KUALA LUMPUR: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) expects its new variants, New Myvi Special Edition (SE) and New Myvi Extreme, to be well-received by Malaysians.
Its managing director, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, said the new Myvi, which were powered by 1.5-litre engines, had undergone a facelift based on feedback by buyers who wanted to have bigger capacity engines.
"We took 27 months to develop the new generation of Myvi compared with 34 months for the first generation and a lot of improvements have been made," he said at the launch of the car here today.
The new variants would be priced between RM50,9000 and RM61,7000, he said.
"The previous Myvi SE contributed some 30 per cent of the total Myvi sales," he said, adding that the New Myvi 1.3-litre variants received 34,000 bookings with 18,000 units delivered to date.
On Perodua’s market in Indonesia, Aminar said, sales of the new 1.3-litre Myvi, which was being sold under the Daihatsu Sirion badge, to reach between 2,500 and 2,700 units by year-end.
Earlier, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety awarded Perodua a four-star Malaysian Vehicle Assessment Programme rating for the New Myvi.
The New Myvi SE 1.5-litre and New Myvi Extreme 1.5-litre come in manual and automatic transmissions.
The SE comes in five colours -- solid majestic yellow, solid ivory white, metallic mystical purple, metallic ebony black and metallic glittering silver.
The Extreme comes in three colours -- solid majestic yellow, solid ivory white and metallic ebony black. - Bernama