The Myvi is well into its third generation now, which was unveiled to the public a few days ago. Perodua has outdone themselves in their latest achievement, much to everyone’s surprise. Its proudest feature is probably the 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. Top it off with all its additional features, and it makes for a strong contender in its range.
The cute hatchback comes in two engine variants: 1.3 and 1.5 litre dual VVT-i engines. The Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) comes with either the usual 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. It has also improved its fuel efficiency, which is now approximately 32% lower than its predecessor.
The new Myvi has not only longer and wider body, but also a longer wheelbase so the driver enjoys more legroom. It is definitely roomier than the previous model overall as there is more space for baggages as well.
Its upper body was given a bit of a facelift, with the goal of making it more aerodynamic by lowering its height while incorporating air spats, aeroslim wipers, and semi-flush rear spoilers. Internal noise and vibration has been reduced with the use of an acoustic windshield.
All variants come with the standardised ABS, EBD, and VSC safety features. The 1.3 litre model has only four airbags while the 1.5 litre has six airbags. There is an impressive feature available only in the 1.5 litre variant, which is the Advanced Safety Assist (ASA); a system that comprising of a forward stereo camera system, pre-collision warning, pre-collision braking, front departure alert, and pedal misoperation control.
There are a multitude of other features we really appreciate, such as the built-in smart tag toll reader in the 1.5 litre models, smart entry, and headline levelling. The selection of colours are quite appropriate for a cute compact car, with options of ivory white, glittering silver, mystical purple, lava red, peppermint green, and granite grey.
These lovelies start from RM44,300 (1.3L G Manual) to RM57,300 (1.5 L Advance) with insurance. You may consider getting AIG’s car insurance to go with your brand new car as they provide comprehensive protection for you and your car, covering you against damage to your own vehicle due to accident, fire and theft. AIG also cover your liabilities to other parties such as damage, injury or death to the other party and their vehicle. Check their offering here: https://www.aig.my/personal/auto-insurance