|Production||May 2005 – present|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Subcompact car/Supermini (B-segment)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
The Perodua Myvi is a subcompact car/supermini (B-segment) produced by the Malaysian manufacturer Perodua since 2005. Based on the Daihatsu Boon (also branded as Daihatsu Sirion, Toyota Passo and Subaru Justy), the Myvi is the result of Perodua's collaboration with both Toyota and Daihatsu. However, the third generation Myvi was entirely designed and made in-house in Malaysia, not being based on the third generation Boon. The Myvi was the best-selling car in Malaysia for 8 consecutive years, between 2006 and 2013. As of February 2019, the Myvi reached nearly 1.1 million units sold since the launched of its first generation in 2005.
- 1 First generation (M300; 2005–2011)
- 2 Second generation (M600; 2011–2017)
- 3 Third generation (M800; 2017–present)
- 4 Export
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
- 7 External links
First generation (M300; 2005–2011)
|First generation (M300)|
|Production||May 2005 – June 2011|
|Body and chassis|
|Wheelbase||2,440 mm (96.1 in)|
|Length||3,630 mm (142.9 in)|
|Width||1,665 mm (65.6 in)|
|Height||1,550 mm (61.0 in)|
|Kerb weight||980 kg (2,161 lb)|
The Myvi was made available in five trim levels: 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.
Colours available on the Myvi include Ebony Black, Olive Green, Glittering Silver, Ozzy Orange, Classic Gold, Mistik Red, Mocha Silver, Ivory White and Pearl White. Meanwhile the SE version include the colour selections of Mistik Red, Ebony Black and Ivory White only. 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. 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.
Performance and design
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 inline-four cylinders; both engines employ Dynamic Variable Valve Timing (DVVT) systems and conventional electronic fuel injection (EFI). Both engines are locally built at Perodua's Serendah plant.
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 and flexible flywheels for reduced vibration during running (for manual transmission).
1.0 L EJ-VE I3
- Electronic fuel injection (EFI) siming (DVVT) system
- Total displacement: 989
- 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 trim additionally features new UV protection glass, a seat height adjuster, as well as a new audio system with USB and Bluetooth capabilities.
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.
An "Exclusive Edition" of the Perodua Myvi was also launched on October 2009. It is very similar to the SE variant but with side skirt only, the front and rear bumpers remain the same design as the standard Myvis. 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.
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 variant. 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.
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.
"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's review was less positive, claiming the brakes, the ride, the seats and the interior were "rubbish". He also humorously suggested that "this is a car you drive with a long face".
A popular trend have been surrounding most Myvi owners society is that because of the car's impressive performance and due to the light weight, Perodua Myvi has always been regard as "Malaysian supercar", it is unknown when this nickname trend started. But it has since become the term for most Perodua Myvi owners.
Second generation (M600; 2011–2017)
|Second generation (M600)|
|Production||June 2011 – November 2017|
|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)|
|Kerb weight||950–960 kg (2,094–2,116 lb)|
The 2011 Perodua Myvi was launched on 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.
In April 2014, Perodua launched base Myvi XT model which replace the 1.3 standard. It added equipment at no extra cost.
Performance and safety
Both 1.3-litre K3-VE and 1.5-litre 3SZ-VE engines are fitted with DVVT and EFI. Despite the fact that the 1.3-litre is a carry-over from the previous generation Myvi, Perodua reported an increase of 10 hp for the new model. The increase was attributed to the new electric power steering (EPS) system. Additionally, the 1.5-litre 3SZ-VE engine, which also powers the Perodua Alza, is imported from the Daihatsu engine plant in Karawang, Indonesia.
Dual SRS Airbags are standard across the range, the first of the national badged cars in Malaysia. The central rear seat belt is a 3-point ELR system, an upgrade over the 2-point belt in the previous generation. ISOFIX is standard across the range for standard installations of child seats. ABS and EBD is available in the 1.3L Premium, 1.3L Elegance and all 1.5L variants.
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. Although the 2011 Myvi is a rebadged 2010 JDM Daihatsu Boon, it has different exterior and interior styling, equipment and engine. Also the CVT is not available, in contrast with the original model.
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 touchscreen 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 trim levels also get chrome door handles and a different body kit.
- - ASEAN NCAP -
|Safety features [N 1]|
|Variant||Standard G||Premium||Elegance||Second Edition||Advance|
|ABS + EBD + BA||✘||✔|
On 7 January 2015, Perodua announced that bookings for the 2015 Perodua Myvi have been opened. The 2015 Myvi is the mid-life facelift model of the second generation Myvi. It has been revamped to suit Perodua's new design language and product branding. The 2015 Perodua Myvi was produced in six different colours, including two new colours, Electric Blue and Cosmic Gold, priced from RM41,500 to RM58,900, slightly less expensive than the pre-facelift Myvi which ranged from RM41,936 to RM61,740. The facelifted second generation Perodua Myvi debuted on 15 January 2015.
The 2015 Myvi was produced in six trim levels, in two engine and transmission options, namely the 1.3L Standard G manual and automatic, 1.3L Premium X automatic, 1.5L SE manual and automatic and 1.5L Advance automatic. The powertrain remains largely unchanged over the pre-facelift Myvi, with the four-cylinder 1.3L K3-VE and 1.5L 3SZ-VE engines developing 89 hp with 117 Nm, and 102 hp with 136 Nm respectively. The four-speed automatic and five-speed manual transmissions have also been carried over from the pre-facelift model.
The most significant changes in the facelifted Perodua Myvi would amount to the increased equipment and kit levels across the range. Despite that, projector headlamps and Bluetooth connectivity were no longer standard. The 1.3L and 1.5L models are differentiated with unique bumpers and alloy rims. The 1.3L Standard G model, the base model of the range, is fitted with a simple radio with CD-player head unit, while the more expensive 1.3L Premium X and 1.5L SE models add MP3/WMA, USB and Bluetooth functions. The range-topping 1.5L Advance variant is equipped with a multimedia system and navigation, as well as a reverse camera. Both 1.3L models are fitted with standard fabric seats, while the 1.5L SE sports fabric semi-bucket seats, which is leather-wrapped in the 1.5L Advance. Additionally, all models with the exception of the 1.3L Standard G feature front corner sensors. The 1.3L models are fitted with standard halogen headlamps, whereas the 1.5L variants feature projector headlamps with guide lights, a first for a B-segment Malaysian-made car. Other new additions include the well-received anti-snatch hook first seen in the Perodua Axia, as well as a retractable cup holder under the driver's right side air conditioning vent.
- - ASEAN NCAP -
|Safety features [N 1]|
|Variant||Standard G||Premium X||Special Edition||Advance|
|ABS + EBD + BA||✘||✔|
Perodua claims that the 2015 Myvi has achieved a 4-star ASEAN NCAP rating thanks to added safety equipment. However, the Standard G base model still lacks an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BA). The Premium X, SE and Advance models have ABS with EBD and BA, but the airbag count remains at a mere two, with only the driver and front passenger compartments being protected. Electronic stability control (ESC) or a traction control system (TCS) is still not offered. Despite Perodua's claims that the 2015 Myvi is 4-star ASEAN NCAP rated, it is likely that the rating only applies to the Premium X, SE and Advance models and not to the Standard G base model which lacks ABS with EBD and BA.
Third generation (M800; 2017–present)
|Third generation (M800)|
|Also called||Daihatsu Sirion (Indonesia, February 2018 – present)|
|Production||November 2017 – present|
|Designer||Muhamad Zamuren Musa|
|Wheelbase||2,500 mm (98.4 in)|
|Length||3,895 mm (153.3 in)|
|Width||1,735 mm (68.3 in)|
|Height||1,515 mm (59.6 in)|
|Kerb weight||955–1,015 kg (2,105–2,238 lb)|
A third generation of the Perodua Myvi had been rumored to come in the late 2017/early 2018. On 8 November 2017, Perodua announced that bookings for the 2018 Perodua Myvi have been opened. The third generation Perodua Myvi was unveiled on 9 November 2017 at the Malaysia Autoshow 2017. It was launched on 16 November 2017. This generation of Myvi was known to be locally made in-house, without rebadging from the third generation of Daihatsu Boon. Instead, the third generation Myvi was designed in-house by Perodua's own design and styling division led by Muhamad Zamuren Musa, who also designed the Perodua Bezza. It is a totally brand new car in which Toyota and Daihatsu only provide advice and engines to Perodua in generating the new Myvi. The engines provided were improvised by Perodua for the new Myvi in order to enhance fuel efficiency and in acquiring the EEV standards as the Axia and Bezza. The first time ever in Malaysian branded car to offer 'Advanced Safety Assist' in AV Variant. It is offered in four trim levels:
- 1.3 Standard G (with either manual or automatic transmission)
- 1.3 Premium X (with automatic transmission)
- 1.5 High (with automatic transmission)
- 1.5 Advance (with automatic transmission)
Advanced Safety Assist or (A.S.A.) including with :
- PCW (Pre Collision Warning)
- PCB (Pre Collision Braking)
- FDA (Front Deperature Alert)
- PMC (Pedal Misoperation Control)
|Safety features [N 1]|
|Variant||Standard G||Premium X||High||Advance|
|ABS + EBD + BA||✔|
|VSC + TRC||✔|
|Advance Safety Assist (A.S.A)||✘||✔|
(front, side, curtain)
Awards and accolades
- Budget Car - iCar Asia People's Choice Awards 2017
- Best 3 Compact Hatch of Malaysia - Aurizn Awards 2018 'Cars of Malaysia'
- Vehicle of the Year 2018 - DSF.my Allianz Vehicle of the Year (VOTY) 2018
- Best Compact Hatch - Carsifu Editor's Choice Awards 2018
- Compact Hatch (Gold Winner) - Carlist.my People's Choice Awards 2018
- Entry Level Car of the Year - Malaysia Car of the Year (COTY) 2018
- Malaysia's Good Design Mark 2018
- Best 3 City Cars - 2019 'Cars of Malaysia'
The first generation Perodua Myvi was exported to Indonesia and badged as the Daihatsu Sirion since April 2007. The Sirion in Indonesia does not use the global Sirion styling by Daihatsu, but uses Perodua's styling including the interiors, bumpers and lamps. It is only available in the 1.3L version with two trim levels. The D trim offers basic specification, while the M trim offers Aerokits and leather seats.
The second generation Perodua Myvi was also rebadged as the Daihatsu Sirion for the Indonesian market. It was launched on 23 July 2011 at the 2011 Indonesia International Motor Show. 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. 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.
In February 2015, the second generation Myvi facelift was launched in Indonesia. Available with either manual or automatic transmission, the Sirion that was sold in Indonesia was mainly based on the 1.5 SE trim sold in Malaysia but instead of having a 1.5-litre engine, the Indonesia market Sirion used a 1.3-litre engine. Other notable difference from the Malaysian 1.5 SE trim included the instrument cluster from the Malaysian market 1.3 Premium X and a headunit system that was not used in any Myvi's bound for the Malaysian market.
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.
In Brunei, to replace the 2005-09 Japanese-made first generation Daihatsu Sirion (sold under the Daihatsu badge), since April 2016, GHK Motors Sdn Bhd sells the facelifted second generation Myvi in 1.5 SE trim only. The car was featured with either 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.
In Singapore, Perocom Auto has been the sole authorised Perodua distributor since 1997. Since April 2019, the third generation Myvi trim levels: the 1.3X AT and 1.5H AT, are sold in the city-state. This also marks the model’s first export destination under the Perodua brand.
Blue : Standard across all trim levels.
Green : Available on selected trim level(s) only, full package.
Yellow : Available on selected trim level(s) only, but is not the full package.
Red : Not available on selected trim level(s), or is the no-frills package.
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