Published on November 12th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
2022 Perodua Myvi Will Have Level 2 Autonomous Driving Under RM60K!
The new Perodua Myvi is promising tonnes of autonomous driving tech for a reasonable price.
Earlier this week, Perodua opened order books for the newly updated Myvi. This new Myvi will be bringing a number of revolutionary changes. The first being the absence of a manual option for the Myvi for the first time ever. Perodua has also increased the overall equipment levels and pricing for the Myvi, but it’s actually still great value if you think about it.
The new Perodua Myvi will start off at about RM45,000. This base model will not receive Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA). However, you can get this for the other Myvi variants. PSDA includes the following:
Advanced Safety Assist
- Pre-collision Warning
- Pre-collision Braking
- Front Departure Alert
- Pedal Misoperation Control
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Departure Prevention
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Keep Control
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Auto High Beam
- Adaptive Driving Beam
- Front & Rear Corner Sensors
- Reverse Camera
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
That’s right. For the first time ever, Malaysians will have access to Level 2 Autonomous Driving features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Control!
When this 3rd generation Perodua Myvi first debuted in 2017, it too made waves by delivering the then-new Perodua Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) suite to the B-segment for the first time in Malaysia. They subsequently improved the Myvi’s safety with ASA 2.0. Perodua then upped the game in 2019 by introducing ASA to the A-segment with the facelifted Axia and then in 2020 they introduced it to the Bezza.
PDSA first debuted in Malaysia last year with the arrival of the Perodua Ativa. It was available on the Ativa AV models, which were priced above RM71,000. Now, the Myvi will bring it below the RM60,000 mark for Malaysians.
What about Perodua’s closest rival?
The Perodua Myvi has been a thorn in Proton’s side since it first arrived in 2005. Almost single-handedly, the Myvi took Proton’s throne away and Perodua has kept the top spot in Malaysia for many consecutive years. Proton has hit back unsuccessfully with the Savvy and then again with the Iriz and its many, many updates. Just this year, the Iriz was given yet another update. However, the 2021 Proton Iriz was not even equipped with basic advanced driver assist systems. Instead, the focus for Proton this time was to improve the cabin quality and to give the Iriz a crossover look.
Will Malaysian customers choose style over substance, particularly at the RM60,000 mark? We’ll see soon enough.