KUALA LUMPUR: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) has launched its latest full model change, the all-new Perodua Axia.
The 1.0 litre D-CVT (Dual-Mode CVT) all-new Perodua Axia comes in four variants G, X, SE, and AV. With this powertrain (engine and transmission) fuel consumption can potentially reach up to 27.4 km/l with the Eco Idle auto start-stop system. This performance is based in the Malaysian Driving Cycle (MDC), which follows local road conditions and driving patterns.
Priced at between RM38,600 for the G entry level variant and RM49,500 the top range AV variant. The all-new Axia offers a variety of choices for Malaysians to choose from.
“With the all-new Perodua Axia launched, our focus (for this new model) are twofold, the first is maximising deliveries to our customers and to convert previous generation Axia bookings to the All-New Axia,” president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said in a statement.
He said that of the 44,000 existing orders, Perodua was able to convince 13,600 of its customers to convert to the latest model and coupled with over new 6,500 bookings (since Jan 31) – the compact car company has a combined orders of 20,100 units.
“Our 314,000 registration and 330,000 production targets for the year (2023) reflect our commitment to ensure that your bookings and trust will be delivered in the best possible time without compromising on quality,” he added.
Zainal said that the all-new Perodua Axia a sales target of 5,700 units a month, and to meet this sales target, the compact car company has set the model’s annual production target to over 82,000 units.