The Malaysian brand Perodua introduced the Bezza in 2016 as the company's first sedan, and it added a refreshed version just three years later, in 2019.
Perodua built the Bezza, in a specific trim level, as the safest car built by the Malaysian carmaker and obtained a five-star rating at the ASEAN (Asian NCAP) crash-test. While Perodua shared its underpinnings with Daihatsu and the engines were Toyota licensed, the rest of the vehicle was developed in-house by the Malaysian top-selling brand.
The 2019 version came with plenty of modifications to the bodywork. At the front, the carmaker installed LED headlights and a new front fascia. Its grille and front bumper went through a cosmetic change that brought a more aggressive styling. On the sides, the power-retractable door-mirrors with incorporated turn-signals became available as an option.
Inside the cabin, the Bezza featured a modern-looking dashboard design, with a silver trim that crossed it from door to door and a raised rim above the center stack. Its new infotainment system included a navigation system paired to Android phones only. A new addition was the front bucket-seats that offered an option for leather upholstery.
Under the hood, Perodua installed the 1.0-liter and 1.3-liter gasoline engines. While the first was paired as standard to a five-speed manual and an option for a four-speed automatic, the latter was available exclusively with an automatic transmission.
The Malaysian carmaker Perodua introduced its first sedan on the market in 2016 as a leading contender in the compact segment, and soon it won the customer's trust.
Perodua was still a young carmaker when it introduced its first sedan, the Bezza. It aimed at the family sedan customers. Its low price, good features, and trustworthy Toyota engines and platform made it a region's sales winner.
The car's styling was more aggressive than its performance figures, but that didn't matter that much as long as it looked good in the parking lot. At the front, it offered a wide lower grille in the bumper, with fog lights on the sides. Its angled headlights flanked a grille decorated with chromed slats at the top and middle. In the back, Perodua installed corner-mounted taillights that didn't cross to the trunk's lid.
Inside, it was roomy enough for five passengers but with limited legroom for the rear ones, depending on how tall the front occupants were. Perodua installed a modern-looking dashboard with curved surfaces on top and a horizontal chromed line that separated the upper and lower areas. The carmaker installed the infotainment unit on the upper side as an option and the HVAC controls at the bottom on the center stack.
Depending on the trim level, the car was available with a 1.0-liter and a 1.3-liter Toyota-licensed engine. Both were paired to a five-speed manual. An electronically controlled four-speed automatic gearbox was on the options list.