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Friday, September 16, 2011

First Driving Impression of The All New Myvi "Yellow Cili Padi"!!!

As I have mentioned on the previous post, I will update the first driving impression of this all new Myvi 1.5 Litre. On 13th of September, Perodua has invited the media to have the taste of this “Yellow Cili Padi” dubbed by Perodua at Cyberview Lodge and Spa where it is the same venue that I have tasted the all new Myvi 1.3 three months ago. My heart is jumping to be invited again for the media test drive as this 1.5 Myvi has been eagerly awaited by some many petrol heads out there.

During the media Q&A, Perodua MD has informed us that this all new Myvi is the first kind in this world where with its sibling the Daihatsu Boon and Toyota Passo in Japan only comes with 1.3 Litre engine. Knowing the facts that Malaysian loves to have an accelerated drive, Perodua finally comes out this all new Myvi 1.5. Great power comes with great responsibility, thus it has been iterated by Perodua MD, having a bigger engine cc does not mean you need to drive fast and getting hurt yourself by doing it. Drive sensibility with all the power given to you and obey the road rules as being stress by the Perodua MD. The introduction of this Myvi 1.5 provides a better driveability to the customer who wanted to opt for a better acceleration car, thus Perodua giving the opportunity for the customer to have a choice between power and good urban fuel efficient.

The engine for this car is powered by 3SZ-VE engine paired with a four speed automatic transmission that is currently being soldiered on the Perodua Alza. It is essentially the same engine and the same transmission even the gear ratio of this Myvi shared the same ratio with the Alza as stated by one of Perodua engine when I interviewed him. This chain driven engine does not required its chain to be replaced thus an overall saving to the maintenance bill for the cost of owning this car. This engine also has been equipped with a self-adjusting tensioner which is a norm to all modern engines now. The peak power for this engine is 76kW at 6,000 RPM and the max torque is 136Nm at 4,400RPM before the torque dives down upon reaching 4,600RPM. This engine is also equipped with DVVT (Dynamic Variable Valve Timing) and also EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Myvi 1.5 Litre launched, the first of its kind in this world!!! More updates soon, stay tune!!!

The wait is finally over. Perodua has just launched its new Myvi 1.5 liter engine, the first of its kind in this world for this model where even the Japan counterpart does not have this engine. This new Myvi comes with two model variant mainly the new Myvi SE and new Myvi Extreme with the 1.5 litre engine 16 DVVT with maximum power of 76kW at 6,000 RPM and produces maximum torque of 136Nm at 4,440RPM.

These variants of Myvi can achieved a zero to 100km/h in 9.98seconds for the 1.5 litre manual variant as compared to the previous Myvi SE’s performance of 12.49 seconds thus the extra power does give an advantage to the overall performance of the new Myvi. Safety wise both variants comes with ABS with EBD with collision resistant body to better withstand impact as well as pedestrian protection to reduce the likelihood of serious injury to pedestrians. This all new Myvi has been recently awarded a 4 star Malaysian Vehicle Assessment Programme (MyVAP) rating by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety (MIROS).

In terms of colour choices, the Myvi SE comes with 5 colours mainly solid Majestic Yellow, solid Ivory White, Metallic Mystical Purple, Metallic Ebony Black and Metallic Glittering Silver. As for the Myvi Extreme, there will be only 3 colour pallete by omitting the Mystical Purple and Glittering Silver.

In terms of pricing the price is as shown below:

Myvi SE 1.5 Manual Solid Colour: RM 50,900

Myvi SE 1.5 Manual Metallic Colour: RM 51,400

Myvi Extreme 1.5 Manual Solid Colour: RM 58,200

Myvi Extreme 1.5 Manual Metallic Colour: RM58,700

Myvi SE 1.5 Auto Solid Colour: RM 56,000

Myvi SE 1.5 Auto Metallic Colour: RM 56, 500

Myvi Extreme 1.5 Auto Solid Colour: RM 61,200

Myvi Extreme 1.5 Auto Metallic Colour: RM 61,700

For the Auto variant of Myvi SE, there is an optional accessory of GPS navigation audio system to choose from. All the prices aboves are on the road prices.

Full test drive review will be up soon. Stay tune for more updates!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Myvi SE 1.5 to be launched soon!!! First drive impression soon...stay tune!!!

The new Myvi dubbed “Lagi Power, Lagi Best” is going to be launch soon. Bookings for the premium and sporty variants are open from 12 September 2011 while prices will be announced on the launch day.

A total of 4 variants, including a Multimedia variant, both in the manual and automatic transmissions are available. The new 1.5 Myvi “Lagi Power, Lagi Best” also comes in 5 exciting colours including a new colour - “Majestic Yellow”.

“We are very encouraged by the feedback from our existing and potential customers who want a Myvi with a bigger engine capacity. This new 1.5 Myvi “Lagi Power, Lagi Best” is currently exclusive to the Malaysian market,” Perodua Managing Director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said today.

“The new 1.5 Myvi “Lagi Power, Lagi Best is aimed at the young and urban executives who want a model which is sporty and premium,” he said.

“We anticipate that the new 1.5 Myvi “Lagi Power, Lagi Best” will contribute to about half of the monthly 8,000 units Myvi sales,” he said.

Aminar said the new Myvi 1.3 “Lagi Best” continues to chalk good bookings and sales since June 2011. Perodua has received a total of 34,000 units bookings and 18,000 units delivered to date.

“All Perodua showrooms will stay open until very late at night to cater to expected huge crowds during the first few days of the launch,” he said.

Auto Insider Malaysia: I have been invited for a special media preview of this all new "Lagi Power, Lagi Best", Stay tune for more updates!!!!

Edaran Tan Chong Motors launched the all new Nissan Livina X-Gear- Full Press Release

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd is adding a new member to current Livina range with the introduction of the all-new Nissan Livina X-Gear as the first CKD B segment cross-over in Malaysia.

The Livina X-Gear with its fun yet sporty exterior design is set to appeal to new customers who seek a unique proposition that combines aggressive SUV-inspired exterior styling with class-leading versatility and spaciousness.

“Since its launch in 2007, the Grand Livina MPV has established itself as the best-selling non-national MPV satisfying the needs of many families in Malaysia. With the two-row Livina X-Gear, we are now targeting a new segment of customers who want a stylish cross-over to reflect their individuality, yet remaining practical and economical in everyday use,” said Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, the Executive Director of ETCM.

Though it is mechanically based on the Grand Livina 1.6L, the attractive exterior styling is exclusive to the Livina X-Gear. This can be seen in the sophisticated yet aggressively presented front grille, SUV-inspired bumpers with silver sump guards, muscular over-fenders, side mouldings with silver finishers and roof rails.

Complementing the Livina X-Gear’s handsome exterior is a spacious yet comfortable interior accentuated by a “Tartan” fabric seat and door trim. Head and legroom are class-leading, complemented by 60:40 split-fold rear seats that double the available luggage space from 383L to 769L when folded down – ample space for grocery shopping or an out-of-town mountain bike trip. When required, the Livina X-Gear’s roof rail has a further load carrying capacity of 25kg.

Safety on the road is paramount and the all-new Nissan Livina X-Gear comes with standard dual air bags, ABS, EBD and BA. It is powered by the proven and fuel-efficient 1.6-litre HRDE16 all-aluminium four-cylinder engine that produces 105PS and 150Nm of torque, mated to a smooth-shifting electronically-controlled four-speed automatic transmission. The X-Gear also delivers a commendable 13.8KM/L in terms of fuel economy.

The all-new Nissan Livina X-Gear comes in five colours; Tungsten Silver, Twilight Grey, Brilliant White, Supreme Black and Sunburst Orange. On-the-road price (inclusive of insurance, road tax, registration fee and ownership claim fee) for Peninsular Malaysia is RM82,800.00 with a 3-year or 100,000 km warranty (whichever comes first).

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) is currently offering attractive low interest hire purchase rates starting from 0.88% per annum. Livina X-Gear buyers will also receive free Solar Gard Armorcoat tinting package worth RM1,400.00 during this promotion period which ends on 30th October 2011.

For more information, please contact our Customer Service Hotline at Toll FREE line: 1800-88-8368 or visit Test drives can be arranged at your nearest Nissan showroom!

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