Launched in Malaysia: 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift - From RM 45k – 58k, CVT, PSDA
Shaun · Nov 18, 2021 09:10 PM
After a couple of weeks of leaks and teases, the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift is now officially launched. There are five variants offered, priced from RM 45,700 to RM 58,800 (OTR without insurance and SST).
Perodua has collected 4,303 bookings for the facelifted Myvi within a 9-day period since bookings were open. Deliveries will begin tomorrow on 19-November.
The 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift is available with an automatic transmission only. While prices have crept up slightly from before, it's worth noting that the equipment levels have also been raised.
Pre-FL Perodua Myvi - Prices & Variants
Myvi 1.3 G Manual
Myvi 1.3 G
Myvi 1.3 X
Myvi 1.3 X with ASA
Myvi 1.5 H
Myvi 1.5 AV
Powertrain - Goodbye 4AT, hello CVT
As reported earlier, the manual transmission option has been dropped, while the 4-speed automatic transmission has been replaced by the newer D-CVT (short for Dual-mode CVT) unit. The engines, however, remain as before with a 1.3-litre 1NR-VE (95 PS/121 Nm) and a 1.5-litre 2NR-VE (103 PS/137 Nm).
With the new transmission, Perodua claims that the facelifted Myvi has 5 percent lower fuel consumption than before, rated at 22.2 km/litre for the 1.3-litre variants and 21.1 km/litre for the 1.5-litre variants.
Perodua also claims that the D-CVT has a 20 percent quicker 0-100 km/h sprint time compared to its 4AT equipped predecessor, with the 1.3-litre managing 11.5 seconds and the 1.5-litre achieving 10.2 seconds.
Exterior – New face with DRLs
The 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift gets a new front fascia with a redesigned front bumper that incorporates DRLs (for 1.5 H and 1.5 AV) at the sides. The front grille has been enlarged and the headlamps have been redesigned as well.
From the side, it looks largely similar compared to before, save for the gloss black side mirror caps. The dual-tone 15-inch wheels are carried over, wrapped with 185/55 R15 profile tyres.
Over to the rear, the bumper gets a similar motif as the front, with vertical slats at the sides that are purely for cosmetic purpose.
Interior – The current trend is red accents
Changes on the inside are more subtle; there’s a new steering wheel that’s lifted off the Perodua Ativa albeit with rearranged button configuration, a larger infotainment system (6.9-inch vs 6.2-inch from before) that has the same user interface as the Ativa’s, new instrument cluster, and revised gear shift pattern.
For the range-topping AV variant, there are red accents around the air vents and on the seats. Speaking of seats, the materials are new, which means new leather for the AV variant and new fabrics for the lower rung variants.
For the 1.5-litre variants, there’s a power mode switch on the steering wheel that sharpens up the powertrain. Perodua says the power mode "gives you access to the full range of engine power." There’s also auto folding side mirrors and welcoming light.
Standard across all variants is auto door lock, which is triggered by the brakes or when the car exceeds 20 km/h.
Safety - Upgraded ADAS
The range-topping AV variant of the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift gets an upgraded suite of ADAS, called the Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA). Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) is now under the umbrella of PSDA.
PSDA comprises of four assist features – the aforementioned ASA, Driving Assist, Parking Assist, and Headlamp Assist. Perodua says this enables Level 2 semi-autonomous driving.
As before, ASA includes Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Front Departure Alert, and Pedal Misoperation Control.
Driving Assist bundles Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keep Control (LKC), and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM).
Parking Assist packages front and rear corner sensors, reverse camera, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) while Headlamp Assist only includes Auto High Beam (AHB).
Lower rung variants (1.3 G, 1.5 X, 1.5 H) get ASA with LDW and LDP, while the entry 1.3 G version does without ADAS.
Colour options – New red colour
Six body colours are available on the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift – Glittering Silver, Ivory White, Granite Grey, Lava Red, Electric Blue, and the new Cranberry Red that is only available for the AV variant (switches Lava Red for Cranberry Red).
As usual, an array of Gear Up accessories are available for the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift.
Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said that the company is expecting to register 6,000 units monthly, which would enable the compact car company to maintain sales interest in the Myvi moving forward.
He said that the semiconductor chip supply shortage is still an issue for manufacturers worldwide as chip makers struggle to keep up with demand.
“These challenges have taken a toll on our production volume, while we are unable to reveal how much of an impact at the moment, suffice to say that Perodua will not be able to meet its 214,000 vehicles sales target set earlier,” Dato’ Zainal said.
“That being said, demand for our vehicles are still healthy with a sizeable order book and well as an expected sustained demand moving forward due to the continued sales tax exemption. Because of this we expect both production and sales to have a strong recovery next year,” Dato’ Zainal explained.
Meanwhile, Perodua is also introducing another value-added all-inclusive vehicle subscription service called Perodua EZ MOBi whereby this service will assist companies in managing their vehicle fleet from the time of procurement, servicing and fleet replacement.
“In essence, EZ MOBi represents Perodua’s value contribution towards its customers’ growing mobility needs. The overall package includes vehicle registration, insurance renewal, servicing cost, part replacement cost, courtesy car, vehicle disposal and replacement under one subscription plan,” Dato’ Zainal said.
“The value offering of this service is that Perodua EZ MOBi provides end-to-end convenience to our customers as various packages are available to fit each client’s mobility needs,” Dato’ Zainal added.
One of Perodua EZ MOBi’s uniqueness is that its subscription plan factors in all costs of owning and operating vehicles except fuel usage. For now, this new service is currently available in the Klang Valley and only for business entities and government agencies.
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