Perodua Myvi

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The Perodua Myvi is a B-segment car produced by the Malaysian manufacturer Perodua since 2005. Based on the Daihatsu Boon (also branded as the Daihatsu Sirion, Toyota Passo and Subaru Justy), the Myvi is the result of Perodua's collaboration with both Toyota and Daihatsu. The Perodua Myvi has been the best-selling car in Malaysia for 8 consecutive years, between 2006 and 2013 respectively.[1][2][3]

First generation (2005–2011)[edit]

First generation
Faceliftd Myvi.jpg
Manufacturer Perodua
Production 2005–2011
Body and chassis
Class Supermini
Body style 5-door hatchback
Related Daihatsu Boon/Sirion
Subaru Justy
Toyota Passo
Engine 1.0 L EJ-VE DVVT DOHC I3 (petrol).
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Length 3,630 mm (142.9 in)
Width 1,665 mm (65.6 in)
Height 1,550 mm (61.0 in)
Curb weight 980 kg (2,161 lb)

Equipment levels[edit]

2005–2008 Myvi
2007–2008 Myvi SE
2008–2011 Myvi Standard
2008–2011 Myvi SE
2010–2011 Myvi LE

The Myvi was made available in five variations: 1.0SR (five-speed manual), 1.3SX (five-speed manual), 1.3EZ (four-speed auto), 1.3SXi (five-speed manual), and 1.3EZi "Premium" (four-speed auto). In addition, a Myvi "Special Edition" was made available, featuring a bodykit encompassing modified bumpers, sideskirts and a spoiler. The Myvi was also made available with dual airbags and ABS.

Colors available on the Myvi include Ebony Black, Olive Green, Glittering Silver, Ozzy Orange, Classic Gold, Mistique Red, Mocha Silver and Pearl White. The facelift features a new colour range which consist of Medallion Grey, Ivory White, Pearl White, Klasik Gold, Mistik Red, Ebony Black, Caribbean Blue and Glittering Silver.[4] The Perodua Myvi SE is available in Ivory White, Ebony Black, Glittering Silver, Pearl White or a special Tangerine Orange exclusive only for the Myvi SE.[5]

Performance and design[edit]

The Myvi boasts either one of two water-cooled, four-stroke engines derived from the first generation Daihatsu Sirion: A 1.0 litre EJ-VE engine with three in-line cylinders, or the Toyota Passo: 1.3 litre K3-VE engine with four in-line cylinders; both engines employ Dynamic Variable Valve Timing (DVVT) systems and conventional electronic fuel injection (EFI).

In addition to raw performance, features previously uncommon on Perodua cars were inherited from the Sirion to the Myvi. Among them are four-hole injectors, foamed urethane injected to the A-pillar, centre pillar and B-pillar for noise insulation, immobiliser systems and pedestrian injury reduction body construction. Other notable features include underbody air flow regulating items, resin intake manifolds and cylinder headcovers integrated with air cleaner cases (for 1.0 engines) and flexible flywheels for reduced vibration during running (for manual transmission).


Engine specifications

1.0 L EJ-VE I3

  • Electronic fuel injection (EFI) system
  • Dynamic Variable Valve Timing (DVVT) system
  • Total displacement: 989 cc
  • Max output: 43 kW (58.5 PS; 57.7 hp) at 6000 rpm
  • Max torque: 88 N·m (65 lb·ft) at 3200 rpm
  • Fuel tank capacity: 40 L (11 US gal; 9 imp gal)

1.3 L K3-VE I4

  • Electronic fuel injection (EFI) system
  • Dynamic Variable Valve Timing (DVVT) system
  • Total displacement: 1298 cc
  • Max. output: 64 kW (87.0 PS; 85.8 hp) at 6000 rpm
  • Max torque: 116 N·m (86 lb·ft) at 3200 rpm
  • Fuel tank capacity: 40 L (11 US gal; 9 imp gal)

On August 22, 2008, an updated Perodua Myvi was launched. The new Myvi features a modified front grille, front bumper, front bonnet, rear bumper, alloy rims, dashboard color, instrument panel design, MP3/WMA player and seat fabric. Its 1.3 Premium model additionally features new UV protection glass, a seat height adjuster, as well as a new audio system with USB and Bluetooth capabilities.[4]

A "Special Edition" of the new Perodua Myvi SE was also launched on October 10, 2008 with a new bumpers, clear taillights, smoked headlights, an amber instrument panel, leather seats, and a 2-DIN Compact Disc player with MP3, WMA, USB and Bluetooth support instead of an integrated unit. It is only available with a 1.3L engine with a manual or automatic transmission.[5]

A "exclusive edition" of the perodua myvi was also launched on October 2009. It is very similar to the se varint but with side skirt. Only three colours are available – Ebony Black, Ivory White and Medallion Grey. It’s priced at RM51,000 for solid colours and RM51,500 for metallic colours.[6]

A "limited edition" of the perodua myvi was also launched on July 2010. It had a special color called dazzling red. It is based on the 1.3 standard automatic varint. The LE has new trim colour and fabric, door inner handles, an “LE” carpet mat, and decorative cubic printing on both the centre cluster and the door trim armrests. There’s also dual airbags for the people at the front. The radio has USB and Bluetooth connectivity. On the outside, Perodua has fitted the Myvi LE with smoked clear rear combination lamps (straight from the Myvi SE), “LE” badging and side door moldings.[7]


The launch of the Perodua Myvi was significant as it marked first time Perodua competed head-to-head with Proton, the first Malaysian national car maker, which would release a similarly classed Proton Savvy.

The Myvi 1.3 beat its rival, the Proton Savvy 1.2, as the "Car of the Year 2005/2006" by Autocar ASEAN, a magazine for car buyers in Malaysia. The Edge Daily, a local financial news media reported that Myvi sales have far surpassed its initial expectations and has been selling extremely well since its rollout in April.

Proton's Savvy, available to the market a few months after the launch of the Myvi, had not affected Myvi sales. Observing the strong demand for the Myvi, it boosted sales of vehicles in the country and Perodua's market share in 2006.


Richard Hammond, a presenter on BBC's Top Gear, took the Perodua Myvi out for a spin,[8] and he seems to be impressed:

"No jokes, this is a good-looking car. But if it looks familiar, that's because this is a Daihatsu Sirion in all but name. You see it costs billions to develop a new car - you design them on computers then build lots of them to crash into walls. So Perodua let someone else do it and spent their money sticking a new badge on it.

But they kept a bit back to spend on styling. Which is why, even though it shares bits and pieces with the Sirion, the Myvi is better looking...

...So under seven grand for a good-looking car, built in a factory shared with Toyota, which handles as well as a Yaris, does nearly 50mpg with a three-year warranty - yes please."

Jeremy Clarkson doesn't like it claiming the brakes, the ride, the seats and the interior are "rubbish". He also humorously suggested that "this is a car you drive with a long face".

A 2009 study by J.D. Power & Associates saw the MyVi ranked highest for its initial quality in terms of new-vehicle ownership in the compact car segment.[9][10]

Second generation (2011–present)[edit]

Second generation
2013 Perodua Myvi Standard in Cyberjaya, Malaysia (01).jpg
Manufacturer Perodua
Production 2011–present
Body and chassis
Class Supermini
Body style 5-door hatchback
Related Daihatsu Boon
Toyota Passo
Engine 1.3 L K3-VE DVVT DOHC I4 (petrol)
1.5 L 3SZ-VE DVVT DOHC I4 (petrol)
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,440 mm (96.1 in)
Length 3,690 mm (145.3 in)
Width 1,665 mm (65.6 in)
Height 1,545 mm (60.8 in)
Curb weight 950–960 kg (2,094–2,116 lb)

The 2011 Perodua Myvi was launched by the 16 June 2011 with a tagline of Lagi Best (contextually, Lagi means more in Malay) for 1.3 version and later for 1.5 version with tagline Lagi Power, Lagi Best.[11]

In April 2014, Perodua launched base Myvi XT model which replace the 1.3 standard. It added equipment at no extra cost.[12]


2011–April 2014 Myvi Standard
2013–present Myvi 1.3 SE (S-Series)
2011–present Myvi 1.5 SE
2011–present Myvi 1.5 Extreme

The 2011 Perodua Myvi is available with two engine options of 1.3L and 1.5L, it was separated by different design of bumper and grill. Both are available in a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual gearbox. There are three trims for the 1.3L model - Standard (EZ & SX), Premium (EZI & SXI) and Elegance, and two trims for the 1.5L model - SE (Special Edition) and Extreme. Projector headlamp, Electronic Power Steering and dual airbags are standard across the range. The standard trim gets steel rims with caps, and other variants get alloy rims and Foglamps. The Automatic transmission lever is now relocated to the dashboard area like the Perodua Alza. An integrated 2-DIN 6-inch Touch Screen DVD Navigation system with Maps powered by Telekom Malaysia is available in the 1.3L Elegance and all 1.5L variants. The 1.3L Elegance and 1.5L Extreme variants also get chrome door handles and a different bodykit. Although the 2011 Myvi is a rebadged 2010 JDM Daihatsu Boon, it has different exterior and interior styling, equipment and engine. Also the CVT transmission is not available, in contrast with the original model.

Performance and safety[edit]

Both the 1.3 litre K3-VE and 1.5 litre 3SZ-VE engine come with DVVT and EFI. Despite the 2011 1.3 litre Myvi using the same engine as the previous generation, Perodua reports an increased of 10HP in the 2011 Myvi all thanks to the electric power steering (EPS) which Perodua will now be able to channel the extra power for an increased horsepower. Dual SRS Airbags are standard across the range, the first of National cars in Malaysia. the center belt of the rear seat is now 3-point ELR instead of a lap-belt only. ISOFIX is standard across the range for standard installations of child seats. ABS and EBD is available in 1.3L Premium, Elegance and 1.5L variants.

Export to Indonesia[edit]

The first generation Perodua Myvi was exported to Indonesia and badged as the Daihatsu Sirion since April 2007.[13] The Sirion in Indonesia does not use the global Sirion styling by Daihatsu, but uses Perodua's styling including the interiors, bumpers and lamps.[14] It is only available in the 1.3L version with two types of variants.[13] Type-D offers basic spec while Type-M offers Aerokits and leather seats.

The second generation Perodua Myvi was also rebadged as a Daihatsu Sirion for the Indonesian market. It was launched on 23 July 2011 at the 2011 Indonesia International Motor Show.[15] Like the previous generation Sirion, the new Sirion is also imported as a CBU model from Perodua's factory in Rawang, Malaysia. The second generation Sirion sold in Indonesia is based on the Perodua Myvi in its mid-range Premium trim level.[15] Apart from the different badges, steering wheel and the lack of airbags and ABS, the second generation Sirion is largely identical to the Myvi Premium. At launch, the new Daihatsu Sirion 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic costed between 139,500,000 and 150,500,000 rupiah (RM48,715 and RM52,556) respectively.[15]

PT Astra Daihatsu Motor sold 1,030 units of the Sirion in 2010, followed by 2,857, 6,663 and 2,374 units in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively.[16]


  1. ^ Press Release by Motor Trader Malaysia, Source from Malaysian Automotive Association
  2. ^ Tan, Paul. "Perodua achieves record sales in 2010: 5-year old Myvi is still Malaysia’s best selling car". 
  3. ^ "Sales of Perodua passenger vehicles in Malaysia, 1994 - 2013". 29 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Tan, Paul. "New Perodua Myvi facelift launched in Malaysia". Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  5. ^ a b Tan, Paul. "2008 Perodua Myvi SE - full details and prices". Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
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  8. ^ "Richard Hammond Test Drive Myvi". 2006-09-08. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  9. ^ Myvi tops 'initial quality for new compact car' survey[dead link]
  10. ^ "Myvi Tops Initial Quality For New Compact Car". 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  11. ^ Lim, Anthony. "2011 Perodua Myvi – full details and first impressions". Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  12. ^ ""2014 Perodua Myvi XT"". 
  13. ^ a b "PT Astra Daihatsu Motor Luncurkan Daihatsu SIRION" (in Indonesian). 19 April 2007. Archived from the original on 12 July 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  14. ^ Paul Tan (26 July 2007). "Daihatsu Sirion in Indonesia uses Myvi styling". Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c Danny Tan (23 July 2011). "Daihatsu Sirion launched at IIMS – it’s a Perodua Myvi!". Archived from the original on 19 October 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "MarkLines - Statistics - Annual Sales by Model". Retrieved 27 December 2014. 

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