Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said deliveries of the Bezza will start on Friday.
"So far, we have 7,000 units in stock and we will ensure timely deliveries," he said at the energy efficient car's official launch at One World Hotel by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed today.
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) - all of which comes in six colour choices of Sugar Brown (new), Ocean Blue (new), Lava Red, Ebony Black, Glittering Silver and Ivory White. Each sedan comes with a five-year or 150,000km (whichever comes first) warranty.
The Bezza, with a 508-litre boot and rolling on 14-inch wheels with 175/65 series tyres has a wheelbase of 2,455mm, while measuring 4,150mm-long, 1,620mm-wide and 1,510mm-tall.
It comes with eight plus one seating and storage configurations with a 60:40 split-folding rear seat with trunk pass-through feature and each front seat-back has a hook to hang your "da pao" (takeaway) as well as a storage pocket and an anti-theft “handbag hook” on the side of the front passenger seat.
The Bezza comes standard with dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, ISOFIX child seat anchor points with top tethers and a seatbelt reminder (SBR) system for the driver.
Only the range-topping 1.3-litre Advance variant with a four-speed automatic transmission gets dual front SBR, vehicle stability control, traction control, hill start assist, regenerative braking, multimedia system with navigation, Smart Link for Android smartphones, a reverse camera and eco idle - a start-stop function to help save fuel in stop-go traffic. As for the rest of the 1.3-litre variants, wiper speed link-to-vehicle-speed has been included.
The Bezza is powered by a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.3-litre four-cylinder engines that have been improved with more power and fuel efficiency, compared with those in the Perodua Axia and Myvi.
With a 36-litre fuel-tank capacity as standard, the 1.0-litre (998cc) 1KR-VE engine with VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing - intelligence) mated to a five-speed manual produces 78hp at 6,000rpm (76hp when mated to a four-speed automatic) and 91Nm of torque at 4,400rpm, .
The larger displacing 1.3-litre (1,329cc) 1NR-VE four-cylinder engine gets dual VVT-i instead and produces 104hp at 6,000rpm (103hp with four-speed automatic) and 121Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. However, power for the range-topping Bezza Advance has been rated at 101hp.
Optional extras include GearUp items such as a sporty body kit that includes front and rear bumper kits, side skirts, and a rear spoiler. Other items include side door protectors, door visors, chrome door handles (for standard G variant only), chrome front and rear scuff plates, luggage tray, hood and door insulations, front and rear Diamond seat covers and door trims with white double-stitch finish.
The GearUp optional accessories come with a six-month warranty and have an instalment plan available (only for new car purchasers).
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