Perodua has officially launched the Axia in the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. The launch also marks the brand’s debut in the country.
The Axia is offered in E MT, G AT, SE and AV variants in Seychelles, at promotional prices of 235,000 (RM71,500), 265,000 (RM80,600), 275,000 (RM83,700) and 290,000 (RM88,300) Seychellois Rupees respectively.
All variants are powered by a 1.0 litre 1KR-VE engine with intelligent variable valve timing that is connected to a five-speed manual transmission on the E MT variant and a four-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission on the other three variants.
“The Seychelles offers a good opportunity for us to expose our brand to people of various nationalities who travel to the island nation for their holidays. We believe that this will give us greater prospects for future markets,” said Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin.
Perodua has appointed SF Hybrid Motors Pty Ltd as the official Perodua distributor for the Seychelles, handling sales as well as after-sales.
Besides Seychelles, Perodua’s other current African export market is Mauritius, where it has sold over 3,000 vehicles since 1996.
“We are honoured to bring Perodua to the Seychelles. We believe in Perodua and are even backing it up with a three-year warranty up to 100,000 km. The Perodua Axia is the perfect fit for the Seychelles market. It delivers in all aspects – style, safety, security, ingenuity, low running costs as well as affordable spare parts and servicing,” said SF Hybrid Motors Director Mr Christophe Larue.
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