In 2020, Perodua revealed in a presentation that it will participate in the development of new models based on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA). At the time, the local automaker said it would take its partnership with Daihatsu, which has seen it take the lead in the design of certain models, to the next level by becoming a global player in the ASEAN Development Center. leading position.

That said, a DNGA-based model has recently debuted in other countries before we get a version developed specifically for Malaysia. For example, the Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize both debuted in Japan in 2019 before the Ativa launched in 2021. The same goes for the new Alza, which arrives in 2022, a few months after its sister models, the Avanza/Veloz and Xenia – launched in Indonesia.

However, for the all-new 2023 Axia (internal codename D74A), it is said that the A-segment hatchback will first make its global debut in Malaysia, before its related siblings – the Daihatsu Ayla and Toyota Agya – make an appearance in Indonesia. The Ayla and Agya debuted in Indonesia in 2012, long before the Axia went on sale here in 2014.

according to a report Autonetmagz, the next-generation Ayla may be launched before the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) in mid-February this year. Meanwhile, another source told the publication that Agya will premiere in March, but Axia will release the first of the trio sometime before next month’s 2023 IIMS.

Details leaked two weeks ago revealed that the D74A Axia will be offered in four variants – G, X, SE and AV – all powered by a 1.0-litre engine. It’s unclear if the Axia will come with a turbo as previously rumored, but a CVT (likely the D-CVT used on the Myvi facelift, Ativa and Alza) looks certain, with no manual gearbox option.

The upcoming Axia will be based on the DNGA platform and is expected to be designed in line with the recent Perodua model to differentiate it from the Ayla and Agya. It has also been suggested that the X-Concept will have some influence on the exterior, although we won’t know more until Perodua makes an official statement.

Gallery: Perodua X-Concept at KLIMS18

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