Sep 26, 2006

Not Hybrid Hype, just a pratical 60 mpg car

Perodua introduces new supermini
As oxymoronic as jumbo shrimp - and just as popular in Europe - the supermini segment has seen a rash of new releases recently, from the smart ev to the Obvio. Malaysian automaker Perodua this month is releasing yet another small city flitter, this one called Myvi. The myvi's best mpg statistic is 58.8mpg (Imp.) for the manual version over the Extra Urban cycle. I like that.

The Myvi has a 1.3 liter, 4 cylinder DOHC DVVT engine that still manages a top speed of 106 mph and power output of 64 Kw at 6000 rpm and a torque figure of 116 Nm at 3200 rpm. The numbers are decent, but we'll have to wait and see if the Myvi has a fighting chance in the supermini field.

You can read Perodua's full press release after the jump.

[Source: Perodua - via]