You’ve heard that the new Perodua Bezza sedan is a five-star ASEAN NCAP rated car. Now it’s official. The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries has released the official crash test results for P2’s first sedan and it’s five stars for the 1.3L Advance variant and four stars for the 1.3L Premium X (MT and AT) and 1.0L Standard G (MT and AT).
The Bezza scored high, achieving 15.38 points out of 16 points in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP). It also did well in Child Occupant Protection (COP) with 85% compliance, a score that gives the model four stars in COP.
However, variants other than the 1.3L Advance will be given the maximum four stars as they do not come standard with dual frontal seatbelt reminders (SBR) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), which is an ASEAN NCAP requirement for five stars.
“Perodua has made such tremendous achievements with the production of this new sedan model. It is their first sedan and also the first Perodua to be installed with VSC. Furthermore, it is also Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) compliant. With all these excellent features and by gaining five-star ASEAN NCAP rating for variant with VSC, the Bezza will definitely get a competitive edge to other cars within its category,” said ASEAN NCAP chairman, Prof Dr Wong Shaw Voon.
“ASEAN NCAP released the ‘Affordable Safety’ concept back in 2014. In principal, the concept will ensure that even the cheapest car will comply with ASEAN NCAP’s basic requirements. Axia is one example of a four-star car that met this concept. I believe the Bezza has moved further than basic requirements by installing VSC and dual SBR for its higher variant, but still offers an affordable price to the consumers,” added ASEAN NCAP secretary-general, Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim.
Standard safety kit for the Bezza includes dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and Isofix child seat mounts (top tether). The range topping 1.3L Advance adds on the above-mentioned VSC and dual front seatbelt reminders that earned it five stars.