After a plethora of leaks and teasers, the 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift has finally been unwrapped, and it’s…basically what we’ve expected. The leaked pricing and spec sheet of the refreshed B-segment hatchback are all accurate, though there are some improvements that weren’t revealed until now, such as better acceleration.
That’s right, even though the new Myvi is now sporting a D-CVT gearbox – the same one found in the Ativa – the 0-100km/h acceleration of the hatchback has actually improved by 20%. It takes 11.5 seconds for the 1.3L models to do the century sprint, and 10.2 seconds for the 1.5L variants.
Speaking of which, the facelifted Myvi soldiers on with the same 1.3L (94hp/121Nm) and 1.5L (102hp/136Nm) engines. Thanks to the new D-CVT gearbox, fuel efficiency has been improved too: the 1.3L models have an impressive figure of 22.2km per litre, while the more powerful 1.5L variants can do 21.1km per litre, which is still quite respectable.
As for pricing, the most affordable 1.5L G base model costs RM45,700, while the same trim with Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) goes for RM47,700. PSDA, in this case, is made up of Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Pedal Misoperation Control, Front Departure Alert, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP).
Moving up the price range is the 1.5L X variant, which costs RM49,900, followed by the 1.5L H model for RM53,900. Last but certainly not least is the 1.5L AV trim; this range-topping Myvi facelift with all the bells and whistles costs RM58,800. It is also the only model to get the full PSDA system.
On top of the safety features mentioned above, the AV trim’s PSDA system adds on Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keep Control (LKC), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), as well as a reverse camera.
Thanks to the addition of ACC (throttle operation) and LKC (steering), the AV Myvi meets the criteria for level 2 semi-autonomous driving – a feature that’s unheard of at this price point.
The 2022 Perodua Myvi facelift is now open for booking at Perodua showrooms nationwide; you can also place a booking online right here. Deliveries of the popular hatchback is set to start today, but with over 3,000 bookings already made, you may want to place your order soon to secure a unit.