RAWANG: The new Perodua Bezza sedan is expected to be a hot seller, with the national automaker aiming for 15,000 bookings a month.
There are five variants, priced on-the-road at RM37,300 (1.0L manual), RM39,300 (1.0L auto), RM42,800 (1.3L manual), RM44,800 (1.3L auto Premium) and RM50,800 (1.3L auto Advance).
It has a five-year or 150,000km (whichever comes first) warranty.
Only the top-of-the-range 1.3L auto Advance variant has advanced features like vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control, hill start assist, and multimedia system with navigation, Smart Link for Android smartphones, and a reverse camera.
Also exclusive to the 1.3L auto Advance variant is a fuel-saving technology called eco-idle, where the engine will be automatically shut down and restarted at traffic lights or during a standstill in traffic congestion.
It also has a maximum five-star Asean NCAP safety rating, as it has dual frontal Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) and VSC.
The four other variants without electronic security control (ESC) received a four-star rating.
New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (Asean NCAP) chairman Wong Shaw Voon said the Bezza was the first sedan by Perodua and the first Perodua car to be installed with ESC.
Meanwhile, at a media preview of the new sedan in Rawang, Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said the Bezza was designed for Malaysians.
“It is our first global-ready car in terms of fuel consumption and safety standards. We are exploring the potential for export.”
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