Published on December 29th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Perodua MYVI All New Model Car Review In Klang Valley
Driving the MYVI over a long weekend was not as expected.
Yes, we start with the fact that this new Myvi is so easy to use in town. Compact, feature filled and comfortable, Perodua have delivered another value for money product to Malaysians on a tight budget.
This latest variant of the Myvi was unveiled in November 2021 in five variants, Yes, there are 5 versions of this compact hatch to choose from and the selling prices range from RM45k to RM58k. So, as always it is affordable and a product that can be seen in a premium neighbourhood garage as well as a frequent flooding housing area.
Yes, the Myvi is the lower middle class car and this is why this time around it has surprised us and anyone who takes it for a test drive.
NEW Myvi Technology
Why, well let us explain. This facelift Myvi comes equipped with the Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) system. PSDA include the Advance Safety Assist version 3.0, adaptive cruise control (ACC), Lane Keep Assist (LKS), Blind Spot Monitoring System (BSM) and the Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) (Available in all variants except the lower 1.3L G variant)
Which means except for one of the Myvi G variant, all other variants now have Autonomous Level 2 technology. The New Myvi variants include the 1.5 litre AV (Advance Variant), 1.5 litre H variant, a 1.5 litre X variant, a1.3 litre G and 1.3L G Basic.
Also, the previous Perodua Myvi used a standard automatic gearbox however with this 2021 model Perodua Myvi you get a dual mode CVT ‘gearbox’ which provides better ratios for better fuel economy.
NEW Myvi Colours
This New Myvi also features new colour, Cranberry Red, which is only available for the AV. Other colours include Ivory White, Glittering Silver, Lava Red (not available for the AV), Granite Grey, and Electric Blue.
NEW Myvi Drive
This revised Myvi delivers the same high levels of cabin quality and overall build quality that we have come to expect from Perodua vehicles. For a compact car, even with the rear seats in use, boot space is very healthy and certainly beats many of its close rivals, while rear passengers get good head and legroom. Yes, the rear seats are suitable for 3 full-sized adults (except SUMO wrestlers and NBA basketball players).
So, new features and technology aside, how does this revised Myvi perform? Well, from ignition, you get a sense that this facelift is leaning more towards being a Toyota with a lot of cockpit technology that is also found in compact Toyota models.
From behind the steering wheel we are happy to report that it is genuinely impressive. This car continues to deliver a planted feel despite not weighing much. Overall, the Myvi’s suspension performance is pleasantly surprising.
It is also pretty comfortable, however Malaysian potholes and public roads are still going to be a problem for those with sensitive backs.
Value-wise, the Myvi always has been a no brainer. It continues this tradition in a way that keeps it relevant to today’s market. How many automotive companies offer automatic high beam LED headlights as standard at this price?
The fact that Perodua saw automatic headlights, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control a must have in a car with a selling price less than RM60k means a lot.
It is definitely a fun little car with premium safety features and with the 5-years manufacturers warranty to make sure the ownership experience encourages repeat purchase, this RM59k compact hatch should be given another look before dismissing it.
Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV Specifications
Engine: Dual VVT-i Inline 4
Gearbox: Dual-Mode CVT
Max power: 102hp @ 6,000rpm
Max torque: 137Nm @ 4,200Nm