The latest Myvi, which cost RM50 million to develop, has advance technology, enhanced intelligent safety features, improved fuel economy, sporty new looks and a new colour.
Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said Perodua is expecting to register 6,000 units monthly, which would enable the compact car company to maintain sales interest in the Myvi.
The new Myvi variants comprised the 1.5 litre AV (Advance Variant), 1.5 litre H variant, a 1.5 litre X variant, a1.3 litre G and 1.3L G Basic.
The model is priced from RM45,700 to RM58,800.
The launch of the new Myvi was within the same week as the launch of the third-generation Myvi on Nov 16, 2017.
The Myvi, which was first introduced in May 2005 have sold some 1.3 million units so far and of that number, the third-generation Myvi sold 277,329 units.
On the overall industry outlook this year, Zainal said the challenges brought upon by the Covid-19 pandemic is still present and is impacting vehicle production with intermittent stops to halt the spread of the virus.
The semiconductor chip supply shortage is still an issue for manufacturers worldwide as chip makers struggle to keep up with demand, he added.
“These challenges have taken a toll on our production volume, while we are unable to reveal how much of an impact at the moment, suffice to say that Perodua will not be able to meet its 214,000 vehicles sales target set earlier.
“That being said, demand for our vehicles are still healthy with a sizeable order book and well as an expected sustained demand moving forward due to the continued sales tax exemption. Because of this we expect both production and sales to have a strong recovery next year.”