D74A Perodua Axia wins Malaysia Good Design Award

D74A Perodua Axia wins Malaysia Good Design Award

The D74A Perodua Axia has won the Malaysia Good Design Award for Public Areas and Transportation Products, recognising the national carmaker’s most compact hatchback for its design.

Launched in February 2023, the second-generation Axia replaced its predecessor which in turn replaced the Viva, in a lineage that traces back to the Kancil, and the current model builds upon the sales success that is the first-generation Axia that had 582,728 units sold.

This is the third model from Perodua to be based on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform following the Ativa and the Alza, and measures 115 mm longer and 45 mm wider than its predecessor, while its wheelbase of 2,525 mm is 70 mm longer than before.

D74A Perodua Axia wins Malaysia Good Design Award

Powering the second-generation Axia is a 1KR-VE 1.0 litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine paired with a Dual-Mode CVT, essentially a unit that combines belt drive with a gear drive for improved fuel efficiency, acceleration and quietness.

For safety kit, the top AV variant gets lane departure warning/prevention, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert in addition to ASA 3.0, which consists of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and front vehicle departure warning, along with six airbags.

The second-generation Perodua Axia is priced from RM38,600 for the Axia 1.0L G, RM40,000 for the 1.0L X, RM44,000 for the 1.0L SE and RM49,500 for the 1.0L AV. The entry-point 2023 Axia 1.0L E is an updated first-generation model with manual transmission, priced at RM22,000; all prices are on-the-road without insurance.

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Comments

  • TinKosong on Jun 14, 2024 at 12:35 pm

    refer my name

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  • anonymous on Jun 14, 2024 at 12:48 pm

    good design? this? lol.

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    • Celup King on Jun 14, 2024 at 8:20 pm

      Pay money get good design award. Just like they pay money to MIROS to get 5stars rating, and JPJ to declare their cars are absolutely not affected by Toyota & Daihatsu safety test scandal.

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  • YB Kunte Kinte on Jun 14, 2024 at 12:51 pm

    The Axia and Aruz,sales have been pretty sluggish.
    A P2 salesman offered lots of freebees and immediate stock,whereas the Bezza and Alza require waiting 60 to 150 days.
    P2 fanboys wont mind extending the hp by a year to get Myvi or Bezza,bigger size ,more power ,also equally fuel efficient.
    The Aruz is bogged down by super bouncy suspension like the old Avanza models.

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    • Peppa on Jun 17, 2024 at 1:37 pm

      Ofc the aruz is bouncy. It is based on super old ladder frame chasis. The one who bought one without doing further research then complaint are just downright stupid not actually the car fault

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      • Kangoo on Jun 18, 2024 at 8:43 am

        the comfort in Suzuki Jimny is worse than this.
        Aruz is more comfortable than my car of it’s Jip Class. Aruz has it’s strength yet reaching it’s price point.

        you can mod the comfort, power easily from here.
        as long as you willing to spend. 1 direct way is using Adaptive Suspension.

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  • Peppa on Jun 14, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    If they didn’t skimp out on dated halogen bulb taillights and no rear window heater, i would agree

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    • Jonathan on Jun 14, 2024 at 11:50 pm

      Considering previous one was LED, it’s a downgrade. Older Axia had a nicer overall design in my opinion.

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      • anonymous on Jun 15, 2024 at 12:57 pm

        because the older axia was a daihatsu rebadge where daihatsu helmed the design. this one was a perodua design hence the flop.

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      • ProjectorNotLED on Jun 15, 2024 at 8:48 pm

        It’s called projector headlamps for previous one. Current one also LED but not projector. Pls ensure accuracy of your comment before commenting.

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  • LOL another syiok sendiri award

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  • Don’t what good design they talking about. Pintu dia macam pintu peti sejuk. Dah buka, dia tutup balik sendiri. This is a serious safety issue.

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  • OK LAH Game 1 on Jun 14, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    Game 1 Perodua wins
    soon will be irrelavant

    Game 2 Proton Malaysia wins Numba 1
    First EV before 2024 Ends

    There is nothing to show from P2 and Japanese

    ONLY competitors from Motherland

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  • pengayuhbasikal on Jun 14, 2024 at 3:37 pm

    what ?…the fuel lid puller is not at a convenient location ….hmmmm

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  • I mean the rear design isn’t as successful

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  • Lotpi on Jun 14, 2024 at 4:53 pm

    Very nice DNGA AXN,
    Especially for people who looking for affordable premium compact,

    Fuel saving better than my Jazz Hybrid lama

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    • Premium? This?

      Sounds like something only a P2 salesman would say…wait, you are a P2 salesman, aren’t you?

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      • Ramesh on Jun 18, 2024 at 8:40 pm

        it is not premium compared to Mini Cooper,
        but it is no less premium compared to older hatchback like
        Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2L, Suzuki Alto Swift 1.4L,
        Hyundai Getz, Yaris 2009 etc.

        at this price, these are the choice.
        new premium or used plastic

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        • Match with the right year please! on Jun 20, 2024 at 2:33 pm

          compare lah apple to apple, at least compare la same generation apple 2024 vs orange 2024.

          i owned Mirage from 10 years ago and it was far better than viva 10 years ago.

          even though now i’m driving mazda 3 i didnt compare it with civic from 10 years ago.

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  • Frankc on Jun 14, 2024 at 7:07 pm

    Is this the model where Toyota says hv crash test results in doubt? The one with inner foot part protrude into passenger space during crash test?

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    • Jasonx on Jun 15, 2024 at 1:58 pm

      Not this one.

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    • Yes, but Malaysians are more hardy than the Japanese so no safety issue for Malaysia as claimed by our globally respected JPJ.

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  • MAHAL on Jun 14, 2024 at 7:38 pm

    Kesian orang dah tak ada kereta murah zaman sekarang untuk rakyat biase2. suka ke tak paling murah auto Bezza 1.0 dan saga

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  • haiyoh on Jun 14, 2024 at 8:17 pm

    Don’t syiok sendiri. This car is junk. And a big joke in the global scene.

    Award should read “D74A Perodua Axia wins the Malaysia most cheaply made car”.

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  • It does look the best out of it’s Toyota and Daihatsu counterparts

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  • hazri on Jun 15, 2024 at 1:52 am

    sebab murah, good la.

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    • Sadiqsiggaraga on Jun 15, 2024 at 5:59 pm

      Harga dah tak rahmah dah. Saga dan bezza lagi berbaloi

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  • Kau banyak cakap tapi kau, sedara kau, bini, anak, menantu, ada jer pakai kereta perodua. Piang punya orang

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  • Dogbert on Jun 15, 2024 at 2:50 pm

    When are we getting the 1.2liter 87hp WA-VE engine?

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  • Gerard on Jun 15, 2024 at 5:09 pm

    See all the Perodua and Toyota models having ugly bumpers and skirtings. Like those designers came from Jinjang and Tanjung Karang.

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  • Colin on Jun 15, 2024 at 8:40 pm

    I feel like the reason why Toyota/Daihatsu/Perodua wanted to manufacture the Axia/Ayga/Ayla its because they wanted to make it as a modern Yugo GV and a modern Austin Maestro, two of the most bland, underpowered and unsafe cars in the history of humankind. And they just wanted to cheat us customers with their inaccurate car crash safety test results.

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  • Good design? Which part good?

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  • Ganteng Man on Jun 18, 2024 at 9:03 am

    Coffin bergerak?

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  • Paid to say good things on Jun 18, 2024 at 11:22 am

    Ugh, another one of those syok sendiri awards.

    A refrigerator-shaped tinbox on wheels without rear window heater/defroster, using bulbs in the rear taillights instead of the LEDs on the previous gen Axia and still powered by a gutless engine that makes more noise than it makes power.

    This is called good design ah?

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