After the quick burst of bulletins and teasers, the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift is now formally launched. That is the mid-life refresh of the third era of Malaysia’s greatest vendor, and it comes 4 years after the “G3” Myvi surfaced in late 2017.
Should you’re questioning how standard precisely is the Myvi, Perodua has offered some 1.3 million items of the five-door hatchback since Might 2005. Of this complete, the third-generation has contributed 277,329 items, or virtually 70k a yr. It wasn’t that way back that carmakers insisted that Malaysians desire sedans – look the place we are actually. Love of the nation certainly.
“The Myvi has struck all the proper cords with Malaysians and has been broadly accepted by the folks. This new providing is to make sure that our valued clients are getting the very best worth as attainable,” mentioned Perodua president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad, placing it frivolously.
We don’t actually realise it as shoppers, however new merchandise are deliberate manner upfront, and this D51A undertaking began again in February 2019, barely greater than a yr after the third-gen’s launch. Since then, over 137,000 man hours have been poured into bettering Malaysia’s greatest promoting automotive, and the overall undertaking value is a somewhat substantial RM50 million, particularly for a facelift. You’ll see why in a bit.
Perodua has acquired a behavior of elevating the tech and options bar by some margin with each new product, and the Ativa, its newest mannequin, debut earlier this yr with driver help and lighting tech that’s unprecedented for a RM100k automotive, by no means thoughts that the AV is simply above RM70k.
The Rawang carmaker nonetheless regards the Myvi, a Malaysian icon, as its flagship mannequin, and “Myvi can’t be left behind by way of expertise development,” the corporate says, in reference to the brand new bar set by the Ativa. So, though they might have gotten away with just a few cosmetics (as a result of it’s only a facelift, and B-segment vehicles from Proton are but to catch up in security and effectivity anyway), the Myvi will get a heavy replace.
In truth, I don’t bear in mind a extra complete facelift than this one in Perodua’s historical past. Greater than only a bumper swap, there’s loads of new tech and tools, colors and trim, in addition to a serious change within the powertrain division. Lots to unpack, so let’s go.
LED DRLs, a Perodua first
It’s fairly an anomaly that LED daytime operating lights is making its debut on a Perodua, right here and now. The Myvi G3 debut in 2017 with full LED headlamps throughout the vary (an even bigger deal than DRLs), whereas the Ativa raised the sport with Audi Matrix LED-style Adaptive Driving Beam headlamps, replete with sequential indicators. Fancy stuff solely seen manner above RM100k, however nonetheless no LED DRLs (the GearUp ‘Blaze’ package had them, however as a price possibility).
They’re right here now, as vertical strips on the brand new bumper’s edges. The LED DRLs exchange the previous halogen fog lamps, and so they’re robotically on in the course of the day, when the headlamps usually are not turned on. When it will get darkish and the headlamps are on, the DRLs are not wanted – it’s a case of both or. LED DRLs are reserved for the highest two trim ranges, H and AV.
Only a notice for future homeowners. There’s no technique to manually activate the DRLs at night time, as all 1.5L fashions have auto headlamps, which detect that it’s darkish and the headlamps must be on. The opposite guide stalk positions are for the place lamps and headlamps – there’s no “Off” place that may usually deliver the DRLs out.
Contemporary face with an enormous X
The facelift is not any nip/tuck and the newest Myvi received’t be confused with the unique G3, no less than from the entrance. The swoopy large face makes manner for a robust X look. There’s a bigger and deeper grille, with a slim chrome strip that runs beneath the Perodua badge and into the headlights. The entrance bumper options sharp contours across the downturned centre air consumption, and is framed by the above-mentioned LED DRL strips.
The gloss black lip now has a silver centre part, which is sort of like a skid plate-like trim on SUVs (H and AV). Look intently on the headlamps and also you’ll discover that it has been “lower” on the finish that meets the grille. The precise headlamps inside are new, and so is the interior housing. New form headlamps aren’t quite common with facelifts, which typically search to have a recent have a look at minimal value.
The rear bumper is new, and it sports activities vertical vents on the extremes to match the LED strips in entrance. There’s a two-tone search for the highest variants – black across the license plate. The taillights have been carried over wholesale, together with the 15-inch alloys (185/55 tyres), that are already somewhat excessive spec with diamond lower and a two-tone end. Like on the Ativa, all trim ranges have black painted wing mirrors.
You higher like pink, or else…
You higher like the color pink, rather a lot, for those who’re eyeing the highest AV. It’s not a sprinkle of pink right here and there, however the cabin is dominated by the daring color. The aircon vents have pink bezels, and the brand new instrument panel has a sporty pink theme, but it surely’s seats that make the pink stand out a lot right here.
The AV’s leather-based seats have a pink centre part that’s perforated, coupled with a pink define of the seat. Collectively, there’s extra pink than black, and the chosen tone is a somewhat vivid pink, lighter than the brand new signature exterior Cranberry Purple hue and the pink in Ativa AV. Not many can be asking for extra pink, however for the few, there’s no pink stitching for the steering and kit space.
The opposite variants get new cloth seats, and so they’re all darkish. The H seats have an attention-grabbing scaly sample that jogs my memory of snakeskin. No pink theme for different variants, so the theme is black with some silver trim. No extra chrome rings for the AC vents – it’s all silver now.
The steering wheel is new, taken from the Ativa. It appears good and extra trendy, and the spokes have sufficient house for the entire D51A’s new security options. Word that it’s not full, even on the AV – there are 4 blanks in comparison with the Ativa AV’s one – however actually, nobody must be complaining about package, because the Myvi runs rings across the newest 2022 Iriz and Persona facelifts.
The facet panel under the motive force’s AC vent is full although, because of the Auto Excessive Beam button. It incorporates a brand new wing mirror management panel, once more from the Ativa.
The entire vary will get new instrument panels, however the AV will get an unique pink themed cluster, which sporty graphics remind us of the 2011 “Lagi Energy, Lagi Greatest” Myvi SE cluster. Between the 2 shiny ringed dials is a full-height color TFT multi-info show with a welcome graphic (date and the Myvi’s face) and instantaneous gas consumption bar.
This new meter is of the Optitron type, which is at all times illuminated however appears blacked out when the automotive is off. The Myvi truly used electroluminescent gauges earlier than, but it surely was phased out within the second-generation facelift in 2015.
The non-AV variants get easier white-lit dials with a barely smaller LCD MID. That is shared with the bottom Ativa X, the one variant of the SUV utilizing analogue dials. To the left of that could be a new head unit with a touchscreen dimension that has been expanded from 6.2 to six.9 inches large (H and AV). The person interface follows the revolving tiles look of the Ativa’s HU.
The aircon panel appears an identical at a look, however look intently and also you’ll discover that there’s only one reminiscence button as a substitute of two. That’s as a result of one of many buttons is now an “Off” button – beforehand, to show off the AC, one needed to press the fan down button repeatedly, so that is an enchancment. Don’t fear, it’s nonetheless able to two reminiscence settings, simply jog by means of the “MEM” button.
The row of buttons above the AC panel is now full, because of seatbelt reminders for the three rear seats. Lastly, the gear lever markers now have S and B modes that exchange 3 and a couple of. That is due to the gearbox change from 4AT to CVT – S is the self-explanatory Sport, whereas B is for optimum engine braking, helpful for downhill stretches.
Talking of modes, there’s a brand new Energy button on the steering wheel for 1.5L fashions. Like on the Ativa, urgent this offers you entry to most engine energy. It really works the in each D and S gear modes. Lastly, the Myvi now has auto door lock, which engages at 20 km/h. The important thing fob has been modified to the Ativa’s.
All the Myvi’s distinctive homegrown comfort options have been retained, together with the built-in toll reader (built-in SmartTag), seat facet USB charging port with cellphone pocket, purse hook and tapau hooks built-in into the entrance seat backs. By the way in which, the Ativa will get not one of the above (armrest takes up house between the seats), and also you’ll solely miss them once they’re gone.
Security is the primary precedence
Degree 2 autonomous driving and Adaptive Cruise Management on a Myvi that earlier than this didn’t have common cruise management – that’s the leap we’re seeing right here. In reality, Perodua didn’t strictly want to improve this division because the pre-facelift Myvi continues to be unchallenged within the sub-RM60k nationwide automotive enviornment, after which some.
Proton facelifted the Iriz and Persona this yr and selected to “spend our cash on extra helpful issues for the client” comparable to an expanded “Hello Proton” system as a substitute of ADAS. In the meantime, Perodua debuted its Superior Security Help (ASA) within the Myvi in 2017, rolled out an improved ASA 2.0 within the Aruz in 2019 and launched ASA 3.0 with the Ativa this yr, a part beneath the brand new Perodua Good Drive Help (PSDA) umbrella.
The ASA suite – which incorporates Pre-collision Warning (PCW), Pre-collision Braking (PCB or AEB), Entrance Departure Alert (FDA) and Pedal Misoperation Management (PMC) – is normal throughout the 2022 Myvi vary aside from the bottom 1.3 G, which could be had with ASA, Auto Excessive Beam and Lane Departure Warning/Prevention as an possibility pack.
ASA 3.0 updates embody two-wheeled car detection for PCW and PCB (pedestrian detection already added in 2.0), and an expanded working vary for PCW, now 4-120 km/h, up by 20 km/h. PCB or AEB can now be used for a limiteless quantity of instances. Beforehand, after three auto braking stops, the engine must be restarted to reboot the system. ASA additionally works at night time now, however just for vehicles and if their taillights are on.
All vehicles with ASA additionally include Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention, which detects highway markers and warns you (audio and visible) for those who’re veering off monitor. LDP will tug the steering and pull you again in line.
The Myvi AV goes semi-autonomous with the addition of Lane Preserve Management (LKC) and Adaptive Cruise Management (ACC). Like on the Ativa, ACC works between 30 to 125 km/h with three ranges of distance from the car in entrance. It has no low-speed observe so it doesn’t work in site visitors jams. The vary topping variant can be the one one to come back with Blind Spot Monitor (BSM, buzzer will sound if sign lamp activated, in any other case simply the lamp) and Rear Cross Site visitors Alert (RCTA).
Auto Excessive Beam (AHB) is on the market on all however the base non-ASA G. Reflector LED headlamps are normal throughout the Myvi vary – as earlier than – and for those who flip AHB on, it is going to be lively above 30 km/h, or when environment are very darkish. The system will auto dip the excessive beam when it detects oncoming site visitors, so that you don’t need to manually flash the excessive beam. P2 has reserved the following stage Audi Matrix LED-style Adaptive Driving Beam for the Ativa H and AV, which is truthful.
Entrance nook parking sensors can be found from the 1.5 H up, however the reverse digicam and dashcam are unique to the AV. As for airbags, it’s 4 for the 1.3 G and 1.5 X, and 6 for the H and AV. VSA is in fact normal.
4AT palms the baton to CVT
If the modifications ended with the security enhance, it might have been an enormous facelift. However Perodua didn’t cease there, electing to enhance on the effectivity of the powertrain by swapping the long-serving four-speed computerized gearbox for a CVT. Referred to as D-CVT for Twin-Mode CVT, the stepless gearbox is identical unit that made its debut within the Ativa.
Curiously, that is the primary utility of the D-CVT in a non-DNGA (Daihatsu New International Structure) automotive, and the Myvi now makes use of the Ativa’s electrical structure to help all the newest capabilities.
D-CVT is the world’s first break up gear CVT system. Principally, the unit combines belt drive with a gear drive for improved gas effectivity, acceleration really feel and calmness. From relaxation to low/medium speeds, the D-CVT capabilities like another CVT, with the engine’s torque going by means of a torque converter (like Toyota and Honda CVTs, Proton’s Punch CVT makes use of a clutch pack) and into the enter pulley, earlier than being transferred to the output pulley through a belt after which to the wheels.
At greater speeds, the D-CVT shifts into its break up mode, participating the gear drive to offer extra environment friendly energy transmission (much less vitality loss), whereas the rotation to the belt drive is decreased considerably. Within the Ativa, D-CVT will get a guide mode with seven digital ratios, however that has been omitted right here. Extra on the D-CVT right here.
There’s good cause for the swap from 4AT to CVT. Even with unchanged engines, Perodua is touting 5% higher gas economic system – the 1.3L now has a claimed mixed FC determine of twenty-two.2 km/l (from 21.1 km/l) whereas the 1.5L is sweet for 21.1 km/l (from 20.1 km/l). As common, shave off a number of km/l for real-world consumption – it’ll nonetheless be superb.
Maybe you aren’t stunned by the FC positive aspects; in any case, CVTs are recognized for his or her effectivity. You’re extra into efficiency, and also you’re anticipating a value to pay in that division. Sorry to disappoint, however the D-CVT-equipped Myvi is now a whopping 20% faster in 0-100 km/h acceleration instances – 11.5 seconds for the 1.3L and 10.2 seconds for the 1.5L. Doesn’t sound like a lot, however as most Malaysians know, the “king of the highway” is not any sluggish poke in the true world.
Improved FC and efficiency is a win-win, however right here’s a bonus – with the CVT, the Myvi will now cruise at a decrease rpm, which interprets to decrease sound ranges.
The Twin VVT-i, DOHC NR engines are trendy and present, and so they keep on unchanged. The 1NR-VE 1.3 litre unit places out 94 hp at 6,000 rpm and 121 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 2NR-VE 1.5 litre in the meantime makes 102 hp at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. Each have Eco Idle auto start-stop.
Colors, variants and pricing
There’s even a brand new color to go together with all of the modifications. Cranberry Purple is the hero color right here, reserved for the AV with its pink inside.
Cranberry Purple is a hanging new color that’s must be interesting to many – it’s “extra pink” than the Ativa’s sparkly Pearl Delima Purple – which seems orangey in daylight – and brighter than the Aruz’s new Ardour Purple. The prevailing Lava Purple, which can’t be had with the AV, is a daily “Ferrari pink” that appears like a stable color.
Cranberry apart, the opposite colors are the 2020-onwards Electrical Blue, Lava Purple, Granite Gray, Glittering Silver and stable Ivory White. Granite Gray just isn’t out there on the bottom 1.3 G, however each different hue is truthful recreation. I shudder to think about an Electrical Blue AV with that pink inside…
Lastly, variants and pricing. As revealed earlier, the bottom guide model has been discontinued (lower than 1% of complete Myvi G3 gross sales means it could actually’t be defended), so the 2022 Myvi facelift vary begins from the 1.3 G with out ASA/LDW/LDP/AHB for RM45,700. Like all the security bits however don’t look after frills? The 1.3 G with ASA/LDW/LDP/AHB could be had at precisely RM2,000 extra, at RM47,700.
If it was completely as much as Perodua, ASA would have been throughout the board, however they recognise that there are some preferring most affordability. This group, and automotive modders, are anticipated to quantity to not more than 5% of complete consumers. The market chief thinks that Malaysians do care about security package, and are prepared to pay for it if they’ll.
Because the G is the only 1.3L variant this time round, the following step up is the 1.5 X at RM49,900. Other than the larger engine, the entry 1.5L variant will get ASA/LDW/LDP/AHB, Energy mode, auto headlamps, auto folding facet mirrors (when automotive is locked/unlocked) and Bluetooth for the non-touchscreen head unit. All 1.5L vehicles roll on 15-inch wheels, an inch up on the 1.3L.
On the following rung is the RM53,900 1.5 H, which is the very best spec Myvi that these allergic to pink should purchase. The white instance you see right here has an exterior that’s an identical to the AV, coming with the brand new LED DRLs, gloss black entrance grille, entrance lip, chrome door handles, two-tone facet skirts, two-tone rear bumper and rear spoiler – this sporty look makes an enormous visible distinction.
Inside, the H is the one Myvi variant to get honeycomb sample cloth seats. This spec additionally receives the enlarged touchscreen head unit (USB, Bluetooth, SmartLink, HDMI, voice recognition), built-in toll reader, leather-wrapped steering, chrome door handles, adjustable/removable rear headrests, photo voltaic/safety window movie. Security sensible, the H provides six airbags and entrance parking sensors.
Lastly, the RM58,800 AV, which provides on the beforehand talked about AV-exclusive inside bits (pink leather-based seats, pink AC rings, red-themed meter panel with TFT MID), reverse digicam, dashcam and ACC/LKC/BSM/RCTA. If the Ativa AV broke new floor by providing this stage of ADAS at simply above RM70k, right here’s the identical for under RM60k, which is astonishing.
To recap, the vary begins with the non-ASA 1.3 G at RM45,700. The 1.3 G with ASA/LDW/LDP/AHB is RM2k extra at RM47,700. The 1.5L vary begins with the X at RM49,900, whereas the 1.5 H – which has the AV’s exterior – is priced at RM53,900. The highest canine AV with all of the pink bells and security whistles is yours for RM58,800. After all, there are GearUp equipment available as properly, though there’s no bodykit, for now. Try the add-on gadgets within the gallery under, and intimately right here.
Costs are on-the-road excluding insurance coverage and gross sales tax; exemption for the latter has been prolonged to June 30, 2022. Should you take away the discontinued 1.3 MT, the pre-facelift value vary was from RM43,029 (1.3 G AT) to RM52,697 (AV), which implies that there’s a value enhance of some thousand ringgit to go together with the brand new tech/options.
So, what do you consider the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift, its new appears/options, and the general package deal?
2022 Perodua Myvi 1.3 G – RM45,700 (with out PSDA), RM47,700 (with PSDA)
Will get as normal:
- 1.3L Twin VVT-i engine (1NR-VE) with Eco Idle
- 1,329 cc, four-cylinder petrol
- 94 hp at 6,000 rpm, 121 Nm at 4,000 rpm
- D-CVT computerized gearbox
- 22.2 km/l mixed gas consumption
- 36-litre gas tank
- 3,895 mm lengthy, 1,735 mm large, 1,515 mm tall, 2,500 mm wheelbase
- 160 mm floor clearance
- Electrical energy steering (EPS)
- 4.8-metre turning radius
- 5-year/150,000 km guarantee
- LED headlamps with auto off and follow-me-home capabilities
- Handbook headlight levelling
- LED taillights with mild guides
- Black electrically-adjustable facet mirrors with LED flip indicators
- Aeroblade-type windscreen wipers with speed-linked intermittent
- Reverse sensors
- 14-inch alloy wheels, 175/65 tyres
- Full-size spare tyre
- Metallic silver entrance grille
- Keyless entry and push begin
- Pace delicate auto door lock
- Acoustic windscreen
- Energy home windows, auto up/down for driver solely
- 2-DIN head unit with radio and USB enter, 4 audio system (10 cm/10 cm)
- Digital air-con controls (with two reminiscence settings)
- Steering with tilt adjustment
- Peak-adjustable driver’s seat
- New seat cloth, normal design
- 60:40 folding rear seats with built-in headrests
- 277 litre boot (expandable to 832L with rear seats down)
- Facet pocket on entrance seat (for cell phones)
- Procuring hook and anti-snatch purse hook
- 4 airbags (twin entrance, entrance sides)
- ABS, EBD, VSC
- Emergency Cease Sign (ESS)
- Hill Begin Help
- 5-star ASEAN NCAP crash check score
- Seat belt reminder for all seats
- Two Isofix anchors for rear seats
- ASA 3.0 with Pre-collision Warning (PCW)
- Pre-collision Braking (PCB or AEB)
- Entrance Departure Alert (FDA)
- Pedal Misoperation Management (PMC)
- Auto Excessive Beam (AHB)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 X – RM49,900
- 1.5 litre Twin VVT-i engine (2NR-VE) with Eco Idle
- 1,496 cc, four-cylinder petrol
- 102 hp at 6,000 rpm, 136 Nm at 4,200 rpm
- 21.1 km/l mixed gas consumption
- 5.1-metre turning radius
- 15-inch alloy wheels, 185/55 tyres
- Auto LED headlamps with follow-me-home perform
- Auto folding, power-retractable facet mirrors
- Shiny silver aircon vent trim
- Door trim with silver end
- Bluetooth perform
- Bigger rear audio system (16 cm)
- Audio and name steering buttons
- Energy mode steering button
2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 H – RM53,900
- LED daytime operating lights
- Gloss black entrance grille
- Entrance lip and facet skirts
- Two-tone rear bumper
- Rear spoiler
- Chrome door handles
- Entrance parking sensors
- Silver end on gear lever
- Chrome door handles
- Honeycomb design cloth seats
- Removable, adjustable rear headrests
- Constructed-in toll reader
- 6.9-inch touchscreen head unit with USB, Bluetooth, SmartLink, HDMI
- Leather-based-wrapped steering
- Voice recognition management
- Photo voltaic and safety window movie
- Six airbags (entrance, facet, curtain)
2022 Perodua Myvi 1.5 AV – RM58,800
- Optitron-style red-themed instrument panel
- TFT color multi-info show
- Shiny pink aircon vent trim
- Purple-black leather-based seats
- ACC, LKC, MID steering buttons
- Entrance dashcam
- Reverse digicam
- Adaptive Cruise Management (ACC)
- Lane Preserve Management (LKC)
- Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
- Rear Cross Site visitors Alert (RCTA)
Color choices for the 2022 Perodua Myvi
- Cranberry Purple (AV solely)
- Electrical Blue
- Lava Purple (not out there for AV)
- Glittering Silver
- Granite Gray (not out there for 1.3G)
- Ivory White (stable)
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