Perodua has finally announced that the all-new 2023 Perodua Axia is now open for booking.
Months of speculation about the new D74A 2023 Perodua Axia have gone by and based on what we can get from the official teaser brochure, it's a whole of upgrades and enhancements from the previous gen.
For pricing, we're looking at somewhere between RM38k to RM49k for the D74A 2023 Perodua Axia, which comes in four different variants - G, X, SE, and the range-topping AV.
The Axia G starts things off with an estimated price tag of RM38,600 followed by the Axia X at RM40,000, Axia SE at RM44,000, and Axia AV at RM49,500. The 15% price hike offers a more enhanced version of the Perodua Axia without taking everyone by surprise.
The 2023 Perodua will be powered by a 1.0-litre EEV engine with a D-CVT gearbox for all four variants. In other words, we strongly believe that the 1KR-VE 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine has been maintained. Sorry fellas, no 'tekan-tekan preggy' with the new Axia.
However, the transmission has been significantly changed to the new D-CVT gearbox just like the one found in the Perodua Ativa launched back in 2021. No more four-speed automatic with the Axia, and the mileage can go as far as 25.3km/l for the G and X, while the SE and AV stretch it to 27.4km/l with the 'ECO Idle' system.
The new 2023 Perodua Axia will also feature the Perodua Smart Drive Assist which comes with:
Other features include LED headlamps with DRLs (LED lights for X, SE, and AV while the DRLs are only available on the SE and AV variants, halogens for the base G), and a bunch more that can be seen in the picture above.
Perhaps the biggest flex comes for the range-topping Axia AV model that comes with semi-leather semi-bucket seats, 7-inch TFT multi-info display, 9-inch display audio, and more.
For those who are interested to book your very own D74A 2023 Perodua Axia, there are five different colour options to choose from - Granite Grey, Lava Red, Glittering Silver, Ivory White, and the latest addition to the team, Coral Blue.
AND one more thing, For those who booked the previous-generation Perodua Axia prior to the end of the sales tax exemption last year but you're still in queue to get the car, you have the option to change to the new D74A Axia now and still enjoy that tax rebate. Lucky!
Sep is a firm believer in the saying "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast" rather than "When in doubt, throttle it out". Drive safely, ride defensively, and most importantly, don't get hangry.