National Car makers Perodua today officially revealed its new Sedan Bezza at the One World Hotel in Petaling Jaya. New Bezza, the 11th model by Perodua, is the latest entry level sedan for the masses. The Bezza has accumulated some 4,030 units at dealerships nationwide since bookings kicked off less than a week ago, thanks to its low starting price of RM 37,300. Bezza in the local language, aptly translates to Different in English.
The Perodua Bezza is available in three variants, with 1.0- and 1.3-liter VVT-i engines. The Bezza comes in Standard, Premium X and Advance editions, matched to either manual or automatic transmission. The standard Bezza is offered with a 1.0-liter engine, matched to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto transmission, while the Premium X edition gets a 1.3-liter engine, paired to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto transmission. The Advance version is only fitted with a 1.3-liter engine and 4-speed auto transmission. Output and torque ratings for the Bezza range from 50 kW to 70 kW and 91 – 121 Nm, respectively. As a fuel efficient sub-compact model, the Bezza standard version offers extreme fuel economy at 22.8 km/l with the manual option and 21.3 km/l on auto gearbox. The Bezza Premium X has a suggestive fuel consumption of 21.7 km/l (manual) and 21 km/l (auto). Lastly, the Bezza Advance is estimated to have a fuel consumption reading of 22 km/l.
The Perodua Bezza’s indicative kerb weight of under 1,000 kg, from 865 to 930 kg, pits it as a true sub-compact model built for the masses. Hence, Perodua indicates this new sedan as a quality sedan at an affordable price tag. For a sub-compact that has it all, Perodua didn’t skim on the technology offerings for the Bezza; the Bezza is fitted with the Eco Idle system on the Advance version, Smart Entry with Push Start switch is available for the Premium X and Advance variants and Multimedia system with Navigation & Smart Link (Advance only). Other worthy features on the Bezza, depending on variants, include Shark fin antenna, remote boot release, one-touch power window with jam protection, front sensors and reverse camera.
The Bezza features a roomy cabin that fits four adults with 8+1 seating arrangement and 60:40 split folding seats. A pretty large boot space with a capacity of 508 liters makes this sub-compact sedan one of the best in its class. Its clean, simple dashboard portrays simplicity at best, and the fabric seats are the similar type found on the Axia model.
Despite being an entry level sub-compact, the Bezza comes with plenty of safety features, normally reserved for cars with higher price tags. The Bezza Advance has VSC, Traction control with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist. Standard safety features for the Bezza consists of the ABS, EBD, speed sensing wiper and more.
The Perodua Bezza was conceived back in 2014 when the National Automakers decided to offer a Sub-compact or A-segment sedan for entry-level buyers. Accordingly, the Bezza, which absorbed an investment cost of RM300 million, is produced at Perodua’s GLobal Manufacturing’s EEV plant. The Bexxa comprises of 95 percent local contents.
The new Perodua Bezza comes in a choice of six body colors: Lava Red, Ebony Black, Glittering Silver and Solid Ivory White, as well as new metallic colors Sugar Brown and Ocean Blue for the 1.3-liter variants. The price begins at RM37,300 for the 1.0l base manual version, RM 39,300 for the 1.0l auto, the Bezza Premium X is RM 42,800 (manual) and RM 44,800 (auto), and the Bezza Advance is tagged RM 50,800. All prices are on-the-road, including a 5-year warranty. GearUp items are applicable for the Bezza Standard and Premium X, including front and rear bumper kit, side skirts, rear spoiler, chrome door handles, scuff plates, door visors and several more.