Century Batteries for Malaysian Best-selling Cars – Myvi Battery and More

Looking forward to changing your car? Start by checking out the best-selling national cars in Malaysia!

For the Proton brand, their best-selling cars are Proton Saga, Proton Persona, Proton X50, and Proton X70. While for Perodua, their best-selling cars are Perodua Myvi, Perodua Axia, Perodua Bezza, Perodua Alza, and Perodua Aruz.

Whilst these car makes have many models to suit your every need, it’s important to understand that they also have different engine designs – especially for Perodua.

Generally, they come in either start-stop engines or non-start-stop engines – and need different kind of batteries.

1. Start-Stop Engine: Perodua Eco-Idle System

Perodua Start-stop engines are also known as Eco-idle. They got their name because start-stop engines decrease their CO2 emissions when they stop for some time. So, they are environment-friendly.

Some of the best-selling national cars with the eco-idle system are Perodua Myvi Advance, Perodua Bezza Advance, and Perodua Aruz.

What is a start-stop engine?

Start-stop engines rely on various sensors to detect the various modes of the car’s operation. These sensors include a neutral gear sensor, crankshaft sensor, and wheel speed sensor. When the sensors detect the car has stopped, the engine automatically stops – even if it is just a few seconds stop as in a traffic light or road congestion. Once the driver engages the clutch, the engine starts working again. Now, how do other car systems work when the engine switches off in a traffic light? The answer is the car battery kicks in to power the other systems. Thus, it is important to get the right car battery type that will give you more starts and power for this particular engine type!

The Right Battery

Here are some recommended battery sizes and brands for start-stop engine cars.

Start-Stop Engines need an EFB or Enhanced Flooded Battery to maximize its performance. EFB have a deep cycle feature so it can withstand more cranks and recharge cycles. The Century Marathoner Max M42 battery is the top choice for Perodua Myvi Advance and Perodua Bezza Advance, while Perodua Aruz requires the M42R battery size.

Keep in mind though that older versions of the Perodua Myvi does not use the same Myvi battery size as those with start-stop engines. Instead, Century Marathoner Max NS40ZL battery will work well or a traditional flooded 12V battery.

Why is it so important to install the right battery in your car?

Choosing the right battery size is important for all cars. The suitable battery size is determined by the engine size and the battery compartment size, among other factors. Using an oversized battery may lead to overheating of the alternator and eventually, degrading other car parts. Whereas using an undersized battery will not give sufficient power and affect the cars performance.

To know more about the right car battery type and size for you, use this online battery size chart or battery finder (https://centurybattery.com.my/find-the-battery-for-your-car/ ). Alternatively, you will find the right size namely the battery group size written on the original battery.

2. National Car model without start-stop engines

The other type of engine is the non-start-stop engine which is common for many car models. These include Perodua Myvi, Perodua Axia, Perodua Bezza, Perodua Alza, Proton Saga, Proton Persona, Proton X50, and Proton X70.

Suitable battery sizes

Currently, cars without start-stop engines are more common. Luckily, there are different battery sizes to suit these models. The recommended choices are:


A NS40ZL battery is the suitable choice for a Myvi battery as well as for Perodua Bezza and Perodua Axia with a non-start-stop engines.


Proton Saga and Proton Persona, from the 2016 model until the 2021 model, use NS60S batteries. As for the older models of Proton Persona, from the 2007 model until the 2015 model, they use a DIN55R battery size. Proton X50 requires a DIN55L battery size, while the Proton X70 requires a DIN75L battery size, where the recommended battery is the Century Excel DIN75L for longer lasting performance.

Why choose Century Battery?

Century batteries comply with International Standards and are guaranteed to provide maintenance-free and long-lasting performance, with more starts and more power to get your car running when you need it most. Check out Century Excel and Century Marathoner Max today!

How and where can I get a Century battery?

Century Battery Assist

Look for the right battery from the Century Battery website and enjoy a 24-hour delivery service. Contact the Century Battery Assist service via WhatsApp (www.wasap.my/60172935515), or through the website at https://centurybattery.com.my/services-2/ – and we will deliver your battery to your doorstep in just 30 minutes or less.

Lazada and Shopee Official Store

Visit our official Lazada and Shopee stores to purchase a new battery for your vehicle. Enjoy the delivery and installation services we provide with new battery purchases.

Shopee: https://bit.ly/3kRJKyW

Lazada: https://bit.ly/2Njrq4L

Century Battery Dealers

Alternatively, you can find the nearest Century dealer to check your vehicle’s battery size and battery condition. Use the Century Dealer Finder at https://centurybattery.com.my/find-buy-century-battery/ to get the contact details of the nearest Century dealer.

Century Batteries for Malaysian Best-selling Cars - Myvi Battery and More