Perodua files Traz and Nexis trademarks with MyIPO

Perodua has filed a couple of trademarks with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), registering the Traz and Nexis names at the end of last month. Both were filed under class 12 and class 37, encompassing categories that are car-related.

The listings, which were unearthed by Facebook user Vanhoe Rage, who posted on both filings last week, suggest that the national automaker is placing names in the basket for a new model, like it did previously with the Axia back in 2014.

The names don’t really follow typical Perodua naming convention, but is very much in line with that carried out in 2014, when it registered the Eliana and Atrivia names subsequent to a trademark filing for the Axia – it could well be that both new monikers are options under consideration, but whether they see the light of day on a vehicle is another thing altogether.

Perodua files Traz and Nexis trademarks with MyIPO

Plenty of options for the conjecture – if the upcoming D27A retains the Alza nameplate in its second iteration, then there’s nothing else on the horizon this year that would require a new name. That’s because the automaker already intimated in January that 2022 would see the introduction of an all-new model (the D27A) and two facelifts, which we’ve speculated is likely to involve the Aruz and Axia.

Further afield, there has long been talk of the brand coming up with a B-segment SUV sized larger than the Daihatsu Rocky-based Ativa, so a new name would be needed for that, although that isn’t expected to appear on the horizon this year.

Interestingly, the MyIPO listings also reveal trademarks filed under Daihatsu Motor for e-Smart, e-Smart Hybrid and e-Smart Technology, and P2 started testing a Rocky e-Smart Hybrid in the country late last year. However, given how the company works, the eventual model, should it appear for our market, is likely to carry the Hybrid suffix and retain the Ativa nameplate.

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  • Perodua Alza Cross mariii

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  • Traz sound like Traps (the 3rd gender kind) and Nexis sounds sexist.

    What kind of weird names did they dream up from and so obviously they never gotten higher management approval or even done a marketing survey on these names.

    Had their management been sleeping during the vetting process?

    I would not be surprised, from the chaotic and unplanned models introduction, to parts shortages, to super slow response for flood victim cars, to ever reducing sales year by year, to this naming malfunction, Perodua have been making wrong decisions one after another. High time to change out their Japanese led management and replace with our local brothers & sisters.

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    • Dong Gor on May 18, 2022 at 8:32 pm

      Oh no..kick out the Japanese? PNB will never let that happen…cos if that happens…it will be a repeat of like DRB handling of P1…insolvency and multiple bailouts.

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      • Rakyat Malaysia on May 19, 2022 at 2:32 am

        P1 failures are caused by bad decisions from their Chairman Advisor, or some call him exPM.
        Give our DRB abams free reign and they will work wonders. The proof is easy to see.

        VW CEO have kowtow to our abams and admitted our quality and hardworking attitude are superior to Wolfsburg abams, until they trusted us to built such halo model Golf GTI. Porsche boss was equally so impressed with our hardworking, talented and superior attitude abams that we became globally the first to built Posh outside of their factories.

        Japanese? Pfft! They instead are so thankful their crappy spec Xpander could sell only thanks to superior abam built quality on par with Porsche. People buy thanks to our abams really. Where else can you get low priced Japanese with Porsche built quality? None! Not even in Jepun lah!

        When you see built by DRB abams, beli tanpa was2.

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    • ShaharDin on May 18, 2022 at 8:35 pm

      You wanna replace Dr Li too ?

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      • Rakyat Malaysia on May 19, 2022 at 12:44 pm

        Unlike those Japanese, he knows how to assimilate himself and work with our abams.

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    • Haiyah on Jun 20, 2023 at 8:19 pm

      Traz sounds like trash to me.

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  • Lanhb on May 18, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Name sounds good, but no meaning

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    • Rakyat Malaysia on May 19, 2022 at 2:16 am

      Sounds about right too. Traz sound like Trash which truly describes what P2 are selling to us.

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      • Tortilla on May 19, 2022 at 7:46 am

        Some Perodua was Trash of its era.
        E.g Perodua Rusa, but this role is getting replaced by the Proton Exora now.

        Newer Perodua and Proton is right there, @ Global Standard.
        Solid and Premiun.

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        • Celup King on May 19, 2022 at 3:26 pm

          No change. Perodua selling us Trazh dulu, kini, selamanya

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      • meladam on May 19, 2022 at 12:56 pm

        Traz means Teras – in malay means, concrete, hard, solid

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  • Curious on May 19, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Trash and Exit

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