Local automobile manufacturer Perodua has announced that the all-new Myvi will be open for bookings tomorrow
A popular car choice among Malaysians, the 2018 version of the Myvi will be available for booking starting from tomorrow, 9 November 2017, with prices starting from RM44,300.
At first glance, you'd notice that the model comes with a brand new, futuristic logo. But the upgrades don't just stop there.
Powered by new 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre energy efficient vehicle (EEV) engine equipped with dual VVT-i, the new model comes with a five-speed manual transmission for the 1.3-litre variant or an option of a four-speed E-AT automatic transmission for the rest.
The new engines are produced at the Daihatsu Perodua manufacturing plant in Negeri Sembilan.
Perodua was also proud to reveal that the new model is also the first vehicle in its price range in Malaysia to introduce a suite of advanced safety features
All variants are equipped with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and VSC (Vehicle Stability Control). The 1.5-litre variants come with six airbags while four airbags are standard in the 1.3-litre variants.
The top of the range model is equipped with Advanced Safety Assist (ASA), a set of advanced features that include pre-collision warning, pre-collision braking, front departure alert, and pedal misoperation control.
While the model is not shown to the public until the Malaysia Autoshow which starts tomorrow, these leaked images reveal that the model is longer, lower, and wider than its predecessor
The model's upper body is completely designed in-house, a first for the company.
"The all-new Myvi is the first Perodua model to have an upper body designed completely in-house, without foreign input," said Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, president and CEO of Perodua as quoted by Paultan.org.
Other notable features include new LED headlights, smart entry with push start button, reverse sensors, and a built-in toll reader for the top variant
The new Myvi comes in six colours namely Ivory White, Glittering Silver, Mystical Purple, Lava Red, Peppermint Green (1.3-litre variants only), and Granite Grey (1.5-litre variants only).
Prices are as follow (on-the-road, without insurance, with GST, for Peninsular Malaysia):
- 1.3 Standard G (manual transmission): RM44,300
- 1.3 Standard G (automatic transmission): RM46,300
- 1.3 Premium X (automatic transmission): RM48,300
- 1.5 High (automatic transmission): RM51,800
- 1.5 Advance (automatic transmission): RM55,300
For more information, head on over to Perodua's website here.
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