Is there a 2017 Perodua Axia facelift coming about soon? Information circling on the Internet and social media platforms suggest that this is very much the case (that’s the current car in the pix above, by the way). New features for the refresh include a new front and rear bumpers as well as a new projector headlamp unit.

The Axia, which was introduced in September 2014, is also set to get a new engine choice, with the 1.0 litre VVT-i unit from the Bezza sedan making its way on to the hatch. Inside, the car will now feature a smart entry system and push start ignition, though these are said to be only available for the SE and Advance variants.

Also finding its way on to the refreshed Axia is a new DVD multimedia navigation system with Mirror Link for Android mobile phones, and the info also suggests that the rear tailgate will feature a new opening mechanism.

Elsewhere, the available exterior colour palette remains unchanged, with the existing shades Lava Red, Midnight Blue, Ebony Black and Glittering Silver (all metallic) as well as Sunflower Yellow and Ivory White (both solid) continuing on. However, two colours available currently for the Standard E and G variants, Cherry Blossom and Lemongrass Green, are said to have been dropped.

No details as to whether there are any revisions to the variant line-up. Currently, the Axia range is made up of the Standard (E and G grades), SE and Advance models. By the looks of it, we’ll find out soon enough.