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Perodua Axia

Perodua Axia
Overview
Manufacturer
Perodua
Production
2014 -
Model years
2014 -
Assembly
Rawang, Malaysia
Body and chassis
Class
Kei car / A-segment
Body style
Five-door hatchback
Layout
Front-engine, front-wheel drive
Related
Daihatsu Ayla
Toyota Agya
Daihatsu Mira e:S
Powertrain
Engine
1.0L 1KR-DE2 l3
Transmission
5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,450 mm (96.5 in)
Length
3,640 mm (143.3 in)
Width
1,620 mm (63.8 in)
Height
1,510 mm (59.4 in)
Chronology
Predecessor
Perodua Viva




























The Perodua Axia is a five-door hatchback in development by Malaysian automobile manufacturer, Perodua. It will launch in the second half of 2014 as the successor to the Perodua Viva. The Perodua Axia is a badge engineered Daihatsu Ayla, which is in turn a rebadged seventh-generation Daihatsu Mira e:S. The Axia will be the first model to début from Perodua's all-new second factory in Rawang, Selangor.
The name ‘Axia’, which is pronounced ‘a-zee-a’ or ‘A-xia’, is derived from the word Asia. The letter ‘x’ in ‘Axia’ also represents the number ten, as the Axia is Perodua's tenth model.

History

Pre-launch

The Perodua Axia has been in development as the successor to the Perodua Viva. Perodua chose to license the Daihatsu Ayla / Toyota Agya platform for their Viva Replacement Model (VRM).[2] The Ayla and Agya duo have been on sale in neighbouring Indonesia and Philippines since 2013, but not in Malaysia. The Ayla and Agya duo are in turn based on the seventh-generation Daihatsu Mira e:S, which launched in Japan in 2011. Although the Viva replacement model will be based on the Ayla / Agya platform, Perodua has iterated that the upper body and external elements will be indigenously designed, and the car will not be just a rebadged model.
On 26 August 2013, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak announced that the replacement model to the Viva will launch in 2014 as the cheapest new car on the market. The new model will be built at Perodua's all-new RM1.3 billion, 65,000 sq ft second manufacturing plant, located adjacent to the company's original factory in Rawang, Selangor. Perodua's new factory will mirror Daihatsu Kyushu's factory in terms of work ethics, technology and efficiency. Perodua has since announced the construction of a new engine manufacturing factory in Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan at cost of RM600 million.
Perodua showcased the Global Model A Segment Space (GMA) concept at the 2013 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show in November The GMA previewed the interior design of the Viva Replacement Model (VRM). Perodua also showcased a new engine, the 1.0 litre Daihatsu D26F-1KR-FE as a possible candidate for the VRM.
On 11 June 2014, the first spyshots of an undisguised Perodua Axia were leaked online. Further photos of various pre-launch Perodua Axia units have since been leaked online, but on 6 August 2014, additional photos revealed the final product name was indeed ‘Perodua Axia’, after months of media speculation.
On 11 August 2014, Perodua teased a photo of the Axia on their official Facebook page. Three days later, Perodua announced that bookings for the Axia have been opened, with prices starting from RM24,900 along with a five-year warranty, a first for a Perodua model. The following day, the first official photo from Perodua confirmed the product name ‘Axia’ along with the tagline ‘Your Smart Move’. Later that same day, even more extensive official details on the Axia were unveiled.
The tentative pricing and equipment list for the Perodua Axia was leaked online on 14 August 2014.
The Perodua Axia, which is an A-segment small car will not compete with the similar but more upmarket B-segment Proton GSC, which is also scheduled for launch in the second half of 2014.
2014 Proton Axia interior

Safety

Safety features
Trim Variant
Standard E
Standard G
SE
Advance
Market
Malaysia
ABS with EBD and BA
ESC and TCS
Airbags
TBA
  •  / Malaysia - ASEAN NCAP - 4/5 stars
The Perodua Axia has been crash tested by the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia (ASEAN NCAP), and has claimed a 4-Star rating, thus being the second Perodua model to score a 4-Star rating after the Alza. The Axia is also safer than the 3-Star rated Myvi, despite being a smaller car.
The Perodua Axia SE and Advance variants are equipped with an Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and Brake assist (BA). The cheaper, no-frills Axia Standard E and G variants are not equipped with the aforementioned features. Perodua has yet to publicise information on airbag specifications across the Axia variants.
The ASEAN NCAP has yet to announce the official scores for the Perodua Axia, but it is assumed that the 4-Star rating is only applicable for the Axia SE and Advance variants.

Powertrains

Manufacturer's claim
Engine
1KR-DE2
Format
I3 DOHC 12V
Total displacement (cc)
998
Bore x Stroke (mm x mm)
71 x 84
Maximum Output [hp(kW)/rpm]
66 (49) / 6,000
Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)
90 / 3,600
Maximum Speed (km/h)
TBA
Acceleration 0–100 km/h (sec)
TBA
Fuel tank capacity (litres)
TBA
The Perodua Axia will only be offered with one petrol engine, the 998cc 12-valve DOHC 1KR-DE2 l3, sourced from Toyota and Daihatsu. The new 1.0 litre engine offers 66 hp (49 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm (66 lb ft) of torque at 3,600 rpm. It is Perodua's first engine to be made with aluminiumparts, which are lighter than their cast iron equivalents. As a result, the new 1KR-DE2 engine weighs 69 kg, or 10 kg less than the old 989cc EJ-VE engine in the Perodua Viva. Unlike the 1KR-FE engine, The 1KR-DE2 in the Axia is not equipped with Toyota's Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) technology. The new engine is also Euro IV compliant.
The sole 1.0L engine in the Axia is paired to a choice of two transmissions, a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic respectively. Perodua claims that the Axia is capable of achieving up to 21.6 km/L with the manual, and 20.1 km/L with the automatic while in ‘ECO Mode’. The Axia will become the first car to quality under Malaysia's 2014 National Automotive Policy (NAP) Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) fuel-efficiency standards upon its late 2014 launch.


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Last updated on 16 August 2014 at 19:11.

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