This September, Perodua are very proud to announce their latest release to the UK market. The Myvi is a brand new 5-door supermini oozing with style and sophistication, and the launch of the new model this month marks an exciting progression for Perodua, a forward-thinking car manufacturer with a great reputation for producing high quality modern cars at a price that won’t break the bank.
In fact, Myvi will hit the market at a very competitive £7,799 OTR* for the Sxi (manual) and an attractive £8499 OTR* for the Ezi (auto). As an additional incentive, Perodua will be offering a fabulous £1000 cashback offer on both models during the launch period, which means the price you will pay at dealerships is £6,799 OTR** for the Sxi and £7,499 OTR** for the Ezi.
A lively 1.3 litre, 4 cylinder DOHC DVVT engine, along with responsive steering and smooth controls, makes the Myvi not only fun to drive in urban environments but means it can certainly hold its own on the motorway. With the latest electronic ABS/EBD braking system fitted as standard, the Myvi is fully equipped to help you stop quickly and safely with confidence.
Despite Myvi’s modest price tag, no expense has been spared in kitting out this modern 5-door supermini to the highest specification, both inside and out. Myvi is well stocked with the usual features you would expect to find on a latest generation model, such as power assisted steering, driver and passenger airbags, and an advanced engine immobiliser. However, finding numerous additional benefits also on the standard Myvi specification sheet, such as air conditioning, tilt adjustable steering, remote central locking, front and rear electric windows and integrated 4-speaker RDS Radio/CD, should come as a rather pleasant surprise to the discerning Perodua customer.
Also rather surprising for such a reasonably-priced car is the Myvi’s sleek and sporty exterior styling, which is certainly always worth a second look. Low budget doesn’t have to mean boxy and the new Myvi swirls and curves in all the right places; with aerodynamic body-contoured headlamps accentuating the smooth nose, a sweeping side profile tracing to the rear and elegantly rounded body-coloured bumpers completing the look in dynamic style. Myvi’s alluring body shape is further enhanced by its gleaming paintwork, thanks to superior paint technology which ensures a glossy, glass-like shine in a range of seven glamourous colours (including metallic paint at no extra cost).
Whilst Myvi’s stylish looks will undoubtedly capture the attention, you definitely won’t want to ignore all the practical, versatile features this funky small car has to offer. Myvi seats 5 passengers quite comfortably with plenty of legroom, and provides convenient cup and bottle holders in all the right places for quick refreshment on long journeys. However, if you’ve got more luggage than passengers and can’t fit all your suitcases in the spacious boot, the Myvi’s unique 60:40 split/fold-flat design for the back seats allows you to more than double the rear load space in just a couple of simple moves.
Safety is of the highest priority in the design of all Perodua models and the Myvi is no exception to this rule. Having achieved the top safety level in its class during stringent crash tests, the Myvi’s front crumple zones and newly developed body structure absorb more effectively the impact of any collision from all angles. Driver and passenger airbags, seat belt pretensioners and head impact protection devices combine to ensure occupant safety in the event of even just a minor shunt; a comforting thought if the kids are in the back on the way to school.
In fact, whatever your driving habits or requirements, Myvi is well-equipped to suit your motoring needs. Packed with the latest safety innovations, performance technology, great looks and effortless handling, the Perodua Myvi is a well-equipped, versatile supermini, ideally suited to cope with driving on our roads today.Published 23 September 2006