Specs for D74A 2023 Perodua Axia - Here's what we know so far
Eric · Jan 30, 2023 10:18 PM
The Perodua Axia nameplate soldiers on
All variants offer ESC, and up to 6 airbags
This is definitely a pleasant surprise – some bits of information have surfaced surrounding the next-gen D74A 2023 Perodua Axia and it looks to be an interesting model. Information below is correct at point of publishing and based on best effort basis.
First things first, Perodua’s upcoming A-segment hatchback will still retain the Axia nameplate, albeit with revised typeface.
Now, let’s dive right into the feature set of Perodua’s upcoming model.
For starters, the teaser reveals that the upper two variants of the D74A Axia will receive LED headlights; lower variants will continue on with halogen headlights.
Moving inside, features like Drive mode button, 7-inch multi info display, and 9-inch display audio system were teased, though we reckon these features are limited to selected variants. Moreover, it appears that the Axia may not be offered with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as the infotainment system shown looks similar to the Perodua Ativa and mid-spec Perodua Alza (only high specs get Android Auto / Apple CarPlay)..
In terms of safety, this is where it gets interesting. Perodua’s teaser brochure for the D74A Axia reveals that all variants of the little hatchback will receive electronic stability control (ESC, VSC in Perodua's terminology), hill-start assist (HSA), and traction control (TRC).
On top of that, the icing on the cake is the 6-airbag suite, though we reckon this could be limited to the top-spec variant. The D74A Axia will also receive the Perodua Smart Drive Assist (PSDA) ADAS suite, an upgrade over the outgoing model’s ASA AEB suite.
As reported earlier, the D74A Axia will soldier on with the existing naturally-aspirated 1.0-litre 1KR-VE 3-cylinder petrol engine, but with a change in the transmission. Out goes the 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual; the D74A Axia is now D-CVT-only.
If you're asking about the rumoured turbocharged engine, nope that's not happening, although it's not ruled out for Indonesia, where the Axia's cousins Toyota Ayla and Daihatsu Agya are powered by a larger and higher cost 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine, for which a 1.0-litre turbocharged unit could be a logical replacement / supplement. Remember that the Perodua Ativa's Indonesian cousin Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize are offered with two engine options - 1.2-litre naturally aspirated and 1.0-litre turbocharged.
The adoption of the D-CVT mean that the D74A Axia is now able to boast a fuel consumption figure of 3.64-litre/100 km (27.4 km/litre), aided by Perodua’s Eco Idle auto start/stop feature. Without Eco Idle, the D74A Axia does a claimed 3.95-litre/100 km; still an impressive figure, nonetheless.
Five body colours will be offered, namely Coral Blue, Glittering Silver, Granite Grey, Ivory White, and Lava Red. The former is a new addition.
Whether or not the D74A Perodua Axia will offer an adjustable steering column, that one remains to be seen.