Ever the industrious renderer, Photoshop wizard Theophilus Chin has been at work once more – this time dreaming up the forthcoming second-generation Perodua Bezza. In his personal phrases, he has rendered the automobile a number of instances, most lately final July utilizing the newest Axia as a base.
This newest effort hasn’t introduced a lot new to the desk – the entrance half of the automobile has nonetheless been lifted straight from the Axia. The wheels have at the very least been modified to the five-split-spoke ones from the bottom Ativa X, which in these author’s eyes look extra aesthetically pleasing than the Axia’s multi-spokes.
However it’s the rear that has seen the most important revision – the roofline now slopes additional in the direction of the rear, the house within the C-pillar being stuffed by quarter-light home windows aft of the rear doorways, making a six-window graphic alongside the edges.
The marginally out-of-proportion rear finish can also be very brief – nice for balancing out the also-diminutive entrance, not so nice for boot house (which isn’t precisely the Perodua manner). It’s a far cry from the dumpy seems to be of the present Bezza.
There are not any prizes for guessing the place the person parts are from – the taillights and rear quantity plate garnish have been lifted from the Ativa, whereas the rear bumper (with its black diffuser-style insert) and aforementioned facet window graphic are from the Proton S70, as Chin himself alluded to.
Clearly, we nonetheless do not know what the precise next-gen Bezza – which will probably be exported to different ASEAN international locations sporting the Daihatsu badge for the primary time – will appear like, however it is going to probably have a distinct entrance finish remedy in comparison with the Axia – identical to how the present mannequin has a singular face not shared with the unique Axia.
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Perodua has additionally mentioned that the brand new mannequin will derive some inspiration from the winners of the Asian Compact Sedan Design Problem (ACSDC) 2023, a contest the nationwide carmaker held at the side of the Malaysian Design Council.
The winners have been solely introduced in December, so it’s probably that the Bezza’s design hasn’t been finalised, if it has even began in any respect – Perodua’s vp Datuk Ahmad Suhaimi Hashim has already mentioned as a lot by revealing that the automobile is nonetheless on the drafting board. As such, count on to wait at the very least a yr earlier than the subsequent Bezza truly involves fruition.
Because it’s nonetheless a methods away, we don’t have any technical specs to go on, however we will guess our backside greenback that the Bezza will probably be based mostly on the identical Daihatsu New World Platform (DNGA) because the Axia. It may additionally share that automobile’s 67 hp/91 Nm 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine, however provided that Perodua is set to introduce its first electrical automobile on the finish of subsequent yr, would possibly we additionally see an EV model of the corporate’s bestselling mannequin?
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