Malaysia’s most popular B-segment hatchback will be updated with an all-new third-generation model before the year ends, as the company is readying its production line for the new model.
Thus far, Perodua has remained silent with regards to details of the all-new Myvi, though we can expect it to carry some features from the Bezza, including keyless entry with push start button, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Hill-start Assist (HSA) and Eco Idle.
*Pictured here is the Japanese Daihatsu Boon
As reported back in February, the all-new Perodua Myvi will be based on the new generation Toyota Passo/Daihatsu Boon duo, as Daihatsu is Perodua's technical partner. Perodua is taking charge when it comes to the all-new Myvi's interior and exterior design, localizing the new model to suit Malaysians.
In terms of powertrain, Perodua is likely going to fit in Toyota’s new NR series Dual VVT-i engines in 1.3- and 1.5-litre capacities into the all-new Myvi. Perodua currently supplies the 1.5-litre Dual VVT-I to Toyota for the Vios.
Assuming that the source is correct, Perodua is expected to start mass production of the all-new Myvi in October, with the official debut expected to happen some time in November or December.
Timing is curiously close to the Malaysia Autoshow 2017, set to happen from 9 to 12 November. Could Perodua introduce the all-new Myvi then?