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The Perodua Axia Standard G variant will receive a bump in safety beginning January 2016 with the addition of the anti-lock braking system (ABS). However, this will be accompanied with a price hike of RM1,500 for the variant.

This brings the price tag (OTR inclusive of insurance) of the Axia Standard G up to RM33,627 for the manual and RM36,627 for the automatic. This price hike is the second after Perodua had earlier raised the price of said model by RM990 in October 2015. Previously, the cheapest Axia with ABS was the SE, priced from RM36,637 (MT) and RM39,637 (AT).

“For our customers who have booked their Axia G between October 1 and December 10 but have yet to receive their vehicle; Perodua will offer a RM500 Perodua voucher as a token,” Perodua President & CEO, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.

“Bookings made from December 11 onwards will be subjected to the new price and delivery will be from January 2016 onwards. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for supporting Perodua,” Aminar said.

This is certainly a positive move from Perodua. Just last month, Driven Web Series rounded up the most affordable cars in Malaysia that are (at the very least) equipped with ABS, which at that point included the Axia SE. With this, the Axia Standard G is now the cheapest vehicle offered with said safety feature.

That said, it has to be mentioned that all three of Perodua’s entry-level variants – the Axia Standard E, Myvi Standard G and Alza S – still go without ABS.

GALLERY: Perodua Axia Standard G