Without further ado, Let's proceed to my Youtube Playlist. 90 mins++ and counting.
SMART Move by UMW Group fitting the Avanza 1.3 and VIOS DUAL VVTI Engine on the 1.5 Variant to fight the Honda Jazz. Also, ESP Standard Across the Range. No doubt it's Still 4 speed E-AT Transmission but Conventional Auto is anytime better than rubber band CVT No?
The New Myvi's Well built inside out with Quality Plastics and Nice panel gaps. Quality Vendors by Bosch, Denso, Pilkington (windows), AL (lightings). Good ECO Tyres too with FULL SIZE Spare tyre across the range. The 1.5 have 6 airbags. 4 more than the 4+1 seater Nissan Almera!
The Icing on the Cake's Daihatsu Indonesia's going to REBADGE this MYVI as Sirion in Indonesia and Singapore?. Who will imagine Daihatsu Rebadging our Perodua?
My pick will be 1.3 Manual spec at RM44,800 OR 1.5 Advance (with the ADAS) at RM55,800. 1st impression Rating: 8/10 for 1.3, 9/10 for 1.5SE and 10/10 for 1.5 Advance.
I just came back from Test drive Yesterday. Apparently the MYVI still drives, ride and handles like the Lagi Best which was a bit Letdown. The engine noise not well suppressed, engine Note sounds EXACTLY like the Old Myvi upon revving.
The brakes was Great but over Sensitive. The steering feels over-assisted. It's DULL to Drive. The suspension Re-bound over hard bump. Under damped is the word. No chance to test High speed stability and hairpin corners. It's only a 5km short drive around PJ. End of Bad points.
Now the Good points: 4 speed E-AT's still doing a great job. No shock shifts, No drama, smooth operator well matched with the Engine. Way better than Proton's crappy PUNCH CVT OR even Mitsubishi Attrage CVT. Engine now feels Slightly more nippy, better acceleration. 0-100km/h for Auto estimate slightly below 10 seconds only. Kickdown from 50 to 110km/h quite fast. Around 5.6 seconds only, useful for Highway Overtaking. At RM55,800 price point, it's still THE BEST BUY in it's Segment. Makes Honda Jazz feels Obsolete.
No chance to test the ADAS. But Kon Wai Luen mentioned in his Youtube the ADAS's not stable yet. Most features Won't work in Heavy Rain, especially Auto Emergency Breaking.
REVISED RATING: 8/10 for 1.3. 8/10 for 1.5H and 8/10 for 1.5 Advance. 8/10 across the range.
That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry. An original Jeff Lim's production. Copy like a man, Don't plagiarize.