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Friday, July 29, 2016

MEGA REVIEW: Perodua Bezza EEV

In this blog entry, I'm doing a MEGA COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW On the New Perodua Bezza.  I had a look at the Bezza range at Perodua Sentral on 1st night itself from 10 to 11pm.  I haven't driven this Bezza yet, I will arrange for a test drive and update here later. 
 Perodua officially launches it's 1st EEV Sedan on 21 July 2016, the Bezza.  It's priced to sell from RM37,300 for its 1.0L standard G (Manual transmission) to RM50,800 for its 1.3L Advanced variant (Automatic Transmission).

 “We expect the Perodua Bezza to be one of our best volume sellers with a sales target of 7,600 per month this year,” Perodua President and CEO, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.

He said that the Perodua Bezza was targeted for replacement car buyers, specifically newlyweds and young families, who need a larger boot space in line with the new stage in their lives.
“Based on the feedback from our customers, we learned that after reaching a certain stage in life, they needed a vehicle that could accommodate their travelling needs, we believe that the Perodua Bezza would meet those needs,” Aminar said.

 The sedan comes in 5 variants, the 1.0L Manual Transmission & Automatic Transmission; the 1.3L “Premium X” Manual & Automatic Transmission; and the 1.3L “Advanced Version” Automatic Transmission.  Photo below outlines the differences.  Please double click to enlarge.

The Perodua EEV sedan is a first of its kind for the compact car company as the car comes in a new 1.0 litre 1KR-VE engine with VVT-i and a 1.3 litre 1NR-VE engine with Dual VVT-i. The manual transmission has 5 speeds while the electronic automatic transmission (E-AT) has 4 speeds.

The Perodua Bezza 1.0 litre engine may reach up to 22.8km per litre for its manual transmission, while the automatic transmission can potentially travel 21.3 kilometres per litre with eco driving.
“This feature is part of the model’s fuel saving technology adapted to Malaysian weather - another first for Perodua and a first for a national carmaker,” Aminar said.

Meanwhile, the eco driving 1.3 litre’s manual transmission variant can potentially travel 21.7 kilometres per litre, while the automatic transmission can travel 22 kilometres per litre with ‘Eco Idle’ System which available in the Advance variant only. The full tank can potentially travel up to 792km driving.

The ‘Eco Idle’ system will automatically stops the engine when the car is idle and restarts upon release of the brake, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Drivers can deactivate this feature if they wish.

The base 1.0 Engine's from AXIA with but now with VVTI with 67hp and 91Nm torque

and New 1.3 Engine with Dual-VVTI (1st seen in Indonesian Avanza) with 94hp and 121Nm torque.

OTR Price with insurance as follows:
The “A” segment compact sedan is the first Perodua vehicle which upper body was fully designed by Malaysians which began in 2014.  “The Bezza took RM300 million to develop and has 95% local content,” Aminar said.

The Perodua Bezza is produced at its’ EEV-certified plant, the Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, which is a highly modern facility with over 75% automation rate (the same plant which produces the Perodua Axia).

“The sedan name takes inspiration from the word ‘Beza’ in Bahasa Malaysia, which means ‘different’. And that is exactly what Perodua’s first EEV sedan is – distinctly different,” Aminar said.
It breaks all conventions when it comes to what you expect from a compact sedan. The double ‘Z’ in the name, which somewhat resembles the number ‘22’, also subtly alludes to the fact that Perodua has been in the market for 22 years.

The ‘Beyond Compact’ tagline also communicates that the Perodua Bezza goes beyond drivers’ expectations of what a Malaysian sedan offers. The advanced technology, amazing usability and affordability, built upon Perodua’s trademark of quality, reliability, value and care.

Following Perodua’s signature design, the sedan is made with quality, comfort, spaciousness, reliability, affordability and looks in mind. The car is based on customer feedback and preference. The respondents were from both urban and rural areas nationwide.

“The result is that potential buyers were looking for a sedan which has global features but at the consumers’ price,” Aminar said.

“This sedan car has one of the biggest boot spaces in the market with 508 litres available in its class.”

“It is also versatile enough with the foldable rear seats configuration (60:40) which result to 8 +1 seating configurations to allow for maximum flexibility to address a variety of situations for the customer. It does not compromise the interior which has plenty of leg room for a compact sedan,” he said.

“The Perodua Bezza improvements to the exterior design also result in the best drag coefficient (CD) in Perodua history,” Aminar said.

Another first for Perodua is the push start/stop button and smart entry with smart key which available in the 1.3L variants only.

On the multimedia paraphilia, the Perodua Bezza 1.3L Advance variant is equipped with a multimedia-mobile link device where a user can access social media and entertainment features of their Android gadget when the vehicle is static.  Users can also interface navigation applications such as Waze and Google Maps through this “Smart Link” feature.

On top of these features, back passengers can also charge their devices at a USB port located at the rear centre console.

“We believe that convergence between mobile technology and the car is inevitable. With that in mind we want our customers to use this technology as safe as possible when travelling,” Aminar said.

The Perodua Bezza variants is packed with amazing features such as shark fin antenna, remote boot release, one-touch power window with jam protection, front & front corner sensors, reverse camera, reserve sensors and many more.

 The Bezza's also made of High Tensile Strength Steel.

Ie. Strong yet lightweight at 865kg for 1.0G to 930kg for 1.3 Advance.  It's very aerodynamic too at Cd.0.286 thanks to flat undercarriage and strategically located front and rear side "fins".

“With features available in luxury vehicles incorporated into the Perodua Bezza plus its attractive design, smooth ride, quality at affordable pricing, increasing our export footprint will become a reality.  Yes, the Bezza's Export ready,” Aminar said.

Without further ado, here are the Specifications:

The car comes in 6 different colours, which include Sugar Brown and Ocean Blue for 1.3L variants, which are new metallic colours for Perodua, as well as existing colours of Lava Red, Ebony Black, Glittering Silver and Solid Ivory White. Perodua uses eco-friendly water based paint which also provides a better finish.

My rating:
1.0G - 6/10
1.3 Premium-X: 8/10
1.3 Advance: 9/10.

I'll only Recommend 1.3 Advance due to it's Safety features like Traction Control, Idling stop...

Here's my Bezza Playlists which consists of:

1) Walk-around tour by Hafriz Shah courtesy of (1st video)
2) Perodua Bezza Product video
3) ASEAN NCAP, Perodua Bezza
4) Carsifu's Perodua Bezza Highlights
5)  and many more videos.

Do spare approx 2 hours of your time to watch the entire playlist.

The Bezza comes with the following Gear Up Accessories.  Genuine Perodua Accessories with 6 months warranty:

Lastly, the Warranty: It comes with 5 years OR 150,000km warranty.  With the following peace of mind:

Without further ado, let's proceed to photo gallery as a picture's worth 1000 words:

If you want to buy this car, please call the following sales executives:
1) Jefferson Lim: 012-6852718.  Location: Klang Valley, Penang, Negri Sembilan
2) Jacklyn Tan: 012-6168801. Location Perodua Sentral. 
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10) Open to Readers to recommend. OR Nominate your sales Executives.

Before I sign off, I'd like to offer an opportunity for "INTERACTIVE REVIEW, Q and A, tips, and 24/7 Support" courtesy of Lowyat Forum. LYN Official Perodua Bezza Club V1.  The Game Changer:

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.


1) Youtube Playlist.
3) Brochure Scans.

Partially Jefferson Lim's original work.  Copy like a man Don't plagiarise. 

1 comment:

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