The leaks just keep on coming, it seems – more and more images of the upcoming facelifted Perodua Myvi have been making the rounds on the Internet, including some of the rear end for the first time! Once again, automotive rendering extraordinaire Theophilus Chin has mocked up what the updated version of Malaysia’s bestselling car would look like, based on the new photos.
With the aggressive styling front and back, it is obvious that these pictures are representative of SE and higher models. Most striking are the new clear tail lights, which make a comeback on the Myvi for the first time since the facelifted first-generation SE. The rear bumper also features a more refined, angular look, while the side skirts have been reshaped as well.
Interestingly, the models shown in the leaks appear to wear Advance badging, surely marking the end of the Extreme model with the OTT bodykit. It looks like Perodua’s current “sporty model” strategy is to have just one bodykit for both SE and Advance models, with the latter only differentiated by extra kit, as seen on the Alza and Axia.
It’s anyone’s guess as to how the rest of the range will shape up. The entry-level Myvi XT could be retained – if so, it should sport a considerably different look to the SE and Advance models, if the Axia range is any indication. Alternatively, Perodua could drop the XT and make the 1.3 SE the new base model instead, with the former’s place taken up by the similarly-priced top-spec Axia Advance.
In September, a report from Indonesian motoring portal detikOto indicated that the Daihatsu Sirion – a rebadged Myvi sold over there – could see a refresh next year, so we’re expecting the facelifted Myvi to make an appearance earlier in 2015. Incidentally, Perodua is currently running a “Myvi, the Love of the Nation” contest on its website. Coincidence?