Sunday, April 03, 2005

Perodua's new car!

If you're looking for information about the Perodua Viva... this is what you're looking for.



Finally I have found pictures of Perodua's new car. Widely known on Internet forums as the Perodua MYVI the new car is said to be based on the Daihatsu and Toyota designed Sirion ( a.k.a. Boon, Passo, etc... ). The origin of the name MYVI is quite a mystery to me though. The Proton code names were easy ( e.g. TRM for Tiara Replacement Model ) but as far as I know MYVI doesn't stand for anything! Of course the model name will probably change on launch. My guess is another K animal name again. Here's hoping for a Perodua Kerengge!

Rumours, rumours and more rumours:

The MYVI is said to be launching on 25th May or thereabouts. I'm hoping it will be significantly cheaper though because I'm in the market for a new and affordable car. With any luck I should be driving the MYVI in a few months time :) Another interesting thing is that many people on the Internet forums have claimed to have placed a booking for the MYVI by depositing RM500 with the car dealer.

Prices range from RM42,000 to RM52,000. The low end model will be equipped with a 1.0l engine and manual transmission whilst the high end model is said to be a 1.3l engine ( with DVVT, possibly same engine as the Kembara and Avanza ) with automatic transmission plus dual air bags and ABS! There is also mention of sophisticated anti-theft ignition keys. If this is true the RM52k price is justified because it has better features than a similarly priced Wira with two exceptions; engine capacity and space.



Guess where the indicator lights are? Look closely at the side mirrors.


Nice redesign of the Perodua logo. Reminds me of the Mini's logo. The fog lamps are said to come standard with the high-end MYVI.


Side profile is not that exciting but Perodua cars have always looked a little weird.


The rear is nothing to shout at. If anything it's very Korean; unexciting.


The console is a winner. However it is mostly just recycling from the original Daihatsu designs.

Let me end today's very interesting article with a question for Malaysians to ponder... What the hell happened to Proton's Tiara Replacement Model? Everyone was expecting it to be launched on the end of February. I guess once the MYVI is launched Proton can kiss TRM sales goodbye ( that is if it is even launched this year ).

posted by wyejon at Sunday, April 03, 2005 (permalink) |

55 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

i think dis new car is the replacement of tiara.. just look at the design.. see the similarities?:)

1:40 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

MY = Malaysia
VI = Perodua's 6th model

8:17 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

ermm... the Tiara is a Proton model... not Perodua's so it's really not the Tiara Replacement Model. But it could very well be a solid competitor to Proton's TRM.

12:50 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

Visited a Perodua dealer today. According to the salesperson, the name MYVi is pretty much confirm and stands for My Vision. Launching will be on the 28th of May 2005.

11:23 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger sensational-saoirse

Hi, there. I heard that MYVI = My Vehicle.

12:06 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Kancil, Kembara, Kelisa, Kenari .... and now ladies and gentlemen and all children of the world, Perodua is pround to present to you our lastest model .... KUKUBARA. Appluase please. Oiiiiiii Clap lah.

8:38 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

Other possible names for the new Perodua car:

1. Kucing
2. Kutu
3. Kambing
4. Kuda
5. Kantoi?

hehe

9:52 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Matt

Kerbau or Khinzir?

2:41 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

I think is called kengeru.. toing! toing!

10:05 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

why not a "b" ..
for Beruang *rooaarrr*

4:30 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger eriko

hie wye jon,good article :)kinda nice car.....have u seen the actual model?it kinda reminds me of kenari...i wonder how big is the car?My parents gonna get me this car...and i don't even know there is this new model coming up....currently im in london.So anyone could tell me more about it?The size does matter to me..hehe...I hope it wouldn't be smaller than a kenari... :)

10:26 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

Yup... it's definitely a nice car though the high-end model is a little out of my reach.

While I have not seen the car with my own eyes, I've heard that the cabin size is comparable to a Wira.

If you want to imagine the size of the MyVi, it's 3 inches shorter than a Hyundai Getz :)

8:11 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Dugong

other suggestion name:

Perodua Dugong

is that a nice
pronounciation.......

9:02 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

well , this car is kinda copy others modal n brand's car (thts wat local car designer always do ) .

anyway , waititng to see it appear . at 1st im expecting very high bout this car but now ... well , drop abit d la .. :)

11:54 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

why not we give the new model name as a Gemilang, Petualang, Maha, PeroVI, pero6, perocute,Perocomel dan Lipas (kudung)

11:14 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

the 1300cc engine is the same as avanza and kembara using...

4:39 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Kumbang..Kamceng...Kumtum...Kalimah..Pekasa..karisma...Padu..

6:10 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Ah Lim

Helo,
Wei this is LimKOkwing, this car ah, not so creative design lah, ciplak from other model wan, i tell u ah, in 6 months, this car will be boling....trust me i know...i know the industry design well wan...the name oso veli jeng, not creative and inovative wan, if me I choose the name Perodua Hitam Emas because I like black color so much!! And then for me ah, the toyota avanza is so more value for money leh, u want quality dont buy perodua wan lah, some more proton is gonna introduce some even better looking and cooler models by the end of the year! Come study at lUCt!

8:51 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

Wah! Mr. Lim... I saw you in Midvalley Megamall with your daughter in Jaya Jusco the other day. When is LUCT coming out with a car design course ah? Hair design also you got liao.

Hitam Emas no good leh... so long for what? One word mah... "Himas" is better.

Anyway ah... pokai people like me got no choice lor. Myvi also not really can afford wan but because of inconsiderate government have to buy cars that cost a small house lor.

11:00 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Marissa

not really that impressive. in the future, we would probably seeing more of the same kind from a different manufacterer. Then they'll be price wars.

No offence but I know Perodua has done pretty good job than Proton, if we take a short glimpse back. Im on about this product. I don't mind its awkwardness but we probably need Simon Cowell to judge how its looks :)

The car seems quite reliable and does the job through any corners while driving through narrow streets in the city. Its good for new married couple, 4 doors are much better than Satria and perhaps much easier to park than the Mercedes Benz peanut eyes.
The CC is sweet although I do expect something a much better specs from this new model. Overall, its a friendly average vehicle.

3:31 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

The Daihatsu Sirion has been in the UK for quite a while, probably around 2002 - 2003. It looks the same with some new cosmetics. Thus I think TRM is a newer model.

12:39 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

When will perodua really design their own car cos Kelisa is Cuore, Kancil is Mira and MYVI is Sirion?????

1:03 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

i think this car is very simple but yet elegant and i think it suits Malaysian taste

12:45 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

i rather hav perodua releasing 1 or 2 gen behind daihatsu/toyota models but with good QC and performance than to design sub-standard models like proton.

12:49 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

my vi akan bersaing dengan kereta baru proton dari segi bentuk saya rase proton lagi menonjol tapi dari segi enjin mungkin myvi lagi bagus ....from politeknik jb

12:50 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

LOOKS SO GRAND N CUTE...
HOPEFULLY THE Q SO,...

10:57 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

..apa kater namekan perodua kembung..

11:01 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Norlinda bt Daraman

kalau saya nak bagi nama dia KASAWARI tangkas dan laju...eeeiiii saya rasa memang sesuailah.....kenari..kelisa..kembara...and KASAWARI...SECOCOK SANGATLAH TU...TAK YAH PIKIR2 LAGIDAH KOMPOM NAMA NIH...KAY

5:34 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Perodua Ketuat

1:09 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

hi you guys out there!!! i just surfin to daihatsu japan site. and i saw this cute looking kinda mpv. its called Daihatsu YRV. got 1.0 efi and 1.3 turbo engines similar to what had said to MyVi.....ciaooooooooo

9:03 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous VictorLoo

hei ! hold on , don't order the first batch lah , there will be MYVI upgrade version or improve version coming up , then buy lah. The new car producer is always leave rooms for improvement later.

9:55 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

MYVI…Stylish and affordable
Fuel consumption: saver, 40 litre full tank
Manual: RM57.00 full tank for 684km
Auto: RM57.00 full tank for 542km

1.3SXI engine ( with DVVT, possibly same engine as the Kembara and Avanza, dual air bags and ABS!

Just placed a booking for the MYVI by depositing RM1,000 with the car dealer….will get this new car in 6 months time.

3:53 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

proton and perodua... they had improve their image in designing cars but still lack in the performance and quality. hoping they will done a better job in the future. supports ur local product eh... hehehehe (i think trm look better than myvi)hei, why dont just wait SRM from proton.. it look even better. ;)

7:40 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

I prefer Honda Jazz or Hyundai Getz.. this car is damn ugly n the front lights look like alien eyes..

10:41 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

I haven't finish yet... some more it also a bit like volksvagen.. this is called new design ah?? Oh my god..

10:48 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

Honda Jazz I can understand but it's double the price of a Myvi... Hyundai Getz? No way... you have bad taste man.

12:35 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

I have placed order for one last month, so i have to accept it. Frankly speaking, it's worth buying a mini MPV for that price, dun you all agreed? Moreover, having 16 valves compare with Aveo 8 valves with a different of more than RM 20000 in value.

11:31 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

i'm in a dilema la....kenari or myvi?how should i choose?the car loan interest 4 kenari is 4% how bout myvi?anyone help me....

12:20 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

MyVi...My Vision?? Malaysian Vision??

Bad call. Our Vision should be original. Not "copy".

Wake up and do something la....

1:19 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Got better name.

Perodua CK.
In short PCK. Comes with a motto.....best in Malaysia and some say Singapore..

1:24 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

i'm in a dilema la....kenari or myvi?how should i choose?the car loan interest 4 kenari is 4% how bout myvi?anyone help me....

First of all... the cheapeset Kenari (GX) is priced at 40k on the road... the cheapest Myvi (the 1.0 manual version) if I remember correctly is about 41k. If I were you I would choose the Myvi because it's more spacious and has a better engine.

Secondly... the interest rate for ALL perodua cars is 3.75% (which if you think about it is extremely high). I have heard that you can get less but I have no idea how you go about doing that.

3:06 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Kenari, Kelisa and this new perodua 1.0 have the same engines. The 1.3 auto is damn expensive, with a small booth.

2:45 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

No... it's not quite the same engine... read this article here.

The Myvi 1.0 engine has DVVT. Kelisa and Kenari's engine do not have DVVT.

3:57 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

They have the same 1 liter engine but kelisa does not have variable valve timing ... thats all.

12:54 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

Yes and that is quite a significant difference don't u think?

2:52 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Well about this MyVi thingy..... it's a copy design from d famous DAIHATSU SIRION d latest CAR MANUFACTURED by d japanese dat comes in two SPEC..D 1ST ONE with: 1.3litre twincam engine With 14inch sport rims and bodykit. And d 2nd SPec dat comes in with 1.0litre engine without bodykit and sportrims.Both of This SPEC have Georgeous Interior and exterior..u guys can check it out at the Daihatsu website.. Well guys.... satisfy? Kewl isnt it..

1:55 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Well i honestly think guys........ b4 u guys do any modification to this car ..d MYvI ... PLease check out first about this DAIHATSU SIRION d latest Model... and check out it's INterior and Exterior... so u guys know what i am talking about!!!!!!

1:59 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

For sure it's have dozens of similirities Between these Two Different cars.... D Sirion n d MyVi ...CHECK IT OUT!

2:01 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Hi,

I booked myvi ever since 31 May,05. Any yet till today 28 Dec, I have not hear a single thing from my salesman. So pethatic.

I heard the loan % will increase effective from Jan 1 2006. Will that affect my purchase eventhough I sign the loan agreement before Jan 1?

Does anyone know about this?

Amy-san

12:58 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

amy-san: u should really give ur dealer a call!

1:08 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

The perodua salesman told me I should get the carin october 2005.Now it is Jan 17 2006 and the salesman says he don't have a carfor me yet. Gotta wait N have to but insurance and roadtax as my present old car expire on this 20th. Stupid salesman talk. Always pleese the customers. Seems to me I can only get the car after CNY. Sigh overdue 3 months. Regret should have bought Avanza instead.

12:24 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Now what do I do so as I can drive a new car on CNY. That talk about getting the car in 3 months latest is just a gimmick to get you guys to place a booking for MYVI. I am a victim and don't let youself be another one unless you can get a guarantee that you will get a car within 3 months. Damn the salesman. Can he do that to us consumers? Can we take legal action against him.

11:38 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

I book a car in June and the salesman told me I can get the car latest before November 05. Guess what till today he says there is no car and gave a whole lot of excuse. Now I can only get MYVI after CNY.Reak sucks. This will be the first and last time I del with Perodua. No more. After the free service I will send my car yo my own mechanic. This is how you can lose a customer. Same goes to Eon service. Charges so expensive and lousy service. Can't even repair my alarm. Inthe end I can't use the alarm as too sensitive. Under hot sun it will sound. Stupid isn't it.

10:17 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Im a salesman of perodua from sabah, kota kinabalu. this month on march we will be launching a new look kelisa. its called kelisa IMAGO. its a replacement for kelisa special edition. It will be in jade green colour. suitable for ladies driver. nothing much has been changed. the price will be increased RM300. Hope i can sell one or more..

7:48 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Myvi stands for Malasia vi is the 6th car they have built it is going to be a great seller Gavin, UNITED KINGDOM

1:22 AM  

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