National Carmakers Perodua has announced the refreshed Bezza for the current year. The refreshed Perodua Bezza comes in a special Chrome Platinum paint for the Premium X and Advanced versions.

With the 2017 Perodua Bezza Advance, a new leather seat design gives the subcompact a bit more of a premium appeal.  The top-of-the-line Bezza Advance is already loaded with a whole host of goodies usually found in higher segment cars such as; Dual VVT-i and Eco Idle (idle stop) join VSC (vehicle stability control), front passenger seat belt alert (standard models only come with driver seat alert), keyless entry and push start system, remote trunk release, leather upholstery and a touch screen multimedia navigation unit with reverse camera. Said multimedia unit is also Mirror Link capable.

Seating is ample for 4 full-sized adults, and will fit a 5th passenger in a pinch. Sharing an identical platform with the Axia means the Bezza has a cabin that’s exactly the same width and height as that of the Axia.

Part of the reason for the rather spacious cabin is thanks to the slim door trims and seats, designed to maximize space. However, all is not lost as Perodua’s Gear Up Driving Comfort package comes with noise deadening materials for the bonnet and door panels.

The multimedia head unit in the top spec Bezza Advance is quite a nice addition to the interior proposition as it serves as an attractive centerpiece to complement the excellent piano black trim on the dashboard, as well as adding a level of sophistication as opposed to the very standard looking manual air-conditioning controls. The head unit also perfectly synergizes with the remote controls on the leather clad steering wheel.

The Perodua Bezza was launched on 21 July 2016 and instantly became a hit. It is the bestselling sedan for the first quarter of this year with 15,900 units sold. Overall, the Bezza sold a total of 50,900 units since July last year.

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.