Perodua Axia: Features explained

Perodua Axia: Features explained

Since the launch, the Perodua Axia has been one of the best-selling cars in the Malaysian automobile market, and its recent sales numbers also prove that the magic of this small and affordable hatchback is not going to fade anytime soon. Back in August, the automaker revealed the YTD sales figures and according to that the Axia grabbed the position of second best-selling vehicle in the country; the Myvi and Bezza were on the first rank and third rank, respectively.

Given its increasing popularity among the masses, Perodua gave the Axia a second facelift last year since it entered the playing field back in 2014. The latest iteration is available in six different variants - E, G, Gxtra, Style, SE, and AV, and four color options - Lava Red, Midnight Blue, Ivory White, and Glittering Silver.

Perodua Axia front

In this story, we are going to talk about the Perodua Axia features in detail. But before we get started, check out the Perodua Axia price list-

Variant

Price 

Perodua Axia 1.0 E

RM 23,367

Perodua Axia 1.0 G

RM 32,485

Perodua Axia 1.0 Gxtra

RM 33,940

Perodua Axia 1.0 Style

RM 37,515

Perodua Axia 1.0 SE

RM 37,515

Perodua Axia 1.0 AV

RM 41,427

EEV engine

Perodua Axia engine

As for the engine, all the Axia variants are powered by the same 1.0-litre, DOHC, VVT-i EEV engine that has been tuned to generate a maximum power of 67 bhp at 6000 rpm and a peak torque of 91 Nm at 4400 rpm. According to Perodua, the EEV engine is built to improve fuel consumption and to reduce levels of vibration and noise. With 5-speed manual gearbox, it returns a fuel economy of 22.5 km per litre, while with automatic transmission on board, the hatchback hits a mileage of 21.6 kmpl. 

Advanced Safety Assist 2.0

The latest version of the Perodua Axia comes with Advanced safety assist 2.0, which includes several driver-assistance features like a pre-collision warning, pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection, front departure alert, and pedal misoperation control. The said safety suite is not available on the base E variant, which still has a four-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. 

Also read: Understanding Perodua Advanced Safety Assist 2.0

Perodua Axia front and rear

Front corner sensors

The top SE and AV variants also have front corner sensors that detect obstructions around the hatchback when it is driven at low speeds at the time of parking and create a buzzer sound to notify the driver about the surrounding obstruction.

Vehicle stability control

The Perodua Axia specs sheet also has a vehicle stability control feature that uses sensors and an onboard computer algorithm to monitor traction power and braking in real-time. According to that, it manages or corrects any human error or lessens the risk of traction loss due to poor road or weather conditions.

Sporty exterior

Perodua Axia is not the most stylish car in the segment, but it is definitely one of the stylish ones. Some of its key exterior features are-

  • Sporty front bumper
  • Sporty side skirting
  • Sporty rear bumper
  • Roof-mounted rear spoiler
  • 14-inch alloy wheels
  • Retractable side mirrors with turn signals

Infotainment system

Perodua Axia infotainment system

Inside, the hatchback boasts a touch-infotainment head unit with features like Bluetooth, USB, HDMI, built-in navigation, and Perodua’s ‘Smart Link’ smartphone mirroring technology.

Boot space

Perodua has designed this hatchback so brilliantly that it features a boot capacity of 260 litres, enough to carry small luggage. The customers can also increase this space as the automaker offers the Axia with flexible seating arrangements.

Seats

Talking about the Axia seats, the front units are of the semi-bucket type with a good amount of bolstering providing a good and comfortable driving position. The rear seats also offer amazing under-thigh support that is actually a blessing during longer trips. The automaker has also added shopping hooks as well as seat-back pockets at the back of the front seats.

Perodua Axia seats

Smart entry with a smart key

Perodua Axia also comes with a smart key incorporating a special chip inside that is recognized by the vehicle. As the driver approaches the car, it senses the chip and unlocks the doors automatically.

Note- The aforementioned features are variant-specific.

In the end, we conclude that with such modern amenities and a budget price tag, the Perodua Axia is really a great buy.

Also read: Which Perodua Axia to buy? Variant comparison

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