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Perodua debuts the Axia, its Viva replacment

By Faiming_low on 24 Sep 2014 in New model

Attached Image Perodua reveals the Axia, its replacement for the Viva and also Malaysia's first energy efficient vehicle (EEV). To qualify as an EEV, it has to achieve an average fuel consumption of more than 20km/l for its 801kg-1000kg kerb weight class.
 
Attached Image Based on the Daihatsu Ayla which is on sale in Indonesia, it is 65mm longer, 145mm wider and 20mm shorter than the Viva which has been on sale since 2007. Perodua has packaged the Axia so well that it is even 50mm longer when comparing interior length with its bigger brother, the Myvi. 
 
The Axia is only available with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine and will be paired with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. The aluminium twin-cam unit produces 66bhp and 90Nm of torque. Average fuel consumption for the manual is quoted at 21.6km/l while the automatic version does a-still-impressive 20.6km/l
 
Priced from $9,600 (RM24,600) to $16,700 (RM42,530) in malaysia, the Axia has four different grades.
 
Attached Image Standard E, the basic grade, is obviously aimed at the budget conscious ones, judging from the amount of empty slots and buttons inside the car. The steel wheels reinforces the fact. At least, it does come with coloured bumpers and handles unlike its predecessor. 
 
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Attached Image The next grade, Standard G, is the cheapest you can go if you want an automatic Axia. It adds an much-welcomed audio player that plays CDs, alarm system and alloy wheels. 
 
Attached Image Next up is Special Edition (SE) grade. It gets a sportier front and rear bumper, different head and tail lights and a rear spoiler. Fog lamps are now included. Other added highlights include, ABS, EBD and brake assist, 'sport' seats, brighter dashboard and a better audio system.
 
Attached Image For those who want the best, the Advance grade is the range-topper in the lineup and is only available in automatic. Leather seats, leather steering with audio controls and a multimedia touchscreen audio system is now standard.

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Will the Axia make it here? We are not sure to be honest but unless the COE subsides to a more manageable level, it is unlikely we will ever see it here.

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Fastfive1 Sep 24 2014 12:42 AM

holy crap more shit from malaysia

Kratoschumacher Sep 24 2014 01:17 AM

Looks pretty decent for a budget car that brings you from point a to b..

Vinceng Sep 24 2014 10:28 AM

The initial COE scheme for cars below 1,000cc should be reinstated, for those who genuinely need a no frills car.

LiuDeHua Sep 24 2014 12:17 PM

The initial COE scheme for cars below 1,000cc should be reinstated, for those who genuinely need a no frills car.

 

Small cars take up marginally less space on the roads compared to bigger cars. So they'll still add to the congestion issue. 

 

In fact, I don't see the need to have Cat A and Cat B COE. Should just combine them.

TVT Sep 24 2014 02:40 PM

It will make a good budget car for roundabouts.

Fastfive1 Sep 24 2014 02:45 PM

ain't no body gon buy that

Faiming_low Sep 24 2014 05:59 PM

The initial COE scheme for cars below 1,000cc should be reinstated, for those who genuinely need a no frills car.

 

Sounds reasonable to me. But then how do you define who "genuinely need" a no frills car? 

 

 

It will make a good budget car for roundabouts.

 

Yup! I wouldn't mind having one as a daily roundabout and a proper fast machine for the weekend.

ManHong Sep 24 2014 06:00 PM

one of my friend went to the showroom, those metal parts of the exterior and engine bay can be easily bended just by pushing it with hands.

Jerrcik Sep 25 2014 10:25 PM

holy crap more shit from malaysia

But much more reliable than Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo wor

 

That sucks to know

Watwheels Sep 25 2014 11:10 PM

Looking at Chevy Spark and Mazda 2, both cost slightly under $104K now. I think not many will bite the M'sian option if given the same pricing.

Fastfive1 Sep 26 2014 02:23 AM

But much more reliable than Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo wor

 

That sucks to know

 

You want to drive this malaysian car meh?

 

Got other reliable Japanese and conti cars leh.

 

I won't go anywhere near a car that comes out from Malaysia. Same goes for cars from China.

 

I dunno where to put my face if I have to drive the Axia.

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