Published on November 17th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Perodua Myvi selling better than expected
Perodua’s all new Myvi makes its global debut here this week with 6,000 bookings. It has received a 5-Star safety rating by ASEAN NCAP, making it one of the best value for money cars in its price range.
The All-New Myvi, which is priced from RM44,300 to RM55,300, is now available at all Perodua showrooms nationwide.
The car, which offers Modern technology, Youthful design, Versatile space and Intelligent safety, succeeds its predecessor, which was the best-selling model in Malaysia for 9 years in a row.
“This new model features technology which was before this only available in premium cars, this All-New Myvi also sets a benchmark for us in terms of quality, design and overall offerings for our future models,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.
He added that Perodua aims to sell an average of 6,000 units monthly.
Among the key features of the All-New Perodua Myvi include the Advanced Safety Assist, which has 4 main functions.
Pre-Collision Warning alerts the driver that a collision is imminent. Pre-Collision Braking assist drivers by applying the brakes if they are still unaware of the impending collision.
The Front Departure Alert gives a warning to the driver that the vehicle in front has moved. This is particularly useful in heavy traffic.
Last but not least, Pedal Misoperation Control. If the driver accidentally selects Drive instead of Reverse when there is an obstacle in front such as a wall, this feature will assist in suppressing the engine if the accelerator pedal is pushed.
“These features are a first for this price segment. However safety is still in the hands of the driver and the system is only there to assist,” Datuk (Dr) Aminar said.
The ASA features are limited in their application as the forward facing stereo camera will only operate under the right conditions.
Other Malaysian-centric features of the car include the built in toll reader, which is a first for Perodua and an anti-theft hook which made its debut in the Perodua Axia in 2014. The ASA feature is only available in the Advance variant, while the built-in toll reader is available on the High and Advance variants.
The All-New Myvi posts fuel economy figures of between 20.1 and 21.1 km/l, making it on average 32% more efficient than the previous model.
Being 205 mm longer, 30 mm lower and 70 mm wider, with a 60 mm longer wheelbase than its predecessor, the All-New Myvi offers more space inside. A tandem distance of 937 mm ensures lots of legroom for all, and luggage space has increased by 69 litres in the outgoing Myvi to 277 litres.
Other headlining features include LED headlamps with follow-me-home function and headlamp levelling, LED rear combination lamps with light guides and Smart Entry with Push Start, all of which are standard across the range.
All Myvi variants get ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC). 1.5 variants come with six airbags while four airbags are standard on 1.3 variants.
Six colours are available – Ivory White, Glittering Silver, Mystical Purple, Lava Red, Peppermint Green (new colour, 1.3 variants only) and Granite Grey (new colour, 1.5 variants only). A 5-year/150,000 km warranty is offered as standard throughout the range.
“We encourage the public to come to our sales showroom and speak to our authorised sales advisors for more details of the All New Myvi,” Datuk (Dr) Aminar said.