Perodua recently began order taking for the new 2019 Axia, which will include a new Style variant that gets crossover-inspired styling in the same light as the Volkswagen CrossPolo, Hyundai i20 Active and Honda WR-V.
While the national carmaker has yet to provide official photos, we now have a very good idea of just what the variant will look like, thanks to these photos from The Ajerul.
Based on what we can see, the Style will feature black plastic cladding all around the lower edges of its body, including on the wheel arches to give it a crossover-esque look. This look is further emphasised by the front and rear “skid plates,” a 15 mm taller ride height as well as black rails on the vehicle’s roof.
The variant also comes with 15-inch five-spoke wheels, and while there are no interior shots here, we do know the variant will get unique “denim” fabric for the seats.
Beyond these cues, we also spot styling revisions that will be applied to the rest of the Axia range, with the front receiving the most changes. The new grille is reminiscent of that found on the second-generation Myvi facelift, with a black bar running across its entire width – the Style gets a unique dotted insert.
The projector headlamps appear to be carried over from before, albeit smoked (as seen here), although it isn’t known if these are specific to the Style. Some of the cues mentioned were also seen in a video ad promoting the Big Stage 2019 concert on Astro Gempak over the weekend.
At launch, the Axia line-up will include the E, G, GXtra (new), Style (new) SE and Advance, all powered by a 1KR-VE VVT-i engine with 67 hp and 91 Nm of torque. Only the base E variant gets a five-speed manual transmission, while the rest are fitted with a four-speed automatic instead.
By far the biggest update here is the addition of the Advanced Safety Assist 2.0 suite of system on the range-topping Advance, along with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) from the GXtra onwards. The model’s airbag count remains at two as before.
Estimated pricing for he new Axia is from RM24,090 to RM43,190, with the Style being around RM38,890. We’ll have complete details of the new Axia when it is officially launched but for now, what do you think of the Axia Style’s look?