also class leading, with more legroom in the back than the Ativa. Tall adults can fit in the back just fine, and the backrest angle is quite comfy too. Boot space remains at 277 litres, respectable for the class.

    On the flipside, most of the existing drawbacks of the Myvi cabin are still here too – the rather small seats are still the same, and the steering wheel still only adjusts for tilt, not reach. Also, as before, there’s no centre armrest and rear air-con vents.

    Same engines, but there’s a new drivetrain

    No changes to the powertrains, so the facelift continues with the existing 1.3 and 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engines. Outputs are similar, with 94 hp and 121 Nm on the 1.3 litre and 102 hp and 136 Nm on the 1.5.

    Changes have however come with the transmission. For starters, there’s no more manual option available for the Myvi any more. Before anyone starts complaining, know that out of the hundreds of thousands of Myvis sold in the past four years, less than 1% of customers chose the manual. Numbers do not lie, so that’s the end of that.

    The bigger news is that the Myvi’s long serving four-speed automatic transmission has been swapped out in favour of the D-CVT from the Ativa. This dual-mode continuously variable transmission has been transplanted into the existing Myvi platform, which is the first time the D-CVT has ever been fitted to a non-DNGA car. If you have doubts on CVTs in general, do know that we’ve tested it on the Ativa, and found it to be very good in terms of response, smoothness and even refinement.

    Perodua claims that with the D-CVT, the Myvi is now 5% more fuel efficient than before, with the 1.3 claimed to do up to 22.2 km/l, and the 1.5 up to 21.1 km/l – both increased by one km/l. What’s far more significant is the acceleration times, which is around 20% better with D-CVT.

    The 0-100 times are claimed to be 11.5 seconds for the 1.3, and 10.2 seconds for the 1.5. Now, 20% is a big upgrade, no matter how you look at it. And like on the Ativa, there’s also a Power button on the steering wheel that gives slightly better immediate acceleration for quick overtaking manoeuvres.

    Another aspect that’s been improved is refinement. The D-CVT is said to have a gear ratio spread that’s comparable to an eight-speed automatic, allowing for lower engine rpm at cruising speeds. That should make highway trips more comfortable. Another minor change is the S and B driving modes in the gear lever, replacing the 3 and 2 modes from before. S is for Sport, while B is for Braking when going downhill.

    More safety kit as ASA goes 3.0

    As for safety, the Myvi has been upgraded to the latest advanced tech on the Ativa. It’s actually amazing to see how quickly the Myvi’s safety features have been updated. Launched in late 2017 with ASA 1.0, it was then given ASA 2.0 in mid 2020. Now comes ASA 3.0.

    Brand new features include adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert on the AV variant. That’s Level 2 semi-autonomous driving, on a Myvi! The only downer to the ACC is that, like with the Ativa, it only works between 30 and 125 km/h, so there’s no low-speed follow or traffic jam assist just yet.

    Other variants, except for the base model, also get an upgraded ASA 3.0. The AEB or autonomous emergency braking function now works at up to 120 km/h, and it can also detect both motorcycles and bicycles. The cameras can detect cars at night too this time.

    Also new to the Myvi is auto high beam, standard fit except on the base variant. There are seat belt reminders for all seats too, including the rear passengers. Airbag count is the same as before – four for lower variants and six for the rest. Elsewhere, electronic stability control is standard across the board.

    Lastly, the prices. With all the enhancements and new features, it’s inevitable that the Myvi would be more expensive than before. There are now five variants, starting at RM45,700 for the 1.3 G. You can then add on ASA 3.0 to the 1.3 G, or 1.3 G+ if you will, which brings it to RM47,700.

    A new variant, the 1.5 X goes for RM49,900, while the 1.5 H is priced at RM53,900. Finally, the top-of-the-line 1.5 AV stands at RM58,800, all prices being on-the-road without insurance. The top two variants have seen their prices go up by RM4k and RM6k respectively, which is a big amount in this price range. However, you get quite a bit in return, with new looks, extra tech and a brand new gearbox.

    Mind you, these prices are with zero SST, so by July 2022, we’ll have the Myvi breaching the RM60k mark. But, believe it or not, the current AV still wouldn’t be the most expensive Myvi to date, as the Myvi Extreme from 2011 was already priced at around RM62k.

    So, what do you think of the new Myvi? By all accounts, it again sets a new standard for everyone else to follow, but do share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

    GALLERY: 2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV

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  • 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift – latest teaser shows off lane keeping assist and dashboard with red highlights

    We’re only a few days away from the launch of the Perodua Myvi facelift on November 18, so there’s still some time for the carmaker to drop more teasers. The latest was posted earlier today and shows off the hatchback’s new Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) feature as well as red highlights on the dashboard.

    UPDATE: The new 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift has been officially launched in Malaysia, priced from RM45,700 to RM58,800 on-the-road without insurance. Check out our comprehensive launch article or watch our detailed walkaround video tour for more information.

    The first is part the Myvi’s new Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) suite of safety and driver assist systems that also includes ASA 3.0, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Control and Blind Spot Monitor. These complement the ASA 3.0 systems such as Pre-collision Warning (PCW), Pre-collision Braking (PCB or AEB), Front Departure Alert (FDA) and Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC).

    The PSDA umbrella also includes Parking Assist (front/rear sensors, reverse camera, rear cross traffic alert) and Headlamp Assist (Auto High Beam or Adaptive High Beam, depending on variant). With a price range of between RM45,700 and RM58,800 OTR without insurance, the availability of such systems is certainly impressive, although we’ll have to wait until launch day to see which variant gets what.

    Meanwhile, the red accents on the dashboard are something we’ve seen in a previous teaser, with the hue being applied on the air vent surrounds, instrument panel and even the seats (on the top AV variant). Other changes include a new steering wheel from the Ativa with controls for the active safety and driver assist systems, an upgraded infotainment unit and a dashcam next to the housing for the PSDA’s stereo cameras.

    As for exterior updates, the Myvi’s face sports reshaped LED headlamps and vertical LED daytime running light strips on its reprofiled bumper. The rear bumper also gains vertical vents to mimic the front look, while the taillights appear to be unchanged from before. Check out Theo’s “studio pics” for some idea of what the final product might look like.

    Under the bonnet, the Myvi is expected to retain its four-cylinder engines with Dual VVT-i, including a 1.3 litre unit making 95 PS (94 hp)/121 Nm as well as 1.5 litre unit with 103 PS (102 hp)/137 Nm. A switch from the current four-speed automatic to a CVT is also expected, although this hasn’t been officially stated for now. What is confirmed is that variants – 1.5 AV, 1.5 H, 1.5 X as well as two 1.3 G options – will be automatic only (P2 has discontinued the unpopular base 1.3L manual version).

     
     
  • 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift official launch on Nov 18

    A teaser a day means the launch is three days away. Perodua has announced that the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift will be officially launched on November 18, 9pm. The virtual launch will happen on the carmaker’s social media pages, including Facebook and Youtube.

    UPDATE: The new 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift has been officially launched in Malaysia, priced from RM45,700 to RM58,800 on-the-road without insurance. Check out our comprehensive launch article or watch our detailed walkaround video tour for more information.

    It all started a week ago, when Perodua announced the opening of order books and released initial specs. Since then, the market leader had been revealing bits and pieces of the refreshed third-generation hatchback’s new features and selling points, via teaser images and videos.

    Earlier today, we showed you the very red interior of the top AV variant – red seats, red AC vent surrounds, a red themed new instrument panel. P2 also released a close up shot of the meter panel, which sports a new, full-height multi-info display. The pic also confirmed Auto High Beam as a debuting feature. Or will it be the Audi Matrix LED-style Adaptive Driving Beam as found on the Ativa H and AV? We’ll see.

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    By now, we’ve had a pretty good look at the 2022 Myvi’s exterior changes. There’s an all new face replete with freshly cut LED headlamps and vertical strip LED daytime running lights at the edge of the bumpers. The AV’s gloss black lip now has a silver centre section, almost like a skid plate-like trim on SUVs.

    Vertical vents on the rear bumper match the LED strips in front. We’ve already seen from spyshots that the tail lamps and 15-inch two-tone rims are unchanged. For a full view of the car, check out the spyshots, as well as Theo Chin’s “studio pics”.

    No explicit mention of the expected change from 4AT to CVT yet, although the improved claimed fuel consumption – from 21.1 km/l (1.3L) to 22.2 km/l is a strong hint. The Dual VVT-i NR engines are modern units and are expected to continue unchanged. The confirmed new variants are the top 1.5 AV, 1.5 H, 1.5 X as well as two 1.3 G variants. All are automatic – P2 has discontinued the unpopular base 1.3L manual version.

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    In the Ativa, Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) includes the latest ASA 3.0 plus Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Control and Blind Spot Monitor. The PSDA umbrella also includes Parking Assist (front/rear sensors, reverse camera, rear cross traffic alert) and Headlamp Assist (Auto High Beam or Adaptive High Beam, depending on variant). We’ll see which Myvi variant gets what in due time.

    Six colours are available. There’s the 2020-onwards Electric Blue, Ivory White, Glittering Silver, Lava Red, Granite Grey and the new hero Cranberry Red colour. The latter is reserved for the AV, which cannot be had with Lava Red. Granite Grey is not available for the base 1.3 G.

    The 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift will be priced from RM45,700 to RM58,800, on-the-road in Peninsular Malaysia without insurance. Prices include SST exemption, which has been extended to June 30, 2022. If you remove the discontinued 1.3 MT, the previous price range was from RM43,029 (1.3 G AT) to RM52,697 (AV), which means that there’s a slight price increase to go along with the new tech/features. Stay tuned.

     
     
  • 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift – new teasers show red seats, big multi-info display, LED auto high beam

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    Perodua has continued to release teasers for its 2022 Myvi facelift and two short videos popped up over the weekend. One touts “Modern technology” and “Best in class fuel efficiency”, while the other shows “Youthful design” and “Iconic style”. Both end with a call to book “The Next Standard”, which is the refreshed Myvi’s tagline.

    UPDATE: The new 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift has been officially launched in Malaysia, priced from RM45,700 to RM58,800 on-the-road without insurance. Check out our comprehensive launch article or watch our detailed walkaround video tour for more information.

    The first video with the male talent shows red air con vent surrounds, and the new steering wheel’s right spoke. As seen before, the steering is from the Ativa, and the right spoke has a D-pad for adaptive cruise control, which is a surprising feature for a sub-RM60k car. Also seen is a Power button for the expected CVT gearbox and button for the trip meter. In the Ativa, “Trip” is on the left spoke.

    Also seen here is the new instrument panel that’s lighted up. There’s a sporty red theme going on and between the two dials is a new full-height multi-info display, an upgrade in both size and appearance. There are some circular graphics too, and we’ve previously seen a welcome graphic with the Myvi’s face.

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    Take a closer look at the tachometer and you’ll see a green A emblem within – that’s auto high beam, another new feature. When turned on, AHB will auto dip the high beam when it detects oncoming traffic, so you don’t have to manually on/off with the stalk.

    One rung up is Adaptive Driving Beam. Available in the Ativa H and AV, the Audi Matrix LED-style system “cuts out” oncoming vehicles when high beam is on, instead of dipping the high beam completely as AHB does. We’ll see if the Myvi gets AHB or ADB. In any case, it’s an upgrade.

    Moving on to the next video, we get to see the Myvi’s new seats, which will sport lots of red on the centre section and the outline. Likely to be reserved for the AV, these red seats continue the red theme seen on the AC vents and meter panel.

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    After that, we get a good look at the Myvi’s new front and rear bumpers. There’s a larger and deeper grille, with a slim chrome strip that runs under the Perodua badge and into the headlights, which have been “cut” at the end that meets the grille. The front bumper features sharper contours around the downturned centre air intake, which gives the face a sharp X shape. There are vertical LED DRLs at the bumper’s edges.

    Not highlighted here, but the Myvi AV’s gloss black lip now has a silver centre section, almost like a skid plate-like trim on SUVs.

    Vertical vents on the rear bumper match the LED strips in front. We’ve already seen from spyshots that the tail lamps and 15-inch two-tone rims are unchanged. The video ends with a close up outdoor look at the headlamps – the new arrow head can be seen clearly here. Also, the LED strips are seen shining in the day, confirming that they are indeed DRLs, a P2 first. For a full view of the car, check out the spyshots below, and Theo Chin’s “studio pics”.

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    No explicit mention of the expected change from 4AT to CVT yet, although the improved claimed fuel consumption – from 21.1 km/l (1.3L) to 22.2 km/l is a strong hint. The Dual VVT-i NR engines are modern units and are expected to continue unchanged. The confirmed new variants are the top 1.5 AV, 1.5 H, 1.5 X as well as two 1.3 G variants. All are automatic – P2 has discontinued the unpopular base 1.3L manual version.

    In the Ativa, Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) includes the latest ASA 3.0 plus Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Control and Blind Spot Monitor. The PSDA umbrella also includes Parking Assist (front/rear sensors, reverse camera, rear cross traffic alert) and Headlamp Assist (Auto High Beam or Adaptive High Beam, depending on variant). We’ll see which Myvi variant gets what in due time.

    Six colours are available. There’s the 2020-onwards Electric Blue, Ivory White, Glittering Silver, Lava Red, Granite Grey and the new hero Cranberry Red colour. The latter is reserved for the AV, which cannot be had with Lava Red. Granite Grey is not available for the base 1.3 G.

    The 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift will be priced from RM45,700 to RM58,800, on-the-road in Peninsular Malaysia without insurance. Prices include SST exemption, which has been extended to June 30, 2022. If you remove the discontinued 1.3 MT, the previous price range was from RM43,029 (1.3 G AT) to RM52,697 (AV), which means that there’s a slight price increase to go along with the new tech/features. Just around the corner now…

     
     
  • 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift – new rear bumper, same taillights and wheels, on the way to showrooms

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    When Perodua opens the order books for a new model and releases teasers, it’s dead certain that the launch will be just around the corner. It’s almost as sure as taxes and death.

    UPDATE: The new 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift has been officially launched in Malaysia, priced from RM45,700 to RM58,800 on-the-road without insurance. Check out our comprehensive launch article or watch our detailed walkaround video tour for more information.

    True to form, three days after the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift was officially announced, we’re now seeing a trailer full of the refreshed best seller, presumably heading from Rawang to the dealerships. The fact that P2 didn’t even bother covering up the cars is a sign that the launch is, once again, just around the corner. The video below is from Amir Zaheen Minhaj, posted on The Ajerul Facebook page.

    So what do we have here? We see the Myvi facelift in three of the six available colours. There’s the 2020-onwards Electric Blue, Granite Grey and Glittering Silver, along with a red that looks like the familiar Lava Red. There’s a new hero Cranberry Red for the 2022 Myvi, reserved for the top AV spec, which cannot be had with Lava Red. Granite Grey is not available for the base 1.3 G.

    Colours aside, you would have noticed the new rear bumper, which sports vertical trim strips at the sides to match the new front look, where the vertical strips are LED daytime running lights. The thin strips replace a much bigger black “vent”, and there’s a lot more empty space as a result – what do you think of the new look?

    The tail lamps appear similar to the original third-gen units. As the video taker moves to overtake the trailer, we can see that the 15-inch two-tone wheels are also unchanged.

    We don’t get to see the front end here, but we’ve already showed you clear spyshots of the front and rear of the car, detailing the changes. Rendering whiz Theo Chin then created “studio pics” of the 2022 Myvi, based on the spyshots. It’s realistic, certainly real enough to be used by P2’s army of sales personnel canvassing for bookings.

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    It’s a relatively heavy facelift featuring a larger and deeper grille, with a slim chrome strip that runs under the Perodua badge and into the headlights, which have been “cut” at the end that meets the grille. The front bumper is new, featuring sharper contours around the downturned centre air intake, which gives the face a sharp X shape. The AV’s gloss black lip now has a silver centre section, almost like a skid plate-like trim on SUVs. The LED DRLs we’ve already mentioned.

    Perodua has also released teaser images of the Myvi’s updated interior. There’s a redesigned meter panel with a red theme, a larger and full-colour multi-info display between the dials, and the Ativa’s steering wheel, replete with buttons that control the Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) ADAS driver assist functions such as adaptive cruise control and lane centring assist (Perodua calls the latter Lane Keep Control).

    In the Ativa, PSDA includes the latest ASA 3.0 plus Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Control and Blind Spot Monitor. The Smart Drive Assist umbrella also includes Parking Assist (front/rear sensors, reverse camera, rear cross traffic alert) and Headlamp Assist (Auto High Beam or Adaptive High Beam, depending on variant). We’ll see which Myvi variant gets what in due time.

    Click to enlarge official teaser pics

    Another teaser pic shows red accents for the air con vents and a silver bezel for the instrument binnacle.

    No explicit mention of the expected change from 4AT to CVT yet, although the improved claimed fuel consumption – from 21.1 km/l (1.3L) to 22.2 km/l is a strong hint. The Dual VVT-i NR engines are modern units and are expected to continue unchanged. The new variants are the top 1.5 AV, 1.5 H, 1.5 X as well as two 1.3 G variants. All are automatic – P2 has discontinued the slow-selling base 1.3L manual version.

    Perodua has said that the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift will be priced from RM45,700 to RM58,800, on-the-road in Peninsular Malaysia without insurance. Prices include SST exemption, which has been extended to June 30, 2022. If you remove the discontinued 1.3 MT, the previous price range was from RM43,029 (1.3 G AT) to RM52,697 (AV), which means that there’s a slight price increase to go along with the new tech/features. Not long now.

     
     
 
 
 

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