Next-gen 2023 Perodua Axia's Indo twin (D74A) to feature 1.2-litre NA from Rocky/Raize?

CY Foong · May 9, 2022 02:30 PM

Next-gen 2023 Perodua Axia's Indo twin (D74A) to feature 1.2-litre NA from Rocky/Raize? 01

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  • Next-gen Agya/Ayla may receive updated 1.2-litre WA-VE engine
  • To be launched in Malaysia first as the next-gen Axia as early as 2023
  • 1.2-litre unit is already offered on outgoing Agya/Ayla in Indonesia

The Perodua Axia is the most affordable brand-new car on sale in Malaysia and is one of Perodua’s best-sellers. Even though it has been on sale for 8 years, sales have been strong due to the lack of competition.

Next-gen 2023 Perodua Axia's Indo twin (D74A) to feature 1.2-litre NA from Rocky/Raize? 02

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However, it is due for a brand-new update and as reported before, Malaysia’s No.1 automaker is currently developing the next-gen Axia, codenamed D74A. That also meant its Indonesian twins are also due for an update.

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The Toyota Agya and Daihatsu Ayla do not have the same success in the entry-level segment like in Malaysia. Instead, the country’s Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) segment is ruled by the Honda Brio. Not even a GR Sport variant is enough to faze Indonesian buyers.

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Also read: Perodua Axia's Toyota cousin gets GR-fied! Check out the Toyota Agya GR Sport

Next-gen 2023 Perodua Axia's Indo twin (D74A) to feature 1.2-litre NA from Rocky/Raize? 01

As such, according to our Indonesian colleagues at AutoFun ID, the next-gen Agya/Ayla might be introduced later in the archipelago. That’s not all though, sources have informed that the next-gen Agya/Ayla could feature the naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre WA-VE (88 PS/113 Nm) engine from the Indo-spec Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize.

Also read: 2021 Toyota Raize 1.2L variants go on sale in Indonesia; Ativa's cheaper, non-turbo twin

Next-gen 2023 Perodua Axia's Indo twin (D74A) to feature 1.2-litre NA from Rocky/Raize? 02

1.0-litre KR-DE as seen in the Axia Style

The Toyota-Daihatsu twins are sold in Indonesia with a choice of a 1.0-litre 1KR-DE (65 PS/86Nm) or a 1.2-litre 3NR-VE DVVT-i unit (88 PS/108 Nm). The former engine is shared with the Perodua Axia.

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2022 Myvi shown

However, it remains to be seen whether the 1.0-litre unit could be kept in the next-gen Axia/Agya/Ayla, turbocharged or NA. Based on what was reported previously, the D74A could be built on the DNGA platform and feature the modern Dual-mode CVT (D-CVT) that is available on the updated Myvi and the Raize/Rocky/Ativa.

Also read: All-new Perodua Axia: Codenamed D74A, could launch as early as 2023

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Daihatsu Xenia shown, the basis for the next-gen Alza

Perodua has announced that it will be introducing 2 updates and one all-new model in 2022. The all-new model could be the 2022 Perodua Alza, so the next-gen Axia might be introduced in 2023 given the company’s history of introducing at least one brand-new model each year.

Also read: Perodua: 2 facelifts and 1 all-new model coming, all-new 2022 Perodua Alza confirmed

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CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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