|Perodua Axia (B200)|
|Assembly||Malaysia: Serendah (PGM)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||City car (A)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Platform||Daihatsu Global A-Segment Platform|
|Related||Daihatsu Ayla/Toyota Agya/Toyota Wigo|
|Engine||1.0 L 1KR-DE2 l3|
1.0 L 1KR-VE I3
|Wheelbase||2,455 mm (96.7 in)|
|Length||3,640 mm (143.3 in)|
|Width||1,620 mm (63.8 in)|
|Height||1,510 mm (59.4 in)|
|Kerb weight||820–850 kg (1,810–1,870 lb)|
The Perodua Axia is a five-door hatchback produced by Malaysian automobile manufacturer Perodua. It was launched on 15 September 2014 as the successor to the Viva. The car takes over the title of being the most affordable car in Malaysia from the Viva, and the best selling car in Malaysia from the Myvi. The Axia is the first model to debut from Perodua's all-new second factory in Rawang, Selangor.
The name ‘Axia’, which is pronounced ‘a-zee-a’ or ‘A-xia’, is derived from the Greek word ‘ΑΞΙΑ’ (axia) which means value. The word Axia also resembles the word Asia but with the letter ‘s’ having been replaced by ‘x’ which represents the number ten, as the Axia is Perodua's tenth model.
The Axia was developed as the successor to the Viva. Perodua chose to license the Daihatsu Ayla/Toyota Agya platform for their Viva Replacement Model (VRM). The Ayla and Agya duo have been on sale in neighbouring Indonesia and Philippines since 2013, but not in Malaysia. Although the Viva replacement model will be based on the Ayla/Agya platform, Perodua has iterated that the upper body and external elements will be indigenously designed, and the car will not be just a rebadged model.
On 26 August 2013, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak announced that the replacement model to the Viva will launch in 2014 as the cheapest new car on the market. The new model will be built at Perodua's all-new RM1.3 billion, 65,000 sq ft second manufacturing plant, located adjacent to the company's original factory in Rawang, Selangor. Perodua's new factory will mirror Daihatsu Kyushu's factory in terms of work ethics, technology and efficiency. Perodua has since announced the construction of a new engine manufacturing factory in Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan at cost of RM600 million.
Perodua showcased the Global Model A Segment Space (GMA) concept at the 2013 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show in November. The GMA previewed the interior design of the Viva Replacement Model (VRM). Perodua also showcased a new engine, the 1.0 litre Daihatsu 1KR-DE as a possible candidate for the VRM.
On 11 June 2014, the first spyshots of an undisguised Perodua Axia were leaked online. Further photos of various pre-launch Perodua Axia units have since been leaked online, but on 6 August 2014, additional photos revealed the final product name was indeed ‘Perodua Axia’, after months of media speculation.
On 11 August 2014, Perodua teased a photo of the Axia on their official Facebook page. Three days later, Perodua announced that bookings for the Axia will open on 15 August, with prices starting from RM24,900 along with a five-year warranty, a first for a Perodua model 5 years . The following day, the first official photo from Perodua confirmed the product name ‘Axia’ along with the tagline ‘Your Smart Move’. Later that same day, even more extensive official details on the Axia were unveiled. Perodua released a teaser of the front end of the Axia Standard E and G variants on 19 August 2014. The more expensive Axia SE and Advance variants sport a more aggressive and sporty exterior, whereas the cheaper Standard E and G trim lines offer a more modest and basic package.
The tentative pricing and equipment list for the Perodua Axia was leaked online on 14 August 2014.
In the morning of 19 August 2014, Perodua announced that around 3,500 bookings have been made for the Axia in just the five days since 15 August, when bookings were officially opened. Around 60-70% of the total bookings were made for the mid-range Axia Standard G model, whereas around 13% accounted for the base model, the Axia Standard E, and the remaining 17-27% made up the more expensive Axia SE and range-topping Axia Advance models. Additionally, Perodua maintained that production of the now seven-year-old Viva will continue for as long as the demand persists. However, production of the no-frills Viva 660 and high-end Viva 1.0 and Elite is expected to cease nonetheless, with just the mid-range Viva 850 remaining in production. Perodua also claimed that the all-new Axia will have 95% locally sourced content, with the remainder being imported from Indonesia and Japan. Despite having the vast majority of parts and components locally sourced, Perodua will still have to pay royalties to Toyota and Daihatsu for the licensing of their platform, engine and other key elements which were not indigenously designed by Perodua in Malaysia. Perodua also announced during the media briefing on 19 August that the tentative launch of the Perodua Axia would be in September 2014. The company aims to sell 10,000 Axia units per month.
The Axia, which is a city car/A-segment car was not originally launched to compete with the similar but more upmarket subcompact/B-segment Proton Iriz, which also launched in the second half of 2014.
The Axia received first facelift update on 20 January 2017 with the new 1.0L VVT-i engine. The same four variants remained on sale. The facelift brought along revised front grill and bumpers, an external boot release and revised equipment list.
On 20 September 2019, the second-facelifted Axia was launched with six variants, including the new GXtra and SUV-inspired Style variants. Only E variant has manual transmission, and all the rest have automatic transmissions with ABS and EBD. The engine for second-facelifted Axia is retained from the previous facelift. At this facelift, both top SE and AV variants share similar appearance with E, G and GXtra variants with few trim differences; and new safety features are fitted such as Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) for GXtra upwards and Advance Safety Assist 2nd Version (ASA2.0) for AV variant. Other features such as retractable side mirrors, reverse sensors, driver seat height adjuster and anti-snatch hook are fitted for GXtra upwards also. Axia Style differs from others with different SUV-style bumpers, decorative roof rails, different grille and clear tail lamps. Axia Style, as well as SE and AV variants have keyless entry, push start button and white-illuminated meter panel as additional standard features.
|Equipment||Standard E||Standard G||GXtra||SE||Advance||Style|
|Wheels||14-inch Steel Wheels||14-inch Alloy Wheels||14-inch Alloy Wheels||14-inch Alloy Wheels||14-inch Alloy Wheels||15-inch Dual-Tone Alloy Wheels|
|Front & Rear Bumpers||Body Coloured||Body Coloured||Body Coloured||Body Coloured||Body Coloured||Body Coloured|
|Front Grille Finishing||Painted||Painted||Chrome||Chrome||Chrome||Chrome|
|Front Fog Lamps||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Electric Side Mirrors||No||Yes||Yes||Yes(With Turn Signals)||Yes(With Turn Signals)||Yes|
|Door Handles||Body Coloured||Body Coloured||Body Coloured||Chrome Finished||Chrome Finished||Chrome Finished|
|Front Corner Sensors||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The interior dimensions are similar to those of the Myvi, with rear legroom being particularly generous for a car with such a modest footprint.
The Standard G variants gains over the Standard E variant a centre console, air conditioning control knobs painted silver as opposed to being unpainted, a double din FM AM CD headunit, a rev counter and a parcel shelf with strings.
The SE switches amber illumination for red illumination, gains Bluetooth connectivity, fabric insets on the door cards, chrome surrounds on the air con vents and instrument cluster, silver trim on the left and right spoke of the steering wheel as well as sports grip and the use of glossy plastic on the centre stack.
The Advance variants gains steering mounted audio controls and a touchscreen audio unit.
All four variants uses different seat upholstery with the Advance model the only variant that uses leather.
Alongside with the introduction of ABS in 2016, the Standard G variant also gained the glossy plastic finish on the centre stack. Do note that the headunit front fascia remained matt resulting into an interesting mid march.
With the facelift in 2017 saw new headunits for all three variants with the Standard G headunit ditching a knob for buttons to control volume. The front facia was updated to match the glossy plastic centre stack.
|Equipment||Standard E||Standard G||GXtra||SE||Advance||Style|
|Vanity Mirror for Driver||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Seats||Fabric||Fabric||Fabric (Mid Type)||Fabric (Bucket)||Leather (Bucket)||Semi Bucket (Style Type)|
|Smart Entry & Push Start/Stop Button||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|EPS (Electric Power Steering)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ECO Drive indicator (fuel efficiency coach)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Advanced Safety Assist (A.S.A 2.0)||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Safety features[N 1]|
|Trim Variant||Standard E||Standard G||GXtra||SE||Advance||Style|
|ABS with EBD and BA||✘||✔|
|VSC and TRC||✘||✔||✘||✔||✘||✔|
|Advance Safety Assist (A.S.A)||✘||✔||✘|
|Airbags||2 (Driver & Passenger)|
- - ASEAN NCAP -
The Perodua Axia has been crash tested by the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia (ASEAN NCAP), and has claimed a 4-Star rating, thus becoming the second Perodua model to score a 5-Star rating after the Alza. The Axia is also safer than the 3-Star rated pre-facelift second generation Myvi, despite being a smaller car.
At launch, Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and Brake assist (BA) were equipped on the SE and Advance variant while the more affordable Standard E and Standard G variant were not equipped with the aforementioned features. The Axia is equipped with 2 airbags for all variants.
For 2016, the Standard G variant gained ABS with EBD and BA.
For the 2017 facelift models, halogen projector headlights were made standard across all trim levels.
Another facelift was launched in September 2019. All models except the Standard E and Standard G variant now gets vehicle stability control. Airbag count remains at 2 across the board. The range-topping Advance variant now features the Advanced Safety Assist 2.0 (ASA 2.0) which debuted in the Perodua Aruz, which includes Forward Collision Warning with pedestrian detection, Automatic Emergency Braking (operative from speeds of 4–80 km/h), Pedal Misoperation Control and Front Departure Alert, which alerts the driver of the vehicle in front has proceeded ahead, e.g. from a traffic light.
|Format||I3 DOHC 12V||I3 DOHC 12V|
|Total displacement (cc)||998||998|
|Bore x Stroke (mm x mm)||71 x 84||71 x 84|
|Maximum Output [hp(kW)/rpm]||66 (49) / 6,000||67 (50) / 6,000|
|Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)||90 / 3,600||91 / 4,400|
|Top Speed (km/h)||155||160|
|Acceleration 0–100 km/h (sec)||>15|
|Fuel tank capacity (litres)||33||33|
The pre-facelift Perodua Axia was offered with one petrol engine, the 998cc 12-valve DOHC 1KR-DE2 l3, sourced from Toyota and Daihatsu but redesigned by Perodua. The new 1.0 litre engine offers 66 hp (49 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm (66 lb ft) of torque at 3,600 rpm. It is Perodua's first engine to be made with aluminium parts, which are lighter than their cast iron equivalents and it is the first to use drive by wire technology. As a result, the new 1KR-DE2 engine weighs 69 kg, or 10 kg less than the old 989cc EJ-VE engine in the Perodua Viva. Unlike the 1KR-FE engine, The 1KR-DE2 in the Axia is not equipped with Toyota's Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) technology. The new engine is also Euro IV compliant.
The 1KR-DE2 1.0L engine in the Axia is paired to a choice of two transmissions, a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic respectively. Perodua claims that the Axia is capable of achieving up to 21.6 km/L with the manual, and 20.1 km/L with the automatic while in ‘ECO Mode’. All Axias will come equipped with an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system for greater ease of steering, in addition to improved fuel-efficiency.
The Perodua Axia became the first car to qualify under Malaysia's 2014 National Automotive Policy (NAP) Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) fuel-efficiency standards on its late 2014 launch.
The facelift versions of the Perodua Axia gained Toyota's Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) in the form of the 1KR-VE engine.
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Blue : Standard across all trim levels.
Yellow : Available on selected trim level(s) only, full package.
Yellow : Available on selected trim level(s) only, but is not the full package.
Blue : Not available on selected trim level(s), or is the no-frills package.
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