PETALING JAYA: The name of Perodua's upcoming Bezza sedan is not original.
Bezza has been used before by Perodua for its concept car at the 2010 Kuala Lumpur International Show. While the original Bezza features a sleek profile and rear sliding doors, the production Bezza will be vastly different in comparison.
According to Perodua president/CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, the production sedan name is inspired by the word "beza" in Bahasa Malaysia, which means "different". The double "Z" in the name resembles the number "22", which alludes to the fact that Perodua has been in the market for 22 years.
While the Bezza is expected to compete against the Proton Saga BLM, it could also unwittingly end up cannibalising the sales of the Axia and Myvi. At present, the Axia and Myvi are respectively the top seller and second bestseller for the national car maker.
The Bezza will come with a choice of a 1.0-litre and 1.3-litre engine. The sedan will be sold in five variants: the 1.0L Manual Transmission & Automatic Transmission; the 1.3L “Premium X” Manual & Automatic Transmission; and the 1.3L “Advanced Version” Automatic Transmission
The car is available in six colours namely Sugar Brown and Ocean Blue for 1.3L variants, and Lava Red, Ebony Black, Glittering Silver and Solid Ivory White.
Prices have not been released yet but are believed to be from RM40K-RM50K plus.