Video: 2023 Perodua Axia review – Still the no-brainer budget car?

After almost a decade of the ‘old’ Axia, Perodua has now introduced the all-new 2023 Perodua Axia. Offered in four variants, the all-new Axia’s prices start at RM38,600 for the base ‘G’ variant and top off at RM49,500 for the range-topping ‘AV’ variant.

While the 2023 Perodua Axia introduces a number of new technological advancements and new features, it is now more expensive than it used to be, In its ‘G’ variant, it is RM4,000 more expensive than its predecessor. What has been improved? Watch our video review to find out.

The Axia is now lower, longer, and wider. Precisely, it is 15 mm lower, 115 mm longer, and 45 mm wider. Its wheelbase has also been increased by 60 mm. Now built on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA), the all-new Axia’s exterior also features new items like daytime running lights (DRLs), auto high-beam (for the AV variant), and an electric boot release.

Powering the Axia is the same 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine that produces 67 hp and 91 Nm. What’s new in the powertrain department is the dual-CVT (D-CVT) that has improved the cars’ fuel efficiency. It also provides a smoother driving experience. All else, the car still runs a MacPherson suspension setup at the front and a torsion beam setup at the back. It also gets disc brakes up front and drum brakes for the rear wheels.

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Inside, the all-new Axia now gets a floating screen which is shared with the Ativa. That being said, it does not come with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone connectivity. It only comes with Perodua Smartlink. You also get a 7-inch TFT digital instrument cluster for the AV variant. Ergonomic improvements to the Axia include tilt steering adjustment and more supportive first-row seats.

Safety-wise, the range-topping Perodua Axia now gets the brand’s ASA 3.0 with exception for the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keep Control (LKC) functions. The range-topping variant is also the only variant to get 6 airbags. The rest of the line-up only gets two airbags. If you’re wondering whether or not the all-new Perodua Axia is the perfect car for you, watch our review video to learn more about it.

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