We have earlier reported on the launch of Perodua’s 10th model to date, the Axia, which is also the country’s first Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV). The Axia has a lot to shout about, mainly because it’s a car designed by a panel of Malaysians. After rigorous surveys and studying the market, Perodua has come closest to what they think is the ideal compact car that many Malaysians could enjoy, and most importantly, afford.

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President and CEO of Perodua, Datuk Aminar Rashid announced a set of price reduction across all Axia models as compared to the tentative pricing published last month – a total reduction of RM300 to RM3,000. The 5-year warranty offered for the first time by Perodua on the Axia is also extended to all Myvi and Alza models starting today. The Axia was exclusively launched by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato’ Hj Muhyiddin Yassin at KL Convention Centre.

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QUICK FACTS

Name
Perodua Axia 1.0L Standard E
Perodua Axia 1.0L Standard G
Segment
A-Segment
A-Segment
Engine 998cc DOHC, Electronic Fuel Injection 998cc DOHC, Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission 5-speed Manual 5-speed Manual / 4-speed Auto
Max Power 66hp @ 6,000 rpm 66hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 90Nm @ 3,600 rpm 90Nm @ 3,600 rpm
Price from RM 24,600.00 from RM 29,800.00 / RM 32,800.00

 

Name
Perodua Axia 1.0L Special Edition (SE)
Perodua Axia 1.0L Advance (AV)
Segment
A-Segment
A-Segment
Engine 998cc DOHC, Electronic Fuel Injection 998cc DOHC, Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission 5-speed Manual / 4-speed Auto 4-speed Auto
Max Power 66hp @ 6,000 rpm 66hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 90Nm @ 3,600 rpm 90Nm @ 3,600 rpm
Price from RM 36,800.00 / RM 39,800.00 from RM 42,130.00

 

Here’s the official Perodua Axia product video which you will be able to learn everything about the Axia.

All four Perodua Axia Models
Before we start breaking things down to individually walk you through the cars, it would be best if we point out the standard features of the Axia.

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For starters, the Axia is powered by an all-new, all aluminium 1.0-litre engine that is either paired to a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. The engine, which makes 66 horsepower and 90 Nm of torque, gets all of its power delivered to the front wheels, of which return 20.1 km/l (AT) and 21.6 km/l (MT).

Spacious Interior

 

One of the highlights of the Axia is its flexible seating arrangements. The seating arrangements is so versatile that you could have different modes to suit different needs, as seen in the brochure below. Compartments are also aplenty, as demanded by most of us Malaysians. There is also a unique anti-snatch hook integrated to the side of the front seats, which is a first.

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So, enough talk. Here’s a walkthrough to see which of the four variants could best suit your needs.

Standard E
This base model Axia only comes with the five-speed manual transmission. Equipment list isn’t exemplary, especially with the omission of the radio head unit, four-speakers, rear wiper and defogger. It also sits on the 14-inch steel rims wrapped with 175/65 R14 series tyres.

AXIA_1_4_LEFT_WHITE_STD E

 

On the outside, the Standard E gets halogen reflector headlights, red-lens LED type tail lights, body-coloured grille and non-retractable side mirrors. Its seats are wrapped in standard grade fabric, whereas its instrument cluster is lit in amber.

Perodua_Axia_Dashboard_STD E

Price:
RM24,600 (Solid, MT)
RM25,000 (Metallic, MT)

Standard G
Essentially a kitted up version of the E, this unit looks the same on the outside, save for the side skirting and 8-spoke 14-inch wheels. Tyre profile remains the same across the range, at 175/65 R14. Side mirrors are now electronically retractable as well.

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Inside, the Standard G gets a radio CD-player and three cup holders (two front, one rear). It also gets driver height adjuster, a feature not available in the Standard E trim. This Standard G trim gives you additional front seat pockets, reverse sensors, anti-snatch hook, four speakers and multi-info display.

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Price:
RM29,800 (Solid, MT); RM30,200 (Metallic, MT)
RM32,800 (Solid, AT); RM33,200 (Metallic, AT)

Special Edition (SE)
The SE gets a sportier overall look, and is evident from both the front and the rear. The front bumper has a gaping grille that comes with a chrome-finished grille. Headlights are now projector instead of reflectors, but is still halogen. It also has fog lamps and signal indicators integrated to the side mirrors. Rear spoiler now comes with the third braking light (LED type), with its tail lights now transparent-lens instead of red-lens. It gets front corner sensors as well.

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On the inside, the SE trim gets an audio head unit with CD-player, and supports Bluetooth and MP3. Seats are wrapped in better quality fabric, and are semi-bucket type. Security film for the windscreen and rear glass is standard here, as with the ABS, EBD and Brake Assist.

Perodua_Axia_Dashboard_SE

Price:
RM36,800 (Solid, MT); RM37,200 (Solid, MT)
RM39,800 (Metallic, AT); RM40,200 (Metallic, AT)

Advance
The top of the line Axia comes with only the automatic transmission, and the whole car is just about the same as the SE trim, save for the touchscreen head unit with integrated navigation system and DVD player. It also supports Bluetooth and TM Wi-Fi hotspotconnectivity.

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The cabin comes with leather semi-bucket type seats as well.

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Price:
RM42,130 (Solid, AT);
RM42,530 (Metallic, AT)

There are six colours to choose from for the Standard E and G variants, while two out of six of them are exclusive to these lower trimmed variants. Midnight Blue, Ebony Black, Glittering Silver and Ivory White are standard colours, whereas the exclusive shade is Lemongrass Green and Cherry Blossom.

The SE and Advance models also get two exclusive colours on top of the four standard colours mentioned above. The two exclusive colours would be Lava Red and Sunflower Yellow.

All Perodua Axia comes with a 5-year or 150,000km warranty programme – a first for Perodua. Also, Perodua is extending this warranty programme to newly registered Myvi and Alza, while trading off the three-year free service package.

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