After nearly nine years of serving Malaysians as the most affordable car in the market, the Perodua Axia finally receives a full model update with the introduction of the all-new 2023 Perodua Axia today. Now built on the DNGA platform, the all-new Axia comes in four variants, with a starting price of RM38,600.
- Perodua Axia 1.0L G – RM38,600
- Perodua Axia 1.0L X – RM40,000
- Perodua Axia 1.0L SE – RM44,000
- Perodua Axia 1.0L AV – RM49,500
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If you think the Axia is looking a little bigger than it used to, that’s because it is, already gaining 115 mm in length, 45 mm in width, and 60 mm in terms of wheelbase. It is also heavier by about 25 kg to 40 kg from the previous generation, depending on the variant.
Powering the all-new Axia is the same 1.0-litre 3-cylinder naturally aspirated 1KR-VE engine that has been powering the old Axia since its first facelift in 2017. The three-banger still makes the same maximum output of 67 hp and 91 Nm, but is now paired with Perodua’s D-CVT. The powertrain is standard for all variants of the all-new Axia, and as you might have noticed, the 5-speed manual transmission is no longer provided in the all-new Axia.
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The result of the new transmission is an overall lower fuel consumption, now rated at 25.3 km/l for variants without Eco Idle and 27.4 km/l for variants with the Eco Idle feature. The 2023 Perodua Axia’s platform is also said to be ready for electrification, so we’re excited to see what comes up in the near future.
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Now with the ‘G’ spec as the base variant, the all-new Axia comes with the following features as standard:
- 14-inch alloy wheels
- Halogen headlights
- LED rear combination lights with bulbs
- Reverse sensors
- Powered door locks
- Bluetooth Audio
- 4.2-inch LCD segment multi-info display
- Adjustable seat height
- Fabric seats
- Monotone instrument cluster
- 2 Airbags
- ABS with EBD & BA
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Up a level, The ‘X’ variant adds on:
- LED headlamps
- Auto on headlamps with positioning lights
- Front corner sensors
- Smart Entry & push start button
The ‘SE’ variant adds on:
- LED DRLs
- Chrome front grille
- Front skirting
- Side skirting
- Power mode
- Digital aircond controls
- Semi bucket seats
And finally, the ‘AV’ variant adds on:
- Semi leather seats
- 9-inch LCD touchscreen with HDMI
- 7-inch TFT multi-info display
- Full steering switch set
- 6 Airbags
- Auto High Beam
- Lane Departure Warning & Prevention
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Reverse Camera
- A.S.A. 3.0
In terms of safety, you’ll have to get the range-topping Axia AV to get Perodua’s A.S.A 3.0, albeit an incomplete one. The Axia, even in its highest variant, does not get Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keep Control.
With its new price range, the all-new Axia is more expensive across the range compared to its predecessor. However, the local carmaker assures that the value added to the Axia is worth much more than the price hike. In less than a month, the all-new Axia has already garnered over 3,591 bookings, with most of them being for the SE and AV variants.
Perodua Axia AV
Perodua Axia SE
Perodua Axia X (with Gear Up kit)
Perodua Axia G