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Over 20,000 orders have poured in for Perodua’s first compact sedan called Bezza, – after only three weeks since its launch in Malaysia.

English daily The Sun reported Perodua President/CEO Aminar Rashid Salleh as saying they have so far received some 19,000 orders, with another 6,000 units in the process of delivery.

The Bezza – Perodua’s first Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV) sedan, was officially launched in Malaysia on July 21. Based on the Perodua Axia, the Perodua Bezza measures 4,150mm in length, 1,620mm in width and 1,510mm in height. Its wheelbase is the same as that of the Axia – 2,455mm. Its boot offers 508 litres of luggage space, which is almost 100 litres more than what the rival Proton Saga has to offer.

The Perodua Bezza is available with the 1KR-VE 1.0-litre VVT-i three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 50 kW (67.02 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 91 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm, and the 1NR-VE 1.3-litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 70 kW (93.83 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 121 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Transmission choices for both engine models are 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic.