The much vaunted 2022 Perodua Myvi has hit the ground running with a host of new ADAS features, styling updates, and crucially, a more advanced D-CVT transmission that replaces the longstanding 4-speed automatic.
In addition to better fuel economy, and improved drivability – the D-CVT transmission is also claimed to improve acceleration.
The D-CVT (short for Dual-mode CVT) features a combination of steel chain and planetary gear set, the latter is used to complement the steel belt to reduce a typical CVT’s rubber feel whilst giving it a more direct feel.
Perodua claims the D-CVT has delivered a 20 percent improvement in acceleration times, resulting in a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 11.5 seconds and 10.2 seconds for the 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre models respectively.
Armed with our own Racelogic GPS speed tracker, we have put those claims to the test. This is how the 2022 Perodua Myvi measures up.
The 2022 Perodua Myvi achieved a best 0-100 km/h time of 10.76 seconds. Those figures are just half-a-second off the times claimed by Perodua, which are rather impressive.
The Perodua Myvi also beats the times set by the Proton Iriz Active, which clocked a fastest time of 12.00 seconds.
The unit tested was a Myvi 1.5L AV (priced at RM 58,800 as tested), with Stability Control switched off, transmission in D, with the PWR mode enabled.
Due to limitations of time; the acceleration tests were conducted during the official media drive – therefore only two runs were conducted as opposed to three in our typical road tests.
Watch our comprehensive video review of the 2022 Perodua Myvi below:
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