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Published on July 17th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair

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6 Reasons Why the Perodua Bezza is so Important

Perodua made history yesterday with the announcement of the Bezza – their first ever sedan. But it’s not just the presence of a boot that makes this new entry extra special, it’s a whole lot of other factors too. Instead of getting technical, let’s break this down to digestible chunks.

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1. The Bezza comes in 3 Trim levels to suit every need.

a. A barebones ‘Standard G’ (1.0L, with 5-speed manual, OR 4-speed automatic) – RM37,300

b. A value-packed ‘Premium X’ (1.3L, with 5-speed manual, OR 4-speed automatic) – RM42,800

c. A class-leading ‘Advance’ (1.3L, 4-speed automatic only, Vehicle Stability Control, Idling Stop System) – RM50,800

2. The Bezza is an Energy Efficient Sedan

No matter which powertrain configuration, the Bezza returns 21-22.8 kilometres per litres or roughly 4.5L/100km. That’s phenomenal, imagine if taxi companies adopt it!

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3. This is Perodua’s first vehicle since Toyota effectively absorbed Daihatsu.

And the partnership looks extremely fruitful. The 1-litre ‘KR-VE’ now benefits from Variable Valve Technology with Intelligence, making it one of the smoothest 3-cylinder engines.

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The 1.3-litre, on the other hand, is a thoroughly modern powerplant with Dual VVT-i – something that even the current Toyota Vios lacks.

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4. It has the largest boot in its class. 

Speaking of the Vios, the Bezza manages to match its boot space with an astounding 508-litres.

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Considering these two cars compete in different segments, it’s clear Perodua really pushed their engineering team to the limit with this car.

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5. It’s actually rather safe

The Bezza may be smaller than most other sedans, but Perodua’s extensive use of high tensile strength steel has elevated its safety rating considerably. The Advance variant, with its Vehicle Stability Control, gets 5-stars from Asean NCAP, while the lower trim levels – which use the same exact rigid chassis, gets a respectable 4 Stars.

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6. The options are worth it

It may be well priced, but that doesn’t mean you should skimp. We found the mid-spec ‘Premium X’ variant with the manual gearbox to be our pick. The GearUp accessories that can be bundled with the price of the car (to be paid in instalments) really add to the design and receive a thorough recommendation for being tasteful and of high quality.

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Perodua have certainly made automotive history. We were expecting a simple addition of a boot to a preexisting model, but they’ve gone and created an extremely well-packaged, high-tech car that meets global standards. Perodua should be proud, and you know what, Malaysians should be too.

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The Bezza can be ordered from any Perodua showroom now, with the launch scheduled for this Thurday.

 


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