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 automotive a number of instances, most not too long ago 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 automotive has nonetheless been lifted straight from the Axia. The wheels have a minimum of 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.
But it surely’s the rear that has seen the most important revision – the roofline now slopes additional in direction of the rear, the area 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 be very quick – nice for balancing out the also-diminutive entrance, not so nice for boot area (which isn’t precisely the Perodua method). It’s a far cry from the dumpy appears of the present Bezza.
There are not any prizes for guessing the place the person components 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 aspect window graphic are from the Proton S70, as Chin himself alluded to.
Clearly, we nonetheless don’t know what the precise next-gen Bezza – which will probably be exported to different ASEAN international locations carrying the Daihatsu badge for the primary time – will appear like, however it’s going to seemingly have a special entrance finish remedy in comparison with the Axia – similar to how the present mannequin has a singular face not shared with the unique Axia.
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Perodua has additionally stated 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 seemingly 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 stated as a lot by revealing that the automotive continues to be on the drafting board. As such, anticipate to attend a minimum of a yr earlier than the following Bezza really involves fruition.
Because it’s nonetheless a methods away, we don’t have any technical specs to go on, however we are able to wager our backside greenback that the Bezza will probably be primarily based on the identical Daihatsu New World Platform (DNGA) because the Axia. It may additionally share that automotive’s 67 hp/91 Nm 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine, however on condition that Perodua is about to introduce its first electrical automobile on the finish of subsequent yr, may we additionally see an EV model of the corporate’s bestselling mannequin?
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