The facelifted Perodua Axia has made its Sri Lankan debut at the Seylan Colombo Motor Show, less than two months after it was introduced locally in Malaysia. 

The crossover-inspired Axia Style will be the sole variant available in Sri Lanka at the time being, priced at 3.895 million rupees (RM89,000). 

Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said, “As Sri Lanka is the Perodua brand’s biggest overseas market and one that has always been accepting of the Axia, with some 3,000 units sold since 2015, it is fitting as the new Perodua Axia Style’s first export destination.”

The Style features a few visual flourishes over the standard Axia range, including unique front and rear bumpers featuring skid plate elements, all-round body cladding, roof mouldings, rear spoiler, and 15-inch alloy wheels.

Bookings for the Axia Style are being collected at the show by Sri Lankan distributor Unimo Enterprises, with deliveries expected to begin early next year.

Unimo Enterprises Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Mahesh Gunathilake said, “SUVs and crossovers are enjoying a big rise globally and we foresee the same trend taking hold in Sri Lanka.

“The new Perodua Axia Style offers the active and trendy looks of a crossover in a compact, fuel-efficient, dependable and value-for-money package that we believe will strike a chord with Sri Lankans,” he added.

Unimo Enterprises has sold nearly 16,000 Perodua cars since 1997, approximately 20% of all Perodua exports to date. The national carmaker says that it aims to export 3,270 cars this year – 50% more than last year’s 2,184 units. 

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