When the proclamation about the new Perodua Myvi 1.5L will be launching, our enthusiast’s sense triggered to drive a more powerful Myvi immediately. We took the top of the range Perodua Myvi Extreme with a 5-speed manual transmission to get the maximum output from the 1.5-litre that produces 102hp and attempt to achieve the 0-100km/h in below 10 seconds.
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With 2 adults onboard, we are able to achieve 10.7 seconds from 0-100km/h. Hence, we believe 0-100km/h below 10 seconds is achievable. The 1.5-litre engine performs pretty well and responsive. However, the engine gets a bit loud when we’re doing high 5000rpm above. Otherwise on a normal day cruising or over taking with the Perodua Myvi 1.5, not a problem at all.
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According to Perodua’s engineer, the all the new Myvi has been fitted with an extra bar in the rear body and a firmer suspension tuning for the Myvi 1.5 too.The car grips pretty well for a short wheel base vehicle. Steering response was predictable and relatively direct. As we are driving the manual version of the Myvi Extreme, we often require to change gears with the gear stick, we felt that the gear stick was position a bit low even the driver seats is positioned to the lowest.
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The Perodua Myvi Extreme variant gets a more “Extreme” body kit all around it. The Perodua Myvi Extreme body kit is in fact an add-on to the Myvi SE bumper. However, we do have to admit it does give a whole new level of sportiness. The extra greyish of front diffuser gives the Perodua Myvi a bit of GT cars appearance.
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From the rear of the Myvi Extreme, you do get a rear bumper diffuser, a big spoiler that will “fly to you the moon” – according to the local radio ads, and you can’t miss the red “EXTREME” badge. With all these, the Myvi Extreme will pump of some sport enthusiast’s driver adrenalin.
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Inside the car, Perodua gave the Myvi Extreme more luxury, by wrapping the seats and steering wheel with leather. The steering wheel comes with integrated audio control. The center console comes with a built-in DVD player, audio player with USB, Bluetooth integration and a GPS navigation system. We’ve try out all of them and the only feedback we would like Perodua to improve on the navigation is the user friendliness, the system is quick and responsive but however it’s not living up to our expectation in terms user friendliness.
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The room space for 2 adult front and 2 adult passenger in the rear seats are generous, with sufficient of leg room. Perodua also make the new generation Myvi a much more practical car. The rear seats have been fitted with mechanism to allow it to fold flat for bigger space to carry goods. The carpet mats in the car are specially designed with a sporty note exclusive for Myvi Extreme.
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The rear seats are also fitted with a seat lever so passengers at the rear can have an option to lean back a little more. Which the last I recall the car with this option it’s the Honda City E Spec. Other hooks and convenient accessories are all around the new Perodua Myvi.
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“Lagi Power, Lagi Best” is the tagline been used by Perodua to promote the car. We do agree the with a 1.5-litre engine, the Myvi now comes more alive. With all the accessories, leather seats, and practicality of the Myvi, if Myvi Extreme is on your hot hatch category, it certainly will it’s the best value for money option. What more could you ask for a Practical, Sporty Looking, nice power to weight ratio Myvi ? – The all-new Perodua Myvi Extreme. For more specification information check out our article for the Perodua Myvi Extreme and SE launch.
Photo Gallery: 2011 Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5-litre Manual[nggallery id=412]