Those looking for more value and safety in a small and affordable package, rejoice. Perodua has launched a new Axia, adding advanced safety features to Malaysia’s most affordable hatchback.

The Standard Axias

The E model remains the most affordable car you can buy new in Malaysia, but now is the only variant of the Axia equipped with a manual gearbox.

The G is priced at RM33,490 and adds a number of features that make it more liveable for the average consumer like ABS and a radio with speakers and USB input.

The GXtra variant is seen as the sweetspot as it adds the all-important Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control safety features. It also comes with nice-to-haves like reverse sensors and driver seat height adjustment and all for just RM34,990.

SE and Advanced

For those willing to spend a little extra for more features, the Axia SE gives you Solar & Security film, semi-bucket seats, front corner sensors, Smart Entry & Push to Start button, Bluetooth functionality, and more for RM38,890.

The Advance or AV model has a few added features but its main selling point is the Advanced Safety Assist 2.0 (ASA 2.0) kit which gives the Axia Pedestrian Detection up to 50km/h, Pre-Collision Warning (up to 100km/h), Pre-Collision Braking (up to 80km/h), Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control at RM43,190.

Omit Features for Looks

There is also a Perodua Axia STYLE variant which builds on some of the GXtra’s features, but gives you crossover looks and a unique colour option instead of the additional functions found on the SE model for the same price.

Here’s another way to look at each variant:

Axia E (RM24,090)

  • 22.5km/l fuel consumption
  • Only available in Ivory White
  • Only variant with 5-speed manual
  • Dual SRS airbags
  • ISOFIX mounting points
  • Steel wheels
  • Amber illumination on instrument cluster

Axia G (RM33,490)

  • 21.6km/l fuel consumption
  • Available in Ivory White, Glittering Silver and Midnight Blue
  • ABS & EBD
  • Audio System with USB input
  • Tachometer added to instrument cluster
  • Key with Remote integrated
  • Multi-purpose container
  • Seat back pockets
  • Rear wiper with intermittent wiping function
  • 14″ alloy rims in standard 8-spoke design

Axia GXtra (RM34,990)

  • 21.6km/l fuel consumption
  • Available in Lava Red, Ivory White, Glittering Silver and Midnight Blue
  • Driver seat height adjuster
  • Assist Grip
  • Piano black and chrome garnish on steering and centre console
  • Reverse sensors
  • Retractable Side Mirrors
  • Vehicle Stability Control & Traction Control

Axia SE (RM38,890)

  • 21.6km/l fuel consumption
  • Available in Lava Red, Ivory White, Glittering Silver and Midnight Blue
  • White Illumination on instrument cluster
  • Front Corner Sensors
  • Retractable Side Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals
  • Semi-bucket Seats in SE type Fabric
  • 14″ alloy wheels in 7-spoke ‘turbine’ design
  • Solar & Security Window Film

Axia STYLE (RM38,890)

  • 20.8km/l fuel consumption
  • Available in Sunrise Orange, Ivory White, Glittering Silver and Midnight Blue
  • Crossover-inspired bodykit
  • White illumination on instrument cluster
  • Push Start/Stop Button
  • Smart Entry with Smart Key
  • Semi-bucket seats in Style type fabric
  • 15″ dual tone alloy rims
  • Spoiler
  • Roof Mouldings
  • Side Skirts
  • Front bumper garnish

Axia AV (RM43,190)

  • 21.6km/l fuel consumption
  • Available in Lava Red, Ivory White, Glittering Silver and Midnight Blue
  • Touchscreen with navigation & Smart Link for Android phones
  • Advanced Safety Assist 2.0
  • Reverse Camera
  • 14″ dual tone alloy rims