Earlier this week, it was revealed that Toyota India is planning on bringing their entry level car brand Daihatsu to India. Now, Perodua Axia, which is nothing but a rebadged Toyota Agya / Daihatsu Alya, has been spied in India.
The car was spotted without any camouflage in Mumbai. Wearing international license plates, it is unclear at this time if this was actually a test car or that of a private owner who is on a road trip across countries.
New Perodua Axi was launched back in 2014 as the people’s car. Features offered are easy driving, eco-friendly, spacious and economical aspects along with Asean NCAR 4 Star rating. It is also an energy efficient vehicle (EEV) as per the Malaysian standards. In the past two years, the car has been well received in Malaysia.
Speaking about variants of Perodua Axia, it is available in Standard E variant – which is priced at RM 24,600 features 14 inch steel rims, power windows, two airbags, Eco Drive indicator and LED combination rear lamp. It also receives fabric seating and power steering.
Axia Standard G variant is priced at RM 29, 800 (Manual) (Rs 5.64 lakhs) and RM 32, 800 (Auto) (Rs 6.21 lakhs) receives all the features of Standard E variant with additions of 14” alloy wheels, alarm and keyless entry, reverse sensor, seatbelt reminders, retractable and electric control side mirror and height adjustable driver seats. Four speaker audio with CD player, ISOFIX anchors for child seats and rear wiper defogger are also available.
Axia SE with a price of RM 36,800 (Manual) (Rs 6.96 lakhs) and RM 39,800 (Auto) (Rs 7.53 lakhs) is seen with added features such as side skirts, projector headlamps, aero bumper, rear spoiler and front parking sensors. Interiors sport door trim fabric and fabric semi bucket seats while interiors are finished in chrome and silver.
Axia Advanced with a price tag of RM 42,130 (Rs 7.97 lakhs) has all the features available on the three lower trims with added features such as touch screen DVD player with Bluetooth and Navigation, leather seats and leather wrapped steering wheel.
Powered by a 1.0 liter engine, the size of the car is perfect to entice majority of small car buyers, that is if Toyota decides to launch this car here.