8 Tech-upgrades of Perodua Myvi 2022 - Magzinenow

8 Tech-upgrades of Perodua Myvi 2022

(Wapcar Automotive News) Perodua Myvi, also known as the “King of Highways”, has received a major update. Despite being an upgraded model, the Myvi 2022 has a number of new upgrades, including some industry firsts for a car priced under RM60,000. Here are 8 tech upgrades you need to know about. Whether these changes would appear in Perodua Myvi 2023 still remain to be seen.

The new Myvi still has the same 1.3-liter or 1.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with 94 hp and 102 hp respectively. However, the good old 4-speed automatic transmission has been replaced by the D-CVT transmission also found on the new Perodua Ativa. The gear lever is the same as the pre-upgrade model, but the numbered ‘3’ and ‘2’ labels on the bottom have been replaced with ‘S’ and ‘B’. According to the manual, S is for uphill driving while B is for uphill driving.

With the new gearbox, Perodua says the new Myvi will have better fuel economy with the 1.3L model reaching 22.2 km/liter (previously:21.1 km/l) and the 1.5L model achieving a respectable 21.1 km/l (20.1 km/l). The figures are evaluated based on the Eco Idle (Start-Stop) mode that allows the engine to be turned off when the vehicle comes to a complete stop to save fuel. 

Acceleration is also said to have been improved by 20% with a 0-60 mph time of 11.5 seconds for the 1.3L version and 10.2 seconds for the 1.5L version. For those who still enjoy driving a stick, you’ll be disappointed to learn that the Perodua is fully automatic across the range for the new Myvi, just like the new Ativa and Aruz. That means the only new Perodua cars with a manual transmission that you can buy right now will be the Axia, Bezza, and the soon-to-be discontinued Alza.

Level 2 automatic driving function

The latest Myvi now features Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 3.0, setting a new benchmark for affordable cars priced under RM60,000. In a nutshell, when the 3rd generation Myvi was first introduced in 2017, the top 1.5L AV model came with ASA 1.0 offering Pre-Collision Warning (PCW) with Pre-Collision Braking (PCB) ( also known as Automatic Emergency System). Braking) for speeds below 30 km/h. Last year, they updated the Myvi 1.5L AV and H with ASA 2.0, which offers pre-collision braking up to 80 km/h and it can detect pedestrians. 

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The new ASA 3.0 for Myvi offers the same safety technology as the Perodua Ativa, which offers Level 2 semi-autonomous driving. In addition to pre-collision braking that now operates at 120 km/h, ASA also offers Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, and Lane Keeping Control help you stay in your lane.

An important step is to include adaptive cruise control for the 1.5L AV. Not only is this the first time Myvi has had cruise control, but it also has advanced sensors to maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front. 

However, unlike the Proton X50, the adaptive cruise control only works in the 30 km/h to 125 km/h range, so you’ll need to take over when the speed drops below 30 km/h. The top-of-the-line model is also equipped with a rear view camera, blind spot monitor, as well as a rear cross-traffic alert “RCTA”; Very useful when reversing from the parking lot. Automatic headlights are also offered across the entire range except for the lowest-priced model.

Safety features and comprehensive intelligent driving assistance are standard on the top 1.5 L AV. Still, it’s nice that Perodua offers key ASA 3.0 features like Pre-Collision Braking (PCB) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) across the range. All variants get it, but it’s a RM2,000 add-on to the 1.3 L G model.

As usual, you get “ABS” anti-lock brakes, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC) as standard across the range. In terms of airbags, the Perodua has only four airbags for the 1.3L G and 1.5 X, while the 1.5L H and 1.5L AV have a total of six airbags. Slightly larger infotainment screen

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The Myvi 1.5L H and AV models now have a slightly larger 6.9-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, which supports voice recognition control, “Smart Link” screen mirroring, and an HDMI port. The first part is similar to Perodua Ativa but still does not support Android Auto and Apple Car Play.

For the cheaper 1.5L X and 1.3L G versions, you get a push-button digital audio player that supports FM radio and USB. Unfortunately, the cheapest G 1.3L model doesn’t have Bluetooth support or audio controls on the steering wheel.

The instrument cluster is updated with a mini color display. The new Myvi still uses the same gauges for the tachometer and tachometer, but the top-of-the-range model now has a color TFT display in the center. The display is used to display a variety of driving information and vehicle settings. For the lower spec variants, you get a more basic black and white LCD between the gauges.

The steering wheel has been replaced with a new design inspired by the Ativa SUV. On the top model, you get more buttons for Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to adjust speed and distance, as well as Lane Keeping Control (LKC). Like the Ativa, there’s a ‘PWR’ button which is said to provide extra power for acceleration and is ‘appropriate when the driver wants to accelerate quickly while driving’. Note that the “PWR” button is not available on the low-spec 1.3L G version.

The digital climate control unit looks similar to previous ones, but Perodua has finally added a dedicated “off” button. Now you can completely turn off the air conditioner with just one touch instead of having to repeatedly press the “fan reduction” button. Instead of having two “memory” buttons for saving your preferred “cooling” and fan speed settings, you now have a single button with which you can toggle between the two saved settings. Built-in dash cam


Perodua has also included a built-in driving recorder (DVR), but that is only offered as standard on the top 1.5L AV model. It looks like the same dashcam is offered on the Ativa AV variant. Perodua doesn’t reveal the specs, but it looks like it supports resolutions up to 1440p.

Automatic headlights and daytime running lights

A new addition to the Myvi are automatic headlights available in all variants except the cheapest model. When activated, it automatically switches to headlights when it’s dark and there’s no vehicle ahead of you. It will switch to low light mode when it detects a vehicle ahead or when the road is well lit. All models have LED headlights with manual leveling.

For the first time, Perodua offers daytime running lights (DRL) as standard on the Myvi. However, DRLs are only included on the higher 1.5 L AV and H variants, while the lower 1.5 L X and 1.3 L G models receive a black empty cap.

Price of Perodua Myvi 2022

Overall, the new Myvi costs more than its predecessor, but you get an important security upgrade that can save you some trouble.

Current SCT-free rates are available until July 2022. Even if your budget is tight, it’s best to avoid the cheapest model. The 1.3L G version offers advanced safety features like Pedal Failure Control, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Prevention for just over RM2,000, which is definitely worth the upgrade.

What do you think of the new Myvi 2022? Is it a clear winner against the recently upgraded Proton Iriz and Persona? Let us know in the comments below.

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