First launched in 2011 and facelifted in 2015, the current generation ‘The Love of the Nation’ Perodua Myvi is set to retire before the year ends.
Reliable sources familiar with the matter have indicated that an all-new third generation Myvi model, codenamed D20N, is currently under development by Perodua and its technical partner Daihatsu, adding that the all-new model is expected to be launched in Malaysia sometime within the fourth quarter of 2017.
Not much else is known about the next generation Perodua Myvi, but it is safe to expect that the all-new model will once again be based on the Japanese market Toyota Passo/Daihatsu Boon, with localized design for the dashboard, front fenders, bonnet, front- and rear-end styling.
In Japan, the Daihatsu Boon - the upcoming all-new Myvi’s expected donor car – is available in two different styling options. The Boon CiLQ (main image) features a more circular themed front-end while the Boon X (above) is more angular. There’s even a two-tone colour option for the Boon CiLQ.
The Boon CiLQ and Boon X are also sold under the Toyota brand as the Passo Moda and Passo X respectively.
The current Myvi’s range of 3SZ-VE 1.5-litre DVVT and K3-VE 1.3-litre DVVT engines will most likely be retired. In its place will be two all-new Dual VVT-i engine, which are already in use in 1.3-litre capacity (1NR-VE) in the Perodua Bezza, and in 1.5-litre capacity (2NR-FE) in the updated Toyota Vios.
Judging by Perodua’s modest targets for 2017, a lower 202,000 target versus the 207,110 Perodua cars sold in 2016, we can infer that the all-new Myvi will not be launched in time to contribute any meaningful numbers to Perodua’s bottom this line this year. The model might even be launched in as late as November/December 2017.