National carmakers Perodua has gone International with the introduction of its sub-compact sedan Bezza in Mauritius. The export to Mauritius represents the second International market for the top selling Perodua sedan model.
The Perodua Bezza is distributed by Raouf Dusmohamud & Co Ltd in Mauritius. Aside from the Bezza, the Mauritius distributors distribute the Axia and Azla models as well. Raouf Dusmohamud & Co was appointed Perodua’s authorized distributor in 1996 and have sold over 2,000 Perodua vehicles (from 1996 to 2016) with the Perodua Viva as its bestselling model with 711 units sold between 2008 and 2014.
The Bezza variants launched in Mauritius include the 1.0-liter (automatic transmission and manual transmission); and the 1.3-liter Premium X (automatic transmission and manual transmission).
The Bezza 1.0l manual transmission is priced at 562,884 Mauritian Rupees (RM70,405.35) while the Bezza 1.0l automatic transmission is priced at 589,268 Mauritian Rupees (RM 73,705.45). Meantime, the Bezza 1.3l Premium X manual transmission is priced at 657,699 Mauritian Rupees (RM 82,264.78), while the Bezza 1.3l automatic transmission is priced at 684,990 Mauritian Rupees (RM 85,678.33).
Perodua President & Chief Executive Officer, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said, “Mauritius is a strategic destination for us as this country is one of the most popular tourist destination spots in the world and having the Perodua Bezza here would give it the global exposure that it needs.”
“We target to sell on average 168 units of the Perodua Bezza per month (2, 016 units over a period of 1 year) targeting car rental businesses, city taxis, young professionals and those with young families,” Rauf Dusmohamud & Co’s Managing Director Rauf Dusmohamud said. “The Bezza is an exceptional car as it is fuel efficient, has low cost of ownership, spacious, well designed and well made. We believe this model will be well accepted here.”
In related news, The Perodua Bezza was recently updated with chrome platinum finish editions for the Premium X and Advance versions. The Bezza Advance version now gets a new leather seat design.
The Perodua Bezza comes in 5 variants, the 1.0l manual transmission & automatic transmission, the 1.3l “Premium X” manual and automatic transmission and the 1.3l “Advance Version” automatic transmission.