In addition to announcing the launch of the facelifted Axia in Sri Lanka, Perodua has also released sales figures of its latest model. The refreshed entry-level hatchback has accumulated over 20,000 orders in the two months since it was introduced here in September, with over 10,400 units having been delivered so far.

Of those, over 2,000 units of the Style variant have found homes in Malaysia. This is one of the new variants introduced for the 2019 facelift, giving the Axia an SUV-like look. The aesthetic addenda include unique front and rear bumpers, black body cladding, silver skid plates, clear tail light lenses, roof rails and larger 15-inch alloy wheels that give it a taller ride height. It also gets unique fabric upholstery on the inside.

Across the wider range, the revisions consist of new front and rear bumpers that give the car a closer resemblance to the latest Myvi, along with a redesigned centre console and new fabric upholstery options on higher-end models. Safety-wise, the Axia is now available with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and the Aruz‘s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0 active safety suite, which includes autonomous emergency braking.

The Axia continues to be powered by a 1KR-VE 1.0 litre VVT-i naturally-aspirated three-cylinder engine, producing 68 PS and 91 Nm of torque. It is paired to a four-speed automatic transmission, with only the base E variant being fitted with a five-speed manual. Prices range from RM24,090 for the E to RM43,190 for the range-topping AV, all on-the-road without insurance.


GALLERY: 2019 Perodua Axia Style
GALLERY: 2019 Perodua Axia AV