October 1, 2023


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2023 Perodua Axia Handbook will probably be launched after Hari Raya – might base MT be a sub-RM25k carryover?

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2019 Perodua Axia E MT

At this time’s official announcement of the 2023 Perodua Axia raised a query or two amongst some business watchers and maybe a petrolhead or two. I say some, as a result of nearly all of Malaysians will probably be nicely served by the 4 variants on provide, and received’t be lacking an affordable however kosong Axia E with a guide transmission.

Except you’re a driving faculty operator. In case you are, don’t fear, as a result of the “driving faculty spec” Axia with a stick shift just isn’t useless, even when it won’t be current on the D74A’s launch subsequent month. At at the moment’s 2023 outlook occasion, Perodua president and CEO Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Ahmad vowed to proceed to provide a guide transmission Axia.

“Relaxation assured, we are going to nonetheless produce guide vehicles for driving colleges, don’t fear,” he stated, including that the Axia MT is meant to floor after Hari Raya Aidilfitri, which falls in April. “In reality, I feel the driving colleges will prefer it – similar automobile, good spec, possibly cheaper. Perodua will proceed to make the guide Axia,” he added.

2019 Perodua Axia E MT

Cheaper? It’s not simple to make a brand new mannequin cheaper, particularly when it it sits on a brand new, safer and extra refined platform (DNGA). Might this upcoming Axia MT be a variation of the outgoing Axia as a substitute of the D74A with a stick shift? Zainal’s subsequent feedback may include additional hints.

“Simply now I discussed six or seven fashions, we now have six fashions (Axia, Bezza, Myvi, Ativa, Alza, Aruz), Axia MT is the final mannequin. The Axia MT that we’re persevering with, we’re presupposed to launch it after Hari Raya. There’s some modification,” he stated.

It’s not very doubtless {that a} variant with a distinct transmission is categorised as a separate mannequin, which could level to the bottom MT automobile being a carryover, albeit modified. We might be studying an excessive amount of into the P2 chief’s phrases, however Perodua has carried out it earlier than.

Again when the Viva – a Kancil-replacement mannequin – was launched, the bug-eyed last model of the Kancil continued to be bought alongside the Viva as a less expensive mannequin to serve primary motoring wants. Will the upcoming Axia MT play the identical position at the moment with a sub RM25k RRP (the 2019 Axia E’s launch worth was RM24,090)? Perodua says that there’s demand for the bare-bones Axia MT past driving faculty use, though not as a lot because the better-appointed variants. We’ll see. For now, full particulars on the all-new Axia right here.

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