Perodua will be launching a new variant called the “Myvi XT“. The new variant is quintessentially a regular Myvi with two new colours; Lime Green and the Dazzling Red and the word “XT” stands for “Extra”. The brochure indicates that the Myvi XT will only be available in 1.3-litre variant.
Perodua has also come up with a special promotion program called the “OH-MY-VI” (OMV), where customers will be able to receive special interest rates, free goodies such as PETRONAS gift card worth RM500, Perodua Voucher worth RM500, and free Personal Accident Insurance Coverage worth RM20,000. The program is targeting towards fresh graduates and young executives car buyers who are seeking for an affordable and reliable car. A standard 3-year warranty and 3-year free service program is also entitled for buyers under this scheme.
A brief check in Mudah indicates that the price for the new variant starts at RM42,500 with a down payment of less than RM500. Customers can expect standard equipment including sporty alloy rims, a CD player with WMA/Bluetooth/USB capabilities and a new seat fabric design. Apart from that, the Myvi XT comes standard with basic safety features such as dual air bags, Antilock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).
This is as a great move by Perodua, ensuring that its car is affordable and trouble-free for young Malaysians who have yet to earn a decent income. However, we wish there were more colour choices available because while the Dazzling Red may appeal to the female demographic, we aren’t quite sure with the Lime Green exterior that resembles Kermit the Frog. Take a good look at both cars, it does look like the famous couple from the “Muppets” don’t you think?