The Perodua Bezza has been launched in Mauritius, with authorised distributor Raouf Dusmohamud & Co bringing in two trim levels to choose from – 1.0L and 1.3L Premium X. Both can be had with either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission.

“Mauritius is a strategic destination for us as this country is one of the most popular tourist destination spots in the world and having the Perodua Bezza here would give it the global exposure that it needs,” said Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, Perodua president and CEO.

In terms of pricing, the Bezza 1.0L with a manual transmission retails at 562,884 Mauritian Rupees (RM70,405.35), whereas the automatic variant is priced at 589,268 Mauritian Rupees (RM 73,705.45).

Meanwhile, the top-spec Bezza 1.3L Premium X is sold at 657,699 Mauritian Rupees (RM 82,264.78) with a manual transmission, and 684,990 Mauritian Rupees (RM 85,678.33) for the automatic.

“We target to sell on average 168 units of the Perodua Bezza per year, targeting car rental businesses, city taxis, young professionals and those with young families,” said Raouf Dusmohamud, managing director at Raouf Dusmohamud & Co.

“The Bezza is an exceptional car as it is fuel efficient, has low cost of ownership, spacious, well designed and well made. We believe this model will be well accepted here,” he added.

The authorised distributor now offers three Perodua models following the introduction of the Bezza, with the other two being the Axia and Alza. Raouf Dusmohamud & Co was appointed Perodua’s authorised distributor in 1996, and have sold over 2,000 Perodua vehicles from 1996 to 2016. The Perodua Viva was its bestselling model with 711 units sold between 2008 and 2014