Perodua Axia Archive

  • Perodua Axia chalks up 119k bookings, 75k delivered

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    Looks like the Perodua Axia is set to continue its strong form as the marque has just announced that its latest model has raked up a total of 119,000 bookings since its launch in September 2014. The nation’s second car manufacturer has also delivered a total of 75,300 units of the Axia at the end of May.

    The achievement is all the more significant when one takes into account that the order books for the hatch was first opened in August last year. Earlier this year, Perodua president and CEO, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, told members of the media that the marque was facing a bit of struggle trying to keep up with demand – talk about first world problems.

    From the looks of it, Perodua might not have a problem in achieving its 2015 sales target of 208,000 units, a notion further augmented by the launch of the facelifted Myvi. Additionally, potential owners of the Axia might be enticed with the introduction of its accessories range, dubbed GearUp.

    GALLERY: Perodua Axia Standard G

    GALLERY: Perodua Axia Advance

  • Perodua donates Axia to National Kidney Foundation – win the car through the Spot & Ride contest

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    Perodua has contributed an Axia to the National Kidney Foundation in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the ‘World Kidney Day’ celebrations. The public can win the car through Spot & Ride, a contest aimed at creating awareness for kidney care and causes of kidney failure.

    Part of the ‘World Kidney Day’ celebrations at Sunway Pyramid (February 28 to March 1), Spot & Ride will see participants contributing a RM10 entry fee for the chance to win an Axia.

    Each entry gives a participant a 30-second window to search and find a winning ticket in an Axia. The ticket can be redeemed for attractive prizes such as goodie bags and discount vouchers, or it can be submitted as an entry ticket to win the car through a lucky draw contest on March 29.

    As of November 2014, the National Kidney Foundation needs to raise RM12 million annually to subsidise the dialysis treatments costs for 1,509 patients who seek treatment at its 28 dialysis centres nationwide.

    “This collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation is our way to create awareness about the cause of kidney problems and to encourage people to live a healthier life,” said Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh.

    “Therefore, all funds raised from the contest and road show will be channelled to the NKF which will be used by the kidney patients who are registered under the foundation.”

  • Perodua Axia bookings reach 82,000 units in less than six months, as P2 struggles to meet demand

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    Yes, it’s a problem, but a good one to have. Perodua has collected 82,000 bookings for the Axia up to February 6 (last Friday), as demand for Malaysia’s most affordable car hits the roof. Order books for the Axia opened on August 15, 2014, which means that the whopping number was achieved in less than six months.

    Of the 82k bookings, 38,000 units have been registered, which amounts to 46% of the total. That’s a lot more orders to fulfil and Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh admitted that his company did not anticipate such a strong response on the product planning front, and that they are struggling to meet demand. He told this to reporters at a Chinese New Year lunch gathering yesterday.

    “We see this [strong response] as an endorsement of the product by the Malaysian public,” he said, adding that Perodua is working hard to meet demand and the situation should normalised by March or April this year.

    Powered by the Axia and facelifted Myvi that was launched last month, Perodua is looking forward to a record breaking year. The market leader has set a sales target of 208,000 units for 2015, which is around 6% more than last year’s 195,600 units. P2’s previous sales record was 196,100, achieved in 2013.

    Perodua Axia Standard G

    Perodua Axia Advance

  • Perodua anticipating total sales of 195,000 units in 2014 – Axia gets to 62,000 bookings, 26,000 delivered

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    Perodua says it anticipates total sales in 2014 to exceed 195,000 units, with numbers being buoyed by the introduction of the Perodua Axia back in August.

    The automaker’s president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said that the expected figure would be higher than the targeted 193,000 units it had forecast earlier. “This would be the stretch target for this year,” he told reporters at the opening of Perodua’s first 3S ‘hybrid’ centre in Rawang.

    Aminar said that the bookings for the Axia was now at 62,000 units (back in October, the figure was 42,000), and that the company had registered and delivered 26,000 units thus far. “We are working hard to speed up production, so customers need not have to wait very long,” he stated.

    The Perodua 3S ‘hybrid’ centre, meanwhile, is the first of its kind – the ‘hybrid’ classification is derived from the fact that a dealer – Medan Prisma – operates the sales showroom while the service and spare parts operations are handled directly by Perodua.

    Built on a 52,523 sq ft land area, the 3S centre has 51 staff – 21 in sales and 30 in service. The facility has 25 service bays and can handle 60 to 65 vehicles a day. The automaker currently has 182 sales and 176 services outlets across the country, of which 70% are sales and service dealers.

  • Perodua Axia – 42,000 bookings so far, 8,000 delivered

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    Bookings for the Perodua Axia has topped the 40,000 mark. As of yesterday, 42,000 names have been collected for the compact car, with 8,000 units already delivered to customers. The figures were revealed by Perodua chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin at the groundbreaking ceremony of Perodua and Daihatsu’s new engine manufacturing plant in Sendayan, yesterday.

    “Perodua has embarked on a transformation journey since 2011 that will see our products and services are on par or better than other established automotive brands. These transformation initiatives are in the form of production, products, R&D and procurement, and customer satisfaction,” Asmat said.

    “The initial outcome of this initiative can be seen with the launch of our latest model – the Perodua Axia – and we will be making several more announcements on this matter over the coming months. What is important to mention here is that we are moving forward in line with the changing economic landscape. It is indeed an exciting and challenging time for us as we prepare for change,” he added.

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    The overall Axia bookings figure stood at 32,000 (6,000 delivered) on October 9, and Bernama quoted “39,000 units” from Perodua COO Zahari Husin on October 18, so the momentum is strong. P2 has also started deliveries of the bare bones Axia Standard E to driving schools.

    The Perodua Axia was officially launched in September. Malaysia’s most affordable car and first Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) comes in four trim levels priced from RM24,600 to RM42,530.

    Get all the specs, info and detailed/comparison picture galleries in our Perodua Axia infohub, and also check out our walk-around video tour and first drive report to learn more about the Axia.

    Perodua Axia Standard G

    Perodua Axia Advance

  • Perodua Axia E – deliveries to driving schools begin

    Perodua made its first fleet delivery of the Axia to a driving school last week. Eleven units of the new hatchback were handed over to Arinah Holdings, a Terengganu-based driving school which ordered 22 Axias.

    “The delivery marks the first in such fleet sale delivery to an organisation and we are committed to deliver our vehicles per delivery plan – bearing any unforeseen circumstances,” said Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, Perodua’s president and CEO. He added that Perodua has received “overwhelming interest” from driving schools to acquire the Perodua Axia Standard E variant.

    The Axia, launched last month, is Malaysia’s most affordable car with prices starting at RM24,600. Cheap and no frills, the Axia Standard E is the perfect car to replace the basic Viva/Kancil that is the current staple of driving schools across the country. Older drivers might remember taking driving lessons in the original Kancil, Nissan Sunny or a Datsun.

    As of last week, the Axia has received more than 33,000 bookings, with nearly 7,000 units delivered since launch day. Perodua aims to sell 30,000 Axias by the end of the year.

    Dive into our Perodua Axia infohub for a wealth of information, videos (by both P2 and and pictures – including galleries of the various specs and one side-by-side with the Viva – that will aid your shopping process.

  • RENDERED: Perodua Axia Sports, three-door version


    Rendering wiz Theophilus Chin has provided his take on what a three-door version of the new Perodua Axia might look like. Dubbed the Perodua Axia Sports, it goes to show that if in the highly unlikely event Perodua re-engineers the Axia as a three-door, this is what a future ‘warm’ hatch could look like.

    In conceptualising the Axia Sports, Theo has begun by lowering the roof and shoulder lines of the car, while changing the angle of the rear tailgate in order to make it more pronounced. Nothing significant was done elsewhere, apart from a slightly lowered ground clearance.

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    The production Perodua Axia, based on the underpinnings of a Daihatsu Ayla and Toyota Agya, was launched last month and is priced at RM24,600 for the basic model and goes all the way to RM42,530 with on-the-road costs factored in.

    It’s powered by an all-aluminium 1KR-DE2 1.0 litre engine producing 66 hp at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3,600 rpm. Transmission choices are a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic gearbox. Fancy a sportier-looking three-door Axia then? Let us know below.

    GALLERY: Perodua Axia 1.0 Advance

  • Perodua Axia records 32,000 bookings, 6,000 delivered

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    The recently-launched Perodua Axia has garnered 32,000 bookings since the order books opened in August, Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh has said, according to a Bernama report.

    6,000 Axias have been delivered to customers to date, but the waiting period for the standard model (unclear if what’s meant is Standard E or Standard G) has now lengthened to six months, due to “overwhelming response,” Aminar told the national news agency.

    “It (the delay) is not due to the issue of capacity as Perodua’s plant produces 7,000 to 8,000 units a month. It is the issue of having the right parts and we are now working closely with the vendors,” he said, adding that by year-end, Perodua hopes to reduce the waiting period to one-and-a-half months.

    The order tally as of launch day numbered about 13,500. Perodua said then that it aimed to sell 30,000 Axias by the end of the year, and that a big majority of the orders were for the Standard G variant.

    Perodua Axia Standard G

    Perodua Axia Advance

  • GALLERY: Perodua Kancil to Perodua Axia, Malaysia’s most affordable car through the ages

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    At the Perodua headquarters in Rawang, we spotted two pristine examples of the Perodua Kancil. The red model is the first car to roll off the company’s assembly line, while the newer blue car is the 500,000th Kancil made. So we thought we’d provide you with a full gallery of both cars to see just how far the new Axia (and Perodua itself) has come since the saga of the brand began 20 years ago.

    Based on the L200 Daihatsu Mira, the Kancil was unveiled by then Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (now chairman of Proton) on August 29, 1994, with a base price of around RM25,000. This price tag made it Malaysia’s most affordable car, a title that has continued to be carried by its successors. Virtually everyone below a certain age with a driver’s licence has driven a Kancil before, as it became the default learner’s car almost immediately, replacing the Nissan Sunny.

    Forget safety features like airbags, ABS or even rear seat belts, the red 660 cc Kancil above didn’t even come with power windows, power steering, central locking, a rev counter, a radio or – gasp! – a clock. About the only extra it contained was air-conditioning – it makes the bargain basement Axia Standard E variant look positively luxurious in comparison.

    The Kancil went through two minor facelifts in 1997 and 2000 – the latter giving it a large chrome grille and two-tone bodywork. But it wasn’t until 2002 that the car received an extensive makeover that resulted in the blue car you see here.

    There were new round headlamps, significantly reworked front and rear ends (including the rear number plate recess that was relocated to the tailgate from its original position on the bumper) and reshaped tail lamps. The interior is also completely new, with an instrument cluster that was moved to the centre of the dashboard. Various creature comforts also crept in over the years.

    Perodua churned out this particular example, the 500,000th Kancil, on April 11, 2003. Four years later, the company introduced its successor, the Viva, which was based on the newer L250 Mira. But that car did not become Malaysia’s most affordable car, or at least, not yet – the base Kancil continued to be built to fill in the bottom of the range.

    That lasted until July 20, 2009, when the last Kancil – unit number 722,223 – left the factory gates. Superseding the 15-year-old car was the base Viva 660 BX, retailing at exactly RM25,000 (now RM22,000 after prices were slashed in June ahead of the Axia’s launch). The interior is similarly basic (you did at least get a clock), but Perodua equipped all its models with dual airbags and front seat belt pretensioners in 2012, including its most kosong model.

    The Ozzy Orange Viva you see above is the value-added 1.0 litre S, which retailed at RM35,200 (reduced to RM29,900 in June) and gets a four-speed automatic transmission, power steering, a driver’s side seat height adjuster and a MP3/WMA compatible stereo, among other things.

    The latest chapter in the lineage of Perodua’s smallest car began two weeks ago with the launch of the Axia. Based on the Indonesian-market Daihatsu Ayla, the new model – this time powered solely by a 1.0 litre 1KR-DE2 three-pot, the first time all variants use the same engine – comes in at RM24,600 for the base E and features power steering and power windows as standard. A four-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating too!

    This Lemongrass Green example is the G, with a RM32,800 price tag and such niceties as a neatly-integrated stereo, Isofix child seat anchors at the rear and the much vaunted anti-snatch hook.

    So there you have it, a look at Malaysia’s most affordable cars – the Perodua Kancil, Viva and Axia – through the years. Did that get your memories flooding back?

    First Perodua Kancil

    500,000th Perodua Kancil

    Perodua Viva S-Series

    Perodua Axia Standard G

  • VIDEO: Perodua Axia 4-star ASEAN NCAP crash test

    Now that the Perodua Axia has been revealed in full, ASEAN NCAP has finally released a crash test video of Malaysia’s most affordable car. The organisation released videos of the three other cars tested at the time last month, but did not provide one of the Axia as it was still under wraps.

    The car tested was the base Standard E model, which features dual airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchors on the rear seats but no ABS. It scored a four-star rating (12.91 out of 16 points) for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and a four-star rating (71% compliance) in Child Occupant Protection (COP).

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    The Axia is the first car to make its market introduction complete with ASEAN NCAP results, and according to the agency it is also the most affordable car with a four-star rating for both AOP and COP.


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Last Updated 04 Aug 2022