At a soft ‘digital’ launch in Bandar Seri Begawan, GHK Motors Sdn Bhd pulled the wraps off the Perodua in 3 variants. One of them was sportier S Edition, which got us interested.
The current third-generation Myvi isn’t anything ‘new’ to us Malaysians anymore, but has only just reached Brunei officially where it's joined by its stablemates the Alza and Bezza.
Right from the get-go, let’s make it clear that Myvi S Edition isn’t some production version of the Myvi GT concept shown back at KLIMS 2018. However, it is wearing some exterior bits that we don’t even get on the Malaysia-spec car. A little unfair, that.
As far as we know, the S Edition is very much just a ‘bodykit special’, with the changes being entirely confined to cosmetics and only apply to the exterior. Underneath it all is what seems to be a mid-spec variant that’s almost identical to the Myvi 1.3G auto available here. That means no ASA (Advanced Safety Assist), leather seats, or a touchscreen infotainment system.
There isn’t much official information out there about exactly what exterior trim has been attached to the S Edition, but a quick glance reveals some dark alloy wheels wearing Accelera tyres, to start. At the front, we’ve also got a lot of honeycomb mesh on the grille and lower air ducts as well as a chin spoiler that’s painted dark grey.
Along the sides we see some skirting done in that same grey coloured accents and a thin grey decal sticker. At the rear end there’s some extra flourishes with a rather prominent diffuser element thing and decently sized roof-mounted spoiler. It’s going all out.
Again, this is a far cry from the Myvi GT that some of us are desperate to see come to life, but it seems Perodua is still open to offering customers a sportier looking car and giving it some extra curb appeal in the process.
It’s a step in the right direction, we suppose. But what do you think - is it a little unfair that the S Edition did not make its debut in Malaysia first. Do we even want it?