2019 Perodua Axia facelift – spec-by-spec comparison

Clockwise from top: Standard E, GXtra, Advance and SE

The 2019 Perodua Axia was officially launched this morning, after nearly a month of order taking that has resulted in over 5,000 bookings. The refreshed bestseller comes in six variants, priced from RM24,090 to RM43,190 on-the-road without insurance.

The outgoing Axia range had four trim levels (E, G, SE, Advance) and two of those (G and SE) had manual or auto options (base E was MT only, top Advance was AT only). In the 2019 Axia range, Perodua has added two new variants, and deleted the manual option for the SE, which means that other than the driving school spec E, all Axias come with a four-speed automatic. The new range reads E, G, GXtra (new), Style (new) SE and Advance.

Like before, the 5MT and 4AT are paired with a 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine. The 1KR-VE VVT-i engine makes 67 hp and 91 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. Claimed FC for the Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) is unchanged – 22.5 km/l for the MT and 21.6 km/l for the AT. The new SUV-inspired Style variant is rated lower at 20.8 km/l, likely due to a combination of extra weight, bigger rims/tyres and less smooth airflow.

The big news is the introduction of the Style variant. Dressed up in crossover fashion, the Axia Style has no extra off-road ability over the standard car, but wears SUV-style black plastic cladding around the lower body, with silver painted sections at the front/rear bumpers that mimic skid plates.

Adding to the desired effect are decorative black roof rails and 15-inch wheels, an inch up from the rest of the range. The latter, not unique suspension, raises height by a slight 15 mm. There’s also an exclusive Sunrise Orange colour for the Style.

Equipment wise, safety gets a big boost with the debut of Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0. First seen on the Myvi and then the Aruz (in 2.0 form), P2’s ASA safety suite includes Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control, all working with the assistance of a stereo camera at the top of the windscreen. That’s a big deal in this lowest of segments.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of the specs, complied by peering both at the spec sheet and the cars itself.

2019 Perodua Axia 1.0 Standard E – RM24,090

Gets as standard:


  • 1.0 litre VVT-i DOHC engine
  • 998 cc naturally-aspirated three-cylinder
  • 67 hp at 6,000 rpm
  • 91 Nm at 4,400 rpm
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Ventilated brake discs (front), drums (rear)


  • 14-inch steel wheels
  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • LED tail lamps, red lens


  • Four-way manual front seat adjustment
  • Standard type fabric
  • Power windows
  • Two cupholders


  • Dual airbags
  • Rear ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Four-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating

2019 Perodua Axia 1.0 Standard G – RM33,490

Adds on:


  • Four-speed automatic transmission


  • 14-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear wiper
  • Body colour side mirrors


  • Power-adjustable door mirrors
  • Seat back pockets
  • 2-DIN head unit with USB
  • Rev counter and trip computer (average FC, range)
  • Two speakers
  • Remote key with alarm, panic button, central locking
  • Centre console with third cupholder
  • Multi-purpose container


  • ABS with EBD

2019 Perodua Axia 1.0 GXtra – RM34,990

Adds on:


  • Chrome grille trim
  • Powered and retractable door mirrors
  • Rear defogger


  • Mid type fabric
  • Painted centre cluster (silver)
  • Painted steering wheel spokes (silver)
  • Driver’s seat height adjustment
  • Grip handles
  • Anti-snatch hook
  • Two rear speakers (total four)


  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with traction control
  • Rear parking sensors

2019 Perodua Axia 1.0 Style – RM38,890

Adds on:


  • Unique front and rear bumpers (for Style only)
  • Unique grille insert with carbon-style surround (for Style only)
  • Black body cladding (for Style only)
  • Decorative roof rails (for Style only)
  • 15-inch two-tone alloy wheels (for Style only)
  • Rear reflectors (for Style only)
  • Clear lens tail lamps (for Style only)
  • Sunrise Orange colour option (for Style only)
  • B-pillar black-out stickers
  • New design projector headlamps
  • Front fog lamps
  • Rear spoiler with third brake light
  • Smart Key keyless entry
  • Chrome door handles


  • Push-button engine start/stop
  • White illuminated meter panel
  • Semi bucket type seats
  • Detachable rear headrests
  • Chrome trim on centre cluster
  • Chrome inside door handles
  • Painted door armrests (silver)
  • Black denim-style fabric upholstery (for Style only)

2019 Perodua Axia 1.0 SE – RM38,890

Adds on:


  • Front and rear skirting with red trim
  • Red trim on grille
  • Two-tone side skirts
  • Wing mirror turn signals


  • Red trim on centre cluster and side AC vents
  • Solar and security window tint
  • SE-type fabric upholstery
  • Fabric trim on door panels
  • Bluetooth function on head unit


  • Front parking sensors

2019 Perodua Axia 1.0 Advance – RM43,190

Adds on:


  • Front and rear skirting with gloss black trim
  • 14-inch two-tone alloy wheels


  • Chrome trim on centre cluster and side AC vents
  • Steering audio controls
  • Leather wrapped steering
  • Touchscreen head unit with navigation, Smart Link, HDMI


  • Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0
  • Pre-Collision Warning and Braking with pedestrian detection
  • Front Departure Alert
  • Pedal Misoperation Control
  • Reverse camera

For full specs and to compare the 2019 Perodua Axia against price rivals such as the just-refreshed Proton Saga, head to CarBase.my.

GALLERY: 2019 Perodua Axia Style

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • granny on Sep 20, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    there is no second hand car @ RM45k with ASA 2.0 eqv AEB.
    not even second hand Full Spec Picanto, Jazz or Polo or Suprima.

    Proton Saga is Ppl’s first small sedan. Value for Money.
    Axia’s is today best small hatchback, Fuel Save yet Stability Control and ASA 2.0! Value for Money.

    Both has made Malaysian’s small sedan and small hatchback value for money. Many Grab Driver would be happy with This Axia ASA 2.0 VSC equipped. less worry for accident. More comfortable with Semi-Bucket Seat ala from last Gen 1.5L Myvi.

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    • axia.. Xpayah pikir, xpayah pening. beli jer

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      • Sotong goreng on Sep 20, 2019 at 9:15 pm

        You are right! Thousands have already chosen the game changing Axia FL, so there is no need to think twice and just book the Axia FL without any hesitant

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      • ya ya. Bila dah beli, pikir 2,3 kali nape FC tak dapat 20km/l, dan pening kepala nape servis harga lebih mahal dr Persona.

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      • Aris Saidin on Sep 21, 2019 at 3:02 pm

        Another big winner for the winning company!!!! P2 always have served me well with no breakdowns. My Persona and Saga is a constant money pit

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        • Dupe buster on Sep 21, 2019 at 6:01 pm

          Oh now you have Persona and Saga pulak? Last time you said have ‘brand new Iriz’. You so rich from being paid troll ah, tikus? Or just imaginary cars you created from thin air?

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        • MT User on Sep 21, 2019 at 6:02 pm

          Axia G should be MT. And axia GXtra should be AT!

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        • Celup King on Sep 21, 2019 at 7:20 pm

          Yeah, kunta we believe you. Same “stories” like you told us you bought a brand new Iriz after reading forum comments about it being a fuel guzzler.

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      • ali baba on Sep 21, 2019 at 6:03 pm

        Jadi, org tak pikir je yg beli Axia…

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    • Sarjit Singh Ahluwalia on Sep 20, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      Well done Perodua. You have done well. Japanese concept of working hard has paid off. You make good products that make us Malaysians proud of you.

      We are so grateful for all your hard work and your achievements. Keep up the good work Perodua. Continue to make us proud.

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    • Sarjit Singh Ahluwalia on Sep 20, 2019 at 10:21 pm

      Perodua cars are cheap and reasonable in price. They are good for those who take on too much they cannot handle. Such as many wives and many children.

      So they need to keep the cost of a car low as they have too many commitments

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    • Razif Zaini on Sep 21, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      2019 Axia with a Toyota engine is 100000X better than a Campro engine problematic car.

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  • Safety First on Sep 20, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    All specs sucks except for Advance but that itself is wayyyy too overpriced. Again their cars are neither here nor there. Expect the unsafe lower variants to be the sales bulk again, and again endangering their users.

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  • Landan on Sep 20, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Expensive. Specs on offer does not justify the asking price. The axia advance should come with 1.3 engine. That you can call advance.

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  • Old man and confused on Sep 21, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Eh can we just have one article on the Axia ah? So many.

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  • Finally, axia can be fitted with ESC. Before this, they come out with statement that current model cannot be fitted with ESC.


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  • WooGoo on Sep 21, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    The top spec has better safety then the ‘premium’ German cars…

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  • 1.0 Litre for 43k!?!?!? WTH???

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  • Aura89 on Sep 21, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    This car is just terribad. Wishful thinking Perodua is gonna give new features at reasonable prices. As long as there are goyim, hordes of silly minded – bad consumers, who pay more for less every year passed, it ain’t gonna happen ever again in human history. Those times are finished. Everyone buys whatever he can afford now, not what he should.

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  • Hentamajela on Sep 22, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Perodua alway be perodua….sucking people money….the car is overprice….they only cheat people with the asa part….no value for money

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  • No leather seats for advance variant. Why??????

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  • Facelift my foot. Touch up a little bit here n there only. To me, it’s still a milo tin can car.

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  • Chin Peng on Sep 23, 2019 at 9:54 am

    hahaa this is the best you can do to the ‘New Axia’ is it??
    Just sell to those uitm student lorr

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  • aires on Sep 23, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    People car.. very nice! Love from Indonesia.. Love Perodua!

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  • Should equip the manual version too with some safety features that are essential for cars nowadays,not just for upper spec only…And I think the Style version should have the manual option too..

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  • Aminuddin Kamaluddin on Jan 31, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    I will wait for the E variant with manual transmission. Otherwise, I will move to Indonesia and buy the Toyota/Daihatsu version of this latest Perodua Axia when it is launched there. I am sure they will get a manual transmission Agla/Ayla there.

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