Perodua Bezza 10,000 10

Perodua has handed over the 10,000th unit of its car of the moment, the Perodua Bezza. The lucky owner, Zetty Aswani Fazwin Mahrol Fazwin, collected her keys from Perodua Sentral today, marking a significant milestone for the national carmaker.

“We thank Puan Zetty for choosing Perodua as your brand of choice and Bezza as your car of choice,” said Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd (PSSB) managing director Zahari Husin. “We are currently working to ensure timely delivery of all our models to our valued customers.”

The company also revealed that it has accrued over 25,000 orders of its first ever sedan model since bookings were opened on July 16. Out of the 10,000 units that have been delivered, 44% were of the range-topping 1.3L Advance model, while the 1.3L Premium X model with the automatic transmission made up 43% of sales. Only 3% were made up of the manual Premium X variant.

The 1.0L Standard model, surprisingly, hasn’t been so well received – just 9% of sales were made up of the automatic variant, while the manual made up a minuscule 1%. Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh acknowledged that sales of the base model was not hitting targets, but added that with the waiting list for the 1.3 litre variants stretching up to 30 days, prospective buyers may make the switch.

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“For the month of July, we delivered over 2,600 Bezza in the 10-day period it was launched,” said Zahari. “So far in August, we have delivered 7,400 units and we will maximise delivery for the convenience of our customers.” The new car already makes up a not-insignificant proportion of Perodua’s sales, which hit 112,500 units in the first seven months of the year – 35.4% of the total industry volume (TIV) of 317,900 units.

The Bezza is offered to Malaysians in a total of five variants, with prices (including insurance) starting at the RM37,300 mark, and going all the way up to RM50,800. Two engines are available here – 1.0 litre VVT-i and 1.3 litre Dual VVT-i – mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.

For those who want to know more about the Bezza, do check out our comprehensive launch report and review of Perodua’s first-ever sedan model. Alternatively, we’ve also prepared a walk-around video tour of the range-topping 1.3 Advance model here.