Published on January 31st, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
All-New Perodua Axia Open For Booking, New Chassis, Gearbox And Tech
An all-new Perodua Axia has been teased and is now open for booking.
At an event this morning, Perodua opened the order books for their all-new Axia. The new Axia will be launched in under a month and it represents the first major generational change since the nameplate was introduced back in 2014. The all-new Perodua Axia is built on a version of the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform and carries a 1.0L 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine, likely the same exact power unit in the current Axia with 67 horsepower and 91Nm of torque available. What’s new is the gearbox. Perodua are axing the 5-speed manual and giving the Axia a D-CVT as standard. Perodua are boasting an internal fuel rating of 27.4km/l with this powertrain and Eco Idle auto start-stop.
The new Axia will also bring a few new standard features even on the lowest ‘Axia G’ trim level, which is estimated to cost around RM38,600. These include electrically-adjustable wing mirrors, Anti-lock brakes, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill-Start Assist, Traction Control, a standard audio headunit and an LCD Multi-info display.
Moving up to the Axia X trim (estimated price RM40,000), you get LED headlamps added. The Axia SE trim (estimated price RM44,000) adds on Eco Idle auto start-stop, auto retractable wing mirrors with integrated turn signals, semi-bucket front seats, an LCD for the tachometer and Solar & Security film for the windows.
The top spec Axia AV (estimated price RM49,500) adds 2-tone semi-leather upholstery for the seats, a 7″ TFT multi info display, and a 9″ display audio infotainment system. The digital elements seem to be the same as the ones found on the new Myvi facelift and Ativa. There’s no mention of which trim levels get Perodua Smart Drive Assist features, but it is mentioned on the brochure.
Also worth noting – the ‘Axia Style’ variant has been dropped from the line-up in this generation. The ‘Axia E’ specification, which has been used by driving schools for years now, has been dropped along with the 5-speed manual option. Will driving schools continue to be offered an unlisted option for their use? Perhaps Perodua will launch these lower spec cars later on after consumer demand tapers a little. Otherwise driving schools may be forced to go to Proton for their base model Saga.
Perodua is offering the new Axia in 5 colour options:
- Ivory White (solid)
- Granite Gray
- Lava Red
- Glittering Silver
- Coral Blue (all-new)