The Perodua Bezza gains a new variant in the form of the GXtra, which replaces the 1.0 Standard G in the range. Customers are being offered the Bezza GXtra at an introductory price of RM35,500 for one with the manual transmission and RM37,500 if you prefer an automatic. These prices are on-the-road without insurance, and includes a five-year/150,000 km warranty.

The GXtra comes with an enhanced kit list, where side skirts and chrome door handles have been added to the exterior. There’s also a new Ocean Blue exterior colour available – an option that was previous reserved for 1.3L variants of the Bezza.

Inside, piano black trim has been applied on the dashboard and panel surrounding the multimedia system, which itself has been improved with Bluetooth connectivity. In other areas, the air-con vent surrounds, steering wheel spokes and gear lever base now gain a satin finish. Rounding things off are chrome door handles to mimic those on the outside.

The rest of the equipment is largely similar to the 1.0 Standard G, including 14-inch alloy wheels, fabric seats, a polyurethane steering wheel, manual side mirrors, 60:40 split-folding rear seats, reverse sensors, power windows, dual airbags and ABS with EBD and brake assist. If you want VSC, you’ll have to go for the higher-spec 1.3 Advance.

Under the bonnet is a 1KR-VE 1.0 litre three-cylinder petrol engine that continues to serve up 67 hp and 91 Nm. The mill is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox or four-speed automatic transmission, with drive going to the front wheels.

Once again, the Bezza GXtra is priced at RM35,500 (manual) and RM37,500 (automatic), with both being less than their 1.0 Standard G equivalents – RM36,035 (manual) and RM37,980 (automatic). In a sense, you get more for a little bit less with the new variant. Interested?