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Exports of the Perodua Axia are set to begin from the second half of this year. Perodua made the announcement at the ongoing Myvi 10th Anniversary presentation to the media, but did not state which countries the A-segment offering will be exported to.

Currently, Perodua exports its products to six markets – Indonesia, Singapore, Fiji, Nepal, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, so it should be expected that the car will be heading to most of these, barring Indonesia, which would not make commercial sense – the five-door hatchback is based on the Daihatsu Ayla sold in Indonesia, so a move to bring it there, even under a rebadge job (like in the case of the Sirion, which is the Myvi rebadged) and is very unlikely.

Having been developed and manufactured with global standards, Perodua says that it has managed to meet most of, if not all, of the KPIs for the car quality-wise, setting it up to be exported. The Axia is built at the new Perodua Global Manufacturing plant, which mirrors the Daihatsu Kyushu plant’s best practices, tech and low defect rate.

On the same subject, the automaker added that it will be more aggressive with exports from 2017 onwards, and is currently consolidating and putting things in place things to make that happen.