Published on August 29th, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen0
Why The Perodua Myvi Is Still KING!
The Perodua Myvi has been wearing the crown for decades and will continue to do so for decades more
“Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” This English idiom immediately reminds all Malaysians of our king of kings that has worn the crown proudly for over a decade but isn’t bothered by it, the Perodua Myvi. So today let’s see why the Perodua Myvi has been king for decades and will continue to be the king for decades more.
The first and most important reason is that the newest Perodua Myvi has Perodua’s newest Advanced Safety Assist (A.S.A 3.0) which has adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and rear cross traffic alert and LED DRLs, all these are only available in the top spec AV variant.
Next, the new Perodua Myvi has an updated Daihatsu D-CVT (D stands for Dual) gearbox which is a huge step up from the fossil that is the 4AT used in the previous Myvis. This also gives the king better fuel efficiency as well as more speed as although the Myvi is a 10.2 second car, it sure feels a lot quicker.
Additionally, the Perodua Myvi is that it has a deceptively large boot and rear cabin space. This has always been the case with the Myvi and I’m glad to see Perodua still keeps this in mind with our king as it is very useful to have.
On top of that, the newest Perodua Myvi looks much sportier than the outgoing models. The new AV variant gets red inserts in the air con vents and on the seats, the whole car has a sharper design.
Moreover, the new Perodua Myvi brings back the optitron meter cluster and has an improved infotainment system which shows that Perodua cares and listens to their customers.
While the Perodua Myvi is clearly not the best “drivers car” in the segment, it is still a best seller and has sold almost 1.4 million units in 2021 as enthusiasts are few and far between in Malaysia (mainly due to how expensive cars are here) and this is why more no-nonsense cars like the Myvi are outselling enthusiast cars.
Lastly, the Perodua Myvi is the most Malaysian car in the market today, with a handbag hook on the side of the font passenger seat, handy hooks for groceries and drinks on the back of the front seats, and a built in “smart tag” reader (only available on the H and AV variants), there is no other car that is so well suited to Malaysian roads.
So, clearly there are many more reasons why the Perodua Myvi is (and most likely always will be) the king, but just for the things I mentioned earlier being available in a sub RM60,00 car? You won’t find many of these features in cars that cost 5 times more. That is why the Myvi is the undisputed King of Malaysian Roads.